Re: [gembud] ncolor not working?

Neil,

I believe you must be running on a TrueColor (32-bit color) visual for
your flavors of X servers.  GEMPAK was originally designed for simple
PseudoColor (8-bit color) visuals.  ncolor does not work on a 32-bit
color visual.  You have 2 choices:
  1) put a coltbl.xwp file in the directory from which you start your
     application and edit the colors manually.  For more info on this,
     check
     http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/support/help/MailArchives/gempak/msg04176.html.
  2) start up an 8-bit X session.  I do this from outside X using
     this command on my Linux platform:
  /usr/bin/X11/xinit ~/.xinitrc -- /usr/bin/X11/X :3 -depth 8

Cheers,

David
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On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 04:29:32PM -0500, Neil Smith wrote:
> Folks,
> Ncolor isn't functional for us in:
>
> GEMPAK 5.11.1 or 5.10.4 or 5.8.2a
> CentOS 4.x, 5.x, Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, FreeBSD 6.0
>
> By functional, I mean the color bar comes up, the one with the reset
> and exit buttons,
> but clicking on any of the color boxes does not produce the color
> manipulation window.
> Doesn't produce any errors that I can find, either.
>
> Anybody have any luck with this, or any suggestions?
>
> -Neil
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> Neil R. Smith, Comp. Sys. Mngr. neils@xxxxxxxx
> Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M Univ. 979/845-6272
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