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19990924: Colors, McIDAS, and Linux

>From: Erick Lorenz (address@hidden) <address@hidden>
>Organization: UC Davis
>Keywords: 199909220002.SAA11738 McIDAS X


re: puzzled why Fkey menu couldn't get visual on your RedHat 6.0 Linux
    install on non-8 bit graphics
>  Would you like me to give you an account on ATM50 the Linux machine?

No.  I am sorry to say that I am flat out of time for this kind of
open ended exploration.

>  It would make my Linux expert very happy if we could run on 6.0 with
>  24 bit.

If anything jumps out at me, I will send the information along.

>Our machines are from a company called Asian Systems or ASI.
>  We do have the problem of using an unsupported graphics card a situation
>  which may change in time.  

So, you had to go out and get someone's patch on the net?

re: trying to build 7.60 on IRIX 5.3
>  I stopped when I read the specs.  I will start the installation
>  process today and report on my progress.

re: your DEC Alpha machine
>  If the Indy fails then I may go to this platform.  It is a DEC Alpha 3000
>  running at "only" 175 Mhz which the modelers think is too slow for
>  for their purposes.

This sounds like it could be an OK machine to run the LDM, etc.

>Erick Lorenz, U C Davis


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