Solaris Handbook for Sun Frame Buffers

Notes to End Users

Even though 24-bit TrueColor offers fast rendering and no colormap flashing, the built-in factory default visual on the Creator accelerator is 8-bit PseudoColor. This was done to accommodate X applications that don't handle a 24-bit visual properly. It is better to have programs run and colormap flash than to not run at all. Fortunately, the majority of desktop applications do run properly with this visual.

Users who desire less colormap flashing on their desktop can run the window system with the default visual configured to 24-bit TrueColor. This is the recommended mode of running the window system on the Creator accelerator.

  1. To run OpenWindows in this mode, use the following command:

    openwin -dev /dev/fbs/ffb0 defdepth 24

  1. To run CDE in this mode, edit the /usr/dt/config/Xservers file and add "defdepth 24" to the appropriate X start-up command for your server.

Be aware of the following conditions when using this mode: