Solaris Handbook for Sun Frame Buffers

Choosing the Number of WIDs and Colors in the Overlay (-maxwids)

This option is available only if the extended overlay mode is disabled. This maxwids option specifies the maximum number of Elite3D X channel pixel values that are reserved for use as window IDs (WIDs). The remaining pixel values are the number of colors available for overlay windows. The legal values for the maxwids option are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64.

To Select the Number of WIDs
  1. Enter the following:

    afbconfig -maxwids number_of_WIDs

    Table 7-5 lists the default settings for afbconfig -maxwids options.

    Table 7-5 Default Settings for afbconfig -maxwids Options

    Possible Values 

    Defaults in Solaris 2.5.1 

    Defaults in Solaris 2.6 

    1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 


    Not available