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RE: changing colors on linux framebuffer consoles

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: RE: changing colors on linux framebuffer consoles
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 09:02:33 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Rick Engebretson wrote:

> With your reassurance, I went ahead and compiled and installed the ncurses
> 5.4 source. (I've been burned more than a few times replacing the bundled
> rpm binaries.) I configured with the overwrite prefix, and with shared
> library and gpm mouse.
> The new install returned TRUE to "can_change_color()" using the same test
> program !!! Other little test programs now seem functional, too. Thank you.
> My guess is the new source recompiles a new teminfo library??

Actually the change I had in mind was the terminfo database, e.g.,

> One little "whine" is the color change test. The color sample pane doesn't
> change, but black and white (bg and fg) change following the cursor.

oh - then perhaps framebuffer consoles don't support the color change?
(I'm curious to see, but won't have a lot of time for the next few
days, to investigate).

> Thanks again; excellent software. (I am now curious about your xterm work.)
> Rick Engebretson
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Thomas E. Dickey

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