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Restore system colors

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Hi,

I'm programming an application on Solaris (Sun Sparcstation) that draws 3D-Polygons by use of XGL, XVIEW and XLIB.

In order to visualize additional information I switch from one LUT to the next as fast as possible (several times per second). This works fine, but when my program quits the system-colors will not be restored so that the desktop remains in strange colors.

I intend to read out the current LUT when my program starts and to restore these colors when my program quits, but I still have problems reading out the current LUT at startup. The problem may be that the desktop is in RGB-Mode so that there is no 8bit-LUT in use.

The used graphics accelerator Leo ZX supports
  2*24bit double buffered graphics
  24bit Z-Buffer
  8bit Overlay
  10bit Window-ID
  6bit fast clear

Initialization-Phase:
  Xgl_color lut[256];
  ...
  canvas = (Canvas) xv_create(frame, CANVAS, WIN_DEPTH, 8, XV_VISUAL_CLASS, 3, NULL);
  win_ras = xgl_object_create(sys_st, ..., XGL_DEV_COLOR_TYPE, XGL_COLOR_INDEX, NULL);

The routine set_lut():
  cmap_info.colors = lut;
  xgl_object_set(cmap, XGL_CMAP_COLOR_TABLE, &cmap_info, NULL);
  xgl_object_set(win_ras, XGL_DEV_COLOR_MAP, cmap, NULL);

Does anybody has an idea how to restore the system-colors when my program quits?

Thanks, M. Lindner
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Use a pallete for the application instead of the system's
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Hi Eric,

the question is: HOW can I do that? And HOW can I switch back to the system's palette when my program quits? Shall I use functions of XGL, XVIEW or XLIB for this? I already tried lots of ways, but up to today without success.

Yours, Lindner

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Check out any book which deals tith CGL/XVIEW/XLIB, any of them
should have the code/example/instructions about how to work, define and switch between palettes.

-Eric.
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