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Netscape & colormap

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Netscape Communicator 4.03 gives me error messages about problems with the colormap.  One specific page that this happens on is the SmartUpdate page.  I heard that upgrading XFree86 solves the problem, but when I tried to do that using RH 4.1 I ended up with a big mess.  I am hoping for a simpler solution.

I'm using RedHat Linux Pro 4.1a.  I also have Linux 4.1 (Vanderbilt) on-hand, but it isn't currently installed (if you have a solution that only works in Vanderbilt, I'd be willing to switch Linux versions).
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demiurg earned 100 total points
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1. try to increase the color depth (/etc/X11/XFconfig or
whatever..., I'm currently at Solaris terminal and don't
remember the file name)
2. if this doesn't help (also it should) you still
have no need to upgrade the whole system, just install
newer XFree (rpm -u <file_name>.rpm)
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by:Jasper111997
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Try:

startx -- -bpp 16

and depending upon your cards memory, and how well your
/etc/X11/xf86config file is made, your should be set into 16bit
mode(i.e 65k colors).

Your real problem is, not your Xfree86 relese, but your color
depth. If your in 8bit mode(The default), you can only have 256
unique colors per application. If(read as, When) netscape ask's
for more then 256 colors to display a web page, it goes up in
smoke. If your need help fine tunning your /etc/X11/xf86config
file to support higher res/color mode, just ask. I may not be a
Xfree86 expert, but I know what I'm doing. (usally :)
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