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[ALLY] Rebol/View and muLinux

 [1/7] from: mdb:gci at: 6-Sep-2000 11:51

Hi all, the latest experimental /View (libc5) won't run under the muLinux XWindows addon. Complains that "Sorry, this version of REBOL/VIEW requires at least 32 colors". I'm assuming this is because it's using XFree86 V3.1 VGA16 4-bit color. Does anyone know if there is a way around this problem??? Thanks. Mike.

 [2/7] from: bo:rebol at: 6-Sep-2000 14:05

Mike, Try setting the following in your user.r file: system/view/screen-face/options: [monochrome] At least this worked for earlier versions of View. -Bo On 6-Sep-2000/11:51:05-8:00, [mdb--gci--net] wrote:
>Hi all, >the latest experimental /View (libc5) won't run under the muLinux XWindows
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>Thanks. >Mike.
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 [3/7] from: mdb:gci at: 6-Sep-2000 15:25

Thanks for the replies, Bo and Volker. Unfortunatley, they didn't work (or at least i couldn't get them to???). After i unzipped and did the tar on view041.tar, i got the following files: feedback.r, nntp.r, rebol, and rebol.r When i try to execute rebol, it's at this point that i get the error. There is no user.r to edit yet? I think i need to learn more about Linux. Thanks again. Mike.

 [4/7] from: carl:rebol at: 6-Sep-2000 20:23

Just create a user.r like: REBOL [] system/view/screen-face/options: [monochrome] At 9/6/00 03:25 PM -0800, you wrote:

 [5/7] from: agem:crosswinds at: 6-Sep-2000 22:54

there is a monochrome-option in the installation. "rebol +i" to install again. don't know, if it works. Volker [mdb--gci--net] wrote on 6-Sep-2000/11:51:05-8:00

 [6/7] from: agem:crosswinds at: 7-Sep-2000 5:31

living without rebol?! no way! in the file ~/.rebol on my system. do edit..
; This file is for REBOL configuration information. DO NOT EDIT view-install-path %/home/volker/viewb5/ View <<< here rebol finds its user.r . if you make it by hand, it will look there. then put Bo's stuff in a user.r, and start view. hopefully it will run. (needs not to be /home/volker/viewb5/ of course) Volker [mdb--gci--net] wrote on 6-Sep-2000/15:25:52-8:00

 [7/7] from: mdb::gci::net at: 7-Sep-2000 10:49

----- Original Message ----- From: <[carl--rebol--com]> To: <[ally--rebol--com]> Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 7:23 PM Subject: [ALLY] Rebol/View and muLinux Re:(3)
> Just create a user.r like: > > REBOL [] > system/view/screen-face/options: [monochrome] >
Yes, tried that. Still no go. I'm wondering if the problem has to do with where i'm running rebol from? I have a directory called View with all the files in. (including user.r). If i make View the current directory and execute rebol, i get "Cannot connect to the X server" message. So i "startx" to start X Window, and then go into the muLinux console and make View the current directory and execute rebol again, and then i get the needs 32 color message. Is this the problem? Should i have it set up that rebol will start the X Window system automatically ? Sorry to be a nuisance. Mike.

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