[Rd] X11(colortype="true") does not give a truecolor visual (PR#1387)

Edwin@balpol.tudelft.nl Edwin@balpol.tudelft.nl
Sat, 16 Mar 2002 15:40:33 +0100 (MET)

Full_Name: Edwin
Version: 1.4.1
OS: SunOS/Solaris
Submission from: (NULL) (

When selecting an X11 visual on Solaris 2.7 with


a PseudoColor visual is actually created. (verified with xwininfo)

The system in question (like many UNIX workstations) has both Pseudo and
truecolor visual types available, however the default type points to an 8 plane
PseudoColor visual. 
Some applications look for the truecolor visual (netscape, acroread) and use it
when available. For others it needs to be explicitely requested (VNC viewer). R
seems to do neither and just goes with the default, even if a truecolor type is

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