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Old 29th March 2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default application colors in debian linux

Hi, I just downloaded the linux version of ac3d. I can run either the ac3d or the ac3ds and I get no errors. I am running Debian testing, kernel 2.6.7, AMD Sempron CPU, Matrox G450 video card.

However, when ac3d comes up most of the screen is black. When the tip window appeared, I could not see any text. Obviously the color settings for the application need to be changed.

But I went to File>Settings, and the settings screen is almost completely black. I can't see enough to effectively change any settings.

I put some screen captures of ac3d at http://www.geekytechguy.net/pub/ac3d/ so you can see what I am talking about.

I'm not sure if this is a bug or if there is something I need to do first.


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Old 29th March 2006, 01:44 AM   #2
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hi xucaen

i m using debian too.
what desktop environment are you using?
you need to change the system colour-style.
i mean: example for kde -> with kcontrol

hope this helps you
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Old 29th March 2006, 04:55 AM   #3
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Default customizing interface cols

It looks like the tcl/tk resources are being set to provide a black UI - possibly in .Xdefaults/.Xresources. I think the black looks quite cool (apart from not being able to read some text )

You can change this by editing tcl/ac3d.tcl

add a line at the start like this:

tk_setPalette #eeeeee

(the eeeeee is an rgb col, so you could use ff00ff etc. You can also use words like 'grey', 'red' etc)

This should work on any platform of AC3D e.g. Window and Mac too.
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