From: Mark Green <>
Date: Thu Apr 27 12:27:14 2000

> Thanks for the reply, Mark. This PI is on circa 1994 Irix 5.3. Nope,
> this cut of Blender is IrisGL, so I don't think that's it.
> Certain stock Irix 5.3 demos don't work. Launching the MahJong is fine,
> so is the flight sim. Launching the mandelbrot fractal maker is a no
> go--says 24-bit is needed. The Porsche driving sim. comes up but puts
> up an error message that says "gconfig: not enough bitplanes for RGB
> mode."

The machine configuration should be okay. Are you sure that
blender will run in 8 bits. It might require 24 bits to
run. Try running /usr/gfx/gfxinfo and see what it says about
the graphics configuration. There is the possibility that
the X server isn't set up correctly.

Dr. Mark Green                       
Professor                                      (780) 492-4584
Director, Research Institute for Multimedia Systems (RIMS)
Department of Computing Science                (780) 492-1071 (FAX)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H1, Canada
Received on Thu Apr 27 2000 - 12:27:14 BST

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