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Month: March 2015

Re: [trinity-users] ImageMagick `display` problem

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:33:09 -0400
> On Mar 16, 2015, at 4:49 PM, Nick Koretsky <nick_koretsky@...> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:08:15 +0100
> Gerhard Zintel <gerhard.zintel@...> wrote:
>>> On Monday 16 March 2015, Joesy wrote:
>>> I am bringing up 2 brand spanking new desktops PCs with Ubuntu 14.04.2
>>> and TDE 14.0.0 -- using the live CD from the Trinity web site.
>>> jonesy@nix6: $ display
>>> /opt/trinity/share/apps/amarok/images/amarok_rocks.jpg display.im6:
>>> color is not known to server `FOREGROUND': No such file or directory @
>>> error/xwindow.c/XGetPixelPacket/3064.
>>> jonesy@nix6: $
>>> A web search on "display.im6: color is not known to server" pulls
>>> up _only_ two references to the error message, and one of them
>>> is :
>>>    From: Paul Cartwright <pbcartwright@...>
>>>    Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:54:28 -0500
>>>    Subject:   Imagemagick error
>>>  (!!!) which
>>> describes _my_ problem exactly.  That was 1 1/2 years ago.
>>> Only I do not see that he ever got a reply, nor do I see any fix or
>>> work-around for the problem.
>>> If I shorten up the search for just "color is not known to server", I
>>> see a lot more hits for what seems to be the same problem.  But, still,
>>> I see no fixes or work-arounds (yet).
>>> I use `display` A LOT in desktop objects and I really need this fixed or
>>> circumvented.
>> "display" shows amarok_rocks.jpg here without problems (R14.0.0). There
>> has to be a difference in settings. Just a shot into the dark: Can you
>> have a look in 
>> Settings>Appearance&Themes>Colors
>> if you have checked or un-checked "Apply colors to non-TDE applications"?
>> Mine is un-checked.
> Yes this is caused by this setting but it should not. It seems
> that  /opt/trinity/share/apps/tdedisplay/app-defaults is sourced to xrdb
> without replacing color definitions with actual values which should be taken
> from tde color schemes.

there are several oddities related to this. i posted earlier a screenshot of the lacie lightscribe labeler which had foreground and background both black unless that option is unchecked. oddly, unchecking it changed numerous attributes of both non-tde and tde applications -- and rechecking it rebroke the things that were broken, but did not repair the things it itself broke. in particular, menu and icon text got tiny.