Problem getting 16 Colors to work in Pine [NOTABUG]

Jason Gurtz jason at
Fri Jul 18 14:26:44 PDT 2003

On 7/17/2003 4:45 PM, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:

> I could have sworn your screenshots were of xterms, but that could have
> been fatigue messing with my head.  In any case, if this is actually at
> the framebuffer text console you can just quit now, afaik because it's
> never going to display those last 8 colors.  Sorry about that...

Oh well, gues I'll live w/ 8.

> man terminfo is somewhat enlightening on this subject.  With it you can
> find the capname (fancy term for "thingie") of "colors" which tells you
> the maximum number of colors this terminal will display...  Which for
> the linux console is 8 and isn't a joke.  :/  (It displays without the
> last 8 on my fb console as well--the console just isn't ANSI)

Yea, between that and the ORA termcap and terminfo book I'm finding
this subject most interesting.




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