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       restorepalette - set the color palette for textmode.


       restorepalette [filename]


       restorepalette  without  arguments  sets the standard VGA palette. This
       can be useful if it is somehow messed up.

       With a filename argument a custom palette can be loaded (feature  added
       by Charles Blake <>).

       This  allow  a  user  to  set up a file that looks like this one (These
       color map definitions are the same as the default VGA ones.   Alter  to
       suite  personal  tastes).  The  first column contains the number of the
       color to set, then follow three integers in range 0  -  63  (lowest  to
       highest intensity) for red, green, blue.

               0  0  0  0   # black
               1  0  0 42   # blue
               2  0 42  0   # green
               3  0 42 42   # cyan
               4 42  0  0   # red
               5 42  0 42   # magenta
               6 42 21  0   # brown
               7 42 42 42   # white
               8 21 21 21   # bright black
               9 21 21 63   # bright blue
              10 21 63 21   # bright green
              11 21 63 63   # bright cyan
              12 63 21 21   # bright red
              13 63 21 63   # bright magenta
              14 63 63 21   # bright brown
              15 63 63 63   # bright white

       The  inline  comments  are  the only kind of allowed, as I use a little
       fscanf(3) trick to get them. Blank lines are ok, but not  pure  comment
       lines. See the comments in my code, also.

       This allows people to set up custom palettes for use in virtual console
       text modes. I use it all the time. When combined  with  a  color-syntax
       editor  like jed-0.97+ or color-ls, etc., being able to choose your own
       text-mode palette is quite a bonus. I set mine  up  via  restorepalette
       /etc/palette  in  my  /etc/rc.   If  the  program  is given the correct
       permissions, then individual users can have  restorepalette  ~/.palette
       or  some  such  thing  in  their  shell  startup  files.  Of course, it
       shouldn't be done when starting remote shells or when under X, so  some
       kind of test that TERM is a virtual console is needed for that case.


       svgalib(7),  vgagl(7),  libvga.config(5), vga_setpalvec(3), dumpreg(1),
       convfont(1), fix132x43(1), restorefont(1), restoretextmode(1), runx(1),
       savetextmode(1), setmclk(1), textmode(1).


       This  manual  page  was  edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-math.uni->. The exact source of the referenced utility as well as of the
       original documentation is unknown.

       It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm
       Hanemaayer <>.

       Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused  by  the
       original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to
       this first version of the svgalib manual.