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       bsod - Blue Screen of Death emulator


       bsod  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-foreground  color]  [-background color] [-window]
       [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-delay seconds] [-fps]


       The bsod program is the finest in personal computer emulation.

       bsod steps through a set of screens, each one a recreation of a different failure mode  of
       an  operating  system.   Systems depicted include Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, MS-
       DOS, AmigaDOS 1.3, Linux, SCO UNIX, BSD UNIX, HPUX, Solaris, Tru64,  VMS,  HVX/GCOS6,  IBM
       OS/390,  OS/2,  MacOS  (MacsBug,  Bomb,  Sad Mac, and OSX), Atari ST, Apple ][+, and NCD X


       bsod accepts the following options:

       -window Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.

       -root   Draw on the root window.

       -mono   If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.

               Install a private colormap for the window.

       -visual visual
               Specify which visual to use.  Legal values are the name of a visual class, or  the
               id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.

       -delay delay
               The duration each crash-mode is displayed before selecting another.

       -only which
               Tell it to run only one mode, e.g., -only HPUX.

       -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

               to  get  the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in
               the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


       Notable X resources supported  include  the  following,  which  control  which  hacks  are
       displayed  and which aren't.  doWindows, doNT, doWin2K, doAmiga, doMac, doMac1, doMacsBug,
       doMacX,  doSCO,  doAtari,  doBSD,  doLinux,   doSparcLinux,   doHPPALinux,   doBlitDamage,
       doSolaris,  doHPUX,  doApple2,  doOS390, doTru64, doVMS, doMSDOS, doOS2, doHVX, and doATM.
       Each of these is a Boolean resource, they all default to true, except for doAtari,  doBSD,
       doSparcLinux, and doHPPALinux, which are turned off by default, because they're really not
       all that interesting looking unless you're a fan of those systems.

       There are command-line options for all of these: e.g.,  -bsd,  -no-bsd.   (Also  note  the
       -only option.)


       Unlike the systems being simulated, bsod does not require a reboot after running.


       X(1),       xscreensaver(1),,,,, and


       Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows 95, and  Microsoft  Windows  NT  are  all  registered
       trademarks  of  Microsoft Corporation.  Apple Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
       Computer.  Amiga is a registered trademark of  Amiga  International,  Inc.   Atari  ST  is
       probably  a  trademark,  too,  but  it's  hard to tell who owns it.  Linux is a registered
       trademark of Linus Torvalds, but it isn't his fault. OS/2 is  a  registered  trademark  of
       International Business Machines Corporation.


       Copyright © 1998-2003 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and
       sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby  granted  without  fee,
       provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright
       notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.  No  representations
       are  made  about the suitability of this software for any purpose.  It is provided "as is"
       without express or implied warranty.  No animals were harmed during the testing  of  these
       simulations.  Always mount a scratch monkey.


       Concept  cribbed from Stephen Martin <>.  This version is by Jamie Zawinski
       <>, with contributions from many others.