Thanks to Kristopher T. Briscoe "unixboy", Bertrand Hutin and Brett
Brett answered to the why of my error message EVEN IF SHARED MEMORY IS
"You will get this message if you are remotely displaying the X to
another server because you can only use X shared memory when the X
client and server are on the same machine."
Also to check if shared memory is enable use xdpyinfo and grep for
> Hi Everyone,
> I have a Sparc 5 with 64MB, 85 MHz cpu, Solaris2.6 and "df" is ===>
> /dev/dsk/c0t3d0s0 778798 484191
> 240092 67% /
> swap 219780 16
> 219764 1% /tmp
> When I try to view a mpeg file I get this error :
> "Using private colormap.Using private colormap.
> Reverting to normal Xlib."
> I know that shared memory is enabled as default but how do I check to
> make sure is enabled or could it be something else? Welcome any
> I increased shared memory (set shmsys:) in /etc/system, set
> XSUNTRANSPORT=shmem, set XSUNSMESIZE=512 and still didn't work???
> Thanks for helping,
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