Troubleshooting the FRAME command
The implementation of the FRAME command in Ferret is quite different when Ferret is initiated with "ferret -gif" versus when it is initiated with graphics viewed on an X DISPLAY.
With the X DISPLAY, the FRAME command has to download the current bitmap from the X DISPLAY. On some X servers this will work correctly only if the DISPLAY is pseudo-color. In the Hummingbird eXceed X server under MSWindows, for example, you need in the Xconfig program to set Video to
If you are communicating over an asymmetric connection between your XDISPLAY server and your computer, you may notice that the FRAME command is slow. This is probably a result of the upstream bandwidth limitations of the connection.
In most cases, if the FRAME command will not function to your X DISPLAY, you can fall back on "ferret -gif" to obtain GIF output.
Last modified: Thu Jun 17 07:2