[Urwid] color problem on linux tty1

Ian Ward ian at excess.org
Sat Jul 24 14:23:20 EDT 2010

Hello Sitti,

I believe that Muhammad was pointing out that table at the top of

AFAIK the Linux console only supports 16 foreground and 8 background
colours.  Other terminals have similar limitations.  If you are writing
a program that you want to be compatible with terminals like those you
need to choose some of the colours that work for users without 88/256
colour support.


Sitti Amarittapark wrote on 2010-07-20 14:13:
> Hi Muhammad,
> I forgot to mentioned that the palette test application can use all 256
> colors when I run it remotely using ssh. However the color palette
> becomes very limitted when I run it directly on it's console.
> Thanks,
> -Sitti
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 8:14 AM, Muhammad Ammar <mammar at gmail.com
> <mailto:mammar at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     may be following link will help
>     http://excess.org/urwid/wiki/DisplayAttributes

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