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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

       The bsod program is the finest in personal computer emulation.

       bsod steps through a set of screens, each one a recreation of a differ‐
       ent failure mode of an operating system.	 Systems depicted include  Mi‐
       crosoft's  Windows  95  and Windows NT, Commodore-Amiga's AmigaDOS 1.3,
       SPARC Linux, SCO UNIX, the Apple Macintosh (both the  MacsBug  debugger
       and the rarer "Sad Mac"), and the Atari ST.

       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

       -delay delay
	       The delay between displaying one crash and another.

       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, doAmiga,
       doMac, doMacsBug, doSCO, doAtari, doBlitDamage, doSparcLinux, and  doS‐
       Solaris.	  Each	of  these  is  a Boolean resource, they all default to
       true, except for doSparcLinux and doAtari,  which  are  turned  off  by
       default, because they're really not all that interesting looking unless
       you're a fan of those systems.  There aren't command-line  options  for
       these, so to change them, you'll need to add entries to your .Xdefaults
       file, or use the -xrm option.  For example, to tell bsod	 not  to  show
       the NT crash:
       bsod -xrm '*doNT: false'

       Unlike  the  systems  that  the images are borrowed from, bsod does not
       require a reboot after running.

       bsod should also emulate more systems,  but  systems  with  interesting
       crash graphics are not as common as one might hope.

       One  I'd	 really	 like  to see is a Unix system getting a kernel panic,
       rebooting, and running fsck(8).

       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 trade‐
       mark  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.

       Copyright  ©  1998 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
       distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for  any  pur‐
       pose  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 repre‐
       sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur‐
       pose.   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 <>.

X Version 11			   28-Oct-98		       XScreenSaver(1)

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