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NAME
       bsod - Blue Screen of Death emulator

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

DESCRIPTION
       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 Microsoft's Windows 95 and Windows NT, Com-
       modore-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.

OPTIONS
       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
	       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 delay between displaying one crash and another.

ENVIRONMENT
       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

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

X RESOURCES
       Notable	X  resources  supported include the following, which control which hacks are dis-
       played and which aren't.  doWindows, doNT, doWin2K,  doAmiga,  doMac,  doMac1,  doMacsBug,
       doSCO,  doAtari, doBSD, doLinux, doSparcLinux, doBlitDamage, and doSolaris.  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'

BUGS
       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).

SEE ALSO
       X(1),	 xscreensaver(1),     http://www.microsoft.com/,    http://www.apple.com/,    and
       http://www.sco.com/, http://www.kernel.org/, and http://www.amiga.de/.

TRADEMARKS
       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 prob-
       ably  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
       Copyright (C) 1998 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.

AUTHOR
       Concept cribbed from Stephen Martin <smartin@mks.com>.  This version is by Jamie  Zawinski
       <jwz@jwz.org>.

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