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Blue Screen of Death emulator.

5.34 (24-Oct-2015)
bsod(6x)                               XScreenSaver manual                               bsod(6x)

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] [-fps]
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 Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, MS- DOS, AmigaDOS 1.3, Linux, SCO UNIX, BSD UNIX, HPUX, Solaris, Tru64, VMS, HVX/GCOS6, IBM OS/390, OS/2, MacOS (MacsBug, Bomb, Sad Mac, and OSX), Atari ST, Apple ][+, and NCD X Ter‐ minals.
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 duration each crash-mode is displayed before selecting another. -only which Tell it to run only one mode, e.g., -only HPUX. -fps Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
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, doMacX, doSCO, doAtari, doBSD, doLinux, doSparcLinux, doHPPALinux, doBlitDamage, doSo‐ laris, doHPUX, doApple2, doOS390, doTru64, doVMS, doMSDOS, doOS2, doHVX, and doATM. Each of these is a Boolean resource, they all default to true, except for doAtari, doBSD, doSparcLinux, and doHPPALinux, which are turned off by default, because they're really not all that interesting looking unless you're a fan of those systems. There are command-line options for all of these: e.g., -bsd, -no-bsd. (Also note the -only option.)
BUGS Unlike the systems being simulated, bsod does not require a reboot after running.
SEE ALSO X(1), xscreensaver(1),,,,, and
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. OS/2 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
AUTHOR Concept cribbed from Stephen Martin <>. This version is by Jamie Zawinski <>, with contributions from many others.
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