Xephyr with 8-bit depth does not correctly update colors

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

We are using Xephyr with 8-bit color depth in order to run a legacy application. We notice that certain effects do not work:
- Colors do not change unless the cursors is moved over the area
- Certain labels that are supposed to be blinking, do not unless the mouse is moved over them

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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