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[ale] Can't get above 8bpp in RedHat 5.2
- Subject: [ale] Can't get above 8bpp in RedHat 5.2
- From: Zhongbin Yu " <zyu at punch.tc.net> (Zhongbin Yu " <zyu at punch.tc.net>)
- Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 09:38:49 -0500 (EST)
if your video card/monitor combination can actually take 16 bit, you can
add a line in XF86Config (you are using XFree86, right?) to ask it to use
16-bit color as default. The magic word is: DefaultColorDepth. You should
put in the Section "Screen" for your X server in the XF86Config, not under
subsection. Other thing you can do is of course, remove subsections or
comment them out for other color depths.
#the accelerated servers (S3, Mach32, blah)
Device "Trio64V2/DX or /GX"
Monitor "Compaq V75"
ViewPort 0 0
Virtual 1024 768
Hope it helps.
Systems Engineer | zyu at tc.net
Premiere Technologies | 404-262-8544(O)
Atlanta, GA 30326 | ae.tc.net/dept/engineering/op/public/developer/zyu
On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Benjamin Scherrey wrote:
> Mike Kachline wrote:
> > Try xinit -bpp 16. "startx" is just a shell script which
> > essentially calls xinit. If all else fails, try "X -bpp 16". See also
> > the man page for "XFree86".
> xinit returns with xterm complaining about a bad command option -bpp (or --bpp
> when I tried that JIC). However, X -bpp 16 worked! Unfortunately it only gives
> me a grey X screen with a mouse and no menu or xterm or nothing.
> > <snip>
> > > Additionally <ctrl><alt>+ doesn't cycle the video modes either which is
> > > something that I know used to work on one of the boxes.
> > <snip>
> > This is an option which you can set in your XF86Config file. I
> > think XF86Setup gives you a checkbox to enable/disable this feature. Take
> > a look at the "DontZoom" option within the man page for "XF86Config".
> Well DontZoom seems to have no effect but looking at the man page for XF86Config
> (didn't know config files had man pages!) reveals the DefaultColorDepth setting
> for the Screen section which, when assigned the value of 16, gets me working!
> Still can't toggle resolutions but that's not the main problem!
> thanx & later,
> Ben Scherrey