Newbie help: getting 16 bpp?

Newbie help: getting 16 bpp?

Post by Benoit Gatie » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00



How can I get my video card to use 16 bits per pixel (or even 32).  I've
read many different FAQs and HowTos and no matter what I try, I'm always
getting 8 bpp.

When I execute startx, one line says:

(**) SVGA: Using 8 bpp, Depth 8, Color weight: 666

How do I make it use 16 bpp?

Thanks.

 
 
 

Newbie help: getting 16 bpp?

Post by ne.. » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:>How can I get my video card to use 16 bits per pixel (or even 32).  I've
>read many different FAQs and HowTos and no matter what I try, I'm always
>getting 8 bpp.

>When I execute startx, one line says:

>(**) SVGA: Using 8 bpp, Depth 8, Color weight: 666

>How do I make it use 16 bpp?

Short ans: man XF86Config for all the details
Long ans: edit /etc/XF86Config and in the 'Screen' section
just before the 'Display' subsection insert:

        DefaultColorDepth 16
or
        DefaultColorDepth 32

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Newbie help: getting 16 bpp?

Post by Alan L » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00


startx -- -bpp 16

HTH,

Alan

: How can I get my video card to use 16 bits per pixel (or even 32).  I've
: read many different FAQs and HowTos and no matter what I try, I'm always
: getting 8 bpp.

: When I execute startx, one line says:

: (**) SVGA: Using 8 bpp, Depth 8, Color weight: 666

: How do I make it use 16 bpp?

: Thanks.

 
 
 

Newbie help: getting 16 bpp?

Post by puptan » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:> How can I get my video card to use 16 bits per pixel (or even 32).
> I've read many different FAQs and HowTos and no matter what I try,
> I'm always getting 8 bpp. When I execute startx, one line says:

> (**) SVGA: Using 8 bpp, Depth 8, Color weight: 666

Try this:

    startx -- -bpp 16

If that doesn't work, use XF86Setup (or xf86config, etc.) and make sure
16bpp is actually specified (along with any others you might want to
use).

All the best,

puptank
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