Setting X to display in 16, 24, and 32 bit color mode.

Setting X to display in 16, 24, and 32 bit color mode.

Post by Alex Lakhte » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00



I was playing with X for some time, but I couldn't figure out how to set
it to work in 16, 24, and 32-bit color mode.  I have a
#9 771video card w/2M of VRAM.
Also ones in a while I get a message saying that some program (usually
Netscape) cannot allocate the default background
color.  What does that mean and how can I fix that?

Thanx for your time
--Alex

*******************************************************************
Alex Lakhter
IUPUI IUTS Zone 4 Senior Consultant

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Setting X to display in 16, 24, and 32 bit color mode.

Post by Pedro Miguel Ribeir » Thu, 09 Oct 1997 04:00:00



AL >I was playing with X for some time, but I couldn't figure out how to set
AL >it to work in 16, 24, and 32-bit color mode.  I have a
AL >#9 771video card w/2M of VRAM.
AL >Also ones in a while I get a message saying that some program (usually
AL >Netscape) cannot allocate the default background
AL >color.  What does that mean and how can I fix that?

AL >Thanx for your time
AL >--Alex

AL >*******************************************************************
AL >Alex Lakhter
AL >IUPUI IUTS Zone 4 Senior Consultant

AL >*******************************************************************

That means you don't have the number of colors requeired to allocate one
entry to each. Typically, you're running at 256 colors and need 32K.

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Setting X to display in 16, 24, and 32 bit color mode.

Post by David Efflan » Fri, 10 Oct 1997 04:00:00



>I was playing with X for some time, but I couldn't figure out how to set
>it to work in 16, 24, and 32-bit color mode.  I have a
>#9 771video card w/2M of VRAM.
>Also ones in a while I get a message saying that some program (usually
>Netscape) cannot allocate the default background
>color.  What does that mean and how can I fix that?

>Thanx for your time
>--Alex

>*******************************************************************
>Alex Lakhter
>IUPUI IUTS Zone 4 Senior Consultant

>*******************************************************************

Assuming your /etc/XF86Config has such entries for your video card,
you access more colors using a double dash and switch like:

startx -- -bpp 16

for 16 bit color (or 24 or 32 for more colors).

Note that you may get a smaller screen size than Win95 at a higher
color depths because Linux uses some of the video RAM to store fonts,
etc.

David Efflandt/Elgin, IL USA

 
 
 

1. Setting X to display in 16, 24, and 32 bit color mode.

I was playing with X for some time, but I couldn't figure out how to set
it to work in 16, 24, and 32-bit color mode.  I have a
#9 771video card w/2M of VRAM.
Also ones in a while I get a message saying that some program (usually
Netscape) cannot allocate the default background
color.  What does that mean and how can I fix that?

Thanx for your time
--Alex

*******************************************************************
Alex Lakhter
IUPUI IUTS Zone 4 Senior Consultant

*******************************************************************

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