S3805 - Problem with 16bpp/32bpp

S3805 - Problem with 16bpp/32bpp

Post by R A Hum » Thu, 17 Aug 1995 04:00:00



        Hello

        I need some help with my S3 805 card. I can't seem to get
any 16 or 32 bit color. It stays stuck in 8-bit mode. I have my
XF86Config file set up correctly, but nothing seems to work.

        The card has an S3 86c708 gendac (s3gendac) with a
15/16/24-bit DAC. (Igot this from SuperProbe).

        Any suggestions or ideas.

richard

 
 
 

S3805 - Problem with 16bpp/32bpp

Post by Andreas Wienc » Fri, 18 Aug 1995 04:00:00



|>   Hello
|>
|>   I need some help with my S3 805 card. I can't seem to get
|> any 16 or 32 bit color. It stays stuck in 8-bit mode. I have my
|> XF86Config file set up correctly, but nothing seems to work.
|>
|>   The card has an S3 86c708 gendac (s3gendac) with a
|> 15/16/24-bit DAC. (Igot this from SuperProbe).
|>
|>   Any suggestions or ideas.
|>
|> richard

Hi

you haven't said what you do to get 16 or 32 bpp. I think you must edit your
file '.xserverrc' in your home directory and change the option '-bpp 8' to
'-bpp 16' or '-bpp 32', respectively.

Andreas

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1. How to switch to 16bpp an 32bpp

: I'm using xf86 3.1.1, and I have an ATImach64.

: It works fine in 8bpp mode, but I don't know how to switch to
: 16bpp or 32bpp mode, which mach64 should support.  I'd set the
: appropriate stuff in the xf86config file already, but ctrl-alt-+
: can only switch between the resolution mode, not the bpp mode.

        Try xinit -- -bpp 16 or xinit -- -bpp 32.  xinit or startx should work
the same way.

                                                Jason

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