I am running X on a 486DX4 100 machine with the above video card and
monitor. It runs beautifully in 1024x768 8bb.
I have been getting an error recently about "cannot allocate default
colormap" and so I am looking into other modes. The culprit application
seems to be xv displaying a jpg on my root window. I have run into 2
1. When I try to run in 1280x1024 8bpp (this is not to fix the colormap
problem) my mouse pointer looks all funny. I can't do successful mouse
clicks any more. ie. I point to a button and click and the system does
not respond. I can hardly use the menus too.
2. I can't load up 1024x768 in 16bpp. I have tried re-ordering the
modes in my XF86Config but no avail. It always loads up in 8bpp. If I
take out the 8 bpp mode entirely, the server complains about it and does
not start up.
Obviously this is frustrating and I hope that it is not a hardware
limitiation as I tried really hard to find stuff that worked well with
Linux. If someone is running a similar set up to mine with better luck
with video modes I would appreciate you XF86Config file.
I would appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks in advance,
P.S. E-mail is appreciated
Aamer Sachedina I'm LINUXED!!!