Strange Graphic Overlaps in 16,32 bit color depths

Strange Graphic Overlaps in 16,32 bit color depths

Post by Ron Ga » Sun, 14 Nov 1999 04:00:00

I really have several issues, and I hope to get at least a few of them
fixed soon.  I'll start with a few details:

Diamond Stealth Video Vram (64?) with 4MB (verified).
XFConfig says - Identifier "Vision 968"
I do have the screens set up for Depths of 8, 16, and 32.
I have NO PROBLEM getting 16 or 32 bit modes, I just have a problem with
the display when I do!

Can anyone tell me why my X windows gives me overlapping graphics in 16
and 32 bit color depths?  By overlapping, I mean that the left half of
my monitor screen is duplicated from the middle and off to the right of
the screen.  Just imagine an Xterm with on the left side of my monitor
screen, mirrored exactly on the right side, including seeing any typing
in the left box in the right box.  Now, it's even worse because
everything is mirrored that way and that is downright confusing.  Even
the login window (kdm) gives this mirroring effect.  I just don't get
it, and I haven't found anything (yet) in the documentation that
describes this!

A second and lesser problem occurs with 8 bit depth.  I have commented
out all XFConfig entries for interlaced Modelines, yet I still get
strange flickerings of the monitor when the graphics move around in KDE
or Gnome (whichever I try).  Sometimes there are striations on the
screen that appear while a graphic Window is moving around.

I would really like to use 16 or 32 bit depth for color, but I must
resolve these issues.  ANY HELP Whatsoever will be appreciated.

Ron Gaw


1. 16 or 24/32-bit depth is NOT WORKING!

On Mon, 22 May 2000 05:30:08 GMT,

+  startx -- -bpp 16
+ will start you up in 16 bit colour. It took me a long time to find this
+ out, it suprises me how no one bothers to document this ;)

It's the third paragraph of the startx man page...

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