Default color depth when using xdm

Default color depth when using xdm

Post by Marko Srdanovi » Sat, 31 Jan 1998 04:00:00



Hi,

I'm having trouble getting a color depth of anything but 8 when I use xdm
(runlevel 5 in RedHat).  When I use startx --bpp 24 everything works fine (I
get the 24 bit color).  Where do I tell xdm to start me up with 24-bit (or
32 for that matter).  I'm using RedHat 5.0 with a Matrox Millenium II AGP
with 8MB video RAM.  I've got the resolution set to 1280x1024.  I'm also
using the Xsuse Matrox drivers.  32bit at 1280x1024 works under Windoze95.

Thanks,
  Marko

 
 
 

Default color depth when using xdm

Post by HeyZues » Sat, 31 Jan 1998 04:00:00



> Hi,

> I'm having trouble getting a color depth of anything but 8 when I use xdm
> (runlevel 5 in RedHat).  When I use startx --bpp 24 everything works fine (I
> get the 24 bit color).  Where do I tell xdm to start me up with 24-bit (or
> 32 for that matter).  I'm using RedHat 5.0 with a Matrox Millenium II AGP
> with 8MB video RAM.  I've got the resolution set to 1280x1024.  I'm also
> using the Xsuse Matrox drivers.  32bit at 1280x1024 works under Windoze95.

> Thanks,
>   Marko

  under the "Screen" section of the /etc/XF86Config file put in a
DefaultColorDepth 32 for 32 bit color.

 
 
 

Default color depth when using xdm

Post by Ernesto Hern├índez-Novic » Sun, 01 Feb 1998 04:00:00


[snip]

Quote:> I'm having trouble getting a color depth of anything but 8 when I use xdm
> (runlevel 5 in RedHat).  When I use startx --bpp 24 everything works fine (I
> get the 24 bit color).  Where do I tell xdm to start me up with 24-bit (or
> 32 for that matter).

[snip]

The file /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers is the one containing the command to
startup X. If you modify it to, say, X -bpp 32, then you'll have 32-bit
TrueColor. The default is having just X (8-bit Pseudo-Color).

Hope this helps

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1. Switching colour depth when using xdm

I have just set up xdm and xlogin and it works fine.

My problem is that how can I change colour depth of X window? When I was
using
startx command I can give -bpp 16 if I want higher colour depth but now
I don't know
how. We have a program which only runs on bit colour then again netscape
look
much nicer with colour depth 16. I would be great to restart the X
window with different
colour depth.

Thanks in advance.

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