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Old 02-15-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Question Dell inspiron 1100


I have a dell inspiron 1100, everything works fine, i installed the 845 patch. I just wanted to know how i can get it to show at 24 bit color instead of 16. Thanks
 
Old 02-16-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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You need a 24 bit screen depth defined in your XF86Config, and possibly
your video BIOS setting changed. Like:

# /etc/X11/XF86Config
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

# sometime during boot process before X server is started
/usr/sbin/845patch 32000 # or some such number
 
  


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