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Old 09-02-2003, 03:42 AM   #1
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adjusting color depth in gentoo..


my current color depth for gentoo is very very low...... and i need to increase it, can any one tell me how..?
 
Old 09-02-2003, 04:46 AM   #2
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color depth where? X? just edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and change the default ColorDepth option
 
Old 09-02-2003, 10:44 AM   #3
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You may have one or more of these tools to configure X:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
 
Old 09-02-2003, 06:07 PM   #4
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the problem is i dont see any thing about colordepth in the config...
 
Old 09-02-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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Hey! Add gentoo to your profile. You are confusing this poor old brain.

It's called "Depth", not colordepth. Red Hat uses /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, BTW, look in Section "Screen" for any config file that your distro uses:
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Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device "nVidia Corporation|NV11 [GeForce2 MX]"
        Monitor "Gateway EV91"
        DefaultDepth 24
        Subsection "Display"
                Depth 24
                Modes "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

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Old 09-02-2003, 06:49 PM   #6
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also, while you are in one of the xwindows, you can ctrl + alt + (NUMPAD)PLUS or MINUS key will adjust the setting.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 08:01 PM   #7
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hmm.. ctrl+alt+ plus or minus only seemed to change the res not the color depth... or something ..... O.o


here is my XF86config.new in /root:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 09-02-2003, 10:55 PM   #8
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nvm, :P i changed it in the right config now, now im just trying to get it to work with the nvidia driver i just installed and not nv, but its not going so well...

i get this error:

(ww) Nvidia: Chipset "GeForce4 MX 440" in device section "card0" isn't valid for this driver

(EE) No devices detected

but when i change Drvier="nvidia" back to driver="nv" it works again :\
 
  


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