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Maxicat 10-07-2004 03:35 PM

Increased depth garbles fonts!

When I increase my Depth and run Xfree86 (with fluxbox) the characters are all mangled up and unreadable. When i decrease depth everything is fine again. What could be the problem?

Tinkster 10-07-2004 03:52 PM

What depth are you using/trying to use?


Maxicat 10-07-2004 03:57 PM

I didn't want to mention it *cough* it's an old 486 with integrated tseng chipset. I can only manage to have depth 8 max on it. Anything higher X won't start. Depth 4 has ugly colors but normal fonts though.

I am wondering if it could be hsync/vrefresh. I don't know the exact specs for my monitor (have been search for the past week everywhere) but I approximated as best as I could.

Any ideas?

Tinkster 10-07-2004 04:15 PM

Well ... if the chipset is built-in and old you may be
blowing the video ram's possible colour/resolution
combinations ... which res are you trying to run, how
much dedicated RAM has the tseng chip got? :)


Maxicat 10-07-2004 04:40 PM

I've ran windows on this machine before with perfect colors. As before I'm using 800x600 resolution. And this chip has 1024k, I believe.

Tinkster 10-07-2004 05:06 PM

Did X auto-detect the chip, does it know how much
Video-RAM you have?

grep VideoRAM /var/log/X*


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