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Old 11-10-2002, 11:07 AM   #1
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Question slackware 8.1 colors


ok my desktop looks like 16bit(<-nasty ew) how do i go about changing the color bits higher?
 
Old 11-10-2002, 11:32 AM   #2
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in /etc/X11/XF86Config fo to the "Screen" section. There should be a line "DefaultDepth" which is is what you are looking for. Make sure you have whatever color depth you choose defined in the sction immediately below "DefaultDepth" though.

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Old 11-10-2002, 05:44 PM   #3
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or you could type XF86CONFIG and set it there but know your video card type and amount of video ram, vertical and horizontal sync rates...
 
Old 11-10-2002, 09:09 PM   #4
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neither of those worked here is my config file just tell me what i need to change in it


My XF86Config File
 
Old 11-11-2002, 03:26 AM   #5
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maybe you need to edit that other file called somethink like xf86config-4 or something like that. check that out in the same directory as your xf86config file.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 01:48 AM   #6
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To be honest, I'm surprised your XF86Config file works at all. You don't
have any specification of the capabilities of your monitor, for one.

Try something like:

Code:
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Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "My Monitor"
    HorizSync   31-96
    VertRefresh 55-160
EndSection
Section "Device"
        Identifier "Radeon"
        VendorName "ATI"
        Driver  "radeon"
        Option "AGPMode" "4"
        Option "AGPSize" "64"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Standard VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName   "Unknown"
    Driver     "vga"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "My Video Card"
    Driver      "vga"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "Radeon"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    Screen "Screen 1"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
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Old 11-12-2002, 02:53 PM   #7
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theres a different file that redhat and i guess mandrake uses, it's called something like xf86config-4 or somethin' like that.
 
  


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