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Old 05-10-2004, 08:22 AM   #1
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32-bit colors with nVidia GeForce 2 Go?


Hi,

Is it possible to get 32-bit colors with the nVidia driver and a GeForce 2 Go? I have a Inspiron 8000 laptop from Dell?

Thanks!
 
Old 05-10-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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The bigger question is. If you have a laptop thats old enough to have a GeForce2 Go... 2nd generation geforce, why would you even bother with 32 bit color when your screen probably only goes to 16.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 01:06 PM   #3
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That was not was I was asking, was it?

Well, I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 with a 15" LCD capable of 1600x1200x32, so it _is_ compatible. I have used this mode in Windows for 2 years, but I have not got it working in Linux. Do you know why it is not possible in Linux or how I can get it working? BTW, I am using 24 bit right now.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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I haven't really looked into this...but the 8-bit stencil buffer should maybe be considered before being mad at only having 24-bit color? Or am I just far too tired?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 03:21 AM   #5
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Well, if you explain what you mean with your post it would be great! Thanks!
 
Old 05-11-2004, 03:27 AM   #6
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I did read somewhere that in the x-server 24bits actually equates to 32bits. Can't remember where though.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 07:01 AM   #7
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Hm. Can't get the logic in that though.. Well, it is just bothering me and I would really like to get an answer to this. Nobody really seems to have a clue if you look through old posts on LQ. Someone please explain!
 
Old 05-11-2004, 10:24 AM   #8
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http://bugclub.org/beginners/hardware/colordepth.html

here slaken.....read this about differences tween' 24 and 32 bit res........

http://www.scantips.com/basics11.html
read this also............
 
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And basically, slacken. 320mb's very appropriate post of those articles indicates why nobody on linux questions probably has or uses 32bit color... Its exactly 100% identical in viewing as 24bit and only adds the transparancy effects. So it was probably never a priority. I know the official nvidia drivers seem to go only to 24, but I do recall having a system set to 32 without them, but what would be the point...
 
Old 05-13-2004, 12:11 PM   #10
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320mb: Thanks for posting the links! I have wondered about this for some while now and it is nice to have an explanation.

 
  


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