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Old 11-15-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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can slackware do 32 bit color depth


i was using the most recent version of slackware( i think it was 9.1) not too long ago and i have to say that i'm very impressed by its unix like strength and stability.
and its linux like plug nplay features.
im currently using freebsd 5.1 and i see no reason to change but slackware is very cool.
while i was using it I noticed that the xf86config had a few lines that indicated that it had the ability to do 32bit color depth.
can it do 32bit color? and is the extra 8bit gama channel for cursor shadow like on winblows?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 02:02 PM   #2
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the distro you are using bares no relation to the color depth it can do, this is part of XFree86, which comes on all distros.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 03:38 PM   #3
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ok. so i guess i should take a look at xfree86.org.
its just that ive asked about making redhat do 32 depth a while back
and i was told it wasnt going to happen, then recently i noticed that slackware's default xfree86config file had 32 bit depth.
thanks for the quick response.
buy the way those are very useful links. excuse me if i suck at posting questions.
the gap between one open source distribution user and the other is pretty wide where im from. im surrounded by window and mac os people and have noone to talk to about these things
 
Old 11-15-2003, 11:18 PM   #4
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9.1, I think comes with Xfree86 v 3.2.0 (I suck at numbers...) or something..... which supports 3d acceleration, but I dont think it supports 32-bit depth as yet.... I have an nForce2 based mobo, and I installed the latest drivers from nVidia, and .. well, Quake 3 runs well on it now, but when I chanegd the config to 32 bit, it just refused to go into X.... unsupported mode, it claims.... not sure if its the driver or the X....
 
Old 11-16-2003, 12:04 AM   #5
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I too have wondered about this. Good to see it answered.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:28 AM   #6
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Originally posted by karthikrr
9.1, I think comes with Xfree86 v 3.2.0 (I suck at numbers...) or something..... which supports 3d acceleration, but I dont think it supports 32-bit depth as yet.... I have an nForce2 based mobo, and I installed the latest drivers from nVidia, and .. well, Quake 3 runs well on it now, but when I chanegd the config to 32 bit, it just refused to go into X.... unsupported mode, it claims.... not sure if its the driver or the X....
4.3.0
 
Old 11-16-2003, 09:13 AM   #7
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ahh.. 4.3.0 ... thanks.... see, I suck at numbers.. :-)
 
  


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