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Old 10-11-2003, 09:38 AM   #1
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depth of colour in X

i was just wondering how to change the depth of colour in X can anyone help?
Old 10-11-2003, 11:24 AM   #2
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Depending on your distro, there is usually a GUI to modify your display settings. But if you can't find it, you can just manually edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file:

Just open up the file in a text editor and look for the "Screens" Subsection.

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "RIVA TNT2"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     16    <------ Change here 
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     16      <------ and here to new settings
                Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Then just save that file and restart X.
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thanks alot lol i already figured that out i did xf86cfg and then went to expert mode and somewhere in the screen section it was there


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