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stratotak 12-30-2008 01:02 AM

Lenny Xorg and 24 bit??
Im using lenny and xorg.conf is pretty use to have alot of info and settings in it.Is this a new change from etch to lenny?How can i find out if im using 16 bit or 24 bit color???I notice images dont have a smooth transition in colors..there are steps.Say a wallpaper with a blue gradient..I can see the steps from dark to lighter..Im thinkking xorg is using 16 bit color instead of 24bit..

makuyl 12-30-2008 02:22 AM

Which driver do you use?
If you use the nvidia driver you can check depth from nvidia-settings:
X Server Display Configuration -> X Screen

You should still be able to set Display subsections in xorg.conf

stratotak 12-30-2008 02:39 AM

Im using xorg radeon driver..I cant use the fglrx driver that debian has..Ati doesnt support Mobility 9000 anymore..hasnt for awhile..
I wasnt sure about the xorg.conf..its changed from etch to lenny..hardly has anything in it anymore..wasnt sure if it was configured differently now.

makuyl 12-30-2008 02:45 AM

I just tested it by adding SubSections, and it changed depth and resolution by changing the DefaultDepth line from 24 to 16 and back.
Obviously change to whatever resolution you prefer.

Section "Screen"
        Identifier        "Default Screen"
        Monitor                "Configured Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes    "1440x900"
                Depth    16
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes    "1680x1050"
                Depth    24

stratotak 12-30-2008 06:29 AM

Well..that helped me get back 1280x1024 resolution..but still have the isse with steps in color..setup desktop with a blue gradient background and it still shows the steps of color..I tried adding some other things to xorg.conf..but didnt help..
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9000"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"


Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

makuyl 12-30-2008 06:49 AM

Hmm, haven't used ATI, but try with some more options and hw acceleration.

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