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Old 09-11-2003, 08:44 PM   #1
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xserver in 8 bit mode??

How can I start my xserver on linux in 8, 16 & 24 bit mode? What file I need to change?
Old 09-11-2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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The /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file is the one you want to modify. Towards the bottom, there ought to be a section that looks like this:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24
The DefaultColorDepth line specifies which color depth X will start in. Below that, there will be several portions like this:

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" ...
Those define the color depths and resolutions you'll have available at those depths. Unless you know what you're doing, don't mess with these too much; the resolution supported at a specific depth depends on your graphics card and monitor, so the values that are already there should be appropriate for your hardware.


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