Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 07-30-2004, 07:18 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Florida
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 109

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question about monitors and color

Hi all

I am playing with Vmware and have installed a WinXP home on a virtual machine. Been having some resolution issues, which I have fixed by putting both Xandros and WinXp Home at 16 bit color. Questions : the WinXP home on the virtual machine goes to either 16 bit or 32 bit color. When I look at Control Center,Display,Settings, it only goes to 24 bit. I have a ViewSonic GS790 monitor running on a Dell Dimension L866r with an 8210E CGC controller. Will this do 32 bit color? How do I know outside of Trial and error? How do I set up Xconfig to handle 32 bit color? How do I get Display Settings to give me a 32 bit option? Does Xandros do 32 bit color? A lot of questions, and thanks for any help in advance.

Jim Macdonald
Old 07-30-2004, 10:43 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Linux Mint 17, Debian 8
Posts: 7,865

Rep: Reputation: 311Reputation: 311Reputation: 311Reputation: 311
This thread explains the 32 bit 24 bit color puzzle. It should answer most of your questions.

Please post any questions that you still have after reading that thread.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 07-30-2004, 06:17 PM   #3
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Florida
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 109

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi Jailbait (?)

Thanks for the response. I guess that does solve the problem. The only thing now would be to find a way to work WinXP back to 24 bit color. Thanks again.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
two monitors question d1l2w3 Mandriva 26 12-03-2005 05:51 PM
Color depth question bluesman2333 MEPIS 2 06-23-2005 05:22 PM
@ monitors setup Question Neomaster Linux - General 1 10-14-2003 05:06 PM
Linux Newbie w/ question on Dual monitors DakotaMan2002 Linux - Newbie 2 01-31-2003 02:47 PM
rgb color question ...... purpleburple Linux - General 2 07-25-2002 02:17 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration