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Old 06-09-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy Issues with X color depth! Please Help!!

I am trying to do a DAMn SMall Linux hd install on an old Compaq Armada 1520 laptop. Everything is fine except I can't get the color depth right. AT 8 bit the colors are very bad, pics are very distorted making it useless. I know that it will do 800x600x8 bit . I have tried Xvesa, Xfbdev servers. I've also tried changing vga modes, I even downloaded and tried to get Xchips server to run, as someone n the DSL forum suggested. I have tried diff Xfree86.config files for my video card, nothing works.. I don't have much experience with linux so please be patient.

System Specs:
p133 MMX
48 megs RAM
CIrrus Logic 7548 video card
ESS6878 sound card
2GB hd

Help will be greatly appreciated!!!!!
Old 06-14-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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Seems that your video chipset should be supported with the Xfree 4.3 svga driver, so higher resolutions should be possible. What are you using for a monitor? Can you post the sections ofyour XF86Config that are relavent to your vid card, monitor, and resolution/color depth?


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