Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 01-27-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Only 256 colors on Slackware 9.1

Hi, i have this laptop:
CTX ezbook 700 series
Pentium mmx 200 mhz
Graphics card: Neomagic Magicgraph 128zv

i have setted X with Fluxbox (and KDE too - but it's slow, nevermind that now)
and every time i start my X it starts up with a 256 colors view.
my graphics card can view in a 16 bit color (in Win 98 it works with 16-bit view).
it starts up with 265 colors view on every Window Manager, and i don't know what to do...

how can i change that to a good colors view?

thank you!!!
Old 01-27-2004, 04:26 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: right behind the moon
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 466

Rep: Reputation: 30
change your XF86config in /etc/X11 the screen section is what you should look at add a screen with 16 bit there are a couple of readmes on the net it should look something like this:

# ----------------------------------------------------------
# SCREEN section
# ----------------------------------------------------------
# This section defines the available resulutions and depths.
# If you disable CRT2 (by setting ForceCRT2Type to "NONE"),
# you can use higher resolutions than the LCD panel supports.

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "SiS 630"
Monitor "Generic|Generic LCD Panel"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"

you have to change display and graphic card to fit your needs


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
What is the significance of 256? Cyberian General 9 02-13-2005 03:41 AM
Distored video when I changed from 256 to thousands of colors comanche Fedora 1 01-27-2005 07:13 AM
New display won't work above 256 colors wghoward Linux - Software 3 08-05-2003 08:21 PM
slackware 8.1 colors k3v0 Linux - Newbie 6 11-12-2002 01:53 PM
16, 32, 64, 128, 256..... Yuuzhan Vong General 4 07-20-2001 06:14 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 AM.

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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration