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Old 01-27-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
Quartzophobia
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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, 05:26 PM   #2
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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"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection


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


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