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Old 05-27-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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Changing Color Bit Modes

Hi I am trying to install Ubuntu to a Virtual PC drive. I have installed Ubuntu but the colors are all messed up. I read somewhere that you must change the default 24-bit color mode to 16-bit color. How would i go about doing this in Ubuntu 5?
Old 05-28-2006, 01:12 PM   #2
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I belive you can just edit the xorg.conf file, and tweaking the section "Screen"

# sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Navigate down to Section "Screen" and change DefaultDepth and Depth to 16 from 24......... Here's an example.

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
Monitor "CM752ET"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display":
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768"

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