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k3v0 11-10-2002 11:07 AM

slackware 8.1 colors
 
ok my desktop looks like 16bit(<-nasty ew) how do i go about changing the color bits higher?

Mephisto 11-10-2002 11:32 AM

in /etc/X11/XF86Config fo to the "Screen" section. There should be a line "DefaultDepth" which is is what you are looking for. Make sure you have whatever color depth you choose defined in the sction immediately below "DefaultDepth" though.

Goatdemon 11-10-2002 05:44 PM

or you could type XF86CONFIG and set it there but know your video card type and amount of video ram, vertical and horizontal sync rates...

k3v0 11-10-2002 09:09 PM

neither of those worked here is my config file just tell me what i need to change in it


My XF86Config File

Goatdemon 11-11-2002 03:26 AM

maybe you need to edit that other file called somethink like xf86config-4 or something like that. check that out in the same directory as your xf86config file.

moses 11-12-2002 01:48 AM

To be honest, I'm surprised your XF86Config file works at all. You don't
have any specification of the capabilities of your monitor, for one.

Try something like:

Code:

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Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "My Monitor"
    HorizSync  31-96
    VertRefresh 55-160
EndSection
Section "Device"
        Identifier "Radeon"
        VendorName "ATI"
        Driver  "radeon"
        Option "AGPMode" "4"
        Option "AGPSize" "64"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Standard VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName  "Unknown"
    Driver    "vga"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "My Video Card"
    Driver      "vga"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "Radeon"
    Monitor    "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth      16
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth      24
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    Screen "Screen 1"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
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Goatdemon 11-12-2002 02:53 PM

theres a different file that redhat and i guess mandrake uses, it's called something like xf86config-4 or somethin' like that.


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