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Old 05-15-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
linuxadickt
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Unable To Change Color Depth


im trying to run a KDXClient and i continuously get a 24bit color error. it has to be in 24 bit mode to run. and i cant get it to change.
ive edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf and still nothing. this is what it currently looks like
if anyone can help me blease help! thanks

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 05-15-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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Sounds like a driver problem. Which graphics card do you have? What does stand on your xorg.conf file at the section "Device > driver". Here is an example:

Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV17"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection
 
Old 05-15-2005, 09:38 PM   #3
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Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "sis"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "SiS 530"
EndSection
 
Old 05-15-2005, 09:55 PM   #4
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Good question . You could always try to use another drive, as vga, to see if that would help. I really have no experiences with that kind of device, so I won't point you at the wrong direction. Just backup your xorg and play around with the driver section.

Good luck!
 
Old 05-15-2005, 10:51 PM   #5
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I have a similiar problem with my nvidia card after running xorg.conf. I have to change my driver from "nv" to "vesa" to get into X. And I'm only using blackbox. So change your xorg.conf file so driver reads "vesa" instead of "sis". If that doesn't work, go the the manufacterer's website and see if they have linux drivers for your card. If not, try a google search and see what comes up.

One other thing I forgot. Login to a terminal as root and type xorgconfig and follow the directions. Then try and get into KDE.

Last edited by Croaker; 05-15-2005 at 10:54 PM.
 
  


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