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Old 02-13-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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Gnome - change resolution and colors?

I'm running Slackware 8.1, and I'm trying to run Winex. But I can't play some games because it says that my color needs to be at least 16 bit, how can I change this? Thanks!
Old 02-13-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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look in /etc/X11/XF86Config

If you scroll down, you should see something like

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"

and a bunch of other options that are commented out. just uncomment the ones you want, and comment in the old configuration ones.

if you can't find something like this, just add in what i have written above and it ought to work like a charm.

after that, you should be ready to go!

was wineX a pain to configure? do you have to have windows on your computer to run it? how is it working out other than this problem? how much does it cost and where do i get it ?!

thanks a bunch,

Old 02-13-2003, 10:05 PM   #3
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Thanks bunches man! I'm on my way! I'm getting some Half-Life related errors now (problably a problem with wine). But I'll figure it out, hopefully.

Yeah, Wine was a bit of a pain to install, I kept getting an "invalid gcc option" error. So I ran the ./configure script separately, then the make and then tracked down the offending Makefile and got rid of the option and it worked! So far, I've been able to run simple c programs I compiled in windows and some other small win programs (like Putty). But I was even able to install Half-Life. Which I was most impressed with. You can DL Wine free at . But you can only DL the source for free. You've gotta subscribe (like $5 a mo. I think) to get precompiled versions. And they have links to other sites that have worked on it, for example, has their own version out specifically suited to running windows games. Which is what I installed. But if you have any more questions, you can email me at and I'd be glad to help you out with it.

Thanks again!


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