Re: How to set display depth in xdm?
Daniel R. Killoran,Ph.D. (email@example.com) wrote:
When installing debian, I guessed wrong about the display depth.
The xdm error log complains that the hardware cant support 24 bits.
How can I change this to 8 bits?
The man pages on xdm don't mention it.
Macintosh 9500 120 MHz ("Old World")
Apple display card
Software: debian linux 3.0r2 without the 01 upgrade
> Dan Killoran
Johannes Mockenhaupt wrote:
On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 03:14:11PM -0400, Daniel R. Killoran,Ph.D. wrote:
> When installing debian, I guessed wrong about the display depth.
> The xdm error log complains that the hardware cant support 24 bits.
> How can I change this to 8 bits?
> The man pages on xdm don't mention it.
That's because xdm merely starts the X server but doesn't configure it;
you can reconfigure the X server with:
Mauricio Hernandez Z. wrote:
Well, one of the good things of using UNIX-like systems is that there's always
more than 1 way of doing/fixing things.
I know there is a command
$ dpkg-reconfigure .... (something with x)
but I always forget it. That command will present you with a friendly
interface (the same you used to specify 24 bits)
So, I end up editing this file manually.
$ nano -w /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
and look for a section like this...
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
and just replace 16 for x depth.
I hope it works for you.
Regards from Chile,
Many thanks to both of you. Alas, before I could try it out, the
whole system crashed on me.
Debian seems rather fragile - this is the 6th occurence this week.
Each time, on the boot following a crash,
the system reports SCSI read errors and inability to read the inode blocks.
In this connection, I notice that it uses fsck to attempt to clean
up, whereas I remember
reading somewhere that one should use "mac-fsck" or some such program.
Having, in my researches, picked up some bad vibes about the ext3
partitions that the debian
formatter puts on the disk, I am going to use the Apple formatter to
make linux preferred partitions.
Sorry to be such a pest - will let you know how it comes out.