Re: X: competition for colours
On Wed, 22 Apr 1998 AJT60@student.canterbury.ac.nz wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, G. Crimp wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a generic S3 Trio64V+ card. Until recently it had only the
> > stock 1 M of memory. With that, if I had, Netscape running and then tried
> > to run something else that used a lot of colour, occasionally, the second
> > app would fail to start up with a message like `Not enough colours'. If I
> > retried once or twice to run it, it would eventually come up.
> Okay, here's a couple of ideas. Even with your new video card, you may
> still be running with 8 bit colour (that's the default for X, I believe).
> startx -- -bpp 16
> to get 16 bit colour, (you can use 24 or 32 as well). If you use xdm, you
> have to put something in one of the X resource configuration files, but I
> can't remember what. I think the file might be .Xresources, check the man
Actually, you can use the DefaultColorDepth flag in XF86Config (read the
XF86Config man page). This sets it for xdm, startx and any other x thing.
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