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Re: truecolor on fbdev?

On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, Mark Hepburn wrote:
> 	I've just been trying to install realplayer, but it won't play and
> complains that it needs true/pseudocolor.  fbset -i in the console gives
> "Visual: PseudoColor", yet in X says "Visual : Directcolor".  Adding a 'Visual
> "TrueColor"' (or "PseudoColor") in XF86Config produces a message in startup
> like "(**) FBDev: Default visual is TrueColor" or whatever I set it to, but
> this seems to have no effect to the output of fbset.
> 	I'm running XFree86 3.3.6 with an ATI Mach64 card.
> 	Searching through the archives I could only find a mention of
> something like "...directcolor modes (like ATI Mach64 ...)"; does this imply
> that I can't get truecolor with 3.3.6?
> 	I'm also currently running at 32bpp if that information is required; 
> mainly because this was the only one that worked when I was setting stuff up.

DirectColor is more powerful than TrueColor and can be made to behave like
TrueColor. And that's what X does. More info about the visuals in



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