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Re: -bpp option in startx

* Jeffrey Ebert <ebert@sonicsinc.com> [04/29/99 18:18] wrote:
> Max wrote:
> > The man page for startx claims that one can use the -bpp option to
> > select the color depth, yet my X server complains that it can't
> > recognize it.  I'm using the 8 bit server on a SPARC 2, so am I to
> > understand that -bpp is redundant because it only supports 8 bits?
> > WindowMaker looks like it's only using 16 colors, so I'm trying to see
> > if there's any way to get it to look halfway decent.  I don't think
> > the 24 bit server will work on this machine.
> startx -- -bpp 16

That's exactly what I'm doing and here's the output:

Unrecognized option: -bpp
use: X [:<display>] [option]

It then proceeds to give me a list of options that it does recognize
and bpp isn't on the list.


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