Re: -bpp option in startx
If you've got a GX (or an 8-bit framebuffer at least), then trying
to do "-- -bpp 16" is useless as far as I would expect.
What you can do, though, to help out is run something like
netscape with the -install option, which will give it it's
own color map.
> * Jeffrey Ebert <firstname.lastname@example.org> [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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