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Re: colormap in X server

Cheng Tang <ctang@uiuc.edu> writes:
> Is there a way to increase colormap in X server? Everytime
> I start netscape, all other program (asclock, gimp, etc) can
> no longer use color. I don't know whether this is
> due to constraints in my setting in X or the hardware.  
> How can I find this out and fix this problem?  Thanks a lot!!

Try running X with `-bpp 16' or `-bpp 24'.  (bpp == bits per pixel)
Default bpp is 8.

If you use startx, you should say

	startx -bpp 16

(or was it `startx -- -bpp 16')

If you use xdm, change the line in /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers

	:0 local /path/to/X
	:0 local /path/to/X -bpp 16

- Hari
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