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Re: >8bpp?

Jules Bean wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Ian Keith Setford wrote:
> >
> > Yo-
> >
> > How to I get xdm to start with 16bpp or 24bpp?  It is currently starting
> > in 8bpp so AfterStep looks terrible.
> >
> Best method, probably, is to go into your /etc/X11/XF86Config file,
> go down to the section in your XF86Config that looks like this:
> Section "Screen"
>     Driver      "svga"
>     # Use Device "Generic VGA" for Standard VGA 320x200x256
>     #Device      "Generic VGA"
>     Device      "S3 ViRGE/DX (generic)"
>     Monitor     "My Monitor"
>     DefaultColorDepth 24
> and add the DefaultColorDepth line.
> You need to pick the right screen section - this one is if you are using
> the svga server.  There is another for xaccel, and another for vga16,
> etc...
> Alternatively, you could start X as startx -- -bpp 24, but you're using
> xdm, so that's not ideal.
> You could probably edit the first line of /etc/X11/Xserver to have -bpp 24
> on the end, but that sounds ugly to me..

no more ugly than editing the XF86Config file.

you can put this line in your /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers file, Ian:

:0 local  /usr/X11R6/bin/X -bpp 24


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