Re: Video display question.
On Thu, May 18, 2000 at 04:36:42PM +0000, Brent McMillan wrote:
> I've been playing around with my xf86config and my window manager
> (afterstep) for a while trying to get images to appear as nice as when I
> view them in Windows. I have a ATI Rage IIc AGP with 8 Mb of RAM and I
> run X windows at 24 bpp and a resolution of 1024x768. My problem is
> that Netscape has trouble "allocating a colour map entry for the
> background" and jpegs and such all appear grainy no matter what program
> I use to view them with. I've limited my wharf to 5 colour unintensive
> icons, since any more would not appear when the wharf was started.
> Also, I just have a plain blue background for my root window.
You sure you're running at 24bpp?
> Can anyone tell me what needs to be done so that I can get more colours
> on my screen? Thanks in advance
Yes, run at 16, 24 or 32bpp.
The error message you're seeing is indicative of 8bpp modes.
(BTW, last I knew Netscape looked like crap at 24bpp, failing to color
its icons. That's a bug in Netscape. It works at 16 or 32bpp.)
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