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Re: Q: Default bpp resolution 32 in Linux?

on Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 12:52:37PM +0100, Jonathan Gift (jgift@wanadoo.fr) wrote:
> Hi,
> While I realise you can have many different color depths, I remember reading
> (but am not sure) that 32bpp is the Linux default... assuing the card
> supports it.
> I just want to check if that's so and what difference that makes with 24
> bit, sice the number of colors is the same?

8 bpp is typically a default.  You're going to set this in the 'Screen'
section of your XF86Config file.

24 bpp brings out a bug in Netscape -- icons are rendered as B/W -- not
greyscale, BTW, but black and white.  16 or 32 is preferred.

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