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Re: Q: Default bpp resolution 32 in Linux?



On 2000-11-06 04:01:53, Marcelo Ramos wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 12:52:37PM +0100, Jonathan Gift 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?
> > 
> 
> The number of colors is not the same.
> 
> With 24bpp you have the color of each pixel represented by a binary number with
> 24 bits (bit = 0 or 1), then you have 2^24 = 16.777.216 colors. 
> 
> With 32bpp you have the color of each pixel represented by a binary number with
> 32 bits, then you have 2^32 = 4.294.967.296 colors.

... and how many pixels do you have on your screen?


/Allan
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