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Re: 256-color xterm

Matt Price <matt.price@utoronto.ca> wrote:

> -- so I'm a bit confused.  Does this mean I should check in my
> XF86config-4 (or someplace similar) to see if my display is 8 or 16

That lists the choices that the server can make on startup.  The actual
decision is logged, e.g., in /var/log/XFree86.0.log (on the Debian testing
I'm running now).

> bit?  Or is something else meant by #display' in this context?  I
> don#t know how to find that kind of information out (I should say,
> though, that my monitor is a fairly modern color moniitor which has
> 'millions of colors' when I attach it to my mac...

see xdpyinfo

Actually the monitor isn't the limiting factor (the speed of the monitor
limits the resolution).  The display card's memory size limits the number
of colors - and also the resolution, though my experience is that the
monitor is more limiting.

Thomas E. Dickey

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