Re: 256-color xterm
Matt Price <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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...
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