Color-depth in X-windows, want >8-bit
amalmin at halcyon.com
Mon Apr 16 14:02:16 PDT 2001
On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 11:37:43AM -0700, Jesse Rehr wrote:
> I suspect that X is trying to load all 4 virtual terminals (or
> workspaces, whatever) into the graphics card memory at once.
Multiple desktops are handled by your window manager, they
don't really have much to do with the x server itself. They are not
all stored in the frame buffer (though I suppose the server could
cache some of the stuff in off-screen memory...)
> This is strongly implied since I can also get 800x600x16bit to work
> (which multiplies to just under 1 Mb or 1/4 of graphics card
How much memory does X think your video card has? This sounds
like it doesn't actually believe you have 4 megs. What does
$ X &>x.out
at the prompt say? Somewhere in the X startup messages should
be a line listing what X thinks the video ram situation is...
> (A) Configure X so that it can run 1024x768x24bit and other screens are
> kept in extended memory or just somewhere else while not being used.
Audin Malmin - amalmin at halcyon.com
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