[ILUG-BOM] X bit depth adjustment

S. Krishnan sri_krishnan@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Mon Oct 1 20:25:05 IST 2001


--- Parul  Mathur <parulmat at rediffmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> I recently upgraded to the PCQ Linux 7.1
> distribution. When I typed
> "startx" at the command line, the X server could not
> start.
> The errors recorded in the /var/log/XFree86.0.log
> are as follows:
> 
> ----------- /var/log/XFree86.0.log
> -------------------
> 
> XFree86 Version 4.0.3 / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release
> 6400)
> Release Date: 16 March 2001
> Operating System: Linux 2.2.17-8smp i686 [ELF] 
> Module Loader present
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sun
> Sep 30 23:26:06 2001
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==)
> default setting,
>          (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II)
> informational,
>          (WW) warning, (EE) error, (??) unknown.
> (==) ServerLayout "Anaconda Configured"
> (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
> (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
> (**) |   |-->Device "Generic VGA compatible"
> 
> <snip>
> 
> (**) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
> 
> <snip>
> 
> (II) Setting vga for screen 0.
> (EE) VGA(0): Given depth (16) is not supported by
> this driver.
> (II) UnloadModule: "vga"
> (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable
> configuration.
> 
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found
> 
> -----------------------------------------------
> 
> I think the depth has to be adjusted to 8 instead of
> 16.
> How do I do this?
> 
> 

startx -- -bpp 8

Which video display adapter are you using, and with
how much RAM?

Rgds,

Krishnan
 

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