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Success with X on Sony Picturebook under FC2



Success at last, thanks to Tony Grant!
Since I went over to Fedora-2 
my C1VFK Picturebook has only run Linux in 8bpp.
But Tony pointed to a bugzilla which addressed the issue,
<http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=591>.

I just applied the very small patch in this URL,
and was pleasantly surpriised to find I was back to 16bpp.
(I could even run X at 24bppx1024x480 .)

I should say I am actually running FC3-test2,
but I assume the patch would work with FC2 equally well.

The procedure I adopted is a little complicated,
and may not be the best.
I retrieved the xorg source rpm from my local FC3t2 repository,
and unpacked it with "rpm -Uvh".
Then I untarred xorg-x11*.tar.gz which was part of the package,
applied the patch, and re-tarred the file.
Finally I ran "rpmbuild -ba ../SPECS/xorg-x11.spec"
which re-created xorg-xll*.rpm (and other rpms).
I installed this rpm with "rpm -ivh --force",
changed the DefaultDepth in xorg.conf to 16,
and re-started X.

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Timothy Murphy  
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