[K12OSN] X starts, but turns off before GDM
acarr at saskforestcentre.ca
Fri May 26 15:30:00 UTC 2006
>> All my clients are RIVA 128. I bet you are trying to
>> run them at 16
>> bit color. Xorg or Xfree86 don't support 16 bit
>> color for this card. I
>> have to run them at 24 bit color in lts.conf.
> I fixed my problem with XSERVER = vesa, but I'd still
> like to know how you deal with these video cards. I
> seem to recall an error message at one point about
> "depth 16". How do I stop it from trying to run at 16
> bit color? Do you use XSERVER = vesa, or XSERVER =
> auto? Do you need a special mode line? I don't fully
> understand the mode lines...
Google for "X_COLOR_DEPTH", which is a parameter in lts.conf. That's
about all you need to set, either globally or by station.
This is the number of bits to use for the color depth. Possible
values are *8*, *15*, *16*, *24* and *32*. 8 bits will give 256
colors, 16 will give 65536 colors, 24 will give 16 million colors
and 32 bits will give 4.2 billion colors! Not all X servers support
all of these values. The default value for this is *16*
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