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Re: [TCLUG:5393] cirrus logic GD5465

On Sat, 17 Apr 1999, Rick Hendrickson wrote:
> Using x86config, I can't
> get the monitor to display more than 256 colors even though it is capable of
> 32bit color at 600x800res. Is there a way to force the config to use more
> colors.

First to check: What did xf86config set as the default color depth?
Usually it sets it to 256 colors (8-bit). When you start the X server,
give it the -bpp argument (you may have already done this, just checking).
For example:
$ startx -- -bpp 16
Or if you're using XDM, stick it in /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers:
:0 local /usr/bin/X11/X :0 vt9 -bpp 16
and restart XDM.