[CLUG] latest progress
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Thu Nov 15 23:00:05 GMT 2001
On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 09:36:12PM +0000, R.Y.Fixer wrote:
> I remade the XF86Config file with Xconfigurator, but still had only the
> one resolution. I then edited the config by hand (vi, wanna fight
> another war?) and found the default color depth was set to 16, and I
emacs, and no I'll stay out of this too :)
> only had one resolution set there. I changed that to 24, and then
> Ctrl+Alt++/- worked, but only in that color depth.
If you want other resolutions in 16-bit, you should probably be able
to copy and paste bits from your 24-bit settings.
> Does X allow you to toggle/switch color depths on the fly? Maybe a more
> specific question, does Xfree86 allow it?
No, only resolutions at the same colour depth. (XFree86, and probably
X too) - that was the case maybe a year ago but I'd be surprised if
it has changed in the meantime.
> What are the advantages/differences between XF86Config and XF86Config-4,
> and when is one used over the other?
XF86Config is used for X3.x and XF86Config-4 is used for
X4.x. I don't know offhand whether X4 will fall back to
XF86Config if XF86Config-4 isn't present. These days, it's worth
running X4 unless you have some really old hardware.
XF86Config-4 files seem to be cleaner and more readable, though I'm
sure there's massive overlaps between the valid syntaxes of each.
> On Thu, 2001-11-15 at 21:33, Alan Sobey wrote:
> > Fwiw, I like gnome too, but don't want to start any wars.
> > Presuming RH72 ships with X4.xx, you should be able to use "XFree86
> > -configure" to write a fairly decent /etc/X11/XF86Config-4. Then
> > manually edit that. Maybe I'm living in the stone ages, but I usually
> > prefer this method to most other X configuration programs.
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