Re: Video/Monitor depth

Subject: Re: Video/Monitor depth
From: Elliott (
Date: Tue Apr 03 2001 - 18:01:54 MDT

you need to run the program called XF86Setup, I think. Maybe its XF86Configurator.
On my intel red hat system, its called xf86config, and its located at:
BTW, if you select multipul resolutions in the setup, x will default to the lower
one. You'll have to press some key combination to change between them, such as
ctrl-alt-minus or plus. I'm not sure. Check your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. If
editing that file is beyond you, just post the file's contents to this discussion,
and we'll be glad to help.
Donn Tarris wrote:

> Is there a way from within X that you can access and change the depth that a
> monitor is set to. I have a 17" display that worked fine before I updated to
> 2.2.18, but now only sets itself to 8 bit colour...
> I'll check the video card settings, which appear to be new from the last version
> of kernel.
> Thank you for any info!
> Donn

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