Subject: RE: X bit depth question...
To: Mason Loring Bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
Date: 07/26/1998 00:53:56
On 25-Jul-98 Mason Loring Bliss spoke unto us all:
# leaping over to Linux so I could play games, but that isn't really likely.)
# Anyway, Doom is out there, but it requires 256 colours. Is there any way
# to switch screen depths on the fly, without having to kill and restart xdm?
# I typically run in sixteen-bit mode, FWIW.
A trick I used to use with the Firewall-1 product (which was hideously broken)
Was to actually start two xservers.. on different pcvt consoles.. One in 8bpp
and one in 24bpp. That way I could do a pcvt switch and use the other console
for the stupid gui.
# Thanks in advance for the information. Also, if anyone has any games they
# can recommend that run under -current and that have nice graphics and good
# sound, I'd love some recommendations... I'm wading through trying to build
# Abuse, although I've hit some snags that are keeping me from getting the
# silly thing to install properly.
Umm.. I just PR'd a pkg for that.. why not try it?
# I'm going to try to learn how to build packages, so that other folks that
# have similar cravings will have an easier time of it.
Good idea.. I've been slowly hammering away at some games in my spare time
lately.. I've gotten through a good number of them.. but there are about 50-60
more on the horizon.. The work never ends...
Tim Rightnour - firstname.lastname@example.org