Subject: Setting colour depth on DEC3000
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Matthew van de Werken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/09/2001 18:32:28
I have a DEC3000/400, onto which I have 1.5 installed, running XFree 3.3.6,
as per the instructions at the monash university(?) site.
I have a PMAG-something or other that is quite capable I believe of 24-bit
colour, but by default X starts in 8-bit colour. This is a real downer when
it comes to running apps remotely ('though twm looks fine ;-) ). I know in
XFree under Linux there's a XF86Config file in /etc, but I could find no
equivalent under NetBSD.
Also, while I'm at it, can I get X to dual-head? I have two framebuffers in
this machine, but only one gets activated on boot (dmesg says something like
"unknown device PMAG-JA at tc0 slot 4 not configured"). I assume that's the
8-bit device, otherwise I'll have to do something hardware-related to enable
Any help appreciated,