Subject: Unsupported bitmap depth.
To: None <>
From: Mike Sienicki <>
List: port-atari
Date: 07/03/1999 09:44:01
I used to be able to run X-11 on my TT030 with 8MB RAM, but, with recent
versions of the X server and related software I have not been able to use
it.  I followed all of the directions as before in the FAQ on installing X,
but, I keep getting the following errors:

[/root]# startx

XFree86 Version / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
Release Date: January 4 1999
        If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is newer
        than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
        problems.  (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: NetBSD 1.4 The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.
Configured drivers:
   FBDev: Server for frame buffer device
   (Patchlevel 4): mfb
XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) XKB: disabled
(**) XKB: model: "atari"
(**) XKB: layout: "us"
(**) XKB: keymap: "xfree86(de)" (overrides other XKB settings)
(**) Mouse: type: sun, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
(**) Mouse: buttons: 3
(**) FBDev: Graphics device ID: "TT"
(**) FBDev: Monitor ID: "Color Video Monitor"
(**) FontPath set to
(**) FBDev: Using XF86Config video mode database
(--) FBDev: Video memory: 150k
(--) FBDev: Width 640, Height 480, Depth 4

Fatal server error:
Unsupported bitmap depth 4

X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

I have even binpatched the kernel to provide for the extra memory required
by the video buffers and still "Unsupported bitmap depth 4".  What gives?
Have you experienced this same problem before when installing X?  TT medium
IS a bitmap depth of 4-bits or 16 colors.  I even went back to using the
supplied V1.4 BOOTX kernel (after binpatching) and still zippo.  8^(