Subject: Re: i386 installation problems
To: Reinoud Zandijk <>
From: Bert Kiers <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/25/2002 00:29:19
Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 10:40:49PM +0100, Roine Thunberg wrote:
> > On Sun, 24 Feb 2002, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
> <snip>
> > Tried altering color depth? 16bit, 24bit, 32bit?
> Yep... tried it in all colour depts ... suprisingly without any effect ...
> it could be that i used the wrong way to set depth though .. i used `startx
> -- -bpp 16' f.e. and also tried `startx -- --bbp 16' but to no effect.

In XFree86 version 4 and newer, depth is set with -depth. From

-bpp n  No  longer supported.  Use -depth to set the color depth, and
        use -fbbpp if you really need to force a  non-default  frame-
        buffer (hardware) pixel format.


Bert Kiers, !MCSE && 0xFF