Brian Epstein on 16 Oct 2003 13:44:03 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] X server bpp 8

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, W. Chris Shank wrote:

> Yes I know that -however my system (redhat based) automatically launches
> into X - so I need to make this change where ever that is happening -
> which I haven't been able to figure out.

Didn't read the whole thread, sorry if I'm misinterpretting.  You can 
change your default colormap for X in /etc/X11/XF86Config.  Look for the 
"DefaultDepth" config line and change it to whatever you want.

Also, you can boot into runlevel 3 (change initdefault line in 
/etc/inittab from "5" to "3").  Then you can use "startx" to start X 
windows when you want to (mimicking Dos/Win 3.1).

You can then reverse engineer the startx script if you want.


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