Colour maps

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Tue Mar 19 22:53:17 EST 2002

On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 09:10:40PM +1100, Jeremy wrote:
> For those games that need 16 or 8 bit colour depth on the X server.  Is 
> there any tricky way to get them to run, maybe using Xnest or 
> something?  I can't believe I need to edit my Xconfig to play the game.

I thought that some video cards actually support automatic 8->32 and 16->32
blits. In any case, the X server will emulate it. But truly, fix the game.

If the game is so picky that it wants a particular colour depth, it probably
wouldn't work under xnest anyway.

> Failing that could someone rattle off the right way to start an X 
> server on another 'vterm', say vt8?

startx -- vt8  or something like that. See the man page.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
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