[techtalk] X emulator for X?

Marie Fischer fmarie at eau.ee
Thu Jan 27 02:53:03 EST 2000

On Wed, 26 Jan 2000 moebius at ip-solutions.net wrote:

> Hey Marie,
>   Perhaps the easiest way to accomplish this is to use 
> one of the pre-existing tools 
> (XConfigurator,xf86config). Within these tools you can 
> specify resolutions and color depths. You can choose 
> your default color depth/resolution as defined by X 
> -probeonly or you can choose to set you own. If you 
> choose to set your own then you can define the color 
> depth and resolution and when the XF86Config is written 
> to disk you can startx and then cycle thru.
Yes, I have configured X before :) Still, I don't believe I can cycle
through color depths while X is running. (I can _start_ it with
different color depths, sure) If I look at my /etc/X11/XF86Config, the
only place where that info could go is Section "Screen", Subsection
"Display" - there's the Modes line for the resolutions I can cycle
through, however, I can put only one value on the Depth line ... X doesn't
even start if I put more. Putting multiple Depth & Modes lines also
doesn't work ... I just get the last depth.
Maybe I missed something, if so, please tell me. However, I tend to think
there's some misunderstanding here, sorry if I didn't express myself clearly 
at some point.

> Quoting Marie Fischer <fmarie at eau.ee>:
> > On Wed, 26 Jan 2000 moebius at ip-solutions.net wrote:
> >
> > > It is possible to run many different resolutions and
> > > color depths on an X server. If they are all setup 
> right
> > > the key sequence [ctrl+alt+"+"] will bring higher
> > > resolutions and the "-" sign will bring lower
> > > resolutions.
> > color depths too? Until now I thought you can change 
> the resolution but
> > not the color depth ... maybe you can explain how to 
> do it?
> Harry Hoffman
> Product Systems Specialist
> Restaurants Unlimited Inc.
> (206) 634-3082 x. 270
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