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Bug 406 - Unable to run XFree86 in 16bpp on CL-GD5428
Unable to run XFree86 in 16bpp on CL-GD5428
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-12-14 00:59 EST by cubexco
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-14 12:10:48 EST
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Description cubexco 1998-12-14 00:59:42 EST
The Xconfigurator as well as xf86config identify the video
chip as cirrus logic 542X. They show the different modes
available (8bpp, 16bpp & 24bpp) however when i try to run
startx in 16bpp, 640x480 mode, the server crashes, saying
this mode is not available. I have 1Mb video ram.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-14 12:10:59 EST
The Cirrus Logic driver requires additional options to be added the
the /etc/X11/XF86Config file to allow for 16bpp color and above. For
directions on how to do this please refer to


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