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Bug 406

Summary: Unable to run XFree86 in 16bpp on CL-GD5428
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: cubexco
Component: XFree86Assignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description cubexco 1998-12-14 05:59:42 UTC
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 17:10:59 UTC
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

http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.2/cirrus.html