[SUMMARY] 8 bit vs true color

From: Kruse, Anthony (A.M.) (akruse1@ford.com)
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 10:51:29 CST

Thanks to Dan Lowe, David Foster, Logan Stout, and Tom Zurita.
While no one hit the exact command that was because I did not
give enough info. The suggestions were m64config and GFXconfig,
neither of which are on my system -- because I have an Elite3D
graphics accelerator. I saw the common thread though that the
commands suggested ended in config and a find in /usr of \*config led me to
afbconfig. A man on this command led me to /dev/fbs/afb0 which
confirmed that I have an Elite3D card. Also, Dan suggested xdpyinfo
to determine the color planes I was using, as suspected I am configured
for 8. I have not as of yet be able to investigate how to change
it to 24 via afbconfig.

Original question is below, again thanks for the help.

Tony Kruse
Systems Integrator
Powertrain Operations and Engine Engineering
Ford Motor Company

-----Original Message-----
From: Kruse, Anthony (A.M.) [mailto:akruse1@ford.com]
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 9:26 AM
To: 'sun-managers@sunmanagers.ececs.uc.edu'
Subject: 8 bit vs true color

I have a mixed network of Ultra 30s and Ultra 60s. Are these machines
capable of
true color vs 8bit? How can I tell what the current setting is and how can
I change it?

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