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Re: [ProgSoc] Changing X server colour depth on the fly?
On 6 Apr, jedd wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Apr 2001 00:08, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> ] A bit of background to my problem: Certain applications (X clients) that I
> ] use will only run if the colour depth is 8bpp (256 colours). Normally my X
> ] server is running at 16bpp (or higher). In order for me to change the
> . . [snip] . .
> ] Is there a way to fool the client to think the server is running with a
> ] reduced colour depth? (Just a thought).
> One way around this (I haven't tried it, but believe it would work well)
> is to use your normal 16+bpp xserver for your normal stuff, and create
> an xserver within an xserver for this application(s) that requires 8bpp.
> I think there's an app that's designed to do exactly this, but I forget the
> name - it's probably xinx or something. :) The other, possibly neater
I believe it's called xnest. Likewise I haven't played with it. But I believe
it would do the job.
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