How can I change color depth in Mint 12 LXDE ?

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How can I change color depth in Mint 12 LXDE ?

Postby Fixxxer on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:42 am

Hello and thank you for your great effort on Mint 12

I need to change my monitor's color depth from 24bit to 16bit on LXDE, but I dont know how.
Here is what I could find:

I do not have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to edit in order to tell the system to use 16bit. If I try to " gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf", I get an empty text file.

inxi -Gx
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Graphics:  Card: ATI Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE) bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org 1.10.4 drivers ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,vesa Resolution 1920x1200@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV410 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.11 Direct Rendering Yes


compiz-check
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Gathering information about your system...

 Distribution:          Linux Mint 12
http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_lisa_lxde.php
 Desktop environment:   Unknown
 Graphics chip:         ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE)
/usr/bin/compiz-check: line 199: [: too many arguments
/usr/bin/compiz-check: line 201: [: too many arguments
 Driver in use:         vesa
 Rendering method:      AIGLX

Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...  [SKIP]

 Checking for hardware/setup problems...           [SKIP]

At least one check had to be skipped:
 Error: vesa driver in use


So I guess this means I use the vesa driver and not Ati. How can I change this?
Thank you for your time :)
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Re: How can I change color depth in Mint 12 LXDE ?

Postby caribriz on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:43 am

I don't know if this would help -

You may have already seen this wiki at Ubuntu:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config

Someone here using Lubuntu Natty, aka Mint 11 LXDE:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... ostcount=6

ie.
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gksudo leafpad /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf

paste into created blank file
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save file
reboot

I can't vouch for it .... try at your own risk :wink:

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