Issues running Xorg in 8 bit color mode:q

Michel Dänzer michel at
Fri Sep 16 00:27:11 PDT 2011

On Don, 2011-09-15 at 14:26 -0500, Doug Kuvaas wrote:
> I have a legacy application that is run from a UNIX host computer that
> does not function properly if executed with color depths greater than
> 8 bits.  When I try to run Xorg in the form of Xorg :0 +bs -wm -retro
> -depth 8 -fbbpp 8, all I end up with is grayscale, no color at all.

See . A
sad example of perfect being the enemy of better... 

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |         
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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