Has anyone achieved higher than 800x600x8 resolution under Linux (or Windows?)
I know that the XFree86 setup from virgin-linux.sourceforge sets the player to 8 bits, but it seems to me that with 3 megs of video ram you should be able to to 16 bit depth, which would make a huge difference.
Why is the bit-depth so low? In Windows, is it better?
Using X I stole from http://www.ccimackay.com/%7Edgriffith/, I've got mine running 800x600x16. I'm still trying to recreate X 3.3.3 from scratch that does the same thing. X 4.x and 3.3.6 only support 8 bitChad http://www.kcrproducts.com/virgin
a possible hint on the XF86: somewhere (I can't remember right now) I read that the mediagx chipset is choking on some of the optimizations that are performed, and that setting the screensize to something unusual like 640x481 would turn off the optimization and let it work. I have not tested this myself.
I am able to use 800x600 and 16 bpp under FreeBSD by adding the following to the Display subsection of XF86Config:
After Depth 16 add
Virtual 800 601
Now that looks to me like there is a bug in recent XFree86 SVGA servers newer than 3.3.3, but this works without being too obnoxious.
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