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x-settings in red hat 5.0

smiley020999
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i installed red hat 5.0, the questions are:
1: i am using Xfree86 server for my cirrus logic(supported) video card and compaq 151FS monitor(unlisted, custom) and got the setting for 8bit, 16 bit and 24bit screen size, and when x window starts it's in 8bits(1024x768, i think) mode.now how can i switch to 16bit or 24 bit pixel depth mode with smaller screen size(like 800x600)? i tried ctrl-alt-+ suggested by server setup but not working.i really don't like this 8 bit screen. and BTW with previous red hat 3.0 i used MetroX and it seems much faster than XFree86 server. is this true?(the x manager is fvwm under both cases)
2.how do i adjust the xterm attributes , fonts. size,colors(fg, bg, menu bars)? where is the font library i can look at and choose?i checked the /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm
and can't find the line to define the font used in xterm, there is only one line for menu bar.
3. what do you think about aterstep? i was told it's much slower though looks better.
4. this is not about X, how can i make boot floppies without the original CDROM and after the installation?
thanks.
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1. Ctrl-Alt-+ only changes resolution, not pixel depth. The latter cannot be changed dynamically in XFree86. You need to specify it when you start the X server, e.g. startx -- -bpp 16 or startx -- -bpp 24
4. mkbootdisk
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