Ubuntu Linux under MS Virtual PC 2004

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Thu Sep 16 21:15:42 UTC 2004

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 01:54:32PM -0600, Tristan Rhodes wrote:

> I have heard that the color depth may cause this, since Virtual PC 2004 
> doesn't support 24-bit color.  How can I change my system to use 16-bit 
> color?  I have tried Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill X, but it restarts a second 
> later.  Where is the color-depth setting (via the command prompt)?

Assuming you have NOT edited the config file by hand already:

# sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Press enter to accept the defaults at each screen, until you reach one which
asks "Please select your desired default color depth in bits", and select
the 16-bit option.

 - mdz

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