Ubuntu Linux under MS Virtual PC 2004

Tristan Rhodes tristan at witenko.com
Thu Sep 16 22:00:28 UTC 2004


Thanks for your response, I would like to use the method you suggested.

How do you recommend I get to a command prompt?

As a side note, is there a default password for root?  I don't remember setting it.  (I understand 
sudo will allow me to do some root commands)

Tristan Rhodes

>>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.

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