Does ubuntu support 15bit color or not?

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Mon Feb 25 04:20:52 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 03:44 +0000, Zatlite Minthar wrote:
> Hi,
> Does Ubuntu support 15bit color or not? 
> I've asked in this mailing list and also in the forum on support for
> 15bit color but I haven't gotten anywhere.
> I guess everyone's got nice new machines. 
> All I got is that I've two options. 
> Buy this nice card
> or,
> Wipe the disk and install Puppy Linux which does the 15bit thing.
> Problem with buying option is I don't live in the US. I'll have to
> call TigerDirect sales people and order it, pay the extra duty tax and
> processing fees etc. It just doesn't seem like an easy go to the
> website, put in credit card # and checkout. 
> Anyhow, I'd appreciate it if someone can answer my question.
> Thanks. 

Ubuntu supports 8-biy, 15-bit, 16-bit and 24-bit color, if your video
card supports it. You may have to edit /etc/X11/org.conf to change from
24-bit default to 15-bit.

good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
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