Changing color depth on the fly ?

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Fri Jul 27 12:45:12 PDT 2007

This was one of the original features of the randr extension. I think the main 
reason to drop it at the time was that it made life complicated for toolkits 
like GDK / QT. Further these days there's not really a need for depth 
switching. Some drivers like the ones from ATI even only offer 24bit. In 
terms of video memory and performance there's no real need for less.

Roderick Colenbrander

On Friday 27 July 2007 21:36, Michaël Todorovic wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm designing a new linux distro and I would like to change the color
> depth on the fly. Is there a way to do this like randr extension ?
> If it is not possible yet, will the xorg server architecture accept this
> change on the fly ? If yes, maybe I can leave some time on making a patch.
> Thank you :)
> Michaël Todorovic
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