6.5K color Display?

James Cloos cloos+openmoko-community at jhcloos.com
Sat Mar 10 08:31:27 CET 2007

>>>>> "Mikko" == Mikko Rauhala <mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi> writes:

Mikko> also, even if the adapter supported 18-bit color, it is rather
Mikko> an exotic depth for X; might be some trouble in making
Mikko> everything work on it...

18-bit colour would not be a problem for X.  It was designed to
DTRT with accurate models of the display's colour capability.
(Although most of the client-side code is limited to RGB displays.)

The DDX would probably have to run the card in 24-bit (8 per) mode
and fix the two LSBs of each channel to zero, but it would work
correctly, but the DIX would still export a 6-6-6 R-G-B visual.

As an example, the linux port to the iPAQ had X exporting a 12-bit
visual, because that was what the panel supported.

Unfortunately though, according to Philipp Zabel's reply, the point
is moot.

James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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