8 bit pixel depth with XFree86 4.3.0 and ATI Radeon 9000

Andrew Kenneth Milton akm at theinternet.com.au
Thu Aug 7 01:34:00 PDT 2003

+-------[ Stephen Hepner ]----------------------
| Hello everyone....I have an ATI Radeon 9000 and I am having trouble to 
| do better then an 8 bit pixel depth with XFree86 4.3.0.  In the 
| XFree86.0.log, I see that in one part it complains about what I believe 
| is the s-video interface but still loads the "radeon" module.  However, 
| it then loads the "vgahw" module and sets the pixel depth to 8.  I 
| originally tried this with an ATI Radeon 7000 but had the same results.  
| Any thoughts on how to fix this???
| General system info of the current system:
| FreeBSD-5.1-STABLE
| XFree86 4.3.0
| ATI Radeon 9000 64M AGP (VGA and s-video out)

I have exactly the same card and have no problems with it.

Try adding DefaultDepth 16 to your Screen section in your XF86Conf 

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth 16
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     16
                Modes "1920x1440" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
                ViewPort   0 0

You don't need all the other stuff, but, it helps to set the default modes in
order you want them tried.

s/16/32/ if you want 32 bpp

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