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To:Andreas Glaeser From:Sven Joachim Subject:Bug#664045: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xorg is not configurable, colour depth is limited to 8 bit with nouveau and nv drivers Date:Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:34:17 +0200

Am 12.04.2012 um 08:05 schrieb Andreas Glaeser:

> On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:51:21 +0200
> Sven Joachim <> wrote:
>> This is supposed to work, but the Nouveau Wiki┬╣ mentions that there are
>> still problems with it. Does it help if you build the kernel with
> Kernel-Source reconfigured with the above mentioned options. I could not find
> CONFIG_DRM_NOUVEAU in gconfig GTK-kernel configurator,

It's under "Device Drivers -> Staging drivers" (unless you use Linux 3.4

> so I used gedit to search
> this option and change it from 'm' to 'y' instead [see attachment].

This has still CONFIG_DRM_NOUVEAU=m.

> the current default-kernel-image still boots correctly and runs nicely, too.
> Slowly but surely I learn liking the colour-depht of 8 bit, ie. 256 colours, as there
> does not seem to be any possibility to change this and the gnome-backgrounds and most
> web-pages appear in some kind of pop-art style, which does not look so unpleasant really,
> rather reminding of some psychedelic visual effects.

Booting with nvidiafb.bpp=16 (or 24, or 32) should give you a higher
color depth with stock Debian kernels.


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