Ex Bibliotheca

The life and times of Zack Weinberg.

Saturday, 23 February 2002

# 3:30 PM

Borrowed a huge (21") monitor from work to replace the 17" one I've been using. This thing can theoretically handle 1800x1440 resolution at 76Hz refresh. My video card is not even remotely up to that; I get a choice between 1600x1200 with 8-bit color or 1280x1024 with 15-bit. Right now I'm trying the former, but thinking the latter might be better; color depth helps lots of stuff, and the fonts are kinda small right now. On the other hand, I can't get two side-by-side xterms in 1280x1024. Maybe it's time to get a beefier video card.

It's quite frustrating that XFree86 can't handle changing the color depth on the fly, the way it can the screen resolution.