forcing lower color bpp

Quentin Stafford-Fraser quentin "at"
Mon, 23 Mar 1998 23:34:26 +0000


the X vncviewer documentation used to be a bit sparse, but it's been updated
recently.  See - the option you
want is -bgr233, not -depth.

Dr Quentin Stafford-Fraser
ORL - The Olivetti & Oracle Research Lab

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Mehling <bmehling "at">
To: vnc-list "at" <vnc-list "at">
Date: 23 March 1998 20:57
Subject: forcing lower color bpp

>I have a problem "forcing" a window95 box to send 8 (or less) bpp rather
>than its true bpp (16).  Here is the command (note: I have tried both
>"8" and "256" as the parameter for the -depth switch.  It happily accepts
>both - if I put something silly in there like "50" it complains and halts
>the process startup.):