View Full Version : Wine and xorg bit depth switch

23rd April 2006, 10:00 PM
I have some Windows games that refuse to run on Wine because either it fails to switch to 16 bit color depth, or it does not recognize the 24 bit depth mode as 32 bit mode (i've read that Wine does some translation here). Here is the error:

fixme:xrandr:X11DRV_XRandR_SetCurrentMode Cannot change screen BPP from 32 to 16

I must switch manually to 16 bit and reload X, but there are no way for run games that require 32-bit on a window (i only tested a couple of emulators). Is there a way to allow xorg to change depth on the fly? These games works fine on Knoppix, which have Xfree (and a nice KDE applet that allows to switch resolutions, and reports such changes in a tooltip popup), and have no problem to switch depth.

This problem is present on FC3 and FC4, and maybe in some other distros, so... it's a xorg limitation, or a issue with some weird fix? I don't want to change to 16 bit each time that i want to play!