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please help me changing the color depth in Ubuntu 12.04!

(Any idea why it is not part of "System Setting" in GUI?)

I need 16bpp to get xrdp running in Ubuntu on virtualBox.

Instruchtions basesd on TTY and
sudo service xdm stop or sudo service gdm stop
result in unrecognised service.

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A quick way would be to change the screen section in xorg.conf


In the screen section you will find Depth and/or DefaultDepth, make these 24 and you will have 16bpp colors upon restart.

If you do not have a xorg.conf yet, you can find here how to make one.

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Hi Requist! <br> – UeT Dec 31 '13 at 12:26
Sounds pretty quick, but this file is not existing by default in Ubuntu 12.04. Please show me the text to place into xorg.conf. – UeT Dec 31 '13 at 12:36
The text differs, but I added a link in my answer on how to make a xorg.conf. – Requist Jan 1 '14 at 16:28

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