I'm using a Raspbery Pi 2 as an X Window Server to replace some legacy devices. However the X window program only supports 256 colors and will throw an error if the color depth is set higher.
I've set the following in the config file:
When LXDE loads it looks a messed up, the icon text is not readable and the start menu is black and white.
When I open the run window the colors will look good again (well, as good as 256 colors can).
I've also tried using the frame_buffer_ignore_alpha = 1 but that didn't help.
I realize I might be one of the only people wanting to run my Pi in 8 bit color mode but does anyone have any ideas of things to try? I also tried creating an Xorg.conf file and set it to 8 bits there but then LXDE doesn't even load.
Running Xephyr in 8 bit mode works and the application loads but the color palette is all wrong. Is this possibly a limitation of the RPI2 hardware? I wouldn't be suprised if the GPU does not support 8 bit palettized output.