assistprior at shastaabbey.org
Fri Jan 7 14:49:15 CST 2005
Thanks for your reply. I do have an ATI card, how do I determine which
driver I am using. I have not added anything and just used the native
driver in FC2.
Holly Bostick wrote:
> Leon Kackman wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am relatively new to Linux and wine and I am trying to run an audio
>> editing software called Goldwave 5.06 (version 4.26 works relatively
>> well). 5.06 installs ok but when I go to run it I get the following
>> "Driver does not support 16 bit colour depth or visual buffer could
>> not be created. Visual disabled."
> This suggests to me that you have an ATI card and are using the
> closed-source ATI binary drivers to run it.
> If that is the case, you have a problem, because the
> currently-available ATI drivers only run in 24-bit (which is the same
> as 32-bit under Windows). There is no way around this until new
> drivers become available (which are expected within a week)-- but
> whether new drivers will run in other color depths than 24-bit is
> If you are running such a card using such a driver, you might consider
> switching temporarily to the VESA driver, which provides no 3D
> acceleration (but you don't need it for this program anyway, I don't
> think), but which does allow you to change your color depth.
> Sorry I can't do better, but maybe I'm completely off the mark and
> this is not your problem at all.
>> And the meter displays do not work. I have tried adjusting the color
>> depth in linux to no avail. When I set the color depth to 8 bit (just
>> to see what happens) Goldwave tells me it must have at least 16 bit.
>> I am running FC2 on a dual boot system with Windows ME and I have the
>> most recent version of wine (20041201) and wine tools 209.
>> Any thoughts?
> See above; apparently the program needs 16-bit specifically in order
> to display.
>> Also, the software has trouble with my USB soundcard, it finds the
>> soundcard but says it can't load the driver.
>> Again, any thoughts?
> Sorry, no; I know nothing about USB, much less under Wine (no USB
> devices-- yay, me ;-) !)
>> It is really impressive what this project is doing and what I am able
>> to do with wine.
>> Thanks much,
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