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August 24th, 2010, 03:39 AM
I was playing around with Virtualbox and installed some distros on it, namely Ubuntu Studio and Linux mint. Everything went well, however something popped up saying that I have to change the monitor to 32 bit, as I am running on 24 bit. Does this mean I am running 24bit normally?

Can someone please explain this to me?

After this error, I tried to play around and fix the problem.
System > Preference > Monitors

A dialog pops up and says this:
"It appears that your graphics driver does not support the necessary extensions to use this tool. Do you want to use your graphics driver vendor's tool instead?"

Clicking yes, It gives me the nvidia x server settings screen..

Graphics card: GeForce 9500 GT
Monitor: Acer X233H 1920x1080

Can someone help me please? Thank you for your time.

August 24th, 2010, 04:10 AM
Is the host OS Ubuntu? Which release?

August 24th, 2010, 04:21 AM
10.04 LTS desktop version

August 24th, 2010, 04:38 AM
There should be an Nvidia Settings manager in the System> Administration menu.

August 24th, 2010, 04:41 AM
Yes it does have the settings. Do you know how I can change it from 24 bit over to 32bit?

X server display Configuration > X screen Tab > The highest Colour depth is 16.7 Million Colours (Depth 24)


August 24th, 2010, 04:46 AM
That is the same setting which my system is at. When you got the error, would it let you run the VBox after clicking OK?

August 24th, 2010, 05:20 AM
Yes it does let me go through with the installation. However I was just wondering if its normal for me to run on 24bit thats all.