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Can I achieve simply the state of my system with no color? I'm using openbox.

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closed as not a real question by jasonwryan, sr_, Renan, jw013, manatwork Nov 22 '12 at 6:40

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Please explain that in more detail, it is not clear at all. Also telling us about what you've tried so far and why that didn't meet your need would make for better answers. – Mat Nov 21 '12 at 18:10
I don't know how to approach this question. What's the conception of this category? It might be driver, so I made search "nouveau monochrome driver" - no result. Then was a guess about GRUB parameter to the kernel, since it starts all the stuff - none. Then i figured about like it was in old DoS times, in Norton Commander with LCD panel, also there might be half-measures with --no-color parameters (in some of the portage packages) and customizations with X11. But the former ones are only half measures. I want to do all in one go. – Xsi Nov 21 '12 at 20:27
Step 1 is this: explain what you're trying to do in your question. Even with that comment that's ~10 times longer than the body of your post, I'm still not sure I understand your goal. Please update your question (use the edit link right below the tags) to explain what you want to achieve, list what you've already tried, and explain why these things are not optimal/sufficient/nice. – Mat Nov 21 '12 at 20:31

With Xorg, you can set the color Depth to 8 bits and Visual to "StaticGray" (see the xorg.conf manual page). That works, however I find that iceweasel at least is extremely slow to render.

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