I want to increase the color depth for my user account in kde. I cannot edit the configuration in /etc/X11. Is it possible?
No, it is not possible to change this outside of the xorg.conf configuration. You can look here:
If the variables are available for run-time configuration they will say:
You can see the Depth settings don't have run-time configurations:
I've looked into this and although what I found didn't solve my problem, it answered my question. The simple solution is to build a xorg.conf file
this produces an xorg.conf.new file. You can then modify it adding
Then you place that file in
This worked in so far as it made the color depth 24 but it seems my issue was an incorrect driver or something of that sort.