Linux Software Map: SVGA textmode manipulation/enhancement


  • Version: 1.3
  • Entered-date: 1996-04-21
  • Description: Uses extra features found in SVGA video cards (high pixel clocks) to enhance Linux text modes independently of what the BIOS can do. It is configured with an XF86Config-like file, and allows setting of pixel clock, H/V timings, font size, cursor size, etc. Enables using the video card AND the monitor to their full potential in textmode, as with the XFree86 X-server. Current support includes S3, ET3000 and ET4000, Cirrus Logic, Trident, Western Digital, ATI (and MACH32), Video7 (Headland), Avance Logic (ALI), Oak Technology (OTI), SiS, RealTek, ARK, NCR, Genoa (GVGA) and MX cards. It can also use an external clock program and supports all S3 clock chips from XFREE 3.1.2. Features automatic font loading, monitor definition (H/V frequency limits), on-the-fly screen resizing, cursor shape definition, ...
  • includes:cludes: palette changer, pixelclock probe, text/graphics mode grabber, VGA register hacking tool, and a multi-chipset/ clockchip ClockProg for X that supports ALL chipsets and clockchips from SVGATextMode. Binaries for Linux-ELF and DOS included for SVGATextMode and grabmode.
  • ftp://tsx-11.mit.edupub/linux/sources/sbin
  • ftp://tsx-11.mit.edupub/linux/sources/sbin/SVGATextMode-1.3.tar.gz (507k)
  • Keywords: SVGA VGA console screen monitor XFREE Xconfig XF86Config
  • Author: kmg@barco.be (Koen Gadeyne)
  • Maintained-by: kmg@barco.be (Koen Gadeyne)
  • ftp://sunsite.unc.edupub/Linux/utils/console
  • Platforms: Linux machine (Intel or Alpha) with one of the supported VGA cards, kernel 1.1.54 or newer.
  • Copying-policy: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
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