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Re: SVGATextMode - thanks for help

On Wed, Jan 14, 1998 at 07:06:55PM -0500, Igor Grobman wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 14, 1998 at 04:48:30PM -0500, Igor Grobman wrote:
> > > 
> > > > - don't use SVGATextMode if X is started
> > > 
> > > Why? works fine here.
> > 
> > He's right. X Server looks at the Textmode to save and restore it properly,
> > but only once at startup-time. It then assumes that the mode keeps the same.
> > So it fails to restore it properly if you switched mode in the meantime.
> > 
> > Try: stm 100x37; startx; change back to console; stm 80x25; change to X and
> > back to console, you get a skewed screen.
> It always worked fine for me here, and it does now, but the manpage does 
> mention that X-server indeed only saves textmode once at startup-time.  Maybe 
> it only works for some vidcards, or maybe the more likely reason is that I am 
> running the latest X-server(3.3.1-2) while bo has 3.3 which is older.

Wait a minute - I have 3.3.1-1, so it has to be the server / graphic card (I
use s3 server for trio64 hercules card).

Nice to hear it works for you ;)

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