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Re: Console

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Subject: Re: Console
From: Systemkennung Linux <linux@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 10:28:58 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <9511140743.AA00626@mellorn.lab.ipmce.su> from "Pete A. Zaitcev" at Nov 14, 95 10:43:33 am
Hi,

> > > About the G364 - doesn't anybody feel like hacking a real console for it?
> > > I hacked the support for the Acer and without benchmarks I'd say the
> > > speed difference is by a factor of several hundred times.
> >
> >Well, Ralf, you forgot that there is _NO_ text mode. You're always
> >in graphics mode, and there's no way out. 
> 
> The same situation is on a Sun SPARC. As far as I can tell the speed is
> "acceptable" and it depends from the CPU speed. I beleive it is possible
> to render bitmapped characters on current CPUs with a decent speed.

The problem with the current G364 driver is that it is just a better than
nothing implementation.  No one has yet invested the work to do it right.

Talking about the G364 console - could anyone having such a machine fix
it for Lores (1024x768)?  For now even a hack would be good enough.

    Ralf

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