On Nov 20, 5:24pm, Andreas Busse wrote:
> Subject: Re: Work [was: Re: SNI Alliance Partner]
> > Wayne's monitor forces him to use his Olli in lowres. Oh well, actually
> > he borrowed it to Michael Rausch while he is on holiday. Michael'd
> > like to do something on the Linux port put having a machine without
> > a working is a bit frustrating. So I'd be happy if someone could
> > make a quick & dirty hack for him so that display works at least somehow.
> > Is this possible?
> If I understand Paolo right, the lowres mode just doesn't use
> the second ram bank. If you want readable output, skip each
> second scan line. Is that right? (I feel it is since it's
> mentioned somewhere in the G364 docs that interleaved memory
> banks are necessary to get resolutions higher than 1024x768).
> On the other hand, I run my Magnum in lowres mode, but with
> a highres card. This works fine.
I'm afraid that isn't so easy. Interleaved memory banks are necessary to
support a 'real' true color mode at 24BPP, not high resolutions. Anway none of
the known G364 boards supports that. And if i skip scan lines i just get taller
characters, but always garbled.