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Re: Work [was: Re: SNI Alliance Partner]

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Subject: Re: Work [was: Re: SNI Alliance Partner]
From: "Paolo Bevilacqua" <pab@uni.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 17:59:44 +0100
In-reply-to: Andreas Busse <andy@soft-n-hard.de> "Re: Work [was: Re: SNI Alliance Partner]" (Nov 20, 5:24pm)
References: <199511201624.RAA07166@newton.soft-n-hard.de>
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.

        /pab

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