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Re: Olivetti console - eureka!

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Subject: Re: Olivetti console - eureka!
From: paul@suite.sw.oz.au (Paul Antoine)
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 14:15:58 +1000 (EST)
In-reply-to: <199605141836.UAA10586@informatik.uni-koblenz.de> from "Wayne Hodgen" at May 14, 96 08:34:46 pm
Organization: Softway Pty Ltd
Hi folks,

Wayne wrote:
> well, I did it. I took the tga.c in drivers/char and used it as a template
> for g364.c. I removed all the CONFIG_MIPS_MAGNUM_4000 hacks from vga.c
> and console.c. 

YAY!  The hacks to vga.c were horrible... and now I can use g364.c as
a template for the DECStation console!  I love it when you guys
reduce the amount of work to be done.. :-)

> The result is a white on black (linux standard) 128x48
> console (still with the same font as before ...) which works 4 times
> faster than the old AND DOESN'T CRASH! Virtual consoles work now as the
> new console uses buffers to fake normal text screens. At the moment it
> will only do white/black. I'll do colours soon along with a cursor soon
> but I'll give the patch to Ralf and wait for his next working kernel before
> I do any more work. For those who can't wait, diffs are below (against
> 1.3.97). I'll leave 6 VC's scrolling all night to see if it blows up.

Famous last words... :-)  How did it go?

> Wayne, feeling pleased with himself :)

And so you should!

Paul
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