On Thu, Aug 20, 1998 at 02:28:18AM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I've just finished merging and debugging .111. The new console code is
> nice, Thomas. It accelerated the Indy console from Sun 3 style performance
> to too fast to read performance. Things that I noticed
> - bb is still broken when using aalib's Linux console driver
I'll have a look at it.
> - We seem to have an off by one error. The topmost scanline is also being
> displayed at the bottom of the screen.
upps, never noticed that. There is another known bug in the console.
If you insert a character sometimes the character gets painted twice, one
at the correct position, the other at the end of the line.
> - The display as programmed by Linux is somewhat offseted from IRIX's. Bad
> because one has to reduce the size of the display and still the display
> will wander around when switching between operating systems.
I had to do this, otherwise we lose speed. I haven't found a solution, yet.
If I find one, we can also do other console resolutions.
> - I broke the esp driver.
how that ? I thought there were only changes, which are already in our
tree (I guess your talking about NCR53C9x).
See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
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