DosEmu/SVGATextMode not happy together

DosEmu/SVGATextMode not happy together

Post by Wesley Tana » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00



I currently keep my text mode consoles in 80x50 text mode using
SVGATextMode.  However, I run Dosemu in 80x25 (that was default).  This
causes a problem upon exiting Dosemu -- somehow the screen stays in
graphics mode (I can tell by listening to the monitor), and all I get is a
.25" line that looks like it should be the whole screen, but is not
synced -- it sort of flickers.
Have I missed something?
 
 
 

DosEmu/SVGATextMode not happy together

Post by Volker Do » Fri, 23 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>I currently keep my text mode consoles in 80x50 text mode using
>SVGATextMode.  However, I run Dosemu in 80x25 (that was default).  This
>causes a problem upon exiting Dosemu -- somehow the screen stays in
>graphics mode (I can tell by listening to the monitor), and all I get is a
>.25" line that looks like it should be the whole screen, but is not
>synced -- it sort of flickers.
>Have I missed something?

Some VGA cards have problems after a DOS run in graphics-mode (80x25 if
you usally use 80x50 or something with SVGATextmode set).

I have a Cirrus card, and help me like that: After every 'dos' session I
restore the textmode. I wrote a file like this:

---
[vpdose]:~$ less /usr/local/bin/dos
#/bin/bash
/usr/bin/dosemulator0.60.3
restoretextmode -r /etc/VGATextmode
---

Of course you have to save your 'normal' textmode in /etc/VGATextmode or
somewhere else with 'restoretextmode -w <filename>'.

Hope it helps.
Volker.

--


 
 
 

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