a few questions

a few questions

Post by <pa.. » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00



hello,

i just have a few questions,

first off is there a place were i can get info on using the svgalib's
. I can't seem to find info in the man, how-to's or what not..
I also would like to ask all of the the matox users out there, if there
is a way to "upgrade" svgalib to work with my matrox mga? i use seejpeg
and it always gives me a message about the chipset and then the res is
very bad.

and finaly,
how can i set the permisions for i/o to the screen, when i try to use
abuse, seejpeg and what not it dies with a cannot get i/o permisions.
I don't want to just try a bunch of permions. What do i have to chmod it
to?

thanx a ton,
pablo

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