Fri Nov 12 08:32:00 GMT 1999
From: Mike MacDonald
Sent: Friday, November 12, 1999 11:30 AM
To: 'Holger Veit'
Hello again. I have some other questions. How does X change video modes?
I see where you get the vidmem, but not where the graphics mode is actually
set on the card. I can use directx to get a pointer to memory, but I would
have to use directx to set the video mode I think.
I have a sinking feeling that X is setting the video mode through the io
ports on the card, which meens I prolly can't use direct x, and need to
switch to fullscreen mode if I can, and map the memory over.
Unfortunately that makes it more difficult to display X in a window which
would be nice. Unless I just pick the svga server, and fix that to use
DirectX.. Or go nuts and make a directx server which would prolly be the
best way to go.. I don't know, I think for now I'll either pick a mode and
just support 1 mode, or try and go to a fullscreen mode and map the memory..
If you can let me know how X changes video modes, it would be really
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