Re: Console handling (was: Re: Let's vote for PnP on 2.2)

H. Peter Anvin (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 03:39:29 -0800 (PST)

> hpa> It's a pain to do on VGA hardware, however.
> Why?
> Its basically a question of having the console code check if the video
> modes are identical when switching to a different VT and if they are
> not twiddle the VGA registers. We do something similar already with
> fbcon under Linux/m68k since a lot of our video hardware needs even
> more fiddling to change the resolution than VGA does.
> Jes

Because the registers are different on every single *&(_)&$*# VGA

Not on VGA on SuperVGA I guess...