Subject: Re: Resolution problem on Falcon
To: None <port-atari@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Thomas Gerner <email@example.com>
Date: 05/31/1996 21:16:09
Leo Weppelman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> email@example.com wrote:
>> > I've got a problem with BOOTX and all kernels i've compiled
>> > from 1.1B version:
>> > I boot on VGA monitor in monochrome 640x480, and the kernel
>> > start the views in 640x400 monochrome, and strangely, it is the width o=
>> f the
>> > screen that is affected, all lines are cut at the end.
>> Just the same to me !
>> I've just finished installing NetBSD and see the same effect. But it is n=
>> reproducable, e.g. in about one of five cases thle lines are shown correc=
>> in the other cases the lines are truncated after exact 69.8 columns :-).=20
>> I mean after 70 columns but the 70th char is truncated at the right side =
>> few pixels, WHICH ARE SHOWN ON THE NEXT LINE AT THE LEFTMOST SIDE ! The
>> rest of this last line is not seen but overwritten by the next line.
>There have been same changes to the Falcon video code since 1.1. I hope
>Thomas has a clue...He wrote it ;-)
The cut off happens only in the st modes. If you press several times <ALT>-<F1>
or the funktion key of the actual console the screen will get ok.
I don't know exactly the reason of this behavior, therfore I can not do some-
thing against it.
Other resolutions then the default 640x400 can be selected by using iteconfig.
The switch to 640x400 at boot can not changed easy, becase it is hard coded
at another part, not at teh video driver. The video driver switches to the
requested mode, if it is possible and 640x400 is normally possible.