Subject: Re: debugger on non-normal consoles...
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/26/1997 23:02:53
> Hmmm would be doable on architectures that have a /dev entry for the
> frame buffer since you should be able to take the console away from X
> in a sane manner.  For the i386 architecture it is harder, I suppose a
> quick hack solution would be to jam "default"ish values into the VGA
> registers OR use the method that pcvt uses to take the console away
> from X nicely (dunno if this relies on X cooperating or not) OR write
> a /dev/vga driver that records the register values when they are set.

No, that's not what I'm talking about at all.   What I'm talking about
is having the X server tell the kernel what the frame buffer geometry
is, so that the kernel doesn't *have* to whack any frame buffer