Subject: Re: Virtual Consoles
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List: port-i386
Date: 09/27/2000 08:27:28
Hello David!

  DB> For text console the amount of data to copy is very
    > small.

Yep, about 4Kb (assuming an 80 x 25 screen with character
+ attribute bytes).

  DB> It has been designed so support for other cards can be
    > easily added. Hopefully someone will have time to add
    > support for bitmapped displays so I can have virtual
    > consoles on my sparc :)

I wonder how the Mac guys handled this, I think they usually
use bitmapped displays.  As you hinted earlier, it would
involve moving more data around.

  - Andy.

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