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eventtest(6)                  Svgalib User Manual                 eventtest(6)

       eventtest - test the waitevent function of svgalib


       This is a kind of an upgraded keytest(6) and mousetest(6) demo using
       the vga_waitevent(3) function.

       Use mouse to move cursor.  <1>-<9>, <0> to set the cursor size.
       <Space> to change the cursor color. Left button to draw. Right button
       or <Q> to bailout.

       The cursor goes on/off every half second by usage of a timeout passed
       to vga_waitevent(3).  Every 5 seconds a string from a child process
       (the time) arrives asynchronously and is displayed by the frontend.
       This comes in through a pipe(2) which is monitored by vga_waitevent(2).

       You can set a videomode to use by setting the environment variable
       SVGALIB_DEFAULT_MODE to a number (see vgatest for a list) or a string
       like G0x1x2 where you replace 0 with desired x resolution, 1 with the
       desired y rez, and 2 with the desired number of colors (2, 16, 256,
       32K, 64K, 16M, 16M4). Again, only certain choices are available, see
       vgatest for a list.

       In case nothing is selected, G320x200x256 is choosen.

       This demo is part of svgalib and can be found in the demos/
       subdirectory of the original svgalib distribution. However, it is not
       installed in the system by default, s.t. it is unclear where you can
       find it if your svgalib was installed by some linux distribution. Even
       then, when you have the demo on your system, you probably won't have
       the sources s.t. it is only of limited use for you.

       In case of any such problem, simply get an svgalib distribution from
       the net. You even don't need to install it. Just make in the demos/
       subdirecty. As of this writing, svgalib-1.2.12.tar.gz is the latest
       version and can be retrieved by ftp from at
       /pub/Linux/libs/graphics and at /pub/linux/sources/libs
       which will most probably be mirrored by a site close to you.

       svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), vga_waitevent(3), threed(6),
       accel(6), bg_test(6), forktest(6), fun(6), keytest(6), mousetest(6),
       scrolltest(6), speedtest(6), spin(6), testaccel(6), testgl(6),
       testlinear(6), vgatest(6), plane(6), wrapdemo(6)

       This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <[email protected]>. The demos as well as the vga_waitevent(3) function is due to

Svgalib 1.3.0                    8 April 1998                     eventtest(6)
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