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restoretextmode(1)            Svgalib User Manual           restoretextmode(1)

NAME
       restoretextmode - save or restore the SVGA registers for textmode.

SYNOPSIS
       restoretextmode {-r|-w} filename

DESCRIPTION
       The state of the SVGA is written to or restored from filename using the
       vga_gettextmoderegs(3) and  vga_settextmoderegs(3) functions.

       As of this writing this file is 385 bytes long but this might change
       with future versions.

       Please do not fiddle with the contents of the file except when you know
       what you do. It might even result in hardware damage. Because of that,
       you should think twice to make this command available to all users on
       your system.

       The purpose of this program is usually to recover from a crashed
       console due to an svgalib, Xfree or other program bug. First save the
       state of the SVGA card when on a text console. After the crash restore
       this state. The savetextmode(1) and textmode(1) script makes this
       procedure very easy.

OPTIONS
       -w filename
              write the SVGA state to the file filename.

       -r filename
              restore the SVGA state from the file filename.

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), vga_gettextmoderegs(3),
       vga_settextmoderegs(3), dumpreg(1), convfont(1), fix132x43(1),
       restorefont(1), restorepalette(1), runx(1), savetextmode(1),
       setmclk(1), textmode(1).

AUTHOR
       This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <[email protected]
       essen.de>. The exact source of the referenced utility as well as of the
       original documentation is unknown.

       It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm
       Hanemaayer <[email protected]>.

       Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the
       original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to
       this first version of the svgalib manual.

Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)               2 Aug 1997                restoretextmode(1)
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