console in 1024x768 mode?

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Fri Jun 30 09:02:14 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-Jun-30 07:33:51 +0400, Arseny Nasokin wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 07:29:52AM +0400, Arseny Nasokin wrote:
>> Can it be needed for something else, not only for VESA videomode emulating?
>yes, it can: binary drivers, such N-Vidia =)

Building a vm86 emulator that can handle occasional calls to VESA BIOS
to change screen configuration is relatively easy - efficiency is
irrelevant and you could adapt a x86 disassembler with minimal effort.

Building a VM86 emulator that can usefully execute a binary driver -
especially a performance-critical one like a video driver - is a
totally different undertaking.

Peter Jeremy
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