console in 1024x768 mode?
tarc at tarc.po.cs.msu.su
Fri Jun 30 14:14:16 UTC 2006
On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 07:02:10PM +1000, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> 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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