OT: A call to arms (sort of)

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Mon Jul 5 11:14:46 1999

The old OrCAD electronics drafting software came with a tool which pretty
automatically generated an 800x600 driver for most any available card of the
day. This suggests that a "generic" driver may be available. My experience
with the 1Kx768 types has been less encouraging, however.


-----Original Message-----
From: Max Eskin <max82_at_surfree.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, July 05, 1999 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: OT: A call to arms (sort of)

>On Sun, 4 Jul 1999, Tony Duell wrote:
>>Actually, if you want to do anything beyond plain VGA then you do start
>>to have problems. This is what started this discussion - the fact that
>>many modern video cards are _not_ properly documented.
>What worries me even more is that there is no universal SVGA standard, as
>there is with VGA. S3 requires a different driver than Trident 9400, while
>the results are indistinguishable for me.
>--Max Eskin (max82_at_surfree.com)
> http://scivault.hypermart.net: Ignorance is Impotence - Knowledge is
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