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[linrad] RE: svgalib works only in VESA mode

> So for now I guess I'll have to stay with the forced 
> VESA settings.  To bad because the video card has a 
> fast GPU and it isn't being utilized.   Oh well.
I do not think the CPU on the card would be used 
even if you had a properly working driver. Linrad
mostly puts the pixels on screen one by one. Only
when the waterfall is updated rectangular areas are
moved to and from the video memory. I do not think
a video accellerator would help at all.

The VESA mode of svgalib-1.4.3 is very slow, but with
svgalib-1.9.19 it is fine. About 100 times faster
than 1.4.3 on my machine.

It would be interesting to know what difference it makes
when selecting VESA mode on a computer that can be run
with proper support for a reasonably modern card. I 
actually do not know if it makes any difference and 
what I say above is just what I think (my guess)


Leif / SM5BSZ