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Old 11-19-03, 04:25 AM   #7
Manuel Schiller
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4

Thanks a lot for the SVGATextMode hint yesterday.
The GeForce patch did not work out of the box
for me (I got 120Hz refresh rate for what should
be standard 80x25 vga text mode). I figured
that the code assumes a referece oscillator
clock for the pll which is too low. Looking
through the XFree86 sources, I could add about 10
lines of code which make things work for me.
Now I can do 192x60 character text mode in 9x16
font at 70Hz refresh. Cool. Iīm about to send a
patch to the SVGATextMode maintainer, so they can
check if my modification make sense and do not
break anything... Meanwhile, you can just e-mail
me for a replacement for the GeForce patch against
svgatextmode 1.10. I canīt promise you that this
works for you, or that it does not damage your
hardware, though.

For those whose monitors can handle 70.56kHz and
70 Hz, I used the following modeline:

My192x60 160.5 1536 1566 1754 2022 960 963 975 \
1008 font 9x16

Watching TV in with this text mode is fun!


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