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Bug 19485 - SVGATextMode-1.10.ebuild (New Package)
Summary: SVGATextMode-1.10.ebuild (New Package)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Brandy Westcott (RETIRED)
Keywords: EBUILD
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-04-17 11:42 UTC by Ole Langbehn
Modified: 2008-06-18 07:12 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

SVGATextMode.tar.gz (SVGATextMode.tar.gz,8.23 KB, text/plain)
2003-04-17 11:43 UTC, Ole Langbehn
SVGATextMode.tar.gz (cleaned up) (SVGATextMode.tar.gz,8.02 KB, text/plain)
2003-04-17 12:05 UTC, Ole Langbehn

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Description Ole Langbehn 2003-04-17 11:42:20 UTC
Please find attached SVGATextMode.tar.gz containing SVGATextMode-1-10.ebuild and 
patches (in files dir) for various compatibility issues (GeForcem, Voodoo, >=gcc
3.2, alpha support, Makefile...).

SVGATextMode uses extra features on SVGA cards to enhance Linux textmodes. It
allows setting of the pixel clock, H/V timings, font size, cursor size, etc, and
lets you use your video card and monitor to their full potential in textmode.
(see homepage:

I suggest app-misc/SVGATextMode

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Ole Langbehn 2003-04-17 11:43:31 UTC
Created attachment 10784 [details]
Comment 2 Ole Langbehn 2003-04-17 11:45:41 UTC
Also included is the digest and a runlevel script to be called at boot time.
Comment 3 Ole Langbehn 2003-04-17 11:49:31 UTC
...and I would like and be willing to maintain this ebuild, can you tell me how?
Comment 4 Ole Langbehn 2003-04-17 12:05:59 UTC
Created attachment 10788 [details]
SVGATextMode.tar.gz (cleaned up)

Forgot to clean things up, deleted one file and changed the ebuild script.
Comment 5 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-06 17:34:18 UTC
Please email for maintaining
Comment 6 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-09-03 10:14:37 UTC
for selfmaintaining please open a new bug
Category: New Gentoo Developers
Comment 7 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-09-27 16:41:01 UTC
svgatextmode seems unmaintained upstream.  what's the story there?
Comment 8 Brandy Westcott (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-16 04:08:20 UTC
The SVGATextMode source tarball contains a file doc/NO_SUPPORT indicating
that the program is no longer in development. One of the pertinant reasons
given is that SVGATextMode functionality has been replaced by framebuffer
support in the Linux kernel.
Comment 9 Brandy Westcott (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-28 19:25:43 UTC
Closing since SVGATextMode is a deprecated program.
Comment 10 BlGene 2008-06-17 19:07:57 UTC
The documentation for the VGA console in the 2.6.24 kernel still points one to SVGATextMode, as such does that validate having a ebuild for it. I haven't found any replacements either.
Comment 11 Ole Langbehn 2008-06-18 07:12:17 UTC
Replacement is kernel framebuffer. SVGATextMode always was quite unmaintained and hard to setup and does nothing the framebuffer can't do.