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runx(1)                       Svgalib User Manual                      runx(1)



NAME
       runx - try to overcome problems of Xfree96 restoring textmode using svgalib.

SYNOPSIS
       runx


DESCRIPTION
       If  XFree86  corrupts your textmode font, try putting restorefont(1) in your path and use the shell script runx
       to run X.  runx saves the VGA font data in /tmp/fontdata, and restores it when you exit X.

       The runx script actually is:

              #!/bin/sh
              echo Saving font in /tmp/fontdata
              restorefont -w /tmp/fontdata
              startx
              echo Restoring font from /tmp/fontdata
              restorefont -r /tmp/fontdata

       Note that this doesn't help with syncing problems.

       A more rigorous alternative is to run the savetextmode(1) script before running X, and textmode(1) after.  This
       will restore the textmode registers and the VGA palette in addition to the VGA font.

       Assuming that savetextmode(1) and textmode(1) are in your PATH the runx script would then look like:

              #!/bin/sh
              echo Saving SVGA state
              savetextmode
              startx
              echo restoring SVGA state
              textmode


       This  utility  is part of svgalib and can be found in the utils/ subdirectory of the original svgalib distribu-
       tion. However, it is not installed by default, s.t. it is unclear where you can find it  if  your  svgalib  was
       install by a linux distribution.

       However, this is no big deal as it was printed out above already ;-).


SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7),  vgagl(7),  libvga.config(5),  convfont(1), dumpreg(1), restorefont(1), restorepalette(1), restore-
       textmode(1), fix132x43(1), savetextmode(1), setmclk(1), textmode(1).


AUTHOR
       This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <eowmobATexp-math.de>. The exact source  of  the  refer-
       enced utility as well as of the original documentation is unknown.

       It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm Hanemaayer <H.HanemaayerATinter.net>.

       Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the original author and will  happily  accept
       any additions or corrections to this first version of the svgalib manual.



Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)               2 Aug 1997                           runx(1)