Re: S3 High Speed text font support in vgacon.c [patch 2.1.112]

Yaroslav Rosomakho (
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 13:32:56 +0000

Matthew Kirkwood wrote:

> On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Yaroslav Rosomakho wrote:
> > By, what about S3 ViRGE? There is a nice DOS TSR Prog ( like small
> > univbe) for S3 chips - s3vbe20. It "makes" avery S3 cardVBE 2.0
> > compliant. Could anyone integrate something like this prog into kernel?
> Unfortunately, it's not all that small. The .exe is about 200k, and
> I don't suppose its memory resident size is much less (haven't looked,
> though.)
> I have to use it to get a vesafb console going on my oldish Trio64,
> (Finally, a use for DOS -- it's called loadlin ;) and it works quite
> nicely.
> Matthew.

Latest S3VBE20 .exe is 20k and part that stays in memory is 4k

Yaroslav Rosomakho

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