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From: strider7 AT unm DOT edu
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Problem with linear video memory
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 21:21:06 -0600
Organization: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
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Sampo Niskanen wrote:
> 
> How can I make a selector to access the memory of a linear framebuffer
> (VESA VBE 2.0, __dpmi_set_selector doesn't work) and how can I write in
> it? When I try to write to it (with a selector which can access all 4GB
> of memory), it always segfaults. Is there something else to do than
> just to set a (vesa) videomode with bit 14 set and to check the position
> of the framebuffer to get a linear framebuffer?
> 
> --
>   __________________________________________________
>  /____\    Sampo Niskanen <=> sampo AT compart DOT fi      \
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>         \     ________________________________________\___
>          \___/___________________________________________/


<begin code-dump>

        // User linear frame buffering.

        __dpmi_meminfo memInfo;

        memInfo.address = (int)ModeInfo.PhysBasePtr;
        memInfo.size    = (ModeInfo.XResolution * ModeInfo.YResolution *
                           ModeInfo.BitsPerPixel) / 8;

        if(__dpmi_physical_address_mapping(&memInfo)) return false;

        VideoSelector = __dpmi_allocate_ldt_descriptors(1);

        if(VideoSelector == -1) return false;

        __dpmi_set_segment_base_address(VideoSelector, memInfo.address);
        __dpmi_set_segment_limit(VideoSelector, memInfo.size | 0xfff);

	...

	// write a pixel using the new selector in the upper-left corner

	_farpokeb(VideoSelector, 0, color);

<end code-dump>

-- 
Jeremiah Zanin
Email: strider7 AT unm DOT edu
Webpage: http://www.unm.edu/~strider7

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