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restoretextmode(1)	      Svgalib User Manual	    restoretextmode(1)

NAME
       restoretextmode - save or restore the SVGA registers for	textmode.

SYNOPSIS
       restoretextmode {-r|-w} filename

DESCRIPTION
       The state of the	SVGA is	written	to or restored from filename using the
       vga_gettextmoderegs(3) and vga_settextmoderegs(3) functions.

       As of this writing this file is 385 bytes long but  this	 might	change
       with future versions.

       Please do not fiddle with the contents of the file except when you know
       what you	do. It might even result in hardware damage. Because of	 that,
       you  should  think twice	to make	this command available to all users on
       your system.

       The purpose of this program is usually to recover from a	 crashed  con-
       sole  due  to  an  svgalib,  Xfree or other program bug.	First save the
       state of	the SVGA card when on a	text console. After the	crash  restore
       this  state. The	savetextmode(1)	and textmode(1)	script makes this pro-
       cedure very easy.

OPTIONS
       -w filename
	      write the	SVGA state to the file filename.

       -r filename
	      restore the SVGA state from the file filename.

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7),   vgagl(7),	  libvga.config(5),    vga_gettextmoderegs(3),
       vga_settextmoderegs(3), dumpreg(1), convfont(1),	fix132x43(1), restore-
       font(1),	 restorepalette(1),  runx(1),	savetextmode(1),   setmclk(1),
       textmode(1).

AUTHOR
       This  manual page was edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-math.uni-es-
       sen.de>.	The exact source of the	referenced 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.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.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		    restoretextmode(1)

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