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SubjectRe: Linux and virili (was BOUNCED something, something
>What would be the risks in making the registers writable by anyone who has
>the rights to open the VGA device? The only two I can think of are 1) that
>someone might be able to peek at the contents of the console screen and 2)
>that someone could write a hostile program to block others from using the

There is also risk 3) The display could be damaged physically. Yes, some
(bigger) displays can be even damaged by setting bad values in VGA control
signal frequency registers.

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