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SubjectRe: Using Monochrome and VGA monitors simultaneously.
On Mon, 5 Oct 1998, Martin Mares wrote:

>> Ok, I've got 2.1.124 now, and have mda compiled in. The module
>> names seem to have changed considerably since last time I fiddled
>> with this. I now see an "mdacon" module, and have looked for
>> documentation on how to use it.
>> I can't seem to turn up anything though.
>> grep is not being my friend. ;o)
>> Can you help me out with fiddling with mdacon under 2.1.124?
>> What I've done so far is:
>> 1 root@red:/lib/modules/2.1.124/video# insmod mdacon.o
>> mda_first_vc=13 mda_last_vc=16
>> mdacon: MDA with 4K of memory detected.
>> Console: switching consoles 13-16 to MDA-2
>> I found the module options in mdacon.c, as I couldn't find any
>> documentation. The module insmod's ok, and is listed, but
>> nothing happens.
>> I've added inittab entries for these VC's and I get "respawning
>> too fast" on them...
> Does /dev/tty13 really exist on your machine?

Yes. /dev/tty[0-16] exist. I've had up to 16 tty's active on
the console before, but have dropped back to 12. Now I want to
have 13-16 on the mda monitor.

> If you try "echo foo >/dev/tty13" and use Alt-RightArrow to browse the
>consoles, does "foo" appear on any of your monitors?

I tried that, and couldn't find anything at all. ALT-RIGHTARROW
cycles through tty1-12 and back to 1 again. The mono monitor did
display a cursor in the top left corner that turns off when Linux
shuts down though...

Any ideas?

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