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Subject[PATCH] omission in video driver
Documenting the video ioctls, I noticed to my dismay
that the ioctl to set the border color of the console
screen is lacking.

Here part of the fix for 2.4.19:

--- /linux/2.4/linux-2.4.19pre4/linux/drivers/video/vgacon.c Fri Mar 29 01:02:00 2002
+++ ./vgacon.c Tue Apr 1 20:14:14 2002
@@ -244,6 +244,14 @@
outb_p (6, 0x3ce) ;
outb_p (6, 0x3cf) ;
#endif
+ /*
+ * Load overscan register red.
+ */
+ inb_p(0x3da); /* clear flipflop */
+ outb_p(0x11, 0x3c0); /* index overscan color */
+ outb_p(0x0c, 0x3c0); /* load value */
+ outb_p(0x20, 0x3c0); /* allow display memory
+ to access palette */

/*
* Normalise the palette registers, to point
Andries

[this is the nontrivial part; the rest is left as an exercise]
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