Re: Nova and AB

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 13:34:52 +0100

On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, M.Grove wrote:

> >Geir has also made a auto switch so that you can start Apex from the desktop
> >using the Nova and it will automaticly switch over to use the Videl. I havn't
> >done this yet but I will.
> I haven't tried that feature of the NOVA drivers (res change with specific
> applications) yet. Does this switch work with the TK driver (override the
> NOVA video mode setting)?

This switch doesn't care about anything than the state of the Videl,
it doesn't do anything to the Nova at all. It's extremely simple, all
it does it to set the Videl to a "sleep"-state, and then it hooks
itself onto the VBL (or was it the 200Hz Geir?). From then on it just
checks if the state of the Videl has changed, if it is then it
switches to the Videl. When the Videl is restored to it's original
state it switches back to the Nova.

The philosophy is that programs that needs the Videl sets it's own
resolution (like Apex, all games and demos, viewers, MiNT virtual
consoles) and resets it when they terminate or use GEM (like the
fileselector in Apex).

According to Geir it works perfectly, the only thing that can cause
trouble is applications that doesn't clean up properly at exit.

** Jo Even Skarstein
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Received on fr. des. 12 1997 - 13:34:52 CET

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