SVGAlib is a low-level graphics library that provides VGA and SVGA modes in a console. This is useful for programs running on a console that require graphics capabilities.
Download (HTTP): http://www.svgalib.org/svgalib-1.4.3.tar.gz
Download size: 827 KB
Estimated Disk space required: 9.7 MB
Estimated build time: 0.20 SBU
You must compile and install as root. If you don't, certain tools won't be able to become SUID root which is required for proper operation. However, this raises a risk of exposing your system to any holes in those tools that might be used to gain root access, so use with caution.
Install SVGAlib by running the following commands:
patch -Np1 -i ../svgalib-1.4.3-gcc3-1.patch && make prefix=/usr install && cd doc && for dir in man?; do for file in $dir/*; do \ gunzip /usr/share/man/$file; done; done
cd doc && for dir in man?; do for file in $dir/*; do gunzip /usr/share/man/$file; done; done: SVGAlib installs its man pages in compressed format so we uncompress them.
You must edit the config file to set the monitor and mouse type. Depending on your hardware, other setup might be required.
As with most libraries, there is no configuration to do, save that the library directory i.e., /opt/lib or /usr/local/lib should appear in /etc/ld.so.conf so that ldd can find the shared libraries. After checking that this is the case, /sbin/ldconfig should be run while logged in as root.
The SVGAlib package contains libvga and libvgagl libraries, dumpreg, mode3, restorefont, restorepalette, restoretextmode, savetextmode, textmode and svgakeymap.
savetextmode and textmode save or restore the complete SVGA status for textmode.