runx(1)                Svgalib User Manual                runx(1)

NAME
       runx  -  try  to  overcome  problems  of Xfree96 restoring
       textmode using svgalib.

SYNOPSIS
       runx

DESCRIPTION
       If  XFree86  corrupts  your  textmode  font,  try  putting
       restorefont(1)  in your path and use the shell script runx
       to  run  X.    runx   saves   the   VGA   font   data   in
       /var/lib/svgalib/fontdata,  and  restores it when you exit
       X.

       The runx script actually is:

              #!/bin/sh
              echo Saving font in /var/lib/svgalib/fontdata
              restorefont -w /var/lib/svgalib/fontdata
              startx
              echo Restoring font from /var/lib/svgalib/fontdata
              restorefont -r /var/lib/svgalib/fontdata

       Note that this doesn't help with syncing problems.

       A more rigorous alternative is to run the  savetextmode(1)
       script  before running X, and textmode(1) after. This will
       restore the textmode registers  and  the  VGA  palette  in
       addition to the VGA font.

       Assuming  that savetextmode(1) and textmode(1) are in your
       PATH the runx script would then look like:

              #!/bin/sh
              echo Saving SVGA state
              savetextmode
              startx
              echo restoring SVGA state
              textmode

       This utility is part of svgalib and can be  found  in  the
       utils/  subdirectory of the original svgalib distribution.
       However, it is  not  installed  by  default,  s.t.  it  is
       unclear  where you can find it if your svgalib was install
       by a linux distribution.

       However, this is no big deal as it was printed  out  above
       already ;-).

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7),   vgagl(7),   libvga(5),   convfont(1),
       dumpreg(1),  restorefont(1),  restorepalette(1),  restore-
       textmode(1),  fix132x43(1),  savetextmode(1),  setmclk(1),
       textmode(1).

AUTHOR
       This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-
       math.uni-essen.de>.  The  exact  source  of the referenced
       utility as  well  as  of  the  original  documentation  is
       unknown.

       It  is  very  likely that both are at least to some extent
       are due to Harm Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.net>.

       Occasionally this might be wrong. I  hereby  asked  to  be
       excused by the original author and will happily accept any
       additions or corrections to  this  first  version  of  the
       svgalib manual.

Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)         2 Aug 1997                          1