vgatest(6)             Svgalib User Manual             vgatest(6)

NAME
       vgatest - makes basic tests on any svgalib graphics mode

SYNOPSIS
       vgatest

DESCRIPTION
       Mode  test  program. First the program gives a list of the
       supported modes, then you enter a number and get a testim-
       age in that mode.

       The  testimage  consists of a sequence of crosses (in dif-
       ferent colors, if the mode support has  different  colors)
       in the top left corner.

       Below  you  see  three  color  bars  red, green, blue with
       increasing intensity from left to right. Depending on  the
       capabilities  of  the mode they are more or less jumpy (or
       smooth for true color).

       In case of modes with 32K or more colors, six squares will
       appear  on top of that, each showing some different smooth
       color shades

       It also shows some details from vga_getmodeinfo(3).

       This demo is part of svgalib  and  can  be  found  in  the
       demos/  subdirectory of the original svgalib distribution.
       However, it is not installed in  the  system  by  default,
       s.t.  it  is unclear where you can find it if your svgalib
       was installed by some linux distribution. Even then,  when
       you  have the demo on your system, you probably won't have
       the sources s.t. it is only of limited use for you.

       In case of any such problem, simply get an svgalib distri-
       bution  from  the  net. You even don't need to install it.
       Just make in the demos/ subdirecty. As  of  this  writing,
       svgalib-1.2.12.tar.gz  is  the  latest  version and can be
       retrieved    by    ftp     from     sunsite.unc.edu     at
       /pub/Linux/libs/graphics     and     tsx-11.mit.edu     at
       /pub/linux/sources/libs which will most probably  be  mir-
       rored by a site close to you.

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7),   vgagl(7),   libvga(5),   vga_getmode-
       info(3), threed(6),  accel(6),  bg_test(6),  eventtest(6),
       forktest(6),  fun(6),  keytest(6),  mousetest(6),  scroll-
       test(6), speedtest(6), spin(6),  testaccel(6),  testgl(6),
       testlinear(6), plane(6), wrapdemo(6)

AUTHOR
       This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-
       math.uni-essen.de>. The exact  source  of  the  referenced
       demo  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)        29 July 1997                         1