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This is a low level console graphics library, originally based on VGAlib 1.2 by
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This is a low level console graphics library, originally based on VGAlib 1.2 by
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Tommy Frandsen. VGAlib supported  a number  of  standard  VGA graphics modes,
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Tommy Frandsen.  VGAlib supported a number of standard VGA graphics modes, as
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as well high resolution/high color modes on many popular graphics adapters. As
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well as high resolution/high color modes on many popular graphics adapters.  As
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of now, support for  many  more  chipsets  has  been  added.       
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of now, support for many more chipsets had been added.
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It supports transparent virtual  console  switching,  that is,  you can switch
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It supports transparent virtual console switching, that is, you can switch
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consoles to and from text and graphics mode consoles using alt-[function key].
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consoles to and from text and graphics mode consoles using alt-[function key].
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Also, svgalib corrects  most  of  VGAlib's textmode corruption behaviour by
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Also, SVGAlib corrects most of VGAlib's textmode corruption behaviour by
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catching SIGSEGV, SIGFPE, SIGILL, and other fatal  signals and  ensuring  that
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catching SIGSEGV, SIGFPE, SIGILL, and other fatal signals and ensuring that a
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a program is running in the currently visible virtual console before setting a
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program is running in the currently visible virtual console before setting a
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graphics mode.
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graphics mode.
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WWW: http://www.svgalib.org/
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WWW: http://www.svgalib.org/

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