[BL] BL2 won't print or scroll in console mode
keesan at iamjlamb.com
Tue Aug 17 11:02:31 EDT 2004
A very kind Czech programmer replied to my posting in linux-kernel about
the lack of a scroll buffer in mdacon. He said this is because the older,
plain MDA, cards did not have the extra memory available that VGA cards
(and MGA cards) have. I think this must be the memory used for graphics.
He will attempt to make an mdacon scroll buffer for me.
dmesg tells me I have a Hercules card with 8K of memory. Not much to
spare for a scroll buffer.
Ask and you shall receive. It may have helped that I asked in Czech.
I have asked elsewhere for help in getting ghostscript to work with an
extra driver that was not compiled into it, for the newer HP parport
I discovered that HP 670 works with deskjet djet500 laserjet and ljetplus
drivers. Probably HP500 series would do the same. I tested on a file
with text and some small images in it. ljet2p driver does not work.
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