Provided by: libsvga1-dev_1.4.3-24_i386
vga_getmodename - return a name for the given video mode
char *vga_getmodename(int mode);
A pointer to a static memory buffer is returned. Depending on mode it
consist of a capital G followed by the amount of x pixels, followed by
a lower case x, followed by the amount of y pixels, followed by a lower
case x. Finally the number of different colors is appended. Here the
shortcuts 32K,64K,16M, and 16M4 are used for 32768, 65536, and 16777216
are used. The last refers also to 16777216 which are store in 4 bytes
(highest address byte unused) for easier screen access.
For unsupported values of mode the empty string "" is returned. In
general the string resembles the corresponding #define for the
videomode in #include <vga.h>.
vga_getmodename(10) returns "G640x480x256".
svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), vgatest(6), vga_hasmode(3),
vga_modeinfo(3), vga_setmode(3), vga_lastmodenumber(3),
vga_getcurrentmode(3), vga_getdefaultmode(3), vga_getmodenumber(3)
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <email@example.com-
essen.de>. The exact source of the referenced function 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
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.