Provided by: svgalib-bin_1.4.3-31_i386 bug


       restoretextmode - save or restore the SVGA registers for textmode.


       restoretextmode {-r|-w} filename


       The state of the SVGA is written to or restored from filename using the
       vga_gettextmoderegs(3) and vga_settextmoderegs(3) functions.

       As of this writing this file is 385 bytes long but  this  might  change
       with future versions.

       Please do not fiddle with the contents of the file except when you know
       what you do. It might even result in hardware damage. Because of  that,
       you  should  think twice to make this command available to all users on
       your system.

       The purpose of this program  is  usually  to  recover  from  a  crashed
       console  due  to an svgalib, Xfree or other program bug. First save the
       state of the SVGA card when on a text console. After the crash  restore
       this  state.  The  savetextmode(1)  and  textmode(1)  script makes this
       procedure very easy.


       -w filename
              write the SVGA state to the file filename.

       -r filename
              restore the SVGA state from the file filename.


       svgalib(7),   vgagl(7),    libvga.config(5),    vga_gettextmoderegs(3),
       vga_settextmoderegs(3),    dumpreg(1),    convfont(1),    fix132x43(1),
       restorefont(1),    restorepalette(1),     runx(1),     savetextmode(1),
       setmclk(1), textmode(1).


       This  manual  page  was  edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-math.uni->. 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 <>.

       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.