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       vga_getmodename - return a name for the given video mode


       #include <vga.h>

       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),


       This  manual  page  was edited by Michael Weller <>. 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  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