Provided by: libsvga1-dev_1.4.3-31_i386 bug


       vga_setdisplaystart - set the display start address


       #include <vga.h>

       void vga_setdisplaystart(int a);


       Set  the display start address to a, where the address is the number of
       pixels  offset  from  the   start   of   video   memory,   except   for
       hicolor/truecolor  modes,  which  use a unit of 1 byte. Can be used for
       page-flipping and virtual desktop scrolling. May not work properly  for
       16 color modes.

       You  should  ensure  that the memory displayed is actually available on
       the SVGA card (query memory size with vga_modeinfo(3)) and ensure  that
       it    is    saved    by    svgalib   during   console   switches   with

       You may only set the bits of the  display  start  address  returned  by


       svgalib(7),      vgagl(7),      libvga.config(5),      vga_modeinfo(3),
       vga_setlogicalwidth(3), vga_claimvideomemory(3)


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