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       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 vga_claimvideomemory(3).

       You may only set the bits of the display start address returned by vga_modeinfo(3).


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