Provided by: libsvga1-dev_1.4.3-31_i386
vga_setwritepage - set the 64K SVGA page number
void vga_setwritepage(int page);
Usually SVGA cards have more than the 64K memory which suffice for an
ordinary VGA. However, the memory window mapped at vga_getgraphmem(3)
is only 64K bytes large. vga_setwritepage() selects the page-th 64K
memory chunk to be visible for writes at position vga_getgraphmem(3).
vga_setreadpage(3) allows a different 64K memory chunk to be modified
by reads from this memory window. This is a very useful feature for
screen to screen pixmap copies. However, not all cards support this in
all graphics modes. Check vga_modeinfo(3) for availability. Esp. as
this feature can also not be used when in background mode.
Of course, this function must be used in conjunction with
vga_setreadpage(3) but may not be used in conjunction with
svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), fun(6), vgatest(6),
vga_getgraphmem(3), vga_claimvideomemory(3), vga_modeinfo(3)
vga_setpage(3), vga_setreadpage(3), vga_setlinearaddressing(3)
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <firstname.lastname@example.org-
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.