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Mail Archives: djgpp/1996/05/06/01:42:56

Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 08:32:36 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
To: "John P. Beale" <beale AT best DOT com>
Cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: GRX 2.0 and Windows trouble
In-Reply-To: <4mhmip$mm2@nntp1.best.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960506082845.13129E-100000@is>
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Thread: Frames, NoFrames, TwoWindows

On 5 May 1996, John P. Beale wrote:

> under DJGPP 2.0 and using the GRX 2 library for graphics. It works fine
> under DOS, but under Windows 3.1/95, whenever I exit graphics mode and go
> to text mode, I get a screenfull of colored blinking characters instead of
> normal text. I have a Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM but others have reported the
> same problem with other adapters.

I think Windows doesn't always save the contents of the screen when you
switch modes, because text mode is emulated by Windows, at least for some
settings of the PIF file.  Try saving the contents of the text screen and
restoring it when you get back to text mode.  (It's possible you can
achieve the same by changing some PIF settings, but I won't recommend
relying on this as you can't assume your users know enough about it.)

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