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runx(1)			      Svgalib User Manual		       runx(1)

NAME
       runx  -	try  to	 overcome problems of Xfree96 restoring textmode using
       svgalib.

SYNOPSIS
       runx

DESCRIPTION
       If XFree86 corrupts your textmode font, try putting  restorefont(1)  in
       your  path  and use the shell script runx to run X.  runx saves the VGA
       font data in /tmp/fontdata, and restores it when you exit X.

       The runx script actually is:

	      #!/bin/sh
	      echo Saving font in /tmp/fontdata
	      restorefont -w /tmp/fontdata
	      startx
	      echo Restoring font from /tmp/fontdata
	      restorefont -r /tmp/fontdata

       Note that this doesn't help with syncing problems.

       A more rigorous alternative is to run the savetextmode(1) script before
       running X, and textmode(1) after. This will restore the textmode regis‐
       ters and the VGA palette in addition to the VGA font.

       Assuming that savetextmode(1) and textmode(1) are in your PATH the runx
       script would then look like:

	      #!/bin/sh
	      echo Saving SVGA state
	      savetextmode
	      startx
	      echo restoring SVGA state
	      textmode

       This  utility  is part of svgalib and can be found in the utils/ subdi‐
       rectory of the  original	 svgalib  distribution.	 However,  it  is  not
       installed  by default, s.t. it is unclear where you can find it if your
       svgalib was install by a linux distribution.

       However, this is no big deal as it was printed out above already ;-).

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7),  vgagl(7),	libvga.config(5),   convfont(1),   dumpreg(1),
       restorefont(1),	restorepalette(1),  restoretextmode(1),	 fix132x43(1),
       savetextmode(1), setmclk(1), textmode(1).

AUTHOR
       This manual page was edited  by	Michael	 Weller	 <eowmob@exp-math.uni-
       essen.de>. The exact source of the referenced utility 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 <H.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.net>.

       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.

Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)		  2 Aug 1997			       runx(1)
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