[Novalug] n00b questions for today
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 12:07:41 EST 2012
That jibes with my answer -- generally you would write to a
higher-level drawing API that takes care of sending all the other
stuff down to X, X down to... etc.
Ed, if you described your actual goal maybe I could find you a more
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:51:58AM -0500, Keith Howell wrote:
> In most modern operating systems, the BIOS is only used to get the system
> working and then the OS takes over.
> Unless you are writing the OS, why would you want to make direct calls to
> the hardware?
> On Feb 23, 2012 8:11 AM, "Ed James" <edward.james at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Anyone or all,
> > 1 - Do graphics cards all have any sort of standard, dumbed down,
> > interface or set of instructions whereby a program could be written
> > that works on all graphics cards? If so, URL to info would be
> > appreciated.
> > 1 - On modern machines, can keyboards still be accessed via BIOS
> > commands and/or would that in turn depend on COM vs PS2 vs
> > USB type keyboards?
> > Ed James
> > *wishing he used a fake name for questions like this
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