Why is this resolution "inaccessible"?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Sun Jan 22 09:57:59 PST 2006

On Sad, 2006-01-21 at 20:33 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> This is VERY VERY UNSAFE for the monitor, and will have a high 
> probability of letting all the smoke out.  Many of the low dollar types 
> are so closely engineered that even 28khz is overheating them.

Modern monitors will shutdown first, but this is still good advice.
(Once virus people discovered you could blow up monitors the h/w people
got a bit more concerned)

Another approach for cards that can't do these low resolutions and lack
a bit doubling setting would be to do a "2x2 block" shadowfb hack for
the card. Wouldn't be too difficult for most drivers, especially those
which already have rotate shadowfb hooks.

Yes it would be unaccelerated but at 320x240 who actually cares 8)

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