mach32info prints out almost all the info about your mach32 card from configuration
registers and Mach32 EEPROM. It also measures the Mach32 clocks. A
completely idle system is required when these measurements are being
performed. During these measurements, the video signals will be screwed up
for about 3-4 seconds.
If your monitor does not switch off when getting a video signal it cant
stand (fixed freq. monitors) better switch it off before starting
mach32info. Your computer will beep when it is finished probing.
You can redirect the stdout of
mach32info to some file for viewing the results easier or mailing them.
Do not redirect stderr as you wont hear the beep.
This tool is part of svgalib. Although its output maybe useful to debug
Xfree86 Mach32 Servers, I am
NOT related to Xfree86!
Please do not send me (Michael Weller) any Xfree86 bug reports! Thanx in advance.
Note that this tool comes
without any warranty! Use it at your
Warning, this tool does not check for VC changes etc.. Just let it run in
its own virtual console as root and dont try to fool it.
Actually this is due to it not using svgalib at all but simply accessing the
Please report any problems with running
mach32info or with configuring the
Mach32 driver to Michael Weller <email@example.com>.
Include the results from running this test with your report.
This utility is part of svgalib and can be found in the
mach32/ subdirectory 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.
print out the configuration information. Without
mach32info prints a usage message (looking almost like this manpage ;-)).
force option disables the sanity check that tries to detect the
presence of the mach32 prior to printing the information.
Do not use this option unless you are really,
really sure that you have a Mach32 compatible vga card installed.
In case of any such problem, simply get an svgalib distribution from the net. You
dont need to install it. Just
make in the
mach32/ subdirecty. As of this writing,
svgalib-1.2.12.tar.gz is the latest version and can be retrieved by ftp from
sunsite.unc.edu at /pub/Linux/libs/graphics and
tsx-11.mit.edu at /pub/linux/sources/libs which will most probably be mirrored by a site close to you.