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Re: C in linux - bios calls, graphics
On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 01:54:45PM +0530, Binand Raj S. wrote:
> > Also, int86() in dos... these are bios calls i guess.. i did some readying up
> > and i could find this. Please help with this too.
> > <a tutorial, a link to someplace, will be nice. >
> AFAICT, Linux does not support bios calls from user level programs.
> There are system calls and ioctl's that implement bios calls.
Somewhere there is a kernel patch to support bios calls, done just for fun.
However modern OSes dont need bios calls and that is why we have system calls.