if you use the newcons ("vt") you don't need any extra software to draw graphics.With clean install (kernel.txz and base.txz) without installation of Xorg, which opportunities might be being given to draw graphics [...] on the display?
Sorry if that answer is not what you expectedIf one plays with all three mouse buttons, it is quite easy to use vt as a painting program.
Heh indeed. Just imagine someone had (reverse?) mmap'ed it there before handThat time you could write directly pixel by pixel to the video memory starting at 0xA000 (-;
Probably just good old linear algebra.
Thats pretty cool. I guess since things was all raw memory back then, you didn't specifically need C to access the operating system's C API to do system-level tasks?That time I used mostly Turbo Pascal, even to write a printer driver (for the first HP's ThinkJet printer).
That is super cool! It's on Github here:Open Sourced under MIT 4 days ago! May 4th 2022.