How to access the text mode screen on the secondary monitor in a system with 2 vga card?
Posted on 2003-04-01
I have dual-monitor systems, and Windows 98.
My question is, how to access (write-to) the secondary monitor, if the monitor is not selected to be included in the windows virtual desktop?
So windows recognises the card, but the 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor' switch is not on)
You are in this mode, when you see the following text on the secondary monitor:
"If you can read this message, Windows has successfully initialized this display adapter...."
I want to use it as a debug-monitor, just like i did in the old MDA/Hercules times.
If windows can use it in text mode, so can we.
I managed to get the device name with EnumDisplayDevices(), and also i tried to create a DC with CreateDC("DISPLAY",&DeviceName,NULL,NULL);
But i might be on a wrong track...