Section: Svgalib User Manual (8)
Updated: 11 Mar 1999
mode3 - set a vesa mode.
The video card is set to vesa mode
(or 3 by default) using the (real mode) vesa bios calls.
Using this program is unsafe, and might (depending on the bios) result in
a video card in a state that requires a hard reset to restore to normal,
or even a hung computer.