RE: accessible bios setup:thoughts?

Inthane, that might be true, but it didn't do so from a dos environment, ok?

Dos was not in existence on the CPU when the bios was running, but it's 
completely imaginable that there were some opcodes folks
could use to manipulate bios values externally, for example. Actually, it's 
more imaginable that folks could simply poke a special
ram address, which would then trigger certain things to happen such as 
structures being exposed and so on, but that would be highly
vendor specific.

Take care,
Sina


-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of The Elf
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 5:57 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: accessible bios setup:thoughts?

as I have said, excuse me it seems to be a dos like environment and yes the 
thing was read by jaws for dos, like it or not, I was there and the blinking 
thing worked.

bloody ells!
inthane
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Littlefield, Tyler" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: accessible bios setup:thoughts?


> what? jaws for dos (running under dos) could read the bios?
> The bios is ran before the computer boots into dos, windows, linux, bsd, 
> unix, whatever. You can interact with it's interupts if you are in real 
> mode, but I don't see how it's possible to get to the bios that way.
> On 4/18/2011 7:23 PM, The Elf wrote:
>> hmmm, and it pops up again!
>>
>> a long time back my first comp had windows 311, and then win 95,jaws 3.1, 
>> jaws for dos, and an external doubletalk lt synthesizer on it, and I 
>> found that I could read the bios when it was brought up from the jaws for 
>> dos and the synthesizer. seemed that the bios used the onboard 
>> autoexect.bat and/or the config.sys files when it booted or at least ran 
>> them since this is where the   entries for the jaws for dos were kept 
>> back then, and I believe the synthesizer was as well.
>>
>> you might try digging heavily into how the bios operates in newer 
>> computers and see what you can find out along those lines.
>>
>> HTH,
>> elf
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Littlefield, Tyler" 
>> <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 12:54 PM
>> Subject: accessible bios setup:thoughts?
>>
>>
>>> Hello all:
>>> I will be getting a desktop in the near future and I want to be able to 
>>> work my way through the bios and configure everything like I want (raid, 
>>> etc).
>>> Have any of you found a way that can be used for someone across the net 
>>> to work with you? I have a friend who said he would help, and I could 
>>> point the webcam at the screen, but that's really hard if not impossible 
>>> to read from the glow of the screen. Are there other solutions?
>>> I have a male - male VGA port setup. Could I possibly somehow set it up 
>>> to stream the video from the computer to something that I could transmit 
>>> across the net? this sounds like a cool little project, I'm just not 
>>> sure where to begin. I'd think Linux would be a lot easier to write this 
>>> for.
>>>
>>> -- 
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ty
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