Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives After eight years of hard work, the day has finally arrived. Today, September 14, the Haiku project has released its very first alpha release. With the goal of recreating one of the most beloved operating systems in history, the BeOS, they took on no small task, but it seems as if everything is finally starting to come together. Let's talk about the history of the BeOS, where Haiku comes from, and what the Alpha is like.
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RE: More to come
by Valhalla on Mon 14th Sep 2009 20:59 UTC in reply to "More to come"
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I had trouble with widescreen VESA aswell on my dedicated Haiku box that has a NVidia 7600gs. No widescreen VESA modes were available which meant it looked pretty ugly in VESA. And when I tried to boot without vesa safe mode the screen lost signal after the boot icons. However I was able to find the solution, turns out it was selecting the wrong head on my video card. So by copying 'nvidia.settings' from the source code to /boot/home/config/settings/kernel/drivers and setting the switchhead parameter in that file to 'true' it worked without VESA and I was able to use widescreen resolutions. Not exactly a pretty solution perhaps but it's alpha after all.

Also excited seeing work being done on Gallium3d for Haiku, this hopefully means that we'll have 3d acceleration for Haiku (through noveu and others) in the future. Haiku with a 3d accelerated gui would be sweet.

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