Linked by paolone on Fri 4th Jan 2013 20:56 UTC
Amiga & AROS Icaros Desktop, the popular distribution of the AROS Research Operating System, has recently released its version 1.5, a new milestone since it finally allows to run classic Amiga software and games on full screen or perfectly integrating them into the host AROS desktop.
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RE[5]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Zbigniew on Sun 6th Jan 2013 22:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
Zbigniew
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2008-08-28

I wanted to give Icaros a try - downloaded Live - and only the latest menu entry allowed to boot it at all. Choosing first or second one results in complaining of my monitor: "mode not supported (H:90.1 kHz, V:60.1 Hz). Then the machine seems to be hung (had to use hardware reset). Choosing the third one shows some boot messages, but stops loading on "[packet] couldn't open bsd.handler" message. The last one booted successfully - but it looks awful, of course, in 16 colours.

It doesn't seem to be prepared to run on somewhat older hardware - most probably it requires rather recent monitors to try it. When switched to rather modern Gateway monitor, I could see boot messages in all available boot modes - still it doesn't work.

Mobo Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3, Sempron64, ATI HD5450 (Tried also with Nvidia on that second monitor).
IMHO it could be somewhat better tested before making a release, and such "demanding" graphics modes shouldn't be used for "live", where I can't tweak configuration file - since it's written on DVD-ROM. It just either will work, or not (and this time it isn't).

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