Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Apr 2010 16:08 UTC, submitted by James
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku is aiming at a tentative May 10 release for R1 Alpha 2. Ingo Weinhold, one of the recently contracted developers, is the acting release coordinator. Testing of nightly pre-release builds is encouraged.
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External Display Support
by OSGuy on Sat 24th Apr 2010 22:00 UTC
OSGuy
Member since:
2006-01-01

I know I might be asking for too much but is there an external display support? I want Haiku on my 20" Samsung wide screen monitor over my 15.4" laptop ;) Last time I checked I could not find an option for this.

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RE: External Display Support
by jokkel on Sat 24th Apr 2010 22:29 in reply to "External Display Support"
jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

I know that there's no multiple display support. So it seems you're out of luck. The drivers are framebuffer only as far as I know.

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anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

Incorrect on both counts, the radeon and nvidia drivers support multiple monitors, assuming you have one of the chipsets they support, and the drivers will use bit blit acceleration if available, just not the other drawing ops since everything is double buffered.

Edited 2010-04-25 00:22 UTC

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Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Additionally, when I plug a monitor into my Dell laptop or Toshiba 205 netbook the VESA drivers support the external monitor as the display unit.

And for those who have not tried Haiku, VESA is very very fast on it.

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