Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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RE[2]: Comment by Darak
by anevilyak on Mon 10th May 2010 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Darak"
anevilyak
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2005-09-14


As you mentioned, if Haiku doesn't have a driver for your video card then it will use the VESA driver. The VESA driver is very good, but it is only possible for it to support a specific set of screen resolutions, none of which are wide screen:



That's actually not correct, most modern graphics cards will query the monitor for its preferred resolution and add a VESA mode line for that one specifically to the BIOS's exported list.

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RE[3]: Comment by Darak
by drcouzelis on Mon 10th May 2010 15:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Darak"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

I apologize. Thank you for correcting me.

Also, that's really cool! I wonder if my video card is too old for that feature. ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by Darak
by anevilyak on Mon 10th May 2010 22:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Darak"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14


Also, that's really cool! I wonder if my video card is too old for that feature. ;)


Shouldn't be, it uses the same DDC/EDID mechanism that the actual OSes do, it's just a recent development that they use it to supplement the BIOS mode list, since the proliferation of widescreen displays is still a comparatively new trend and it didn't really matter as much prior.

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