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[9]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Zbigniew on Wed 9th Jan 2013 12:14 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
Zbigniew
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2008-08-28

Well, if I'm correct, Icaros (or AROS) during boot time uses framebuffer for diplaying text boot messages.

I made a third attempt using older hardware - apart of the problems with the framebuffer (still "mode not supported") it booted just fine, and I could play a bit, when graphics appeared. It was much older mobo ASRock K7-Upgrade600, with Radeon 9600Pro.

The conclusions are:
- at the moment new AROS kernel has poor support for nForce chipset
- it would be much better idea to use - for displaying text boot messages - the modes e.g. "copied" from Linux (say: the ones LILO allows). Never had problems with these. It's simply not worthy to pack a few letters more into line at a cost of making most monitors unsuitable.

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