Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#12918 closed bug (fixed)

VESA fails to set a valid mode on boot unless selected manually

Reported by: edglex Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Drivers/Graphics Version: R1/Development
Keywords: vesa.accelerant Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: x86


Around 2 years ago one of my machines (that uses VESA graphics) started requiring me to select a safe video mode on every boot (otherwise it just hangs on the rocket). Knowing that it was between two hrevs 6 months apart I looked for changes relating to VESA between the dates and have found the change [1] that caused it (tested by reverting the change and testing).

The change to vesa accelerant is intended to only set the video mode if it is different to the current one. But at least on my hardware, it causes the system to not set the video mode correctly on boot.


Change History (4)

comment:1 by pulkomandy, 4 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in hrev50501.

comment:2 by vidrep, 4 years ago

I tested this on my own PC today using hrev50501, but it does not appear to work. On-board graphics on my PC is currently unsupported Intel HD4500. In order to use VESA I must manually select fail safe video mode and 1600 x 1200 32 bit resolution on every boot. This step is not necessary on Alpha 3 (tested today). Haiku will automatically select the VESA driver and screen resolution when the GPU is not supported by the Intel driver.

comment:3 by pulkomandy, 4 years ago

A separate bugreport for a separate problem would be better. And: do you really need to do both (failsafe + forcing the video mode)? Or is just one of the two options enough?

comment:4 by vidrep, 4 years ago

Ticket #12920 created. Selecting fail-safe is the only step required.

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