Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#14935 new bug

Macbook Air: Haiku boots into 8 bit graphics, while 32 is available

Reported by: Dilbert2 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Drivers/Graphics/VESA Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: x86


I booted Haiku from USB stick on my Macbook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB

Booting Haiku used to be impossible on this Mac, but with recent improvements to Haiku, it can finally boot on a laptop with only USB3 ports. Runs great, apart from driver support.

Now, there is a few other snags. Haiku does not have WiFi, sound or properly functioning touchpad. (It works, but not with 2 finger scrolling. See another bug report I wrote 6 years ago for that.)

This bug report is about the graphics, and I assume this is an easy one to solve. You see, it defaults to the correct resolution, but not colors. Haiku boots into a desktop which is barely readable, 8 bits/pixel, 256 colors. I change the display settings to 32 bits/pixel, 16 Million colors. AND IT WORKS! So why did Haiku not default to this? Haiku works in this graphics mode, so why not make it default?

Tested on 32 bit hybrid hrev52939

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syslog (176.4 KB ) - added by Dilbert2 18 months ago.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 by diver, 18 months ago

Component: Audio & VideoDrivers/Graphics/intel_extreme
Owner: changed from nobody to kallisti5

Please attach your syslog.

by Dilbert2, 18 months ago

Attachment: syslog added

comment:2 by diver, 18 months ago

Component: Drivers/Graphics/intel_extremeDrivers/Graphics/VESA
Owner: changed from kallisti5 to nobody

Intel(R) HSW Mobile/Desktop Graphics Chipset Accelerated VGA BIOS

I don't think intel_extreme handles this driver yet. Looks like framebuffer driver is to blame.

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