Opened 10 years ago

Closed 2 months ago

#2950 closed bug (invalid)

Vmware video driver dual Haiku screens

Reported by: kvdman Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Drivers/Graphics Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

It seems that some of the latest revisions (in the last week), have done something to the Vmware video driver. Under Vmware Fusion and build 23813, there are two Haiku screens (see pic).

Removing the driver and using Vesa solves the problem, but the driver is much slower, and unstable (quitting BePDF will jump it into KDL).

Interestingly, the problem can't be duplicated in Virtual Box, as the Vmware video driver works fine there.

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Change History (7)

Changed 10 years ago by kvdman

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by kvdman

Sorry, I meant rev. 28314.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by umccullough

A result of hrev28301.

see already-existing discussion here:

http://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/haiku-commits/2008-October/018143.html

I believe the consensus is (and has been for quite some time): Don't use that driver. It already had known problems anyway, for example making it nearly impossible to cope with a KDL.

VESA performance is pretty much already good enough in vmware anyhow, so the driver itself provides no real noticeable gain.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by kvdman

Thanks for the info, guess this should be left open, Stephan noted in the discussion that:

"it's a problem of not correctly implementing virtual_height in the driver".

And Axel said:

"Since we're in control of the sources, and the vmware driver currently isn't used because of other reasons, I would be against blacklisting, and rather spend the effort on fixing problematic drivers."

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by luroh

Milestone: R1Unscheduled

Moving out of the R1 milestone.

comment:5 Changed 18 months ago by axeld

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:6 Changed 2 months ago by waddlesplash

Resolution: invalid
Status: assignedclosed

The VMware driver was outsourced some time ago.

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