Why VGA?

Feb 7, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Why didnt you go straight for VESA?

Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM
VESA needs bios calls, which we cannot (and dont want to) use.


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From: YukiFX

Why didnt you go straight for VESA?

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Feb 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Oh i see. Any workaround possible? Cause it would allow higher resolutions and 16bit colors...

Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM
drivers for graphic chips. we're working on VMWareSVGA ..


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Oh i see. Any workaround possible? Cause it would allow higher resolutions and 16bit colors...

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Feb 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Thats not a workaround. Who can write Drivers for every god damn GPU? Thats ridiculus..

Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM
that's what each and every operating system does!
doesn't mean each and every release of the radeon a completely new driver needs written. i think there are 4 main chips needed: radeon, nvidia, intel and amd's on-cpu (might even be radeon like)

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Thats not a workaround. Who can write Drivers for every god damn GPU? Thats ridiculus..

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Feb 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Edited Feb 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM

VIA, SiS, Maxthor.

Damn, Vesa would be such an awesome solution :S

 

EDIT: How did you get the Mandelbrot on 320x200?

Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM
it'll introduce something to our project which you may or may not remember: random freezes due to slow bios calls..


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VIA, SiS, Maxthor.

Damn, Vesa would be such an awesome solution :S

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Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM
also, i didn't say there are just 4 chips, i said the 4 major ones..


On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Matthijs ter Woord <matthijsterwoord@gmail.com> wrote:
it'll introduce something to our project which you may or may not remember: random freezes due to slow bios calls..


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VIA, SiS, Maxthor.

Damn, Vesa would be such an awesome solution :S

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Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM
On 2/7/2012 8:31 AM, YukiFX wrote:
> Thats not a workaround. Who can write Drivers for every god damn GPU?
> Thats ridiculus..

In the short term we will focus on VMWare, and then just the popular
ones which are Intel, nvidia, ATI. That will cover most of our bases.
They are all directx compat now too, which makes much of the drivers
share a lot of commonalities.
Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM
> VIA, SiS, Maxthor.

These are pretty rare these days.
Feb 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Generally the gpu manufacturer writes the driver, no?

On Feb 7, 2012 7:35 AM, "mterwoord" <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

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that's what each and every operating system does!
doesn't mean each and every release of the radeon a completely new driver needs written. i think there are 4 main chips needed: radeon, nvidia, intel and amd's on-cpu (might even be radeon like)

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From: YukiFX

Thats not a workaround. Who can write Drivers for every god damn GPU? Thats ridiculus..

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Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM
> Generally the gpu manufacturer writes the driver, no?

For Windows but many of them release source or specs for Linux etc.
Feb 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Okay, gotcha.

Again, how did you display the Mandelbrot on Cosmos?

Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM
vmware driver i think..


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Okay, gotcha.

Again, how did you display the Mandelbrot on Cosmos?

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Feb 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM
YukiFX wrote:

Okay, gotcha.

Again, how did you display the Mandelbrot on Cosmos?

Whats the Mandelbrot? And can we right now use a higher res with the vmware driver? Thanks - Matt

Coordinator
Feb 7, 2012 at 5:41 PM
> Whats the Mandelbrot? And can we right now use a higher res with the
> vmware driver? Thanks - Matt


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set
Feb 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM
kudzu wrote:
> Whats the Mandelbrot? And can we right now use a higher res with the
> vmware driver? Thanks - Matt


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set

So we do have higher res support! Thats so epic, so what is the res we can now use? Thanks - Matt