icaros desktop – playing with graphical modes inside IcAROS (VESA/native nouveau.hidd)
VESA :VESA is perfect for compatibility with ALL the gfx cards. For more informations about VESA : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA But it is slow, and Warp 3D is badly supported. Also, you can have problems changing graphical modes (need to restart the comp’), or even finding a mode that fits your needs and your screen (for me, I had issues with my wide 22′ monitor) To know the list of VESA modes supported by the graphic card, on the grub screen type “c” to get into the “grub command line”, then type :
NATIVE :Native is good for speed and 3D support. You can change the graphical mode without having to reboot the machine. If your card is recognized and handled by AROS, it is the best choice. But it is also more complex for the system to handle, so, it is also more unstable. You can get some weird behaviors (icons that disapear…), if you have your graphic card recognized but not in the compatibility list. I personnally get more “memory access violation” errors with native mode.
to change the graphical mode :To switch from native to vesa / vesa to native, use the prefs/boot interface. You can specify there the VESA mode. reboot. you can also directly change the file
sys:boot/grub/grub.cfgHere is mine. If you are in Native mode, just simply use Prefs / Screenmode :