Running Ubuntu Dapper in a VBC - video corruption.

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by zsouthboy, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. zsouthboy

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    I have Virtual PC installed, with the latest updates applied.

    Upon booting into the latest (and actually, other versions too) version of Ubuntu, I get a corrupted screen in VPC, which looks like X is using the wrong video driver.

    Ideas?

    It works fine in VMWare, btw, but I prefer VPC for the speed.

    link to image:

    http://www.zsouthboy.com/crappy.gif

    EDIT: dammit, a typo in the topic :(
     
  2. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Dangerously Mirthful
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    Which driver are you using?
     
  3. zsouthboy

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    I'm not. :)

    VPC has a fully emulated video card (can't remember which one though)


    And I found the problem

    VPC does not support 24-bit color, which is what my linux installs are defaulting to (as the emulated video chipset does support that)

    So I'm back to using VMWare, which is fine I guess.
     
  4. Tim Murray

    Tim Murray the Windom Earle of mobile SOCs
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    24-bit color on X = 32-bit color on Windows. different terminology.
     
  5. Guden Oden

    Guden Oden Senior Member
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    Why would the OS default to something that is unsupported by the hardware/driver? Rather, it should automatically fall back to the least common denominator so that a viewable graphics image can be presented to the user.

    Just goes to show that linux still isn't a serious OS, but rather merely fit for hackers and tinkerers...
     
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    In this case, it really just shows that VPC is a POS.

    vmware FTW.
     
  7. zsouthboy

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    Once again, I'll say that I prefer the speed of VPC, but I end up using Vmware for all non-MS OSes.


    /VPC 2k3 Box with visual studio, etc, on it.. i can start where I left off, on ANY machine.
     
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