Just installed beta1 on my old Sony Vaio, it’s a pleasure to have it on a bare metal some KDL here and there and vesa legacy mode on it for allowing it to boot, but it works
unfortunately, having lot of screen issues makes it almost unusable.
Basically, the box seems to start with the screen brightness at minimum (i say “seems” because Bios screen is full bright, instead). Ofc, keyboard controls don’t work on Haiku as expected, but neither they works before booting (on bios and on boot screen, for example)
(I’m wondering if setting the brightness with, for ex,. an Ubuntu live the settings will persist…)
So, I tried to plug to my dekstop screen with a VGA cable. It’s ok to me to use this way for now.
I know that app_server don’t support more than one screen atm, but I guessed there’s a way to switch, powering the internal LCD off while outputting to VGA. Cloning it would be ok too.
Well, this is really weird. Screen preflet correctly shows the name of my desktop screen (Eizo EV2436W 24.1) but the internal LCD still shows the desktop while no signal is sent to the external screen*. Also the resolutions available in the preflets are those of the LCD, not the native of the external screen (or are they forced by legacy VESA?).
- apparently. The Eizo has a “signal” button to scan all the sources. While in “D-Sub” it skips to the next source as there’s no signal. But I’ve no way to make it stay on the source, to perform more tests or to press some buttons on the laptop in the meanwhile ()