What is missing (for me)


Sometimes I try the latest nightly builds of Haiku. I was happy when yesterday I tried the latest, and I got wifi connection with my Intel Centrino 6230 card. It was automatically select one network, and now I can use the internet.
There was another cool thing: when I set up my mailbox, I only entered my e-mail, and the program filled out the other fields (username, server) perfectly.

But some drivers/options I need to have to use perfectly Haiku on my PC:

  • first, it does not see my Kingston mSata SSD drive, so I can use the system only from USB (I do not use any other (IDE/SATA) storage)
  • I got a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse what is not working with Haiku (or I do not know how to set it up)
  • and I can connect only to free wifi (I do not know how to set up to connect to my home network using WPA2-Personal/AES, because I do not know where to enter the password)

I saw in the source tree of Haiku there are some bluetooth driver/add-on, so may be it is possible to parse my mouse. In the Intel Centrino 6230 there is bluetooth too, but I do not know how to use it.

My configuration:
motherboard: Intel DH61AG
cpu: Intel core i3 2100T
ram: Kingston DDR3-soDIMM 8GB
hdd: Kingston ms100 64GB mSata SSD
net: Intel Centrino 6230 mini-PCIe
mouse: Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse 5000

Can somebody help me how can I solve the problems above? Is there any solution, or I need to wait until these parts will be implemented in Haiku?

Thank you!

Aside from ‘AHCI vs IDE’ there is often a ‘Performance vs Compatibility’ setting in your BIOS.

If your’s has it try all the combinations to see what works and gives you the best speed.

I’m taking a little space of your subject and want to add some things that are missing for me too…hope to make your subject the most viewable in this forum…:))
So… i would like to have a (working) fast keyboard switcher (like vasper installed in BEOS-MAX(need to change between ENG & GREEK)) and a platform to run some linux (deb) apps …(it could be rich in software then…).
Thanks in advance…

sorry again
i just found that the forum already has a sugestion box topic… so we both should transfer our subject there…

Bluetooth support hasn’t been improved in a long time, I think. I don’t think you’ll have success using any device yet…
For WPA encrypted WLAN, have a look at the “Connecting to wireless networks” guide. Instead of doing the “ifconfig {device} join {SSID} {password}” from Terminal, you can also rightclick the NetworkStatus icon in the Deskbar and choose the network you want to join. An alert will pop up to enter the password. Currently there’s no password management however.
For me it takes some minutes to be able to join the WLAN, make sure to wait a bit before joining a network after booting. Here, I get the notifications that my network adapters are “configuring”. Only after “no link” is announced, I successfully do the “iconfig”-thing…


I have tried something: I have changed the SATA mode in the BIOS from AHCI to IDE, and now the Haiku can see the mSata drive. So; now I could install the Haiku on my PC.

For wifi: I tried to select another network from the drop down list (from the Deskbar), but I did not get any password window. But, if I select the wifi network in the network preferences window, and click on the apply button, I got a popup. Now I can enter the password, but after this, the network preferences freeze, and I have no network connection. I also tried to change the mode from DHCP to static, but nothing changed.

That doesn’t sound too difficult to make. Does Haiku currently have a working “slow” keyboard switcher for English / Greek? I haven’t used Vasper before. How would you want it to work? For example, is it a popup window? A keyboard shortcut?

Haiku will be able to run many Linux applications, but I don’t think it will ever run most of them. Making Linux applications work on Haiku is difficult, kind of like making Windows applications work on Linux. It’s a very different operating system.

Is there specific software you are missing in Haiku?

Haiku will (probably) never have official Flash support, but it’s very easy to watch YouTube videos in Haiku. Just search haikuware.com for “youtube”. I use “youtube-dl”, a command line program.

installoptionalpackage KeymapSwitcher