Should it work with Win2k?
Forum: DSL Embedded
Topic: Should it work with Win2k?
started by: codestorm
Posted by codestorm on Nov. 18 2004,23:19Just thought I'd give embedded a try at work, however:
*downloaded, created c:\dsl-embedded-0.8.4, and unzipped all into it
*ran the dsl-windows.bat
*a console window popped up, titled c:\dsl-embedded-0.8.4\qemu.exe
*a larger window popped up titled QEMU, with what appears to be a distorted boot prompt screen
After it progresses past the boot prompt screen, the QEMU window just stays black (gave it 5+mins).
If I click in it at all the window title changes to "QEMU - Press Ctrl-Shift to exit grab"
Also tried giving "dsl 2" and "dsl xvesa" at the boot prompt
Here's a < screen dump > of the boot prompt page.
I've so far only waited the 5 mins on the default boot, not "dsl xvesa" or "dsl 2"
The qemu.exe process is averaging 25% CPU usage constantly, but nothing appearing.
Posted by codestorm on Nov. 19 2004,04:12Never mind. I went and grabbed the latest qemu (0.6.1 with fix), and it now works - better anyway. There's now rough visuals, just squashed. Hopefully there'll be some res settings available within qemu
Posted by cbagger01 on Nov. 19 2004,05:30Did you try CTRL-SHIFT-F
to see if full-screen mode looks any better?
How is the new version of Qemu working?
Can you successfully install programs with the myDSL gui like Ace.dsl without network corruption?
Posted by codestorm on Nov. 19 2004,06:05
Full screen mode just looks like smaller mode, but bigger (still squashed - < here's a (fullscreen) screenshot >. (image working now 20041122)
As I mentioned, new version of qemu at least gives visuals, even if it's squashed. Does stress all hell out of the ~1GHz processor - it's less responsive than it is actually installed on my 200MMX at home.
Haven't tried installing stuff - may do so next week, as it's end-Fri here.
I'm guessing it's maybe my Matrox twinhead vid card?
Posted by cbagger01 on Nov. 19 2004,20:06Hmm..
Did you try the framebuffer mode, boot command:
(not "dsl fb800x600 frugal")?
Posted by codestorm on Nov. 21 2004,23:10fb800x600 frugal (non full screen - full screen no better)
Posted by cbagger01 on Nov. 22 2004,23:27That sure is funky.
I will have to try DSL out on a Win2k box soon and see if I can repeat the results.
Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Nov. 23 2004,07:11works like a charm on mine.
i do fb800x600 then Xvesa 640x480x16 to save on screen real estate.
Posted by AwPhuch on Nov. 23 2004,15:40Perhaps the default settings on your Command Prompt "terminal" are set wrong, perhaps set for vt100 emulation?
Open a shell window and right click in blue and check there (properties)
Posted by codestorm on Nov. 23 2004,22:07Command prompt properties
Posted by ico2 on Nov. 25 2004,17:20what RES are you using in 2k?
Posted by codestorm on Nov. 28 2004,21:471280x1024x24. Hmm, that makes me wonder ...
Tried changing res to 1024x768x16 and firing it up - perfect! Even if I then change back to 1280x1024x24 while it's running. And yet if I fire up a second version from 1280x1024x24, it's squashed again. Interesting. Better let the Qemu dude who was helping me know.
Posted by codestorm on Nov. 28 2004,21:52Also just tried it from 1280x1024x16 and also fine. Well, there you go.
Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Nov. 29 2004,03:54Perhaps your hardware is not capable of producing accelerated 2d graphics at resolutions above 1024x768 and is using the windows framebuffer device for resolutions above that.
Posted by codestorm on Nov. 30 2004,01:08
Hmm, who knows?
It's a work PC so nothing too flash - think the video card is a Matrox G450 dual head from memory - not sure how that stacks up compared to ATI/NVidia ones, but prolly not favourably.
I'm guessing it's to do with colour depth, as qemu also runs DSL fine at 1280x1024x32 ... just not 1280x1024x24.