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Re: [Qemu-devel] Make -std-vga the default?

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Make -std-vga the default?
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 06:30:51 +0100
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On Wednesday 28 June 2006 02:21, Julian Seward wrote:
> I've been using -std-vga for a couple of weeks now, and it works well
> at least for the guests I've been using (Win2K/XP, Red Hat 9, SuSE 10.1).

Really? My win2k install couldn't do anything useful with -std-vga. It would 
only do the very basic 640x480x4 mode. I'm fairly sure win9x can't do 
anything useful with straight VGA either.

> Overall it seems to work much better than the default 5446 simulation
> and it seems to me that non-developer users, who are presumably the larger
> fraction of the user base, would benefit from having -std-vga as the
> default.  The "it just works" property is important for new users, and
> -std-vga has more of that than the 5446 just at the moment.

In my experience the Cirrus emulation "just works", and is supported by pretty 
much every OS out the box. AFAIK Windows earlier than XP doesn't needs 
additional 3rd party drivers to support anonymous VESA hardware.


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