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Rhapsody dr2 x86 color graphics

Started by John Musbach, March 16, 2010, 01:04:55 PM

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John Musbach

Hi, I finally found the right pc/CDROM combination to get this os running without virtualization but have only got it to display in greys. The card installed is a Ati rage xl installed in rhapsody as a 8mb ati rage card. What cards provide color graphics in x86 installations? Thanks!

RacerX

For the Intel version of Rhapsody there was very few display cards supported (fewer than even OPENSTEP at the time as I recall, plus OPENSTEP was still supported by Apple nearly four years after Rhapsody DR2). And while a lot of ATI cards were supported at the time, the ATI Rage XL was introduced almost two years after DR2.

In recent years I've mainly focused on running the Intel version on laptops, but when I did have it on a desktop I used a DiamondStealth 64 PCI video card with 2 MB of VRAM (which I keep handy in case I need to set up a desktop system again, either Rhapsody, OPENSTEP or NEXTSTEP).

Here is a list of the display drivers included with Rhapsody DR2 (paired down from the full drivers list here) to give you an idea what to look for.

    Driver Bundle = ATIMach64DisplayDriver.config
    "ATI Mach64 PCI-Bus Display Adapter (2MB Modes)";
    "ATI Mach64 PCI-Bus Display Adapter (4MB Modes)";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = ATIRageDisplayDriver.config
    "ATI Rage PCI/AGP-Bus Display Adapter (2MB Modes)";
    "ATI Rage PCI/AGP-Bus Display Adapter (4MB Modes)";
    "ATI Rage PCI/AGP-Bus Display Adapter (6MB Modes)";
    "ATI Rage PCI/AGP-Bus Display Adapter (8MB Modes)";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = CirrusLogicGD5434DisplayDriver.config
    "Cirrus Logic GD5446 PCI Display Adapter (1MB)";
    "Cirrus Logic GD5446 PCI Display Adapter (2MB)";
    "Cirrus Logic GD5434 PCI Display Adapter (1MB)";
    "Cirrus Logic GD5434 PCI Display Adapter (2MB)";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = MatroxMGA2064WDisplayDriver.config
    "Matrox MGA Millennium (2MB)";
    "Matrox Mystique/Mystique 220 (MGA1064SG) (2MB)";
    "Matrox Mystique/Mystique 220 (MGA1064SG) (4MB)";
    "Matrox Mystique/Mystique 220 (MGA1064SG) (8MB)";
    "Matrox MGA Millennium II (4MB)";
    "Matrox MGA Millennium II (8MB or greater)";
    "Matrox MGA Millennium (4MB)";
    "Matrox MGA Millennium (8MB)";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = Number9Imagine128DisplayDriver.config
    "#9 Imagine 128";
    "#9 Imagine 128 Pro";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = Number9Imagine128S2DisplayDriver.config
    "#9 Imagine 128 Series 2 (4MB VRAM)";
    "#9 Imagine 128 Series 2 (8MB VRAM)";
    "#9 Revolution 3D (4MB WRAM)";
    "#9 Revolution 3D (8MB WRAM)";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = Number9Motion331DisplayDriver.config
    "#9 Motion 331 PCI Display Adapter (1MB Modes)";
    "#9 Motion 331 PCI Display Adapter (2MB Modes)";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = Number9Motion771DisplayDriver.config
    "#9 Motion 771 PCI Display Adapter (2MB Modes)";
    "#9 Motion 771 PCI Display Adapter (4MB Modes)";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = S3GenericDisplayDriver.config
    "S3 Generic PCI Display Driver";
    "DiamondStealth 64 DRAM PCI Display Driver";
    "DiamondStealth 64 Video (S3 868) PCI Display Driver";
    "DiamondStealth 64 VRAM (S3 968) PCI Display Driver";
    "Diamond Stealth 3D (S3 ViRGE) PCI Display Driver";
    "Diamond Stealth 3D (S3 ViRGE/VX) PCI Display Driver";
    ------------------------
    Driver Bundle = IBMThinkPad760EDDisplayDriver.config
    "IBM ThinkPad 560 Display Adapter";
    "IBM ThinkPad 760E/760ED Display Adapter";

John Musbach

Thanks, I'll keep my eyes peeled--in particular for that diamondstealth card you menioned. I'm aware of that list, I was hoping more for people offering confirmed reports from actual useage like you and the diamondstealth card.

RacerX

Quote from: "John Musbach"I was hoping more for people offering confirmed reports from actual useage like you and the diamondstealth card.
Hopefully others will offer up some more experiences... most of mine with various cards has been with ones for Apple hardware and is most likely not relevant to PC graphics cards.  :oops: