VBE support

Hi all,

we would like to have a VBE driver for JNode, which is currently in development. For that it would be very interesting to get a list of graphic cards that support VBE3. So I'm asking everybody to help me to get such a list. You only need to tell me your graphic card's name and whether it supports VBE3 or not. You may either reply to this thread, contact me via IRC or send me a mail to peda(at)jnode.org (please include "VBE" in the subject due to spam Eye-wink).

I will check in a little tool for JNode to make the VBE3-check within JNode. Though not everyone will be willing to compile trunk and test it, thus I have an easier way with Linux (for Windows I have no clue) for the test:

As root type:
dd if=/dev/mem bs=64K skip=12 count=1 |grep PMID

To get the name of your graphic card, in case you don't know, simply type:
and search for a line containing something about graphic/VGA/display driver or something like that Smiling

If the output contains "Binary file (standard input) matches", your card supports VBE3, otherwise it doesn't.
Thanks in advance, looking forward to get a large list,


Update: It seems almost all cards support VBE3, though some of the VBE3 bioses seem to be buggy. So I guess I should rephrase the question to: "Please tell me in case you have a gaphic card that does not support VBE3". Once a driver is ready we'll see how well it does and how many of the bioses have bugs (the bugs are related to the protected mode interface only it seems). Thanks for your help.

Here's a list of cards:

RV280 [Radeon 9200] (rev 01) YES
RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] YES
RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] YES
RV370 5B64 [FireGL V3100 (PCIE)] YES
RV370 secondary [Sapphire X550 Silent] YES
RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] YES
Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M YES
RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] YES
X300 RV370 NO/Buggy?
RageXL - MACH64 NO
GeForce Go 7400 (rev a1) YES
GeForce fx5650go / NV31M [GeForce FX Go5650] YES
GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go AGP 8x [NV28] YES
GeForce 7600GS YES
NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] YES
82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04) YES
Intel Corporation 82852/855GM YES
Intel(r)852GM/852GME/855GM/855GME YES
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 YES
vmware NO