Supported Hardware/Video cards

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Supported Hardware/Video cards
  • VBE driver (vbemp.sys)
    • supports only graphic cards supporting VESA BIOS version v2.0 and higher
    • supports all available resolutions (640x480 and higher)
    • supports all available color resolutions (8, 16, 24, 32 bits)
  • VGA driver (vgamp.sys)
    • supports a standard resolution of 640x480x4 (4 bit = 16 colors)
    • its presence is necessary at all times, for emergency debug fallback
  • Native driver
    • this is Video Adapter's own Windows driver

Please update this page with the status of each Video card that is tested.

Possible statuses

Status Description
Works Works without any major problems
Not tested No test has been performed.
Failed Fails to work or crashes ROS

Tested Video cards

Video VGA VESA Native Comments
3DFX Voodoo3 16MB Works Works Failed With VESA driver, supports up to 24bit color depth. Native driver doesnt work see bug no.4354
ATI Radeon HD 3100 Graphics Works Works Failed Rev.40825. Driver installation fails. ATI Catalyst™ 9.5 IGP Drivers
ATI 3D Rage II+ Not tested Works Failed Native driver doesnt work see bug no.4500. Mouse cursor is not drawn in VESA mode.
Intel Extreme Graphics (integrated in the Intel 845GE chipset) Works Works Not tested
NVIDIA GeForce 5200 128MB Works Works Failed Out of frequency monitor message when loading third stage (Black Screen).
NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4200 128MB Works Works Failed Drivers do not install
NVIDIA TNT2 Model 64 32MB Works Works Not tested
VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP 64MB (KM400) Works Works Failed Rev.40825. Driver installation fails. KM400/KM266 PRO/P4M800 Chipset VGA Driver for WinXP/ Win2000
S3 Trio64+ Failed Failed Not tested Doesnt support VESA 2.0. For VGA, please see point 3 of "Known Issues".
S3 VIRGE 86c325 Works Failed Not tested Doesnt support VESA 2.0. For VGA, please see point 3 of "Known Issues".
VM QEMU Cirrus CL-54xx Works Works Works Requires ReactOS VESA driver being present at all times, see bug no.2286
VM VirtualBox Video Works Works Works Own driver starts up in 640x480x8, but supports all modes up to 1024x768x32. Necessary for Vbox OpenGL 3d host acceleration passthrough
VM VMWARE Video Works Works Works Is known to lock up 2nd stage while being installed, sometimes, see bug no.2666

Known issues

1. VESA Driver accepts only VESA 2.0 compatible adapters.

2. Some INF files have both Windows 2000 and XP sections, with separate drivers for both. When trying to install Win2k driver version, Reactos is being detected as XP, thus XP driver is attempted to be installed, even though its driver file may be missing in Win2k driver directory. As Reactos doesnt fail when copying nonexistant file, successful installation is reported, alas driver file is not copied to system32\driver directory. This will cause "Successful install, please restart" window to appear at every boot.

3. VGA driver, if chosen is known to fallback to VESA at 3rd stage. See bug 4192