PVS file

Quite a few people seem to have issues with Parallels/OPENSTEP/Mach, so let’s at least remove Parallels configuration from the list of unknowns.  Try this PVS file, see if that helps.  BTW, anyone having problems, what host system are you using?

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6 Responses to PVS file

  1. Anonymous says:

    I cannot get my openstep run in colour display mode. VBE aware boot freezes older ones allows only 640x480x2. It’s a pain.

    I have the latest Parallels it seems the major problem. I tried to download an earlier one but at Parallels there’s no way for that.

  2. Graham Lee says:

    segabor: hmmm…obviously the PVS file I’ve linked to above works for me, and I’ve had reports that it works for other people too. I assume you’re using that PVS file; what hardware are you on?

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s all on my fresh new MacBook. VGA driver responds with error VGA BIOS mode change returned 024f. I’ve set several modes but no luck at all.

  4. Graham Lee says:

    Hmmm, that’s unfortunate, as I’ve just ordered a MacBook to run Parallels on…oh well it’ll arrive soon and I’ll be able to do some testing.

  5. Anonymous says:


    Anyway it would be a good(?) idea to write a Parallels compatible SVGA driver that won’t use BIOS features. Once I have more spare time I’ll see what can I do :)

  6. Graham Lee says:

    Now verified that this works on the 20″ core duo iMac, too. Oh, and if you use Apple Remote Desktop then you get the magic mouse-in-and-out behaviour for free, presumably some interaction between VNC’s opinion of where the pointer is and Parallels’ :-)

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