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HP PCI AMD Radeon® 7000 Graphics
Adapter Installation Guide
HP Part Number: AH391-9000A_ed3
Published: September 2010
Edition: 3

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    HP PCI AMD Radeon® 7000 Graphics Adapter Installation Guide HP Part Number: AH391-9000A_ed3 Published: September 2010 Edition: 3...

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    © Copyright 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Troubleshooting............................18 4 HP-UX Configuration....................21 Verification of Software Installation.....................21 Including the gvid Module in the Kernel.....................22 Verification of Hardware Installation....................22 HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter as Default Xserver Device..........23 Resolutions............................23 Restrictions and Limitations.........................24 No Accelerated 3D Support........................24 Multiple Colormaps..........................24 Default Visual Information........................24...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Default Graphics Resolution.........................25 How to Change the Resolution and Refresh Rate................25 Multihead Support..........................25 Manual Multi-Screen Configuration.....................26 Xf86Config Changes..........................26 Messages...............................27 Troubleshooting............................28 Table of Contents...

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    List of Figures The HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter................9...

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    List of Tables Option Numbers..........................9 Standard 15–Pin VGA Connector Pinout..................10 Contents of the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter Box..........11 Supported Video Modes — HP OpenVMS I64................13 Troubleshooting Criteria.......................18 AH391A Graphics Adapter Supported Resolutions ..............24 Troubleshooting Criteria.......................28 List of Tables...

  • Page 7: About This Document

    HP Encourages Your Comments Intended Audience This document is intended for managers and operators of HP Integrity server systems, running either HP-UX 11i or HP OpenVMS I64 operating systems with the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter installed. Document Organization...

  • Page 8: Related Information

    This is the main web site for HP technical documentation. Server Hardware Information: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp This is the main web site for the systems hardware. This web site provides HP nPartition server hardware management details, including site preparation, installation, and more. HP Encourages Your Comments HP welcomes your feedback.

  • Page 9: Overview

    1 Overview This chapter provides a brief overview of the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter. Reference to the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter is also known by its HP Product Number: AH391A. They are interchangeable. Module Description The HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter module is a single 32–bit expansion-slot,...

  • Page 10: Connector Pinouts

    (this part is not supplied for HP Itanium servers). If a DVI to analog adapter or cable is used, OpenVMS drives both the VGA and DVI interface with the same image. HP-UX does support all video connections, including direct DVI to DVI, DVI to analog (VGA) and VGA to VGA.

  • Page 11: Installation

    NOTE: Before installing the module, check your monitor specification for signal compatibility and supported features offered by the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter. See the system owners guide for information about supported graphics option PCI slots. The following section describes how to install the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter.

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    11. Reconnect the AC power cables to the computer chassis to restore power to the system (or turn on circuit breakers if applicable). 12. Perform a normal power-up of the computer system. Installation...

  • Page 13: Hp Openvms I64 — Graphics Software Installation And Customization

    Customization This chapter provides information to install and modify the software required to support 2D graphics with the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter under the HP OpenVMS I64 operating system. The HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter is directly supported by HP OpenVMS I64 without additional software.

  • Page 14: Minimum Console Revision

    Default Depth (24 Bits Per Pixel) Traditionally, HP OpenVMS I64 has set the default pixel depth to 8 bits per pixel on 2D graphics options, and 24 bits per pixel on 3D options. With the expanding use of applications such as MOZILLA and increased use of various types of images, such as GIF and JPEG, the default depth for 2D has been changed to 24 bits per pixel.

  • Page 15: Open3d Support

    The HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter is not supported for 3D graphics. Multiple Graphics Cards Support The HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter software has been tested for up to four (4) cards per system. All operations are supported on every card in the system. Consult your Integrity system options documentation for detailed information on number of cards supported and configuration limitations.

  • Page 16: Overriding The Default Settings

    By renaming this template file to .COM, you will enable multi-head operation. Many HP Integrity servers provide an embedded graphics option (currently based on the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter and RN50). The order of the screens is based on the bus order of the options, and will vary based on platform.

  • Page 17: Server Startup And Configuration Messages

    Many common items are changed by symbolic values in this file, however items are graphics card specific and are modified by defining system logical names. The settings include the following items: DECW$XSIZE_IN_PIXELS DECW$YSIZE_IN_PIXELS DECW$SERVER_REFRESH_RATE DECW$SERVER_PIXEL_DEPTH For Example, to change the default settings from 1024 x 768, 24 bits per pixel and 70Hz to 1280 x 1024, 8 bits per pixel and 60Hz: $ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC/NOLOG DECW$XSIZE_IN_PIXELS 1280 $ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC/NOLOG DECW$YSIZE_IN_PIXELS 1024...

  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    OpenGL applications do not work. 3D applications fail to run. Accelerated 3D operation (OpenGL) is not supported on the Radeon 7000. 3D applications “may” work slower, or may not work at all. HP OpenVMS I64 — Graphics Software Installation and Customization...

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    Some monitors may need to be manually adjusted using their front panel controls. Are you connected to the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter card or to the embedded graphics option? Visual noise or anomalies on the...

  • Page 21: Hp-ux Configuration

    Xserver. Additionally, a patch for the gvid kernel module must be installed on PA-RISC systems for the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter display to be found and claimed by the HP-UX OS. The kernel patch is not required on the Integrity line of servers.

  • Page 22: Including The Gvid Module In The Kernel

    If the state shown for gvid is anything other than static, the gvid driver must be configured into your system's kernel before you can use the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter card. To configure gvid into the kernel, enter the following command as superuser: kcmodule gvid=static This will build a new kernel containing the gvid driver.

  • Page 23: Hp Pci Amd Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter As Default Xserver Device

    HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter as Default Xserver Device The program utility sam (pre HP-UX 11.31 release) or smh can be used to make the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter the default Xserver device. This is for a single-screen Xserver configuration.

  • Page 24: Restrictions And Limitations

    Default Visual Information The HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapter can only support one visual type at one time. Supported default visual types are 8–bit PseudoColor and 24–bit TrueColor. The default depth and visual class is 24–bit TrueColor. To change the default visual, you must edit the Xserver's configuration file which is located at: /etc/X11/Xf86Config.

  • Page 25: Configuring Graphics Resolution Or Vertical Refresh Rates For Hp-ux

    Restart the Xserver after editing the Xserver configuration file for the new default depth to take effect. Configuring Graphics Resolution or Vertical Refresh Rates for HP-UX Use the sam (pre HP-UX 11.31 release) or smh (HP-UX 11.31 and later) program to modify the graphics resolution or refresh rate. Default Graphics Resolution The default graphics resolution and refresh rate on a newly installed system is 1280 x 1024 at 75Hz.

  • Page 26: Manual Multi-screen Configuration

    Screen sections contain references to the Device sections. Device sections. For this example, we will assume there are two (2) HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 Graphics Adapters in the system. These graphics cards have the device files /dev/gvid0 and /dev/gvid1. We will change the Xf86Config file to allow for a three-screened (3) multi-head system.

  • Page 27: Messages

    # Include other Screen info here, including other SubSections EndSection The first Screen section maps the screen Screen 0–1 to the physical device ATI Radeon 7000 (0) Connector 1. The second Screen section maps the screen Screen 0–2 to the physical device ATI Radeon 7000 (0) Connector 2.

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    CDE does not start on the graphics After booting CDE does not come up CDE starts at run level 3. Check your display. on the HP PCI AMD Radeon 7000 run level with who -r command. Graphics Adapter display. Change it with the command /sbin/init 3.

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