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Installation and Using Guide
SA23-1256-00

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  • Page 1 POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter Installation and Using Guide SA23-1256-00...
  • Page 2 A reader’s comment form is provided at the back of this publication. If the form has been removed, address comments to Publications Department, Internal Zip 9561, 11400 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78758-3493. To send comments electronically, use this commercial internet address: aix6kpub@austin.ibm.com. Any information that you supply may be used without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 2. Preparing for Installation . Checking Prerequisites Chapter 3. Installing Device Driver Software AIX Device Driver Software Installation . Chapter 4. Installing the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter . Installing the Adapter . Troubleshooting . Checking Cables Verifying AIX Software Installation .
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  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety Information DANGER An electrical outlet that is not correctly wired could place hazardous voltage on metal parts of the system or the devices that attach to the system. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the outlet is correctly wired and grounded to prevent an electrical shock.
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  • Page 7: Handling Static-Sensitive Devices

    Handling Static-Sensitive Devices Attention: Static electricity can damage this device and your system unit. To avoid damage, keep this device in its anti-static protective bag until you are ready to install it. To reduce the possibility of electrostatic discharge, follow the precautions listed below: v Limit your movement.
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  • Page 9: About This Book

    About This Book This book provides information about the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter and its associated device driver software. Use this book together with your specific system unit and operating system documentation. ISO 9000 ISO 9000 registered quality systems were used in the development and manufacturing of this product.
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  • Page 11: Chapter 1. Overview

    Chapter 1. Overview The POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter is a high-performance, 2-D, PCI graphics adapter that accelerates and enhances your system unit video. POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter has no hardware switches to set. Mode selection is made through the software. Connection to the video monitor is made through a high-density 15-pin D-shell connector.
  • Page 12: Software Requirements

    Software Requirements The POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter is supported on AIX 4.3 with service package 4330-10, or AIX 5.1 with service package 5110-01. If support is required on another AIX release, ensure that this adapter is supported on that release prior to installation.
  • Page 13: Chapter 2. Preparing For Installation

    Chapter 2. Preparing for Installation This chapter helps you prepare to install the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter. Note: If the AIX operating system is not installed on your system unit, install your graphics adapter before you install the operating system. (See “Chapter 4.
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  • Page 15: Chapter 3. Installing Device Driver Software

    Chapter 3. Installing Device Driver Software The instructions in this chapter pertain to the AIX operating system. If you have another operating system installed, refer to your operating system documentation for information about installing the device software and configuring your system. AIX Device Driver Software Installation To install the device software on an AIX system, do the following: 1.
  • Page 16 16. Remove the installation media from the drive. 17. Press F10 to exit SMIT. 18. Go to “Chapter 4. Installing the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter” on page 7. Installation and Using Guide...
  • Page 17: Chapter 4. Installing The Power Gxt135P Graphics Pci Adapter

    Ensure your monitor is plugged into a power source. Attention: Do not attach a second monitor to the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter if you will be using resolutions higher than 1280 x 1024.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    3. If the login prompt still does not appear, reset your system to its original configuration and continue with the Troubleshooting verifications. Verifying AIX Software Installation 1. Verify that the device driver for the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter is installed as follows: v Log in as root user.
  • Page 19: Checking Console

    Adapter, type the following: lsdev -Cs pci Press Enter. 2. If the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter did install, the following is an example of the data that displays on your screen if you are installing the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter: Lai0 Available 04-02 GXT135P Graphics Adapter 3.
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  • Page 21: Chapter 5. Display Information

    11. Press F3 twice to return to the Graphics Display screen. 12. Select Select the Display Resolution and Refresh Rate and press Enter. 13. From the Graphics Adapter screen, select the POWER GXT135P Graphics PCI Adapter and press Enter. 14. Press F4 for a list of Resolution and Refresh Rates that are supported.
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  • Page 23: Appendix A. Communications Statements

    Appendix A. Communications Statements The following statement applies to this product. The statement for other products intended for use with this product appears in their accompanying documentation. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 24: European Union (Eu) Statement

    Responsible Party: v International Business Machines Corporation v New Orchard Road v Armonk, New York 10504 v Telephone: (919) 543-2193 Tested to Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE European Union (EU) Statement This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 89/336/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
  • Page 25: Avis De Conformité Aux Normes Du Ministère Des Communications Du Canada

    Radio Protection for Germany Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt in Übereinstimmung mit dem deutschen EMVG vom 9.Nov.92 das EG–Konformitätszeichen zu führen. Der Aussteller der Konformitätserklärung ist die IBM Germany. Dieses Gerät erfüllt die Bedingungen der EN 55022 Klasse B. Appendix A. Communications Statements...
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  • Page 27: Appendix B. Notices

    Appendix B. Notices This information was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A. The manufacturer may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in other countries. Consult the manufacturer’s representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to the manufacturer’s product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that product, program, or service may be used.
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  • Page 32 Part Number: 09P2175 Printed in the United States of America on recycled paper containing 10% recovered post-consumer fiber. September 2001 SA23-1256-00...