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Oxygen GVX1 User's Guide
Printed in USA November 1999
Manufacturing Part Number: HP Part No. A6011-90001
Edition 1199
© Copyright 1999 Hewlett-Packard Company


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    Oxygen GVX1 User’s Guide Printed in USA November 1999 Manufacturing Part Number: HP Part No. A6011-90001 Edition 1199 © Copyright 1999 Hewlett-Packard Company...

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    Notice The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

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    Parametric Technology Corporation is a registered trademark and Pro/3DPaint is a trademark of Parametric Technology Corporation. 3Dlabs is a registered trademark and Oxygen is a trademark of 3Dlabs, Inc. or 3Dlabs Inc. Ltd. Hewlett-Packard Company 3404 E. Harmony Road Fort Collins, CO 80528-9599...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    HP Hardware Warranty ........30...

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    Preface This document provides an explanation of the features and specifications of the Oxygen GVX1 graphics board. It explains how to install the graphics card and update the driver. There is also a discussion of the graphics board’s video memory and video resolutions.

  • Page 8: Installation Notice

    • Oxygen GVX1 graphics controller Important Ergonomic Information It is strongly recommended that you read the ergonomic information before using your HP Personal Workstation. Open the Start menu in the task bar and select HP Info. ISUALIZE Then double-click the help topic “Working in Comfort.”...

  • Page 9: Documentation Conventions

    Documentation Conventions Unless otherwise noted in the text, this guide uses the following symbolic conventions. user-supplied values screen display Enter Italic words or characters in syntax and command descriptions represent values that you must supply. Italics are also used in text for emphasis.

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    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Precautions Electrostatic charges can damage the integrated circuits on printed circuit boards. To prevent such damage from occurring, observe the following precautions during board unpacking and installation: • Stand on a static-free mat. • Wear a static strap to ensure that any accumulated electrostatic charge is discharged from your body to ground.

  • Page 11: Oxygen Gvx1

    Oxygen GVX1...

  • Page 12: Introduction

    Oxygen GVX1 graphics card. The Oxygen GVX1 Graphics Card You have the option of selecting an Oxygen GVX1 graphics card for your HP V ISUALIZE Personal Workstation. This graphics card fits in the AGP or AGP Pro accessory slot.

  • Page 13: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions WARNING If you have any doubt that you can lift the HP V Workstation or display safely, do not try to move it without help. For your safety, always connect the equipment to a grounded wall outlet. Always use a power cord with a properly grounded plug, such as the one provided with this equipment, or one in compliance with your national regulations.

  • Page 14: Installing An Oxygen Gvx1 Card

    • Your hard drive’s preloaded files • The tools and support CD • The support website at: // 3. Use a static-grounding strap, attaching it to the bare metal chassis of your Personal Workstation before handling the Oxygen GVX1 Card.

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card 6. Remove the AGP accessory slot screw from the bulkhead. Chapter 1...

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card 7. Remove the bulkhead filler panel from the AGP slot. Your Personal Workstation may look different than the one documented here. NOTE 8. Grasp the graphics card’s bulkhead and opposite edges, and align the card’s contact fingers with the AGP and AGP Pro connector on the system board.

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card 9. Press the Oxygen GVX1 Card firmly into place. 10. Secure the graphics card to the chassis with the bulkhead screw. Bulkhead Screw Chapter 1...

  • Page 18: Updating The Oxygen Gvx1 Driver

    To update the driver, follow these instructions: 1. Create a temporary directory such as C:\TEMP\GVX1DRV 2. Download the driver from HP’s web site to a temporary folder on your hard disk. 3. Run the executable file to decompress the contained files. You can do this by double-clicking on the file in Windows Explorer.

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card The Configuration Manager on the Task Bar When you install the Oxygen GVX1 card and software, the 3Dlabs logo appears in your system tray, at one end of the task bar. Click the logo with your right mouse button to access the Display Configuration Manager and shortcuts to some of its configuration tools: Here is a description of the menu items shown above:...

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card The Display Control Panel When you first click the 3Dlabs tab in the Display Control Panel, the Display Properties window opens at the page shown below: This shows the software version and basic hardware specifications, and provides a point of entry to the full set of Oxygen driver customization tools.

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card Information Screen The Information Screen provides in-depth information about your selected (or the default) settings, as well as detailed hardware, software, and Direct 3D specifications. This information can be especially useful if you should need to contact technical support about your Oxygen graphics card.

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card Setup Screen The Setup screen lets you configure settings that are not specifically related to OpenGL. NOTE These tools are inactive (greyed out) when the current user does not have Windows NT administrator access. You can enable (check) or disable (uncheck) the Configuration Manager on the Task with a click.

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    OpenGL Support Screen This screen controls OpenGL-application-specific driver settings and enables you to create our own settings. When the panel initially appears the New and Remove Settings buttons, as well as the Advanced Options section, are hidden. They appear when you click the Advanced button a the top of the screen.

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card Remove Setting removes user-created application settings. It does not remove the default application settings installed with the driver. Number of DMA Buffers corresponds to the number of visible 3D windows supported with full speed acceleration. Eight buffers is sufficient for most applications. Direct Memory Access (DMA) provides direct access between a device and NOTE system memory, leaving the system processor available for other tasks.

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    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card The Type section shows the monitor type detected when you opened the Display Control Panel. It also allows you to select a different type. The format for information shown in the Monitor Information section depends upon the monitor type selected in the Type section.

  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    Oxygen GVX1 Installing an Oxygen GVX1 Card Troubleshooting For GVX1 troubleshooting information, you can go to the following websites: // // Chapter 1...

  • Page 27: Regulatory Information And Warranty

    Regulatory Information and Warranty...

  • Page 28: Regulatory Information

    US FCC Part 15, Level A Japan VCCI Class A and is certified by: Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS 3548: 1995 HP Fort Collins CCQD HTC Supplementary information: The product herewith complies with the requirements of the following Directives and carries the CE marking accordingly:...

  • Page 29: Fcc

    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Hewlett-Packard’s FCC Compliance Tests were conducted with HP-supported peripheral devices and HP shielded cables, such as those you received with your system. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 30: Hp Hardware Warranty

    If the Specifications require that specific HP Products must perform as a system in accordance with the foregoing warranty, then that warranty will apply to those HP Products as a system, and Customer retains sole responsibility to ensure the Year 2000 readiness of its information technology and business environment.

  • Page 31: Limitation Of Warranty

    If the product is not normally sold by HP in the country of use, it must be returned to the country of purchase for service. Response time for on-site...

  • Page 32: Obtaining On-site Warranty Service

    (excluding HP holidays) for HP Travel Zones 1-3 (generally 100 miles or 160 Km from the HP office). Response time is second business day for Zones 4 and 5 (200 miles, 320 Km); third business day for Zone 6 (300 miles, 480 Km); and negotiated beyond Zone 6.

  • Page 33: Obtaining Parts Warranty Service

    The customer must be prepared to supply proof of purchase. The customer shall return some defective parts upon HP demand. In that case, HP will prepay shipping charges for parts returned to the HP parts service center.

  • Page 34: Hp Software Product License Agreement

    CD-ROM: (i) The product recovery CD-ROM and/or support utility software may only be used for restoring the hard disk of the HP computer with which the product recovery CD-ROM was originally provided.(ii) The use of any operating system software by Microsoft contained in any such product recovery CD-ROM shall be governed by the Microsoft End User License Agreement (EULA).

  • Page 35: Hp Software Product Limited Warranty

    Customer’s remedy shall be a refund or repair. Should HP be unable to replace the media within a reasonable amount of time, Customer’s alternate remedy shall be a refund of the purchase price upon return of the product and all copies.

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    Obtaining Warranty Service. Warranty service may be obtained from the nearest HP sales office or other location indicated in the owner’s manual or service booklet.

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