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Installing the A4315A and A4316A
HCRX/VME Graphics Options
Embedded Systems Operation
Part No. A4315–90604
Edition E1097

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  • Page 1 Installing the A4315A and A4316A HCRX/VME Graphics Options Embedded Systems Operation Part No. A4315–90604 Edition E1097...
  • Page 2 Hewlett–Packard Co. 1995, 1996, 1997 First Printing: November 1995 Last Printing: October 1997 UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited. 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preface Chapter 1 Preparing for the Installation Check That You Have the Necessary Equipment ......1–2 System Prerequisites .
  • Page 4 Contents Chapter 3 Setting Your Graphics Configuration Power on your system and set the console device......3–2 Model 744 .
  • Page 5 Preface This guide describes how to install and configure the HCRX/VME graphics adapter on your Model 743 or 744 Single Board Computer or Model 748 Industrial System. We’ve organized this guide as follows: Chapter 1 This chapter describes how to prepare your computer for the installation. It lists the contents of the kit, system prerequisites, and how to configure HP CDE, HP VUE and X Windows for systems that operate with HP-UX.
  • Page 6: Installation Notice

    Preface Installation Notice Products designated in the applicable Hewlett–Packard price list as customer installable can be installed by computer–knowledgeable customers who carefully read and follow the instructions provided. Customers who elect to have the product installed by our field personnel are charged the applicable field installation charge, as covered under the standard terms and conditions.
  • Page 7: Revision History

    Preface Revision History The revision history for each edition of the manual is listed below: Edition Revision History E1195 First edition. E0596 Second edition, revised to include information relating to the Model 743rt. E1097 Third edition, revised to include information relating to the Model 744 and CDE.
  • Page 8 Preface Problems, Questions, and Suggestions If you have any questions or problems with our hardware, software, or documentation, please contact your designated service representative. viii...
  • Page 9: Documentation Conventions

    Preface Documentation Conventions Unless otherwise noted in the text, this guide uses the following symbolic conventions: literal values Bold words or characters in formats and command descriptions represent commands that you must use literally. Pathnames are also in bold. user–supplied Italic words or characters in formats and command descriptions values represent values that you must supply.
  • Page 10 Preface...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1 Preparing For The Installation

    Chapter 1 Preparing for the Installation This chapter describes how to prepare your system for a HCRX8/VME or HCRX24/VME graphics adapter installation. Before installing your new graphics adapter, you need to complete the following tasks: Check that you have the necessary equipment. Make sure that your workstation meets the prerequisites.
  • Page 12: Check That You Have The Necessary Equipment

    Preparing for the Installation 1. Check That You Have the Necessary Equipment Verify that you have kit A4315A (HCRX8/VME) or kit A4316A (HCRX24/VME). Ensure that the kit contains the following parts. HCRX8/VME or HCRX24/VME graphics board Front panel extension plate Blank cover Screws: Six M2x.45x6mm pan head...
  • Page 13: System Prerequisites

    Preparing for the Installation 2. System Prerequisites Your system must meet some hardware and software prerequisites to support the HCRX/VME graphics options. These prerequisites are described in the following sections. Hardware Prerequisites The required hardware is as follows: One of the following color monitors. –...
  • Page 14: Software Prerequisites

    Preparing for the Installation Software Prerequisites The required software is as follows: For Model 743 SBC with HP-UX, software release 9.x with patch PHSS_6142, or release 10.10 or later version. For Model 744 SBC with HP-UX, software release 10.20 or later version. To identify which revision of HP-UX your workstation is running, enter the following command: uname –r...
  • Page 15: For Hp-Ux 9.X Only, Configure X Windows And Hp Vue

    Preparing for the Installation 3. For HP-UX 9.x only, Configure X Windows and HP VUE NOTICE: If you use HP–UX 10.20 or HP-RT as your operating system, please go to Chapter 2. If your HP–UX 9.x system is running X windows and HP VUE, use these procedures to configure your new HCRX/VME graphics option.
  • Page 16 Preparing for the Installation Enter the following command line to set the attributes of the device file: chmod 666 /dev/new_device_name Enter Make a backup copy of /usr/lib/X11/X0screens by entering the following command line: cp /usr/lib/X11/X0screens /usr/lib/X11/X0screens.backup Enter Use a text editor, such as vuepad or vi, to edit the following file: /usr/lib/X11/X0screens Edit the file so that every line begins with a pound sign (#).
  • Page 17: Setting Up A Dual Monitor System (Hp-Ux 9.X Only)

    Preparing for the Installation Setting Up a Dual Monitor System (HP–UX 9.x only) This subsection describes how to set up your workstation to use both the HCRX/VME graphics and the onboard graphics. The HCRX/VME graphics is set up as the default display and console device and the onboard graphics is set up as the secondary display device.
  • Page 18 Preparing for the Installation Use a text editor, such as vuepad or vi, to edit the following file: /usr/lib/X11/X0screens Edit the file so that every line begins with a pound sign (#). Add the following two lines to the file exactly as shown and in the order shown: /dev/new_device_name /dev/crt Including the new device in X0screens allows X to recognize the new graphics...
  • Page 19 Preparing for the Installation Add the following two lines exactly as shown: Vuewm*multiScreen: True Vuewm*screenList: One Two This gives HP VUE access to both screens. Save your changes and close the file. 1–9...
  • Page 20 Preparing for the Installation 1–10...
  • Page 21: Chapter 2 Installing The Hcrx/Vme Graphics Hardware

    Chapter 2 Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware This chapter describes how to install the HCRX/VME graphics option hardware. Before beginning the hardware installation, you must complete the tasks in Chapter 1. The tasks for installing the graphics option hardware are as follows: Remove the single board computer (SBC).
  • Page 22: Remove Sbc From The Card Cage

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 1. Remove SBC from the card cage. Power down your card cage. Disconnect the power cord(s) from the wall outlet and the card cage. Power off any external peripherals attached to your computer, and unplug their power cables from the wall outlet.
  • Page 23 Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware Loosen the SBC’s two captive screws with a small flat blade screwdriver. Depending on your configuration, you could have four captive screws – two on the SBC, and two on the expansion slot. If you have these four captive screws, you will need to remove all four.
  • Page 24: Remove Option Boards And Expansion Board, If Installed

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 2. Remove option boards and expansion board, if installed. If any option boards or the GSC expansion board are installed on the SBC, remove them as follows: If any option boards are installed on the SBC, use a #1 Pozidriv screwdriver to remove their two mounting screws and carefully disconnect them, as shown in Figure 2–2.
  • Page 25 Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware Remove the screws from the bottom of the SBC and carefully disconnect the GSC expansion board, as shown in Figure 2–2. Remove the blank plate installed in the right most opening of the front panel expansion plate, if installed.
  • Page 26: For Model 743 Only, Install New Boot Rom If Required

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 3. For Model 743 only, install new Boot ROM if required. If after reading the prerequisites for firmware in Chapter 1 you must replace the Boot ROM, use the following procedure. Remove the Boot ROM from its socket on the Model 743, at location U54, using the IC removal tool as shown in Figure 2–4.
  • Page 27: Install Front Panel Extension Plate, If Needed

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 4. Install front panel extension plate, if needed. If the SBC did not have any option boards or an expansion kit installed, you need to install the front panel extension plate that came with the HCRX/VME kit, as follows: Remove the EMI gaskets from the top lip of the SBC’s front panel.
  • Page 28: Install Hcrx/Vme Graphics Board

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 5. Install HCRX/VME graphics board. NOTICE: When installing the HCRX/VME graphics board make sure that the memory connector on the left side (front panel facing you) of the SBC has no more than one memory card installed. Align the video connector on the HCRX/VME graphics board with the right hand (front panel facing you) cutout on the front extension plate.
  • Page 29 Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware Align the connector on the bottom of the HCRX/VME graphics board with the GSC connector on the SBC. See Figure 2–6. Gently press down on the graphics board until the connectors are fully seated. Insert the four M2x.45x12mm screws through the bottom of the SBC and through the VMEbus connectors into the standoffs on the HCRX/VME graphics board.
  • Page 30: Install A Blank Cover

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 6. Install a blank cover. If you are not reinstalling an option board, in the opening on the left side of the front panel extension plate, install a blank cover that came with the kit using two M2x.45X5mm screws.
  • Page 31: Reinstall An Option Board

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 7. Reinstall an option board. If you removed any option boards earlier you may reinstall up to one of them at this time. NOTICE: With the HCRX/VME graphics board installed you may only install one other option board. –...
  • Page 32 Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware Figure 2–8. Reinstalling an Option Board Press firmly on the option board until the connectors are fully seated. Use the two screws that you removed from the option board earlier to secure it to the HCRX/VME option board.
  • Page 33: Replace The Sbc In The Card Cage

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 8. Replace the SBC in the Card Cage. Replace the SBC in the VME card cage. Push on the SBC’s ejector handles until it is fully seated in the card cage, as shown in Figure 2–9. Figure 2–9.
  • Page 34: Connect The Monitor

    Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 9. Connect the monitor. Connect adapter cable A4304A to the connector on the HCRX/VME board, as shown in Figure 2–10. Be sure to firmly tighten the screws on the connector. Figure 2–10. Connecting the Adapter Cable Connect one of the following monitors to the connector on the adapter cable: 1280 x 1024, 17–inch Monitor 1280 x 1024, 19–inch Monitor...
  • Page 35 Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 10. Proceed to Chapter 3, “Setting Your Graphics Configuration”. The hardware installation is complete. Follow the instructions in Chapter 3, “Setting Your Graphics Configuration” for information in setting up your default console device, and for systems using HP-UX, to configure the Operating System to recognize and use the new HCRX/VME graphics option.
  • Page 36 Installing the HCRX/VME Graphics Hardware 2–16...
  • Page 37: Setting Your Graphics Configuration

    Chapter 3 Setting Your Graphics Configuration This chapter describes how to configure your system for a HCRX8/VME or HCRX24/VME graphics adapter. Before configuring your system you should perform the procedures described in Chapters 1 and 2. 3–1...
  • Page 38: Power On Your System And Set The Console Device

    Setting Your Graphics Configuration 1. Power on your system and set the console device. NOTICE: These instructions allow you to set the console device to any installed graphics device that has a monitor connected or to a terminal connected to the serial port. For the Model 743 SBC, the initial selection is not saved in stable storage.
  • Page 39: Model 744

    Setting Your Graphics Configuration Model 744 A message similar to the following is displayed on each monitor connected to a graphics device recognized by the system: NOTICE: If this message is not displayed on your monitor, review the procedures in Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 to make sure that you correctly installed the option board.
  • Page 40 Setting Your Graphics Configuration The following message is then displayed: Press the <ESC> key to confirm selection of GRAPHICS(1) as the CONSOLE. This selection will time out if not confirmed. Press to confirm your selection. If you do not press , the screen returns to the previous console selection screen.
  • Page 41: Model 743

    Setting Your Graphics Configuration Model 743 A message similar to the following is displayed on each monitor connected to a graphics device recognized by the system: Press n to select this CONSOLE Where n is a single digit number. When the message is displayed clear and undistorted on the monitor you wish to use as the console device, enter the number that is displayed on that monitor.
  • Page 42 Setting Your Graphics Configuration You have selected this device as the CONSOLE. CAUTION Before selecting 77 or 99: Set the CONSOLE PATH to this device, then Deselect INTERACTIVE CONSOLE SEARCH Disregard the message: Press [Esc] to discontinue the Auto Boot process The Auto Boot process is automatically aborted due to the invocation of the interactive console search feature.
  • Page 43: Permanently Set The Console Path And Monitor Type With The Boot Console Handler

    Setting Your Graphics Configuration 2. Permanently set the console path and monitor type with the boot console handler. The procedure for setting the console path and monitor type is differs according to the model SBC on which you installed the HCRX board. Follow the procedure appropriate for your SBC.
  • Page 44: Model 743

    Setting Your Graphics Configuration When you see a message similar to the following clearly and legibly, select that monitor type by pressing Enter Path Slot Head Type Size Freq Class ––––––––– –––– –––– –––– –––––––– –––– ––––– GRAPHICS(0) nnnnnnnn nnHz Press [RETURN] to select this monitor type (type n of n types).
  • Page 45 Setting Your Graphics Configuration For systems with an HP-UX operating system, use the following table to determine what the BCH designations are for each option. Graphics Configuration Boot Console Menu Label If you have three installed options: The designations are: Onboard Graphics GRAPHICS 1 HCRX/VME Graphics Option...
  • Page 46 Setting Your Graphics Configuration For example: In the example CONSOLE PATH MENU in Step b above, if you wanted to make GRAPHICS 2 your default console device, you would press Enter The CONSOLE PATH MONITOR TYPE menu is then displayed. Select the parameters for the monitor connected to the graphics device which you chose in the previous step by pressing the number in the Key column and pressing Enter...
  • Page 47: For Hp-Ux 10.X Only, Configure X Windows And Hp Cde Or Hp-Vue

    Setting Your Graphics Configuration 3. For HP-UX 10.x only, Configure X Windows and HP CDE or HP–VUE. If your system is running HP–UX 10.x, you can configure your graphics system(s) through the HP System Administration Manager (SAM). NOTICE: If you are running HP–UX 9.x, you already configured X Windows or HP–VUE in Chapter 1.
  • Page 48 Setting Your Graphics Configuration 3–12...
  • Page 49: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting This chapter describes how to solve installation problems. 4–1...
  • Page 50 Troubleshooting Table 4–1. Troubleshooting HP-RT or HP-UX Problem (with HP-RT or HP–UX) Solution No text during interactive search Check the video and power cable connec- tions to the monitor and the system. Check the system for a fault indication. Power off the system and and make sure that you have correctly installed the option board.
  • Page 51 Troubleshooting Table 4–2. Troubleshooting HP-UX Problem (HP-UX systems only) Solution During the HP-UX boot sequence, yellow Find a login prompt on either the on–board blocks are not replaced by boot status mes- graphics device or the RS–232 port. sages Alternatively, follow the procedure in Chap- ter 3, Section 1, to select this graphics device as the boot console and boot the machine manually.
  • Page 52 Troubleshooting If you verify that you correctly installed and configured your graphics option and you still have no display, contact your designated service representative. 4–4...

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