ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide First Edition Revision A Revision A Manufacturing Part Number: AB551-96002 – April 2005 © Copyright 2004-2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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Connector Pinouts... 3 INSTALLATION...5 Introduction... 5 Unpacking ... 5 Installation Procedure... 5 HP OPENVMS I64 – GRAPHICS SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND CUSTOMIZATION...7 Video Resolutions Supported ... 7 Restrictions, Limitations and Defaults ... 8 Minimum Console Revision... 8 No VGA Console Support ... 8 HP Integrity Platform Slot Restrictions...
ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Default Visual Information ... 18 Configuring Graphics Resolution or Vertical Refresh Rate for HP-UX ... 19 Current Graphics Resolution ... 19 How to Change the Resolution and Refresh Rate... 19 Multihead Support... 20 Dual-screen...
Related Information • Printing History Intended Audience This manual is for managers and operators of HP AlphaServer systems with ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controllers. Document Structure This manual has the following chapters. Chapter 1, Overview, provides a brief overview of the ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controllers.
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1 Overview Introduction This chapter provides a brief overview of the ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controller. Module Description The ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controller/accelerator module is a single expansion-slot 32 bit, 66/33 MHz Universal PCI option that provides 2D and 3D graphics acceleration for supported HP systems running HP OpenVMS I64 and 2D for supported HP-UX systems The ATI RADEON 7500 graphic card is based on ATI’s RV200 graphics chip.
DVI to analog (VGA) adapter or cable (this part was supplied on the AlphaServer version of the card, but is not supplied for HP Itanium). If a DVI to analog adapter or cable is used, OpenVMS drives both the VGA and DVI interface with the same image.
ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Connector Pinouts Table 1-2 contains a listing of the pins and signals found on the standard 15-pin VGA connector and the DVI-I to VGA adaptor (part number 209815-001 not included in kit).
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NOTE: Before installing the module, check your monitor specification for signal compatibility and supported features offered by the ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controllers. The following section describes how to install the ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controller. To install the module, perform the following steps: 1.
12. Perform a normal power-up of your computer system. 13. If the system is an HP-UX system, you must switch the system console over to a serial console. See “Changing the Boot Console” on page 16.
Installation and Customization This chapter provides information for installing and modifying the software required to support 2D and 3D graphics with the ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controller under the HP OpenVMS I64 operating system. The ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controller is directly supported by OpenVMS I64 without additional software.
Management Processor attached device is required. HP Integrity Platform Slot Restrictions The Version V8.2 release of OpenVMS supports three HP Itanium platform types: The RX1600, RX2600 and RX4640 (along with speed and CPU variants). The following are the known restrictions on populating slots with ATI RADEON 7500 cards: •...
ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Multiple Colormaps (8 Bits Per Pixel) Multiple colormaps are not supported by the hardware. The ATI RADEON 7500 PCI graphics controllers support only one installed colormap at one time. Exceeding this limit in 8 bits per pixel depth, may cause colormap ‘flashing’, also known as "Technicolor".
(TCL) hardware of the RADEON 7500 for increased primitive rendering performance. The embedded graphics typically found on HP Integrity systems is based on the ATI RADEON 7000, and also provides 3D capability, but does not have TCL hardware capability.
A complete list of available DECwindows Motif V1.3-1 documentation is available at: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/DOC/decwin131.html For newer releases of documentation, check the main HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation site at: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/index.html OpenVMS Alpha and I64 use the same implementation of X11 and Motif and documentation for one generally applies to the other, unless otherwise noted.
$ @SYS$MANAGER:DECW$STARTUP RESTART The new file settings will now override the original default settings. NOTE: 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 ATI RADEON 7000).
ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide More extensive logging of server events can be enabled by modifying the DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.COM DCL procedure and setting: $ DECW$SERVER_AUDIT_LEVEL == “n” Where n is a value between 0 and 4 (with 0 being none, and 4 being high).
HP OpenVMS I64 – Graphics Software Installation & Customization ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Problem Visual noise or anomalies on the screen Description Flashes of dots, or other random artifacts on the screen Solution resolution and refresh rate being...
This chapter describes how to configure the ATI RADEON 7500 graphics controller in a system running the HP-UX operating system. NOTE: Chapter 4 pertains to the HP-UX operating system only; if you are running the OpenVMS operating system, see Chapter 3 The examples in this manual show version numbers applicable at publication.
HP-UX Configuration ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Changing the Boot Console When an ATI RADEON 7500 is installed in the system, the only supported console is the serial console. Use the following instructions to switch the console to the serial device.
ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Verification of Hardware Installation After the ATI RADEON 7500 graphics controller has been installed and the system has rebooted, verify the graphics card was correctly installed and identify which device file corresponds to which card.
HP-UX Configuration ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Resolutions ATI RADEON 7500 graphics controllers can support various graphics resolutions and refresh rates as shown in Table 4-1. In addition to these standard resolutions and refresh rates, the ATI RADEON 7500 graphics controller will also support any resolutions and refresh rates that are supported by the specific monitor that it is connected to the ATI RADEON 7500 card.
ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Section “Screen” Identifier “Screen 0” DefaultDepth 24 […] SubSection “Display” Depth 24 […] EndSubSection SubSection “Display” Depth 8 […] EndSubSection EndSection The following lines will select an 8-bit default depth visual: Section “Screen”...
HP-UX Configuration ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Multihead Support Multihead support is provided through changes to the Xserver’s configuration file which is located at /etc/X11/XF86Config. In order to do this correctly, you will need to know which device files to use. See “Verification of Hardware Installation”...
ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Section Screen Identifier “Screen 0-1” Device “ATI Radeon 7500 QW(0) Connector 1” Monitor “Monitor 0” # Include other Screen info here, including other SubSections EndSection Section Screen Identifier “Screen 0-2” Device “ATI Radeon 7500 QW(0) Connector 2 Monitor “Monitor 0”...
HP-UX Configuration ATI RADEON 7500 PCI Graphics Controller Installation Guide Messages Xserver messages are typically logged to /var/X11/Xserver/logs. The two files that contain the messages are: /var/X11/Xserver/logs/Xf86.*.log /var/X11/Xserver/logs/Xstartup.*.log Where * is the display instance of the Xserver, which is usually 0. The Xstartup.*.log file contains messages from the X loader.