> I just purchased a RS/6000 model B50 running AIX v22.214.171.124.
> It did not come with a video card. I am only able to telnet in
> via the Serial ports or via a network conneciton. It would be
> nice to have a video card, but I priced an entry-level GXT130P
> and it is $254.70. Are there any non-IBM supported video cards
> and drivers available anywhere?
Get your Hands on a Diamond Viper Pro PCI/VP (only "/VP"'s will work,
the Viper without "/VP" will _not_). Remove the VGA BIOS Rom Chip,
install the Drivers (IBM S15 for the 4 MB Version, IBM E15 for the 2 MB
Version), stuff the card into your B50 and enjoy.
Ummm... one minor problem, though. The S15/E15/Viper Cards will not work
as a console in your B50, so be sure to have a serial Terminal at hand
when running into trouble.
At the moment I'm working on rebuilding a Matrox Millenium (2/4/6/8 MB)
to be AIX compatible. The IBM GXT120 is almost identical to the Matrox
Millenium. Seems to have only a different Firmware. I'll post my results
when I've hacked the MGA Firmware successfully so stay tuned.
BOFH excuse of the day:
Neue Bilder: <http://gruftie.net/Gallery/Konzert2/1.html>