HP Vectra 486/66XM Video Problem

HP Vectra 486/66XM Video Problem

Post by Mark E Jackso » Fri, 10 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Hi,

I recently upgraded my HP Vectra 486/66XM to 64MB.  I am running NS 3.3
(3.3.3.8) with the S3 (v3.30) video driver.  After some struggle, I am
able to boot in VGA mode.  I tried to reset the mapped memory in the
generic S3 driver to a new value above 64MB.  I have used 0xA000000,
0x10000000, etc. but still can't get the thing running.  I turned off
boot up graphics, the system is fine until I get the "boot complete"
message.  It then turns on the graphics and the system hangs.  I'd
really like to keep NS on my system, but unless I can get this driver
problem*ed, it looks like NT :-(

Is there a more recent version of the driver.  There are some other
minor video problems that it would be nice to fix up.

Thanks

Mark Jackson

 
 
 

1. Getting Hi-Res Graphics on HP Vectra 486/66N

I am having trouble getting more than 640x480 (2-bit) resolution
on our HP Vectra 486/66N PCs running NeXTSTEP 3.1/FIP.

This *is* a supported configuration according to the
compatibility guide, which says that this model should
be capable of 1024x768 in 8-bit grayscale, or 800x600 in
16-bit color.

The machines have been upgraded with the VRAM kit (to 1 MB).
Upgrading the Vectra BIOS from T.04.03 to T.04.04 did not help.

Choosing the S3 driver in the Configuration program and
rebooting causes a barrage of the following messages (which
repeat continuously):

Sep  7 14:34:49 localhost mach: class `frame buffer' not linked into  
application<3>
Sep  7 14:34:50 localhost WindowServer[147]: Problem starting the  
MegaPixel driver. Continuing.
Sep  7 14:34:51 localhost mach: class `frame buffer' not linked into  
application<3>
Sep  7 14:34:51 localhost WindowServer[147]: Problem starting the  
CirrusLogicGD542X.psdrvr driver. Continuing.
Sep  7 14:34:51 localhost mach: class `frame buffer' not linked into  
application<3>
Sep  7 14:34:51 localhost WindowServer[147]: Problem starting the  
TsengLabsET4000.psdrvr driver. Continuing.
Sep  7 14:34:52 localhost mach: class `frame buffer' not linked into  
application<3>
Sep  7 14:34:52 localhost WindowServer[147]: Problem starting the  
VGA.psdrvr driver. Continuing.
Sep  7 14:34:52 localhost WindowServer[147]: InitDrivers:  Help! No  
Display drivers loaded!
Sep  7 14:34:53 localhost mach: class `frame buffer' not linked into  
application<3>
Sep  7 14:34:53 localhost mach: class `frame buffer' not linked into  
application<3>

Does anyone have this configuration WORKING at more than 640x480?
If so, could you email me or post your video settings from the
Configuration program, please??

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Alvin
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