OpenVMS VMS731_GRAPHICS-V0200 ATI RADEON 7500 Graphics adapter ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS731_GRAPHICS-V0200 ATI RADEON 7500 Graphics adapter ECO Summary
NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset
file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or
kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS
saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed
saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe.
For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system,
rename the PCSI file to kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or
kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe, then it can be expanded by typing
RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe. The
resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
used to install the ECO.
New Kit Date: 16-JUN-2003
Modification Date: Not Applicable
Modification Type: NEW KIT
Copyright (c) Hewlett-Packard Company 2002,2003. All rights reserved.
OP/SYS: OpenVMS Alpha
SOURCE: Hewlett-Packard Company
ECO Kit Name: VMS731_GRAPHICS-V0200
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: VMS731_GRAPHICS-V0100
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 18048 Blocks
Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: Yes
Rolling Re-boot Supported: Yes
Installation Rating: INSTALL_2
2 : To be installed by all customers using the following feature(s):
ATI RADEON 7500 Graphics Adapter
The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed BEFORE
installation of this, or any required kit:
In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for ATI RADEON 7500 Graphics adapter support on
OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1.
o PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS731_GRAPHICS-V0200 KIT
The system could crash when the DECWindows server is started.
Typically,the crash is an INVEXCEPTN BUGCHECK @SYS$GHDRIVER+n
where n is one of several different possible address offsets.
Also, the system can hang if SYSTEM_CHECK or POOLCHECK is set
Images Affected: [SYS$LDR]SYS$GHDRIVER.EXE (new image)
NEW FUNCTIONALITY INTRODUCED IN THE VMS731_GRAPHICS-V0100 KIT
o This kit contains the 2D and 3D graphics software to support
the ATI RADEON 7500 AGP and PCI graphics cards on OpenVMS
Alpha Version 7.3-1. The part numbers are as follows:
AGP card: 3X-PBXGG-AB
PCI card: 3X-PBXGG-AA
Open3D license: QL-0ADA9-AA
*** NOTE ***
This kit ships with full support for the AGP card; the PCI
card is still being tested. When PCI qualification is
completed, it will be announced on the "What's New" website.
You can reach this by clicking on "what's new on our site" on
the following webpage:
Currently, the PCI card is supported on the AlphaServer DS10.
Support on other platforms will be announced as they are
tested. For updates on support for the AGP and PCI cards,
refer to the QuickSpecs webpage at:
Full release notes for the ATI RADEON 7500 Graphics Support
are supplied in HTML, PDF, and text format and are located in
the SYS$HELP directory after this software kit is installed:
This kit requires a system reboot. HP strongly recommends that a
reboot is performed immediately after kit installation to avoid
If you have other nodes in your OpenVMS cluster, they must also be
rebooted in order to make use of the new image(s). If it is not
possible or convenient to reboot the entire cluster at this time, a
rolling re-boot may be performed.
Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation utility
by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the
PRODUCT INSTALL VMS731_GRAPHICS /SOURCE=[location of Kit]
The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that
contains the kit.
Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing
HELP PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt
Special Installation Instructions:
o Scripting of Answers to Installation Questions
During installation, this kit will ask and require user
response to several questions. If you wish to automate the
installation of this kit and avoid having to provide responses
to these questions, you must create a DCL command procedure
that includes the following definitions and commands:
- $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
- $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
- Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL
command and add that command to the DCL procedure.
- De-assign the logicals assigned
For example, a sample command file to install the
VMS731_GRAPHICS-V0200 kit would be:
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
$ PROD INSTALL VMS731_GRAPHICS/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=2.0
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
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