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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:40 pm    Post subject: Questions on HPPA (HP9000 C240) Reply with quote

Hi, all,

I got two old HPPA machines. Both are model C240.
Most probably they have Visualize FX4 graphic cards installed.
I searched in this forum. It seems that only "framebuffer" is
supported for this card. I wonder what this means?
Does this mean I cannot "emerge xorg-x11" and get
X11 run? Can X programs, like Xterm, run in the framebuffer mode?

Sorry for the dummy question?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FX cards are unsupported. That mean you'll not have framebuffer on them and then you'll not be able to run X with it.

The only way to run X on hppa is to use the framebuffer driver of X.

You can use either a Vis-EG card but only (8 bit most of the time), a vodoo2 or a old matrox.
For more info : http://www.parisc-linux.org/faq/graphics-howto.html

If you have time, join us on #gentoo-hppa on irc.freenode.net.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much for the reply.
I checked the website. It seems that the Vis-EG card may
support FB so that I can run X (though it's just 8-bit color).
So I'm wondering it may happen that my box came with
this card rather than FX4.

Is there a way to check if I have an FX4 or Vis-EG?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lspci from sys-apps/pciutils should tell you which device you have.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is there a way to check if I have an FX4 or Vis-EG?


You should open the box, get the code (A4997-60001 or similar) and feed it to google.

I'm more than 99% sure, that you find, what card you have, more than fast.
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