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Raptor GFX 550e

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  1. What Operating Systems are supported by the GFX 550e?

  2. What hardware platforms are supported by the GFX 550e?

  3. Can the GFX 550e act as the console card?

  4. Does the GFX 550e support 3-D graphics?

  5. Will the GFX 550e support Digital LCD’s?

  6. What resolutions are supported for digital monitors?

  7. Can the GFX 550e be configured in a dual screen mode utilizing the HD-15 and DVI ports?

  8. What kind of sync signals does the GFX 550e support?

  9. Will the GFX 550e work in my PC running Windows or Linux?

  10. How do I change the resolution or bit depth on my GFX 550e card?

  11. After installing the GFX 550e into my Sun Fire T2000 I do not get video out on my monitor.
     

1. What Operating Systems are supported by the GFX 550e?

The GFX 550e is currently supported on Solaris 10 update 1.

2. What hardware platforms are supported by the GFX 550e?

The GFX 550e has been qualified for the Sun Fire T2000 servers and Sun Ultra 45 workstations. Other PCIe/Sparc based systems may be supported in the future.

3. Can the GFX 550e act as the console card?

Yes, a GFX 550e card may be used as the system console. Please refer to the description in the Installation and Reference Manual for further details.

4. Does the GFX 550e support 3-D graphics?

No, not natively in hardware. It is a fast 2D Graphics card. However, 3D may be supported in software via such API's as OpenGL and GLX libraries but will not be accelerated in hardware

5. Will the GFX 550e support Digital LCD’s?

Yes, the GFX 550e has support for both analog and digital monitors.  Your digital monitor must support the DVI interface.

6. What resolutions are supported for digital monitors?

The GFX 550e supports Digital DVI output resolutions up to a maximum of 1280 × 1024@60 depending on your digital LCD. The DDC will automatically adjust to your monitor's resolution as needed.

 

 

7. Can the GFX 550e be configured in a dual screen mode utilizing the HD-15 and DVI ports?

The GFX 550e card consists of one graphic processor and two DAC’s. The drawing engine is capable of driving both DAC’s with different outputs.

 

JDS or CDE (X Window System) can be configured to start in either single or dual-screen mode by using the mkoconfig utility provided with the GFX 550e software. In dual-screen configurations, the X Window session will act as one single display across two screens. Both screens will be set to the same resolution and each is limited to 1600 × 1200@60. So, the effective resolution across both screens is 3200 × 1200@60. In this mode, only 24-bit TrueColor Visual is supported. These limits apply to analog output only. Digital output is restricted to 1280 × 1024@60. Dual-head configurations that include a digital monitor will likewise be limited to 1280 × 1024@60 for both heads.

8.What kind of sync signals does the GFX 550e support?

The GFX 550e supports Composite Sync and Separate Sync signals. Please refer to the Installation and Technical Reference Manual for further details.

9. Will the GFX 550e work in my PC running Windows or Linux?


No, EIZO Rugged Solutions has not developed drivers to support the GFX 550e on Linux or Windows. In addition, the GFX 550e does not have a VGA BIOS which is required for a graphics card to be the boot device on an x86 machine.simply type “mkoconfig –i” to bring up the interactive menu. Using your arrow keys to navigate the program you can choose a new resolution or bit depth from the list. Once finished, simply type “s” to save changes and exit the program. Please note, you must restart the X environment for the changes to take place.

 

 

10. How do I change the resolution or bit depth on my GFX 550e card?


The GFX 550e software provides a utility for easily changing the resolution or bit depth on your card. From a command prompt simply type “mkoconfig –i” to bring up the interactive menu. Using your arrow keys to navigate the program you can choose a new resolution or bit depth from the list. Once finished, simply type “s” to save changes and exit the program. Please note, you must restart the X environment for the changes to take place.

11. After installing the GFX 550e into my Sun Fire T2000 I do not get video out on my monitor.

The Sun Fire T2000 system default console defaults to:

output-device=virtual-console
input-device=virtual-console
 

To set the output-device and input-device you can remotely log into your system once it has booted and run the following commands:
 

# eeprom output-device=screen
# eeprom input-device=keyboard
 

Alternatively this variable may be set from the ALOM mode by running the following command at the sc prompt:
 

sc>bootmode bootscript=”setenv output-device screen”
sc>bootmode bootscript=”setenv input-device keyboard”
 

Or, at the ok prompt, type:
 

ok setenv output-device screen
ok setenv input-device keyboard