IBM

RS6000 PCI graphics cards

Hi,

Does anyone know if just any PCI graphics card will work with this beast:
http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/gallery2/v/comp ... 7.JPG.html

I have the service manual, user guide and installation manual.
You can plug a keyboard and mouse into it and one of the manuals shows it being used as a deskside.

Can I just stick in any crap PCI graphics card or does it have to be IBM special...?

Cheers,

Regan

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regan_russell wrote:
Can I just stick in any crap PCI graphics card or does it have to be IBM special...?


It has to be RS/6000 supported, but would you expect different? You can't dump just any card in a SPARC, AXP, SGI, HP9k, etc.

http://pci.unsupported.info/ has some compatible cards.

Looks like http://www.flinkmann.de/linux-auf-ibm-6 ... .10.1.html has some more info:

The IBM S15 is a Viper Pro PCI/VP from Diamond Computer Systems Inc.
Its using a Weitek P9100 Videochipset and an IBM Ramdac (IBM RGB525L).

The IBM E15 is a S3 Vision864 Videographic Card with an S3 Ramdac.

The IBM GXT 120P is a Matrox Millenium I PCI Card.

The IBM GXT 130P is a Matrox G200 PCI Card.

The latter two may or may not have console/firmware display capability (but do have AIX capability)

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I have installed a Matrox G200 (GXT130P) and it works like a charm in AIX and Linux.

Read this post for more information about compatible PCI graphic cards:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forum ... 5#13787959

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Thanks. Very helpful. I will go looking for a Matrox G200 (GXT130P) now..

Particularly probelmatic for me is the serial cables I have dont seem to work except on the Origin. I have a serial debug box with LEDs on it and the output doesn't make sense. The guy I bought it off had a "custom built" cable.

I have to watch the codes on the display until it comes up with Starting AIX. Then I telnet in and run aixterms to what ever display I am using..
I put a second memory riser in it so I could in theory go the full 32Gb. But if I had stuffed that up or the riser caused a fault...

Regan

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Would anyone here happen to have a GXT135P?

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