Configuring video adapters

Adding a new video adapter

To add a new video adapter:

  1. Start the Video Configuration Manager.

  2. Click on Add Adapter.

  3. If you do not have a PCI adapter installed in your system, go to Step 4.

    The Video Configuration Manager automatically detects PCI adapters and presents any detected adapters on the graphics adapter list instead of the complete list of supported adapters.

    To configure a PCI adapter, select it from the list and continue.

    To configure an adapter not on the PCI autodetected list, click on the Configure adapter not listed above button and continue with the configuration process.

  4. When the graphics adapter list displays, select the graphics adapter that you want to configure, then click on OK.

    The displayed list includes all of the supported adapters and adapter chip sets. Use the scroll bar to move up and down in the list; in character mode, type the first letter of the adapter's manufacturer.

  5. Add a monitor to the new adapter configuration by selecting ``Monitor Not Configured'', then clicking on Monitor.

  6. When the monitor list displays, select the new monitor, then click on OK.

    The monitor list includes all the monitors supported for use on your SCO OpenServer system. Use the scroll bar to move up and down in the list; in character mode, type the first letter of the monitor's manufacturer.

    For more information, see ``Changing the configured video monitor''.

  7. Specify a resolution by selecting ``Resolution Not Configured'', then clicking on Resolution.

  8. Select the new resolution in the Resolution Selection window, then click on OK.

    For more information, see ``Changing a configured resolution''.

    WARNING: Ensure that the resolution you select is appropriate for your monitor; see ``Understanding resolutions'' for more information.

  9. Assign one or more console function (<F>) keys to the adapter/monitor/resolution combination. This creates a link between the particular graphics adapter, monitor, and resolution, and the assigned function key, as described in ``Function keys and video configuration''

Some adapters require additional configuration information. For example, the Number Nine GXi adapter requires an I/O address. If you are prompted for additional configuration information specific to your graphics adapter, see your adapter's documentation.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003