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Old 01-23-2008
AIX supported graphics cards

I'm using an IBM RS6000 running AIX 5.3. Currently I can only attach a dumb terminal to it to log in at the console or use terminal emulation software to connect to it remotely via my pc. What I would like to do is install a graphics card, so that I can make use of the kvm mounted in the rack. So my question is this. Will AIX support anything beyond the officially reported GXT??? model cards or are there any unofficially supported cards that I could use since it's only running on a pci bus.
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Old 01-23-2008
You will not be able to use anything but the supported adapters because the drivers will not be available for any other cards.

They must also be genuine IBM cards or the driver will not configure it because it will do a vpd lookup on the card and if the vpd is not from IBM the driver will not configure it.

For instance some of the gxt cards are made by matrox and then ibm re-write the vpd. if you stick the original (pc) matrox card in, same card hardware but without the modified ibm vpd, the driver will fail to load.

If you don't have a graphics card you can still install X11 and export the display to another system with a graphics card, then display the CDE on your graphics console from the other machine.
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Old 01-24-2008
That splains much

OK, that answered my question perfectly. Thank you very much for the info.
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