Configuring video adapters

Adding a new video adapter

To add a new video adapter:

  1. Start the Video Configuration Manager.

    NOTE: You can also test a new adapter configuration before adding it to your system.

  2. Click on Add Adapter.

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

    To configure a detected adapter, select it from the list and continue with Step 5.

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

    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.

    NOTE: If you do not know the name of your graphics adapter, use the VideoHelp(X1M) utility, which displays names from the adapters on-board memory.

  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 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 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 ``About function keys and video configuration''

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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004