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Readme file for

32-bit Device Driver for OS/2 v2.1 for ATI mach8/32 products

ATI Technologies Inc. October 08, 1993
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READ THIS FILE COMPLETELY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THIS PRODUCT !

ATI Technologies Inc.
33 Commerce Valley Drive East
Thornhill, Ontario
Canada L3T 7N6

Head Office, Sales and Marketing ....... (905) 882-2600
Customer Support ....................... (905) 882-2626
FAX .................................... (905) 882-2620
ATI BBS ................................ (905) 764-9404
Compuserve ............................. GO ATITECH
General Inquiries 76004,3656
ATI Support 74740,667
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This ATI driver runs on the following products:

GRAPHICS ULTRA PRO (1MB, 2MB)
GRAPHICS ULTRA PLUS (1MB, 2MB)
GRAPHICS ULTRA (1MB)
8514 ULTRA (1MB)
GRAPHICS VANTAGE (1MB)
and other OEM products identifying the mach8 (ATI38800) or
mach32 (ATI68800) graphics accelerators.

The following versions of OS/2 are supported:

OS/2 2.1 Beta (03/93)
OS/2 2.1 General release

Supported Resolutions and Conditions on mach32 products
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Minimum Video Memory
Required

1280x1024 ( 256 colors) 2 MB
1024x768 ( 256 colors) 1 MB
800x600 ( 256 colors) 1 MB
640x480 ( 256 colors) 1 MB
1024x768 (65536 colors) 2 MB
800x600 (65536 colors) 2 MB
640x480 (65536 colors) 2 MB

Supported Resolutions and Conditions on mach8 products
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Accelerator Video Memory
Required

1024x768 ( 256 colors) 1 MB
800x600 ( 256 colors) 1 MB
640x480 ( 256 colors) 1 MB

Installing the Driver
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1. Run the INSTALL program for your ATI video adapter (found on your original
ATI diskette #1) under DOS or in a Full Screen DOS session (under OS/2)
and check the "Power-Up Configuration" to ensure that you have selected
an appropriate monitor type. OS/2 requires that the 640x480 resolution be
configured for the IBM default 60Hz vertical refresh rate.

2. Check The Minimized Window Viewer to see if you have any WIN-OS/2 or
DOS sessions iconized. Close them all as the install may not work
if a WIN-OS/2 session is running.

3. Insert ATI PM driver installation diskette into drive A. For users
who download the driver files from our BBS or CompuServe, you can create
your own driver installation diskette. Make sure that you set the
diskette volume label to 'MACH32OS2' during formatting. The installation
program will fail without the correct diskette volume label. Then simply
"unzip" the download file onto the new diskette. Alternately, you can
"unzip" the files into a temporary directory on your hard disk and install
from there (skip to step 4B in this case). See "Extra Notes" for further
details.

4A. To install the drivers from diskette, open an OS/2 window or OS/2 full-
screen command prompt, and type

A:
INSTALL C:

(where A is the drive with the ATI OS/2 drivers and C contains the drive
where \OS2\INSTALL IS)

Goto step 5.

4B. To install the drivers from your hard disk, open an OS/2 window or OS/2
full-screen command prompt, and type

CD [XDIR]
INSTALL C:

(where XDIR is the directory that contains the ATI OS/2 drivers and C:
contains \OS2\INSTALL))


5. When the Display Driver Install panel appears, select Primary Display
and click OK to bring up a list of choices. You should see an option for
ATI mach8/mach32. If you don't see this option, the file ATIM32.DSC has
not been copied to C:\OS2\INSTALL and you will have to copy it manually.

6. Select 'ATI Technologies Mach8/Mach32' from the list and click OK.

7. When the source directory panel appear, enter the driver files drive
letter and/or pathname and click 'Install'. After the files are copied,
exit the OS/2 window or full screen session. Shut down and restart your
system.

8. The PM driver will first come up in 640x480, 256 colors mode. Use the
following steps to change the screen resolutions or number of colors:

a. Open 'OS/2 System' icon.
b. Open 'System Setup' icon.
c. Open 'System' icon.
b. Select the 'Screen' tab.
e. Select the desired resolution and number of colors from the list.
f. Point to the title-bar icon and double click to close the window.
g. Shut down and restart your system.

Extra Notes
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. Remember that you must close all WIN-OS/2 sessions or the install will fail.

. If you obtained these files from a BBS, you should create a directory on
your hard disk for the following files :

ATIM32 (os/2 drivers)
WINMACH (windows drivers and fonts)
ATIM32.DSP (install script)
ATIM32.DSC (install script for C:\OS2\INSTALL)
DSPRES.DL_ (display driver resource file)
INSTALL.CMD (display driver installation program)
README.OS2 (this file)

If you wish to create an installation diskette please format a diskette,
label it as MACH32OS2, and copy the files over. The diskette should
contain the files above, and MUST have the volume label MACH32OS2.

. RUNNING DOS EGA/VGA APPLICATIONS UNDER OS/2 ON GRAPHICS ULTRA +/PRO

DOS graphics applications that run in any of the EGA or VGA planar modes
listed below can not run in a DOS window session under OS/2. There is no
separate VGA memory on the display adapter to virtualize the VGA graphics
mode drawing in an accelerator drawing mode. Therefore, please use these
programs in a DOS full screen session.

mode 0dh 320x200 16 colors
mode 0eh 640x200 16 colors
mode 0fh 640x350 2 colors
mode 10h 640x350 16 colors
mode 11h 640x480 2 colors
mode 12h 640x480 16 colors

We will add support for other normal vga modes in the next driver release.

. RUNNING THE DISPLAY ADAPTER'S TEST PROGRAM

The display adapter diagnostics program should only be run in a DOS full
screen session. Also, do not attempt to switch to PM desktop or other tasks
in the middle of the diagnostic, otherwise the desktop might be corrupted.

. CORRECTING PROBLEMS AFTER INSTALLATION.

If, after installation, you are unable to start OS/2 2.1, please consult
Page 128 of the OS/2 2.1 supplied Installation Guide :

Resetting Display Adapter to VGA (SETVGA)

Ignore any errors that you may get at the end of the procedure. The
SETVGA.CMD script assumes that an SVGA driver is installed and will complain
if it fails to delete it.

. CHANGING SCREEN RESOLUTIONS IN PM SYSTEM SETUP.

After clicking on the resolution you wish, close the system window by double
clicking on its top left icon. This will write your settings to disk. Your
changes will not take effect until the system window is closed and you reboot
your machine.

. Hanging with DRAM cards

We have had a problem with hanging DRAM cards. This is now fixed, but dram
card users may experience slower performance than vram card owners.

Current known problems and limitations
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1. DIGITAL VIDEO PLAYER. When playing Ultimotion video clips in 64K color
mode, the picture comes up as mostly blue and playing Indeo video clips will
hang the system. This is due to problems with the OS/2 ultility of not able
to handle true color mode properly. Please switch to 256 color mode to play
these video and wait for IBM's fix.

2. WP for OS/2, 123 for OS/2. These two programs are confirmed to have
problems running in 64K color mode. Please switch to 256 color mode to use
them and wait for the fix from their respective manufacturer.

3. 640x480 IN 70HZ REFRESH RATE. OS/2 INSTALL and the generic VGA driver
have a problem when 640x480 in 70Hz refresh rate. Change the refresh rate
to IBM default or 60Hz to install OS/2, as noted in step 1 of "Installing
the Driver". Note that this is a limitation of OS/2, and ONLY applies to
the 640x480 resolution. Other resolutions may be configured at any vertical
refresh rate.

4. WIN-OS/2 CLOCK IN DIGITAL DISPLAY. When the clock is running in digital
mode without a title bar, switching to any full screen task and back will
corrupt the clock display. This bug is still under investigation, a
temporary workaround is to use the clock in analog mode or in digital mode
with a title bar.

5. WIN-OS/2 CLOCK AND OS/2 DIGITAL VIDEO PLAYER. When playing a video clips
with a seamless WIN-OS/2 CLOCK running at the same time, some artifacts may
show on screen. This bug is still under investigation, close the seamless
WIN-OS/2 clock before using the digital video player for the time being.

6. OS/2 LOCKS ON SHUTDOWN. Periodically OS/2 may lock during shutdown before
displaying the "Shutdown is completed" message. This is a documented problem
with Presentation Manager. The following appears in the OS/2 README file:

o During a system shutdown, there might be
times when the "Shutdown is completed"
message is not displayed. If this happens,
wait until all disk activity is complete,
then power off the system.

7. OS/2 SELECTIVE INSTALL REPORTS THE 8514/A DRIVER INSTALLED. The Selective
Install feature of OS/2 actually searches the hardware in the system, and
detects the 8514/A compatibility of the ATI accelerators. Selective Install
will report the current driver as being "8514/A", even after you've installed
the ATI OS/2 drivers.

********** 32-BIT DEVICE DRIVER FOR OS/2 v2.1 PROBLEM REPORT FORM *********

Communicating the problems you experience while using the 32-bit driver
for OS/2 v2.1 is essential. Use this Problem Report Form mail or fax
to us as soon as possible.

Please mail or fax your Problem Report Forms to :

ATI Technologies Inc.
Customer Support
33 Commerce Valley Drive East
Thornhill, Ontario
Canada L3T 7N6
FAX: (905) 882-2620

FROM :
COMPANY NAME:
CONTACT PERSON:

ADDRESS:




(Do not use a P.O. Box)

PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
COMPUSERVE:

My Hardware is Configured as follows:

CPU/Speed:
Hard Disk Space:
RAM:
Video Adapter (Make and Model):
Video Adapter BIOS P/N:
Monitor Attached (Make and Model):
Audio Adapter (Make and Model):
CD-ROM Drive (Make and Model):

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