Compaq 4DT3D Version 5.10
PowerStorm 4D40T/4D50T/4D60T/4D51T UINX Graphics Support for
Tru64 UNIX V5.1A
Compaq Computer Corporation
Software Installation Guide
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This document contains the Software Installation Guide for Compaq
PowerStorm 4D40T/4D50T/4D51T/4D60T UNIX Graphics Support for
Tru64 UNIX V5.1A.
It describes how to install the Graphics Driver Software and is
intended for distribution with the 4DT510 Software Kit. This
information is also covered in the 4DT510 Release Notes. It does not
describe how to install the hardware. Refer to the Installation
Guide supplied with the Graphics Option for Hardware Installation
This document is supplied in ASCII format and is located in the
PRODUCT INSTALLATION OVERVIEW
The following devices are supported:
* PCI-based based PowerStorm 4D40T, 4D50T, 4D51T & 4D60T
This release contains software for the following specific graphics options:
* PowerStorm 4D40T, PowerStorm 4D50T, PowerStorm 4D51T, PowerStorm 4D60T
This release contains optional support for the following:
* Overlay Support via Extended Visuals
1.1 Required License
Compaq software requires a Compaq Open3D Product
Authorization Key (PAK) for 3D server operation. This PAK should
come in hardcopy with this software, and should be registered
before you install this software. If you do not register the PAK
before starting the software, the server will run in 2D mode only
(no OpenGL server support).
If you downloaded this kit over the Internet, and you don't already
have a license from a previous version of this software, please
contact your Systems Manager or your Compaq Sales Representative to
obtain a PAK.
1.2 Prerequisite Software
You can install this software only on systems that
are running Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1A. Before installing
4DT3D, you must remove all previous versions from the system,
including other 3D graphics drivers (Prefix O3D, KWS or 3X0).
After you have installed this version, if you upgrade or reinstall
the operating system version, you must first deinstall this software.
Once the operating system change has been made, then reinstall this
In order to use the PowerStorm 4D51T, the workstation or server
must have a firmware level of the SRM Console of at least
6.7-250. If newer firmware is necessary, it may be obtained from
the following WWW site:
1.3 Problem Reporting
Problems should be reported using the standard Integrated Problem
Management Tool (IPMT).
1.4 Unpacking the .tar file.
If you received this kit as a .tar file, you need to unpack
tar -xvf 4DT510.tar
It will produce a directory 4DT510.
If you use the SPL distribution, the built-in tools will
do this unpacking for you.
1.5 To Deinstall older kits.
Previous installed versions of 3D kits can be found with the
"setld -i" command. Search for all installed kit subsets with
the prefixes 4DT, O3D, KWS and 3X0:
setld -i | grep 4DT | grep installed
You will see a list of subsets, for example:
Repeat using the other prefixes.
To deinstall, use the "setld -d" command.
Note: You must be logged in as "root" to use "setld -d".
Note: Make sure to deinstall the subsets in Reverse Order
to avoid dependency conflicts that may prevent subsets
setld -d 4DTGLMAN500 4DTGLBASE500 4DTCONFIG500 4DTZE3500
1.6 Installing 4DT on Compaq Tru64 UNIX Systems
To install, cd to where you unpacked the .tar file (if applicable)
and issue the "setld -l" command.
Note: You must be logged in as "root" to use "setld -l".
setld -l 4DT510
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Choose
among the options presented to you, for example:
4) ALL mandatory and all optional subsets
Choices (for example, 1 2 4-6): 4
Is this correct? (y/n): y
Do you want to edit the configuration file? (y/n) [n]: n
When installing 4DT, you should note the following:
The Compaq 4DT3D Extensions Clause is required for all graphics
options supported. The installation of 4DT510 will modify
Xserver.conf automatically. If you have to modify it manually,
please see Section 1.6.2 for more details.
In multihead configurations you must edit the system configuration
file and rebuild the kernel manually.
1.6.1 Organization of the 4DT510 Kit
The 4DT510 kit has five subsets:
4DTZE3510 Provides basic 4DT device support.
This subset is Mandatory.
4DTCONFIG510 Makes sure that your system is configured properly
after installation. This subset is Mandatory.
4DTGLBASE510 Provides OpenGL support. This subset is Optional.
4DTGLEXAM510 Contains OpenGL examples. This subset is Optional.
4DTGLMAN510 Contains OpenGL Man pages. This subset is Optional.
"Mandatory", means that if you install the 4DT510 kit, those
subsets will be installed unconditionally. The installation
procedure will however allow you to choose among the Optional
subsets. If you choose not to install the kit at all, no subsets
will be installed.
Note that the supported graphics options are enabled only after
you install the kit.
Optional subsets can not be installed without the Mandatory
subsets, but if you install the 4DT kit without installing
one or more of the Optional subsets, any of the omitted
Optional subsets can be installed at a later time without
re-installing the Mandatory subsets.
You may have to edit some server configuration files before
rebooting the system. See Section 1.6.2 for more information
on editing the configuration files.
1.6.2 Modifications to /usr/var/X11/Xserver.conf
The Xserver configuration file /usr/var/X11/Xserver.conf
contains startup information for the server. The X server
reads and acts on certain options and information in this
22.214.171.124 Compaq 4DT 3D Extensions Clause
The GLBASE subset installation adds the Compaq 4DT3D
extensions clause, which causes the Xserver to load
these extensions. If you do not want the installation
to load some of the extensions, remove the appropriate
lines from /usr/var/X11/Xserver.conf file.
The Compaq 4DT 3D extensions clause is as follows(note
the nesting of < > pairs):
! Start 4DT 3D Extensions List
< _dec_GLX lib_dec_GLX.so __GLX_LoadInit GLX >
< directx libdirectx.so DirectXInit >
< extMultibuf libextMultibuf.so MultibufferExtensionInit >
< _dec_glXDECpeer lib_dec_glXDECpeer.so InitglXDECExtension DEC-PEER-GLX >
! End 4DT 3D Extensions List
If the extensions clause is not in the file
Xserver.conf, the server will not load the 3D