Image Map Image Map
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: The IBM Image Adapter /A...

  1. #1

    Default The IBM Image Adapter /A...

    So I managed to nab three of these with the VRAM and DRAM sockets fully populated, and I'm attempting to use it as my systems primary (and only) display adapter. The issue though is that I don't get a picture when trying to use it. The system I'm running it in (a PS/2 Server 95) works perfectly fine and will still go through its POST sequence up until it detects the adapter change, then it will (seemingly) load the configuration utility (I say seemingly as certain that's what it's doing as I'm hearing the audio ques). The adapter itself is in slot seven (the one with the AVE extension), so as far as I know I've done everything as I should have.

    Do I have to use an XGA / XGA-2 adapter alongside this one, or is there some extra setup I need to do before I can use it on its own?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Ohio/USA
    Posts
    7,993
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    The slots with the extension do the same work as the old cables that went from the video card feature connection to the add-on graphics cards.
    You still need a main video card like the XGA/XGA-2 for bootup and normal use and the second card will kick in once activated by your application.

    https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/Sh...uest_locale=en
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ButINeededThatName View Post
    So I managed to nab three of these with the VRAM and DRAM sockets fully populated, and I'm attempting to use it as my systems primary (and only) display adapter. The issue though is that I don't get a picture when trying to use it. The system I'm running it in (a PS/2 Server 95) works perfectly fine and will still go through its POST sequence up until it detects the adapter change, then it will (seemingly) load the configuration utility (I say seemingly as certain that's what it's doing as I'm hearing the audio ques). The adapter itself is in slot seven (the one with the AVE extension), so as far as I know I've done everything as I should have.

    Do I have to use an XGA / XGA-2 adapter alongside this one, or is there some extra setup I need to do before I can use it on its own?
    Is this with an M complex?

    8590/95 "M" System Hang with Image Adapter/A installed H101665

    A CP 40 (Stage 1 Video Test) POST Hang Condition Will Happen on an 8590 / 8595 0MF or 0MT (50MHZ complex) if an early version Image Adapter/A is installed.

    8590 / 8590 "M" class systems must have Image Adapter/A FRU P/N 06G8224 (MKTing Option 35G4712, 35G4713, or 35G4714). The Following Image Adapter/A will not work in the 50 MHZ 8590 and 8595 FRU P/N 06G8221, 06G8223, 07F2481 and 07F2508

  4. #4

    Default Differences Between 07Fnnnn and 06G822n [Image Adapter /A versions]

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/video/Image.html

    Differences Between 07Fnnnn and 06G822n

    The '90 07F2511 is littered with decoupling caps... It has a 4.0 MHz crystal above U33, and a 4.0 MHz osc to the lower left of J1. U33 is 9019 and U31 is 9034. BIOS is 17/10/90. All logic is through-hole but all memory is through-hole DIPs or socketed DIPs/ZIPs.

    The '92 06G8224 [35G4719] only has a 4.00000 MHz osc above U33 and NO XTAL. The glut of decoupling caps are gone, much smaller SMD logic chips have replaced more than a third of the logic, but all memory is still through-hole DIPs or socketed DIPs/ZIPs. U33 is 9226 and U31 is 9223. BIOS is 15/06/92.

    The 07Fnnnn versions will positively blow chunks with an M complex. The 06G8224 will work with the M complex...

    Huh, I see a 35G4715 / 06G8224, with a DSC of 9106, yet I see other 06G822x with chip dates of '92... Can't prove it, but this makes sense if the 8221, 8222, and 8223 are the same board but with / without options disk. I wonder if 8224 has the 1.04 options disk...

    Installation of IBM PS/2 IA/A in 32-bit system slots is restricted to those without matched memory extension.

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown_K View Post
    The slots with the extension do the same work as the old cables that went from the video card feature connection to the add-on graphics cards.
    You still need a main video card like the XGA/XGA-2 for bootup and normal use and the second card will kick in once activated by your application.

    https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/Sh...uest_locale=en
    I'd buy that for a dollar. The upper HDD on the IA/A is video OUT. The 36 [?] pin HPDB connector is for use with either a scanner or printer. Since the video over the Auxiliary Video Extension [AVE] are limited to 640x480 @ 256 colors, you can even use the short 512K SVGA as a Base Video card in slot 5.

  6. #6

    Lightbulb H063157 image adapter/a installation instructions for 8590 & 8595

    1.2.33 IMAGE ADAPTER/A INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR 8590 & 8595

    Record number: H063157

    Device: D/T8590
    Model: M
    Tip key: 002
    Date created: O90/10/31
    Date last altered: A92/11/02

    USE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO INSTALL THE IMAGE ADAPTER/A
    IN PS/2 8590 AND 8595:

    FOR INSTALLATION IN 8590 USE MICROCHANNEL SLOT 3.
    FOR INSTALLATION IN 8595 USE MICROCHANNEL SLOT 7.

    USERS INSTALLING THE IMAGE ADAPTER/A IN AN 8590 MAY CONFIGURE
    THEIR SYSTEM IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:

    1. ATTACH A DISPLAY (8503 OR EQUIVALENT) TO THE GRAPHICS PORT
    ON THE SYSTEM PLANAR.
    2. ATTACH A DISPLAY (6091 COLOR DISPLAY) TO THE IMAGE ADAPTER/A
    POSITIONED IN SLOT #3.

    THERE IS A UNIQUE REQUIREMENT FOR CONFIGURING THE IMAGE
    ADAPTER/A ON THE 8595. THERE MUST BE A DISPLAY (8503 OR
    EQUIVALENT) ATTACHED TO THE STANDARD XGA DISPLAY ADAPTER/A
    LOCATED IN SLOT 5 OF THE 8595 DURING IMAGE CONFIGURATION OF THE
    IMAGE ADAPTER/A. ATTACHMENT OF A 6091 COLOR DISPLAY TO THE
    IMAGE ADAPTER/A IN SLOT 7 DURING CONFIGURATION OF THE ADAPTER
    IS OPTIONAL ON THE MODEL 8595.

    SINCE THE PS/2 8590 AND 8595 SYSTEM PROGRAMS RESIDE IN WRITE-
    PROTECTED PORTION OF THEIR FIXED DISKS, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO
    UPDATE THE BACK-UP REFERENCE DISKETTES (BUT IT IS RECOMMENDED).
    SEE THE APPROPRIATE QUICK REFERENCE FOR THE PROCEDURE ON UP-
    DATING THE SYSTEM PROGRAM FILE WITH THE OPTION DISKETTE FOR
    THE IMAGE ADAPTER/A.

    DOS ADAPTER INTERFACE DRIVER INSTALLATION:

    WHEN INSTALLING THE DOS ADAPTER INTERFACE DRIVER FROM DISKETTE 1
    AND ATTEMPTING TO ACCESS ITS "READ.ME" FILE OR PERFORMING THE
    INSTALLATION PROCEDURE, USERS MAY ENCOUNTER THE MESSAGE "ACCESS
    DENIED."

    TO AVOID THIS CONDITION, FIRST BOOT THE SYSTEM FROM THE DOS
    "INSTALL" DISKETTE (INCLUDED WITH EACH COPY OF DOS). THEN
    PERFORM THE PROCEDURE FOR INSTALLING THE DOS ADAPTER INTERFACE
    DRIVER AS DETAILED IN THE IMAGE ADAPTER/A PUBLICATION.

  7. #7

    Lightbulb H100295 auto-config prob w/ actionmedia/2 or image adpt.

    1.4.10 AUTO-CONFIG PROB W/ ACTIONMEDIA/2 OR IMAGE ADPT.

    Record number: H100295

    Device: D/T8550
    Model: M
    Tip key:
    Date created: O92/09/18
    Date last altered: A92/09/23

    SYMPTOM:
    After an Automatic Configuration, the adapter support
    drivers for ActionMedia/2 or Image Adapter/A will indicate
    the adapter is not present, or is not functional (No video).

    DETAILS:
    The current automatic configuration algorithm will always
    select the adapter configuration address option that
    occupies the smallest amount of space in the "adapter ROM
    area." Depending on the software set-up options and
    application, this may not be adequate. These address options
    are the same choices displayed during the manual "Change
    Configuration" function.

    This will select "NO SPACE USED (DISABLED)" for the
    ActionMedia/2 or Image Adapter/A ROM space.
    PROBLEM ISOLATION AIDS: NONE
    FIX:
    Use the Reference Diskette (System Partition) "View
    Configuration, Change Configuration" function, to
    manually configure the ActionMedia/2 or Image Adapter/
    ROM address to a selection other than 'DISABLED'.

  8. #8

    Question What monitor is attatched to IA/A? [H10589 951X MISSING OR DISTORTED VIDEO ]

    1.2.728 951X MISSING OR DISTORTED VIDEO

    Record number: H10589

    Device: D/T9515
    Model: M
    Tip key: 001
    Date created: O92/11/11
    Date last altered: A93/09/22

    THE 951X MONITOR DOES NOT ATTACH DIRECTLY TO IBM 85nn PS/2
    SYSTEM UNITS. THESE MONITORS MUST BE CONNECTED TO AN XGA-2
    DISPLAY ADAPTER/A OR A XGA-2 SUBSYSTEM CHIP SET ON THE
    SYSTEM BOARD OF THE IBM 95nn SYSTEMS. FURTHER INFORMATION
    IS CONTAINED IN HONE FOR SUPPORT OF ISO MONITORS.

    THE PS/2 9515, 9517 AND 9518 MAY EXHIBIT THE FOLLOWING
    SYMPTOMS IF NOT CONNECTED TO A PS/2 95XX SYSTEM UNIT
    OR A PS/2 85XX SYSTEM UNIT VIA THE XGA-2 DISPLAY ADAPTER/A
    CARD, FRU P/N87F4774:

    - POWER LED ON, NO VISIBLE IMAGE DISPLAYED
    - DISTORTED VIDEO IMAGES AND/OR COLOR IMPURITY
    PS/2 951X DISPLAYS MAY ALSO EXHIBIT THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS IF
    THE DEVICE DRIVERS REQUIRED BY THE OPERATING SYSTEM ARE NOT
    INSTALLED. DEVICE DRIVER DISKETTES ARE SHIPPED WITH THE
    95XX SYSTEMS AND XGA-2 DISPLAY ADAPTER/A OPTION.

    ALL MODELS OF THE PS/2 9515, 9517, AND 9518 REQUIRE THE USE
    OF THE XGA-2 ADAPTER/A CARD OR THE VIDEO OUTPUT PROVIDED BY
    THE 95XX SYSTEM UNITS. THE PS/2 951X DISPLAYS ARE ISO
    (INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION) COMPLIANT. ISO
    DESIGNED DISPLAYS WILL ONLY FUNCTION PROPERLY WHEN ATTACHED
    TO A SYSTEM UNIT WITH VIDEO OUTPUT SUPPORTING THE ISO VIDEO
    REFRESH RATES FOR FLICKER FREE PERFORMANCE, SUCH AS THE
    XGA-2 ADAPTER/A. THIS REQUIREMENT IS EXPLAINED IN THE 951X
    MARKETING DOCUMENTATION.

    THE IMAGE ADAPTER/A, PS/2 DISPLAY ADAPTER, 8514/A ADAPTER,
    XGA ADAPTER/A OR SYSTEM BOARD MCGA OR VGA PORTS DO NOT
    PROVIDE THE NECESSARY VIDEO REFRESH RATES TO ALLOW THE
    951X DISPLAYS TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED AT THIS TIME.

    IF THE PS/2 951X DISPLAY IS CONNECTED TO THE APPROPRIATE
    VIDEO ADAPTER INTERFACE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, AND THE SYMPTOMS
    MENTIONED IN THIS TIP PERSISTS, UTILIZE NORMAL PROBLEM
    DETERMINATION PROCEDURES TO ISOLATE THE FAILING FRU.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •