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WTT: Sergey ISA SVGA for Comparable ISA Video Adapter

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    WTT: Sergey ISA SVGA for Comparable ISA Video Adapter

    Hey everyone,

    I finally managed to get myself a nice IBM 5160! I decided to begin upgrading the system today when I ran into an issue with the Sergey ISA SVGA card when installed in the system. I know the card works because I have tested it in my Commodore PC10-III. All the jumpers are correct so I looked to the forum for help, where I found the following thread:

    http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcfo...rd-IBM-XT-5160

    It seems that this card, or the Trident chip on the card, is not compatible with my 5160. I've tried both versions of the BIOS on Sergey's site, along with lots of other troubleshooting to try to get it to work but it's a no go.

    So, unless any one knows how to fix the problem I'm having, I would like to trade my card for a VGA/SVGA card that will work in the 5160. Please let me know if you can help.

    Thanks so much!

    Heather

    *EDIT* More information on Sergey's ISA SVGA card is at http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergeys-...s/isa-supervga

    #2
    Originally posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
    It seems that this card, or the Trident chip on the card, is not compatible with my 5160. I've tried both versions of the BIOS on Sergey's site, along with lots of other troubleshooting to try to get it to work but it's a no go.
    An earlier thread on the subject of sergey's VGA card is [here]. The thread is primarily about the card's incompatibility with an IBM PC, but the IBM XT is also discussed.

    At post #13, sergy writes, "I was assuming that if the board works with IBM XT and XT clones it will also work with IBM PC", suggesting compatibility with the IBM XT.

    But at post #5, like you, mmruzek writes of an inability to get the card going "in an IBM stock XT".

    Originally posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
    So, unless any one knows how to fix the problem I'm having, ...
    You may be aware of the special requirements of slot 8 on the 5160 motherboard. If not, ensure that the card is not in slot 8.

    Originally posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
    ... I would like to trade my card for a VGA/SVGA card that will work in the 5160. Please let me know if you can help.
    If you get desperate, I have VGA cards that are known to work in the IBM XT (and IBM PC), but if Stone does not have something, I will be surprised.

    Originally posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
    *EDIT* More information on Sergey's ISA SVGA card is at http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergeys-...s/isa-supervga
    Unless a fix is identified:
    1. Maybe sergey should remove the "such as IBM PC, IBM XT" from his web site;
    2. I should remove reference to sergey's card at http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/5160/vga/5160_vga.htm

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      #3
      Originally posted by modem7 View Post
      ...but if Stone does not have something, I will be surprised.
      No surprise for you today.
      PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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        #4
        Oh I'm glad I saw this... I was going to build myself one of these cards... for my XT

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          #5
          Thanks so much for the additional information and responses. I did not know about the slot 8 requirements so that's very helpful for the future. Unfortunately, I had my SVGA card installed in slot 1, closest to the outside of the case.

          So, if you have a VGA card then I am definitely interested.

          Heather

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            #6
            How 'bout this?

            It's also got the driver/utility disk.
            PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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              #7
              Deal agreed to with Stone to buy a video card.

              Thank you!

              Heather

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                #8
                I received an Octek EVGA-16 from Stone. Thanks!

                Heather

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
                  I received an Octek EVGA-16 from Stone. Thanks!
                  That card is listed at [here] as a card known to work in an IBM 5160.
                  If you ever acquire an IBM 5150, and find that the card works in that, then let me know so that I can add the card to [here].

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                    #10
                    Sure will.

                    Today I'm working on installing the cards that I want to use in the 5160. I didn't know about the Slot 8 limitations so I'm one slot short of being able to put in all the cards that I want to. Oh well. I'll figure something out.

                    Heather

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                      #11
                      What are the eight cards you want in this machine?
                      PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
                        Sure will.

                        Today I'm working on installing the cards that I want to use in the 5160. I didn't know about the Slot 8 limitations so I'm one slot short of being able to put in all the cards that I want to. Oh well. I'll figure something out.

                        Heather
                        Originally posted by Stone View Post
                        What are the eight cards you want in this machine?
                        I think Stone asks this question because there is a very good chance that at least one of the cards you want to install will work in slot 8. I've found that some cards that are not specifically designed for slot 8 will work there anyway.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ibmapc View Post
                          I think Stone asks this question because there is a very good chance that at least one of the cards you want to install will work in slot 8. I've found that some cards that are not specifically designed for slot 8 will work there anyway.
                          That's one possibility and should that not work out the other is replacing two cards with one. Of course another limitation is that anything that goes in slot 8 needs to be a half card as well.
                          PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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                            #14
                            Here are the cards that I've installed. The only thing I have not yet installed is a parallel port OR network card. The parallel port would be nice because I could use it for parallel functions or plug in one of the Xircom network adapters. On the other hand, a network card would be fine because I may never use the parallel port for anything other than the network adapter. I have two different parallel port cards as well as two different network cards that I can try.

                            Here's what I have in each slot so far.

                            Slot 1 - Octek EVGA-16 VGA Adapter
                            Slot 2 - SoundBlaster Compatible Card with Game Port
                            Slot 3 - MIF-IPC-A Clone MIDI Adapter
                            Slot 4 - Lo-tech 2MB EMS Board
                            Slot 5 - Lo-tech 1MB RAM Board
                            Slot 6 - XT-IDE Rev 2 with UART
                            Slot 7 - Sergey ISA Floppy Disk UART

                            Everything is working great but I'm going to open another thread to ask some memory addressing questions. I know the 2MB EMS Board probably won't be used much, but I'd still like to keep it. Adding that one extra card would get the system precisely where I want it to be.

                            Heather

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                              #15
                              FWIW, if you have the 64K - 256K board it can be very easily rigged to be a 640K board. That might free up Slot 5.
                              PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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