Re: question about HP Visualize B2000
On 5/11/15 2:38 PM, Claudio Cailotto wrote:
I’m Claudio and I write from Verona/Italy.
I need a suggestion about an old HP PARISC workstation ( B2000 ) that I wish restore to new life
with Debian release.
I’have install , of course , some release of Debian ( from 5 to 7 ) and some OpenBsd and Gentoo.
All setting it’s ok : partitions on the HDD’s ; root; time; net on DHCP etc etc... BUT I can’t run X !!!!
I’m a senior IT of IBM mainframe ( AS400 and similar ) and , of course , work fine with AIX and other Unix SO like HP-UX but
this is a great nightmare !!
Have you some suggestions
Thanks for help
Helge Deller may have already beaten me to this but, unless you have an
ATI FireGL-UX graphics card, you probably won't be able to run any kind
of Xorg desktop environment. I don't even know if one would work in the
old B series machines. This is the same issues I have with my J-series
workstations, which have the FX and FXE series cards.
I actually have a PCI-X FireGL card, but it's not the HP-UX version and
the firmware only recognizes it in console mode at low resolution. You
HAVE to have the real deal for it to work, and from what Helge has told
me, they don't support any kind of 3D acceleration in HPPA Linux.
Just *finding* one of these cards is almost impossible anymore, and they
are generally very expensive when you do find one.
Cheers and good luck!
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