Auto Setup for AIXwindows

Auto Setup for AIXwindows

To perform auto setup for AIXwindows:

  1.  Turn on the monitor.
  2.  Turn on the RS/6000. The screen remains blue until the RS/6000 is ready.
     This is not a problem.

     If an error message is displayed

     If the message UNSUPPORTED VIDEO is displayed or nothing is  displayed at all, check that:

  3.  When the AIX desktop login screen is displayed, log in as the  root user, and start the common desktop environment (CDE) from the AIX  command prompt. Type xinit and press Enter.

     Wait for about 15 minutes, until the monitor warms up.

    NOTE: If the monitor is in standby mode ("STANDBY ON"), it might  automatically turn off while you are waiting for it to warm up.  Exit standby mode (refer to the explanation of STANDBY).

     If the terminal emulator has already started, go to step S.

  4.  Start the terminal emulator. To start, click on the subpanel  button on the text editor control on the front panel, and then  select terminal emulator.
  5.  Type cd / from the command prompt of the terminal emulator, and  press Enter.
  6.  Type df -k and press Enter.  Make sure that there is at least 60 KB of free space in the root directory.
  7.  Insert the diskette labeled Setup Option Diskette (for AIXwindows)  into  the diskette drive A. Type tar -xvf /dev/fd0 and press Enter.

     The application programs included in the setup option diskettes  are only for displaying color-bar patterns. They are not for changing  the display driver.

  8.  Type ./xcolorbar and press Enter.
  9.  If Can't allocate color is displayed:

    1.  Stop other programs.
    2.  Enter the commands in step 7 again.
    3.  Type ./xcolorbar and press Enter.

     If, after a few seconds, the setup main menu appears and starts  automatically, go to step 12. If it does not appear and start  automatically, go to the next step.

  10.  When the color-bar pattern appears, push the setup switch on  the back of the monitor.
     The setup main menu appears in front of the color-bar pattern.

  11.  Push one of the contrast control buttons.
  12.  The messages are automatically displayed in the following  sequence:


     and auto setup is complete.

     If the screen flickers, go back to step 10 and redo the setup  several times until flickering is minimized. If the problem persists,  perform manual setup.

     The screen might be distorted during setup. This is not a problem.

     "If AUTO SETUP COMPLETED" is not displayed

     If the setup main menu is on the screen, go back to step 11.  Otherwise, go back to step 10. If the setup procedure does not  complete successfully, an "AUTO SETUP FAILED" message  appears. If this message appears, repeat the auto setup  procedure up to three times.

     If after retrying three times, you are unable to complete the  setup, adjust manually by doing manual setup, or contact  the Display Business Unit (DBU) helpline.

     If, after you perform auto setup, the display is still distorted, perform  manual setup described in Appendix A.

  13.  Check for the color-bar pattern. If there is anything wrong,  go back to step 10 and redo the setup.

  14.  Press F3 to exit the color-bar pattern.
  15.  Push the setup switch on the back of the monitor to turn off  the setup main menu.

You have completed the monitor setup.

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