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     pgxconfig, GFXconfig, TSIgfxp_config - configure  the  PGX32
     (Raptor GFX) Graphics Accelerator

     /usr/sbin/pgxconfig [-dev device-filename] [-res  video-mode
     [try  |  noconfirm | nocheck] ] [-file  machine | system] [-
     depth  8 | 24] [-24only true | false] [-cachedpixmap true  |
     false] [-defaults]

     /usr/sbin/pgxconfig [-propt] [-prconf]

     /usr/sbin/pgxconfig [-help] [-res  ?]

     /usr/sbin/pgxconfig [-i]

     The pgxconfig utility  configures  the  PGX32  (Raptor  GFX)
     Graphics  Accelerator  and  some  of  the  X11 window system
     defaults for PGX32 (Raptor GFX). A previous version of  this
     utility was named GFXconfig.

     The first form of pgxconfig  shown  in  the  synopsis  above
     stores  the  specified  options  in the OWconfig file. These
     options are used to initialize the PGX32 (Raptor GFX) device
     the  next  time  the  window  system  is run on that device.
     Updating options in the OWconfig file  provides  persistence
     of  these  options  across window system sessions and system

     The second, third, and fourth forms, which invoke  only  the
     -prconf,  -propt,  -help,  and -res ? options, do not update
     the OWconfig file.  For the third form all other options are

     The -i option starts pgxconfig in interactive mode.

     Options may be specified for only  one  PGX32  (Raptor  GFX)
     device at a time.

     Only PGX32 (Raptor GFX)-specific options  can  be  specified
     through  pgxconfig.  The  normal  window  system options for
     specifying default depth, default visual class and so  forth
     are  still specified as device modifiers on the openwin com-
     mand line. See the Xsun(1) manual page  available  with  the
     SUNWxwman package.

     The user can also specify the OWconfig file that  is  to  be
     updated.  By  default,  the  machine-specific  file  in  the
     /usr/openwin directory tree is updated. The -file option can
     be  used  to  specify an alternate file to use. For example,
     the  system-global  OWconfig  file   in   the   /etc/openwin
     directory tree can be updated instead.

     Both of these standard OWconfig files can only be written by

     The following options are supported:

     -cachedpixmap true | false

         When set to false, it forces the PGX32 (Raptor GFX) dev-
         ice  to  use  24-bit  only when running OpenWindows. The
         default value is true.

         Certain applications make use of a  cached  pixmap  when
         writing  to  the  display  device.  Such a technique can
         cause garbled output and  can  cause  the  X  server  to
         crash.  If you experience such behavior, try setting the
         -cachedpixmap option to false.


         Reset all option values to their default values.

     -depth 8 | 24

         Sets the screen depth to 8 or 24 bits per pixel. 24 bits
         per  pixel enables TrueColor graphics in the window sys-

     -dev device-filename

         Specify the PGX32 (Raptor GFX) special file. The default
         is /dev/fbs/gfxp0, or /dev/fbs/raptor0 if applicable.

     -file machine|system

         Specifies which OWconfig file to update. If  machine  is
         specified,  the  machine-specific  OWconfig  file in the
         /etc/openwin directory tree is  updated.  If  system  is
         specified,  the global OWconfig file in the /usr/openwin
         directory tree is updated. If the  specified  file  does
         not  exist,  it  is  created.  This option has no effect
         unless other  options  are  specified.  The  default  is


         Print a list of  the  pgxconfig  command  line  options,
         along with a brief explanation of each.


         Start pgxconfig in interactive mode.


         Print the PGX32  (Raptor  GFX)  hardware  configuration.
         Thie following is a typical display:

         --- Hardware Configuration for /dev/fbs/gfxp0 ---
         DAC: version 0x0
         PROM: version 0x0
         PROM Information:
         EDID Data:
         Monitor Sense ID:
         Card possible resolutions:  640x480x60, 800x600x75, 1024x768x60
                        1024x768x70, 1024x768x75, 1280x1024x75, 1280x1024x76
                        1280x1024x60, 1152x900x66, 1152x900x76, 1280x1024x67
                        960x680x112S, 960x680x108S, 640x480x60i, 768x575x50i,
                        1280x800x76, 1440x900x76, 1600x1000x66, 1600x1000x76,
                        vga, svga, 1152, 1280, stereo, ntsc, pal
         Monitor possible resolutions:  720x400x70, 720x400x88, 640x480x60
                        640x480x67, 640x480x72, 640x480x75, 800x600x56,
                        800x600x60, 800x600x72, 800x600x75, 832x624x75,
                        1024x768x87, 1024x768x60, 1024x768x70, 1024x768x75,
                        1280x1024x75, 1280x1024x76, 1152x900x66, 1152x900x76,
                        1280x1024x67, 960x680x112S, vga, svga, 1152, 1280
         Current resolution setting: 1280x1024x76
         Possible depths: 8, 24, 8+24
         Current depth: 8


         Print the current  values  of  all  PGX32  (Raptor  GFX)
         options  in  the  OWconfig  file  specified by the -file
         option for the device  specified  by  the  -dev  option.
         Print  the  values  of  options  as they would be in the
         OWconfig file after the call  to  pgxconfig  would  have
         completed. The following is a typical display:

         --- OpenWindows Configuration for /dev/fbs/gfxp0 ---
         OWconfig: machine
         Video Mode: not set
         Depth: 8+24

     -res video-mode [try | noconfirm | nocheck ]

         Specify the built-in video mode used to drive the  moni-
         tor  connected  to the specified PGX32 (Raptor GFX) dev-

         The format for video-mode can be one of the following:

         widthxheightxrate       The width is the screen width in
                                 pixels,  height  is  the  screen
                                 height in pixels,  and  rate  is
                                 the  vertical  frequency  of the
                                 screen refresh.  As  a  conveni-
                                 ence,  -res also accepts formats
                                 with @ prepended to the  refresh
                                 rate rather than x. For example:
                                 1280x1024@76. The  list  can  be
                                 obtained  by  running  pgxconfig
                                 with  the  -res  ?  option  (the
                                 third  form shown in the command
                                 synopsis above). Note  that  not
                                 all resolutions are supported by
                                 both the video board and by  the
                                 monitor.  The  pgxconfig utility
                                 will not permit  you  to  set  a
                                 resolution  not supported by the
                                 board unless  the  noconfirm  or
                                 nocheck  option is specified. It
                                 will also  request  confirmation
                                 before  setting a resolution not
                                 supported by the monitor if  the
                                 nocheck option is not specified.

         Symbolic names          For convenience, the video modes
                                 listed below have symbolic names
                                 defined. Rather  than  the  form
                                 widthxheightxrate,  the symbolic
                                 name  may  be  supplied  as  the
                                 argument  to  -res.  If the sym-
                                 bolic name is none,  the  screen
                                 resolution  will  be  the  video
                                 mode  that  is  currently   pro-
                                 grammed  in  the device when the
                                 window system is run.

                                 svga     1024x768x60

                                 1152     1152x900x76

                                 1280     1280x1024x76

                                 vga      640x480x60

                                 none     default console resolu-

         The -res option also accepts additional, optional  argu-
         ments  immediately  following  the video mode specifica-
         tion. Any or all of these may be present.


             Using the -res option, the user could put the system
             into  an  unusable  state, a state where there is no
             video output. This can happen if there is  ambiguity
             in  the  monitor sense codes for the particular code
             read. To reduce the chance of  this  occurring,  the
             default  behavior of pgxconfig is to print a warning
             message to this effect and to  prompt  the  user  to
             find  out  if  it is okay to continue. The noconfirm
             option instructs pgxconfig to bypass this  confirma-
             tion and to program the requested video mode anyway.
             This option is useful when pgxconfig  is  being  run
             from a shell script.


             If present, normal error checking based on the moni-
             tor  sense  code is suspended. The video mode speci-
             fied by the user  will  be  accepted  regardless  of
             whether it is appropriate for the currently attached
             monitor. (This option is useful if a different moni-
             tor  is  to  be  connected to the PGX32 (Raptor GFX)
             device). Use of this  option  implies  noconfirm  as


             This option allows the user to  test  the  specified
             resolution  before committing it. It displays a pat-
             tern on the screen with the specified resolution. If
             the  test  pattern  appears  correctly, the user may
             answer "y"  to  the  query.  The  other  permissable
             answer is "n".

             This sub-option should not be  used  with  pgxconfig
             while the configured device is being used (for exam-
             ple, while running the window system) as  unpredict-
             able  results  may  occur. To run pgxconfig with the
             try sub-option, the window system should be  brought
             down first.

     -res ?

         Print the list of possible resolutions supported by  the
         PGX32 and the monitor.


         Force the PGX32 (Raptor GFX) device to use 24  bit  only
         when running Openwindows.

     For a given invocation of pgxconfig, if an option  does  not
     appear  on  the  command  line,  the  corresponding OWconfig
     option is not updated; it retains its previous value, except
     for -depth and -24only.

     A default value is used if a PGX32 (Raptor GFX)  option  has
     not  been specified with pgxconfig when the window system is
     run.  The option defaults are as follows:

     -dev            /dev/fbs/gfxp0

     -file           system

     -res            none

     The default of none for the -res option indicates that  when
     the  window system is run, the screen resolution will be the
     video mode that is currently programmed in the device.

     Example 1: Switching the Resolution on the Monitor Type

     The following example switches the monitor type to the reso-
     lution of 1280 x 1024 at 76 Hz:

     example# /usr/sbin/pgxconfig -res 1280x1024x76


         device special file


         system configuration file


         machine configuration file


     PGX32 Installation Manual

Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.