README.TXT Driver File Contents (T9440.zip)
Driver Package File Name: T9440.zip
MS Windows 3.1 TRIDENT AGi Drivers
This diskette contains the following high-resolution drivers for Windows 3.1:
TRIWLV.DR_ Trident Linear Addressing Multi-resolution 16C Virtual
TRITLV.DR_ Trident Linear Addressing Multi-resolution 256C Virtual
Screen Driver for 512K board. (Non-accelerated)
TRIXLV.DR_ Trident Linear Addressing Multi-resolution 65KC virtual
Screen Driver for 1M board. (Non-accelerated)
AGIDLV.DR_ AGi Linear Addressing Multi-resolution (640x480, 800x600,
1024x768, 1280x1024) Multi-color (256C, 65KC) Virtual Screen
AGICLV.DR_ AGi 640x480-16.7MC Linear Addressing Virtual Screen Driver.
All AGI*.DR_ drivers can only run with the Trident TGUI9440AGi.
NOTE: If you select a driver that requires more video memory than is
available in the video subsystem, Windows will not operate
correctly. Run Windows SETUP and select a driver with the
appropriate video subsystem memory requirement.
A. Using Windows Utility TINSTALL
The Graphic Installation Interface lets you easily install the Trident
Windows drivers and the Trident Power Management program from within Windows
by following these steps:
1. Ensure that MS Windows 3.1 is up and running properly, using the standard
2. Select the MAIN group in Program Manager.
3. Click on FILE or press ALT + F.
4. Press "R" to get to the command line.
5. Type in A:TINSTALL and then press ENTER.
6. A menu will appear, presenting a choice of Express or Custom Installation.
Express Installation is quick and decision free. Display drivers will be
copied into the TRIDENT.AGI directory and Utility files will be copied into
the TRIDENT.UTL directory. Once all files are copied, a program group
called DISPLAY DRIVER AND UTILITIES will be created.
Custom Installation allows control over where files are stored and where
icons are created. When running Custom Installation, the first dialog box
that comes up shows the default directory to which the display drivers
will be copied to. This directory name can be changed by clicking on the
default name, deleting it and then typing in the desired directory. The
dialogue box also displays the available space on the hard disk as well as
the total size of the files to be copied.
Once the desired directory name is selected, the installation procedure is
continued by clicking on the box labeled CONTINUE, or by pressing ENTER.
The second dialog box displays a summary of where files are stored. Upon
selecting CONTINUE, the program will proceed to copy the drivers and
utilities files. When all files are copied, the program will present a
choice of program groups where the icons will be created. Selection can be
made from pre-existing groups (e.g. main, applications, accessories etc.),
or the option is there to create a new group name.
7. When all necessary files are copied and a group name is selected, the
TINSTALL program will create three icons :
a. Screen Control (Used to configure display drivers)
b. UNinstall (Used to delete the installed TRIDENT drivers)
c. DPMS (Used for power management configurations)
The screen control program supports the following options :
i) Selecting a Display Driver.
ii) Selecting resolution, color depth and font size.
iii) Selecting refresh rate.
iv) Enable and customize virtual screen features (advanced).
To select a display driver, run the Screen Control program by double-clicking
on the Screen Control icon with the mouse, or high light the icon and press
ENTER. A window called Display Driver Setup will appear on the screen. This
screen displays a list of available Display Drivers, the directory in which
they are installed, date and time of last installation, and if in current use
or not. Select the desired Display Driver and then click on SELECT. This will
open the next screen on the Display Driver Setup, which is used to configure
the Windows display for resolution, refresh rate, the number of colors and
font size. Selection of these parameters are made by clicking on the
respective values. To implement the selection, click on OK.
A typical session of setting the display driver is as follows:
1. Select a color depth. (e.g. 65K)
2. Select a resolution. (e.g. 640 x 480)
3. Select a refresh rate. (e.g. 72 Hz)
4. Click on OK.
The advanced features provide functions to select predefined the virtual
screen size. The available predifined virtual screen sizes depend on the
resolution and color depth selected. The advanced features of the user
interface is accessed by clicking on the box labeled "Advanced", or by
pressing ALT + D.
The features available are:
1. Virtual Screen on/off
This function turns on/off the virtual screen. When the Virtual Screen
is turned on, ( denoted by an X next to "Turn on") a Virtual Screen Map
appears on the designated area. This map shows the actual Displayable
Area (designated by the teal colored area), the possible area(i.e. area
that can be accessed by Virtual screen, designated by the yellow area)
and the invalid area (inaccessible, designated by red). The virtual
screen size/shape can be selected by dragging the perimeters of the
Displayable area. Once the desired size/shape is selected, the
"Alignment Virtual Size" function is used to align/maximize the
selection. Hot keys can be set up to turn on/off the Virtual Screen by
clicking on the selection bar next to the function.
Once the Virtual Screen has been turned on, predefined virtual screen
configurations can be selected.
2. Hot Key
Predefined key strokes can be set up to perform specific tasks such as
screen panning and selecting virtual screen resolutions. This is achieved
by first clicking on the Hot Key box in the advanced features screen,
then selecting the keystrokes in the customization screen.
Trace function is used to ensure that the active window is always within
the displayable area.
The virtual screen environment can be customized through the features presented
in the Virtual Screen Advanced Settings screen, accessed by clicking on the box
labeled Customize, or by pressing ALT + S.
Customization features available are:
1. Freeze Screen
The Freeze Screen option is used to disable the panning feature, thus
giving the illusion of a frozen screen, but keeping other virtual screen
functions available. Hot key functions are available for this feature.
2. Linear Frame Buffer Address
The Linear Addressing driver will automatically detect the system's
memory size and set the frame buffer to an unused area above the system
memory. The Linear Frame Buffer Address setting is useful for avoiding
conflicts with other Windows applications which may use the same linear
frame buffer address as the Display Driver. Addresses between 18 and 63
Mbytes can be selected. If there is no conflict, the default setting is
3. Border Space
The Border Space option is used to set up a border (thickness measured
in pixels) within the Displayable Area, which is used as a marker for
panning the screen. i.e. when the cursor hits against this border,
screen pannning occurs.
5. Hot Key
Hot keys can be set up to pan the virtual screen left, right, up and
down as well as selecting standard virtual screen resolutions.
The feature has to be enabled first by clicking on the Hot Key box
in the Advanced features screen.
The UNinstall program enables the user to delete specific drivers or an entire
driver set. To run the UNinstall program, simply double click on the icon or
high light the icon and press ENTER. The first screen will show a list of the
available display driver sets. To delete the entire set, click on the driver
set so that it is hi-lighted, then click on the delete button.
To delete a specific driver within a set, select the set, then click on ENTER.
A dialogue box showing a list of the drivers will then open on the screen.
Select the driver to be deleted by clicking on it, and then click on the
DELETE box to remove it.
The POWER MANAGEMENT program, in the DISPLAY DRIVER & UTILITIES program group,
is designed for energy-saving monitors that conform to the VESA Display Power
Management Signaling (DPMS) standard.
THE USE OF THIS PROGRAM IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MONITORS THAT DO NOT SUPPORT
THE VESA DPMS STANDARD.
The program offers three power-down modes:
1. Stand by (minimum power savings)
2. Suspend (substantial power savings)
3. Off state (maximum power savings)
The program monitors for mouse and/or keyboard activity. When it does not
detect any activity for a specified delay period, the program signals the
monitor to enter the selected power-down modes.
The Display Power Management program offers several option to customize the
DPMS operation :
1. DELAY TIME
The delay time to enter each mode can be set by entering the value (in
minutes ) in the Delay Time parameters.
2. ACTIVITY SELECT
The Activity Select option is used to select what activity the program
searches for in order to restore the grounded signals. i.e. if both mouse
and keyboard is selected, then activity of any of theses interfaces will
re-establish the grounded signal.
3. PASSWORD OPTION
The Password Option sets up a password to be get back onto the screen.
Turning on the clock enables the digital count down display. If the Alarm
option is enabled, then the last 5 seconds of countdown to Stand by mode
is synchronized with beeps.
5. STARTUP ON/OFF
This option installs the Display Power Management program onto the
Windows Startup file, so that DPMS is active upon entering Windows.
This feature is used to save all the current settings.
B. Selecting a Driver Through Windows SETUP
If you don't want the DISPLAY DRIVER AND UTILITY program group installed
in your Windows Program Manager, you can select a high-resolution driver
with through the MS Windows SETUP :
1. Ensure that MS Windows 3.1 is running properly.
2. Exit Windows, and at the C prompt, change directory to WINDOWS by typing
in CD \WINDOWS
3. At the DOS prompt, type SETUP.
4. Use the arrow key to high light the DISPLAY field and then press ENTER.
A list of display drivers will appear on the screen. Use the arrow keys
to scroll down to the last option titled "Other (Requires disk provided by
a hardware manufacturer) and press ENTER.
5. Insert the Trident Display Driver diskette in the drive, and press ENTER,
ensuring that the correct drive is specified on the screen.
6. A list of the Trident drivers will be displayed on the screen. Scroll down
the list and select a driver, then press ENTER. Follow the instructions on
the screen, and the display driver will be installed.