# | README file for GLoria Synergy | | ELSA graphics driver disk for Windows NT 4.0 build 1381 | | Version: 5.35.00.382 | | Copyright (c) 1993-98 ELSA AG, Aachen (Germany) | | ELSA AG Internet : http://www.elsa.de | Sonnenweg 11 LocalWeb : +49-(0)241-938800 | D-52070 Aachen | | ELSA Inc. Internet : http://www.elsa.com | 2231 Calle De Luna | Santa Clara, CA 95054 | USA | | ELSA Asia Inc. Internet : http://www.elsa.com | 7F-11, No. 188, Sec. 5 | Nanking East Road | Taipei 105 | Taiwan, R. O. C. | | ELSA Japan Inc. Internet : http://www.elsa.com | Mita Suzuki Building 3F | 5-20-14 Shiba, Minato-ku | Tokyo 108-0014 | Japan | | 12/15/98, CBuersch Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Installation / Deinstallation 3. Additional Configuration Options 4. Known Problems 5. History ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Introduction This file explains how to setup and to configure the ELSA Windows NT driver software for your ELSA graphics board. 1.1 Requirements This driver software runs on ELSA AGP and PCI bus graphics boards. 1.2 Further Information For more information on configuring installed ELSA graphics drivers, refer to the Windows Help or to the help files for the ELSA Utilities. ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 Installation / Deinstallation NOTE: This driver was designed for full functionality under Windows NT 4.0 only! There are several ways to install the ELSA graphics driver: - Automatic installation by ELSA Setup Utility (2.1) - Via the Windows dialog "display properties" (2.2) 2.1 Automatic installation with the ELSA Setup Utility First of all, start Windows NT. To run SETUP.EXE then, you can either double click on it in the Microsoft Explorer or choose "Run..." in the "Start" menu. Then you have to enter the complete path to the file "SETUP.EXE". Confirm with "OK". NOTE: Please close all programs before running Setup - especially other ELSA utilities. 2.2 Manual Installation via Display Properties NOTE: First install the Standard-VGA driver, then shut down your computer and exchange the graphics board with your GLoria Synergy. If you want to update an older ELSA display driver, please make sure to first deinstall all tools belonging to the older driver (see 2.4.2). Otherwise it may happen that some tools will not be updated properly. In this case, please reboot your machine again. In the Taskbar/Start/Settings, click on "Control Panel" and then select "Display Properties". Alternatively, you can right-click the desktop and in the appearing popup menu, select "Properties". Select "Settings" and then "Display Type". In the upcoming window you can use the "Change" button to select your ELSA graphics board. You will get the "Change Display" dialog box with a variety of available drivers. On the lower right-hand of the dialog box select the button "Other...". The dialog "Install from disk" appears with an indication of path or floppy drive ("A:\"). Change the entry to the path where the driver files for your board are located (e.g."\GLoria\Synergy\WINNT40") and confirm with "Continue". Now a list of ELSA graphics drivers is displayed. Select the driver for your board. Confirm the dialog. The driver is installed after confirming the warning that a third-party driver will be installed. NOTE: Under Windows NT 4.0, graphics drivers cannot be loaded dynamically. This is a limitation of the operating system. To activate the ELSA driver the computer has to be restarted. Please press "Yes" in the upcoming dialog. The system will reboot and the initial installation is finished. The initial installation of ELSA drivers for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 installs the driver in a resolution of 640*480 pixel at 60Hz refresh. NOTE: With the installation of the Windows NT 4.0 driver, the ELSA OpenGL driver is automatically installed. There is no need for a special multiscreen installation. 2.3 Determining the Driver Version Number 2.3.1 Determining the Driver Version Number via Display Properties From the Start menu, select "Settings" and in the Control Panel launch "Display". Select the tab "Settings" and then the button "Change configuration...". The following dialog gives information about the manufacturer, the version number and the current driver files. NOTE: If you see "Version Information missing ", you did not set US English as the system language. This problem will appear in all non-American NT installations. This is a limitation of the operating system. 2.3.2 Determining the Driver Version Number via the Driver Files Use the Explorer to inspect the file properties for one of the files EGLPM.SYS or EMGLPD.DLL. The file EGLPM.SYS can be found in the directory System32\Drivers, the *.DLL file in the System32 directory of your Windows NT installation. 2.3.3 Determining the Driver Version Number via ELSA Info From the Start menu, select "Settings" and in the Control Panel launch "Display". Select the tab "ELSA Info". Under "Global Info", you will see the display driver version in the lower window. 2.4 Uninstall 2.4.1 Uninstalling the ELSA Graphics driver Install the Microsoft standard VGA display driver. After the next reboot, you may delete the files EGLPM.SYS, EMGLPD.DLL and EOGLP.DLL. EGLPM.SYS is located in the directory SYSTEM32\DRIVERS, the other ones can be found in the SYSTEM32 subdirectory of your current Windows NT4.0 installation. 2.4.2 Uninstalling the ELSA Tools Fromm the Start menu, select "Settings" and in the Control Panel launch "Software". In the "Add/Remove Software" tab you may choose which applications to deinstall. ------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Additional Configuration Options 3.1 Additional Tools 3.1.1 ELSA WinmanSuite ELSA WinmanSuite is a tool, which integrates in the taskbar of your Operating system. Klicking the mouse on the tray icon, you will get quick access to all installed ELSA utilities. 3.1.2 ELSA Desktop The ELSA Desktop gives you the ability to configure multiscreen settings. You will find this tool as a tab in the display properties or as a menu item in the WinmanSuite. You will get a detailed description of the whole functionality by clicking on the tool´s help button. Remark: This tool will only be available with activated multiscreen resolutions. 3.1.3 ELSA Hotkeys Using the ELSA Hotkeys, you will now be able to define shortcuts for certain actions. You can use this tool to start frequently used programs, or to change the arrangement of windows on your desktop. You will find this tool as a tab in the display properties or as a menu item in the WinmanSuite. You will get a detailed description of the whole functionality by clicking on the tool´s help button. 3.1.4 ELSA Settings The ELSA Settings (Winman) are a sort of "Control Center" for the display driver. Here you can change the basic display functionality, as there are resolution, colordepth, refreshrate, single or multiscreen configuration. You will be able to configure your monitor(s), change to virtual resolutions (panning), swap monitor order or arrangement and many more. A detailed description of all possible settings is available by clicking the mouse on the question mark in the upper right corner of the window, and then on the area you need help for. Now you will get a message box with a short help. By clicking "OK", you get a detailed help. 3.1.5 ELSA Application Settings The ELSA Application Settings allow you to configure the 3D options of your ELSA GLoria graphics board. You will find this tool as a tab in the display properties or as a menu item in the WinmanSuite. You also will find a detailed description by clicking the Help key. 3.1.6 Video Out (only for graphics boards with Video-In/Out Hardware) Here you can configure all Video out features of your graphics adapter. Remark: This tool will NOT be available with activated multiscreen resolutions. 3.1.7 ELSA Info ELSA Info offers a quick view of all relevant information about your hard- and software configuration. First of all, this is a diagnostic tool, which should help you in solving configuration problems of your graphics system. You can redirect all shown information to file or printer. The generated output will be helpful in getting quick and efficient support from ELSA. 3.2 ELSA POWERlib ELSA offers the toolkit POWERlib as an option for the programmer. This is for creating your own applications which use ELSA graphics boards for graphical output. ------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Known Problems It is possible that some computers need a long time for booting. Graphics board will not be recognized: Workaround: Try installing the graphics board into an other PCI-Slot. On some mainboards there are one or two PCI-Slots, which do not confirm with PCI specifications. OpenGL windows will not exceed 2047 pixels in width. Running a DirectDraw- and an OpenGL Application at the same time will disable OpenGL Hardware Support. To fix this, you have to change the display resolution. Using different screen sizes (panning), there is no hardware OpenGL. This is a limitation of all known Windows NT versions. ------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 History 5.30.05.235 BETA ---------------- Only singlescreen support Full DMA support ELSA WinmanSuite available 5.30.00.241 ----------- Bugfix for Quake2 (Texture bug) Bugfix for MicroStation (MSBench display bug) Bugfix for Lightwave3D (Flickering in Wireframe-Mode) GLoria Settings "Default" conforms with WHQL requirements GLoria Settings default changed to offer all available resolutions OpenGL driver version 2.01.13.048 Bugfix for Problems with Polygon Offset Bugfix for "Non-Administrators get no GLoria Settings" 5.32.00.294 ----------- Support for 3DStudio MAX 2.0 with special MAXtreme driver Support for Powerdraft for AutoCAD 14 5.34.00.324 ----------- New MAXtreme driver 1.00.04 OpenGL driver 2.01.13.084 New ELSA Settings (WinMan) 4.02.10 New Gloria Settings 2.15.03 New DeskTools 3.01.01 DirectX Settings 1.05.02 The GLoria Settings will no longer include SoftImage in the list of supported applications. That is because the GLoria Synergy does not support overlay planes. For the same reason, there are no settings for MayaNT. 5.35.00.360 ----------- New Setup 2.2.6 OpenGL driver version 2.01.14.118 New Desktools 3.01.06 New ELSA Settings (WinMan) 4.04.12 New ELSAInfo version 2.01.03 5.36.00.382 ----------- New Setup 2.5 OpenGL Driver Version 2.01.14.128 New Application Settings 2.16.06 (formerly known as GLoria Settings) New Desktools 3.02.00 New ELSA Hotkeys 3.02.00 New ELSA Info Version 3.00.02 New ELSA Settings (WinMan) 4.06.18 New Video I/O 1.04.13 New WinmanSuite 1.06.02Download Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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