Readme.txt Digital's Optimized Alpha-only Windows NT Driver for Matrox Millennium and Millennium II Graphics Options Release Date: 5/5/97 Release Version: V2.0 Please read this document prior to installing the Display Driver. This document describes the Windows NT Display Driver for Matrox Millennium and Millennium II for Digital's Alpha platforms. 1. This Display Driver has been optimized for Alpha Platforms. You will see performance gains in running both OpenGL clients and 2D applications over the Matrox Display Driver that ships as a part of Microsoft Windows NT V4.0 Release. In addition, this Display Driver supports the new Matrox Millennium II and Multi Head displays. 2. Files Included in the ZIP File amga.dll ; Display Driver amga_mil.sys ; Miniport Driver oemsetup.inf ; Installation Script (see 4) amga_set.dll ; Optional Tuning Applet (see 5) Readme.txt ; This File 3. System Requirements Base Platform: Alpha-only (This driver will NOT work on Intel platforms) OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT V4.0 NT V4.0 SP1 4. Installation To install the driver, please perform the following steps: - Log in as an administrator or as a user who has administrative privilege to change the display settings. - Start the "Display" applet by right-clicking "Desktop" and selecting "Properties". A window titled "Display Properties" will appear. - Click the "Settings" tab. This lists display configurations, like "Color Palette", "Font Size", and so on. - Press the "Display Type" button. A new window titled "Display Type" will appear. - Press the "Change..." button in this window. A new window titled "Change Display" will appear. - Press the "Have Disk..." button in this window. A window titled "Install from Disk" will appear. - Specify the path(Net or floppy) where the unzipped files are and press "OK". The "Change Display" window will appear with two sub-windows. Press "OK". - Then follow the instructions and quit the control panel applet. When asked if you want to restart the machine press "Yes"(or "No" to delay shutdown). The new settings will take effect at next reboot. - After reboot, you can select the right resolution suitable for your needs. 5. Optional Tuning Applet The optional tuning applet ("amga_set.dll") is provided to help you tune your display driver. However, we strongly recommend that you choose the system defaults. The optional tuning applet is integrated into the Display Properties in the Desktop. - To start the optional tuning applet: Right-click on the "Desktop" and select Properties. A window titled "Display Properties" will appear on the Desktop. Click on the "AMGA" tab. The options displayed are a part of the optional tuning applet. The three different settings are described below. a) Enable Software Polling - (Default: Disable) Disabling software polling of the hardware FIFO results in improved performance. However, this may cause side effects if any other PCI devices are present on the system. We have obsevered none so far on any of our Alpha Platforms. The above setting is valid for both Millennium and Millennium II. b) Enable Fast Alternate Lines - (Default: Enable) Enabling Fast Alternate Lines results in better line performance but it trades off the compliance with Windows NT conventions. The above setting is valid for both Millennium and Millennium II. c) Enable Direct Memory Access (DMA) - (Default: Enable) Enabling DMA may result in better 3D performance. 2D primitives do not use DMA. This setting is valid only for Millennium II. It has no effect on Millennium. Once you have chosen the settings: - Select the "OK" button to confirm your selection. A new dialog box will ask if you would like to reboot. - Select "Yes" to restart your machine. The new setting will only take effect on the next reboot. 6. Problems and Feedback If the driver fails to load, please do the following: - Start the "Event Viewer" from "Administrative Tools" group which can be found in "Programs" group after clicking "Start" button. A window will appear, titled "Event Viewer". - Select "System" from "Log" menu to view your system log. - Double-Click the event named "amga" under "Source" column. It will bring up the "Event Detail" window. - Please report the relevant information via problem reporting mechanism. 7. Limitations OpenGL optimizations are supported in the following configurations only: - 4MB and 8MB Millennium boards under 15bpp(32768 Colors), 16bpp (65536 Colors), and 32bpp (True Color) color modes only. - 4MB Millennium II boards under 15bpp (32768 Colors), 16bpp (65536 Colors), and 32bpp (True Color) color modes only. * bpp = bits per pixel 8. Hardware Acceleration Table The following table lists the (approximate) maximum window sizes which permit the various levels of hardware acceleration for 4 MB Matrox hardware. Monitor Window Color Double DB + DB + Resolution Resolution Bits Buffer (DB) Z (16 Bits) Z (32 Bits) =============================================================================== 800 X 600 800 X 600 8 Bits Accelerated Accelerated Accelerated 800 X 600 800 X 600 16 Bits Accelerated Accelerated Accelerated 800 X 600 800 X 600 32 Bits Accelerated Software Software 1024 X 768 600 X 600 8 Bits Accelerated Accelerated Accelerated 1024 X 768 600 X 600 16 Bits Accelerated Accelerated Software 1024 X 768 600 X 600 32 Bits Software Software Software 1024 X 768 700 X 700 8 Bits Accelerated Accelerated Software 1024 X 768 700 X 700 16 Bits Accelerated Software Software 1024 X 768 700 X 700 32 Bits Software Software Software 1280 X 1024 600 X 600 8 Bits Accelerated Accelerated Software 1280 X 1024 600 X 600 16 BITS Software Software Software 1280 X 1024 600 X 600 32 Bits Software Software Software Copyright (c) 1997 Digital Equipment CorporationDownload Driver Pack
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