Driver: Weitek Power 9000 Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #1815
Last Update: April 23, 1997
A version of this driver is on the CDROM
Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*: No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer # Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer #
Driver Name / Installer .pkg: WeitekP9000 Driver Type: Display Driver Scope: Generic-Chipset Supported Components: Weitek P9000 PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**: PCI, VL-Bus
General Overview notes: This driver supports display implementations base on the Weitek P9000, such as the Diamond Viper.
Supported Products / Add-on Adapters: Diamond Viper (PCI)
Diamond Viper (VL-Bus)
Genoa VideoBlitz 9200-VL (VL-Bus) - not tested, but should work
Supported Products / Systems (ie integrated into PC System):
Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:
Display Driver Details
Supported Connectors: 15-pin High Density (VGA)
Access Mode: Linear Framebuffer Adapter Memory: 1MB VRAM, 2MB VRAM
Display Modes (Number in () after resolution indicates frame buffer size required)
32 Bit Color Modes**: 640x480 (2MB+), 800x600 (2MB+)
16 Bit Color Modes**:
1024x768 (2MB+), 1152x900 (2MB+), 800x600 (1MB+)
8 Bit Color / Greyscale Modes**: 1024x768 (1MB+), 1152x900 (1MB+), 1280x1024 (2MB+), 800x600 (1MB+)
If you get Weitek P9000 unable to reserve framebuffer address 0x80000000 and it
boots up in standard VGA mode. Change the mapped memory address in the Configure.app to 0xA0000000.
Driver Version Notes
Future / Update Planning: Reason for New Driver / Update: New Driver / Update Timeframe:
New Driver / Update Description:
Note: Information contained in the "Future Planning" section of this document does not constitute a commitment on the part of NeXT to complete the planned development work.
* - Any NeXTanswer number that is blank indicates that a driver will not be released for this version of NEXTSTEP.
** - Indicates information that is inclusive of the entire capability of this driver. Not all devices supported by this driver may include all features listed. Check any available NeXTanswers and the hardware manual for the device for additional information.
Diamond Computer Systems
1130 East Arquez Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086