Subject: OS/2 VIDEO CORRUPTION IN TEXT MODE USING VGA DRIVER
Updated Netfinity server RETAIN Tip:
Record number: H165581
Hit count: UHC00079
Success count: USC0000
Publication code: PC50
Date created: O98/12/18
Date last altered: A99/09/29
Owning B.U.: USA
Abstract: OS/2 VIDEO CORRUPTION IN TEXT MODE USING VGA DRIVER
Part of text screen illegible in OS/2 in full-screen text mode.
(No problem in GUI mode.)
Customer has not installed S3 video driver, or has disabled the S3 driver with ALT-F1 or a boot diskette.
PROBLEM ISOLATION AIDS:
Installing the S3 video driver will eliminate this problem in normal operation.
The driver is located on the
"Netfinity 5000 / 5500 / Netfinity 5500 M10 / 7000M10 S3 Trio V2/GX device driver diskette for OS/2" 24L8036.EXE located on the IBM web site at the following URL:
If the standard OS/2 VGA driver is still desired over the S3 video driver, eliminate the problem by either of the following two methods:
"SET VIO_VGA = DEVICE(BVHVGA,BVHSVGA)"
Note: The file BVHSVGA.DLL is on the diskette in a packet file.
Copy the file OS2DRV.PK2, open it with UNPACK.EXE and then copy the file BVHSVGA.DLL to the
Copying this file to this directory will only be possible if you boot the server
from installation disks, or you will get a "file in use" error.
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