For SCO OpenServer 5.0.0 (in this order):
Release Supplement 5.0.0d (rs500d) Networking Supplement 1.0.0 (net100) SCO Advanced Hardware Supplement (AHS) 5.2
SCO Advanced Hardware Supplement (AHS) 5.2 (available on 5.0.2 CD media)
No additional supplements are necessary
You may install the 'Graphics' portion of SCO AHS 5.2 or just the Video Configuration Manager portion to obtain the minimal necessary graphics software to configure this driver.
1. Log in as root.
2. Install SCO AHS Release 5.2 if not already installed. This applies to SCO OpenServer 5.0.0 and 5.0.2 only.
3. Download the volume image(s) to your machine to a directory, for example, /tmp/vol.
4. Run 'custom' and select 'Install New'. Install from your host machine using 'Media Images'.
5. Give the directory name where the volume images have been downloaded, for example, /tmp/vol.
6. Install the hardware into your computer.
7. Run 'scoadmin video' and select the 'VESA' entry in the list of supported video adapters. If a VESA entry is not available, your system does not have a VBE compliant video adapter.
Additional VBE driver details:
VBE 2.0 Video Adapters
- Support of 256 and 64K colors at resolutions of 640x480 - 1600x1200 **
- A generic framebuffer XDriver is used to display graphics. Because of the generic nature, this driver works on virtually any modern graphics adapter. However, no chipset specific accelerations are provided. Therefore, using high resolutions or a high number of colors (that is, 64K) may cause a degradation in performance depending on machine and video adapter speeds.
VBE 1.2 Video Adapters
- Support of 256 colors (only) at resolutions of 640x480 - 1024x768 **
- A windowed framebuffer XDriver is used to display graphics. Color support is limited to 256 colors only. Resolutions are limited to 1024x768 maximum. The degradations mentioned above also apply here.
** The actual resolutions and number of colors available depends on the video adapter. Recommended mode to use is 1024x768 at 256 colors. Make sure your monitor supports this resolution prior to configuring it.