November 13, 1997
These Release Notes include important information about your new video hardware, software (Software Essentials and Video Development Environment), and documentation from Parallax Graphics. This information supercedes the README file on your CD. The Release Notes include:
Bugs, Anomalies, or Restrictions
We have identified the following bugs, anomalies, or restrictions:
Please refer to the Solaris 2.5(OW35) release notes; Most statements there apply to Solaris 2.6 support, also.
Return to Top General 1. Dual-headed mode In previous versions, customers were advised to always select the Parallax framebuffer device (i.e. /dev/fbs/tvtwo0) as the first device when specifying dual-headed mode. However, this does not appear to work with OpenWindows 3.6; If the Parallax device is the 1st device, OpenWindows aborts with the the error "Could not connect to X-Server". Specifying the Parallax device as the 2nd device allows OpenWindows to start. 2. 24-bit mode Users attempting to run in 8-bit mode will experience icons with white patches, outlines of windows left on screen after closing, no automatic refresh of panels once pull down menus are released, and white blotchs on text entry lines. Therefore, 24-bit mode only is recommended. Please refer to your software installation guide for information on how to specify 24-bit mode. 3. Exit from Openwindows or CDE When exiting from Openwindows or CDE, the user is presented with a console screen which is opposite from the boot. The text is black, with a white background. Also, the TERM setting appears to be disturbed, resulting in only a single-line refresh of information. No workaround is currently available for this problem. Please refer to the Solaris 2.5(OW35) release notes; Most statements there apply to Solaris 2.6 support, also.
Return to Top MovieTool 1. Quarter-sized PAL If the user has an NTSC signal is displayed quarter-size (320x240), then that source is disconnected and is replaced by a PAL signal and First Available is selected, the window does not resize to Quarter-size PAL. 2. Play Movies on Output When first selecting Play Movies on Output, the area selected for output is not the Movie window. To correct this, go through the selection process again, and the rectangle will align properly. Please refer to the Solaris 2.5(OW35) release notes; Most statements there apply to Solaris 2.6 support, also.
Return to Top MovieTool and VideoTool Please refer to the Solaris 2.5(OW35) release notes; Most statements there apply to Solaris 2.6 support, also.
Return to Top VideoTool 1. VideoTool File/Save option If you resize the video window, then use the File/Save option to save a still image, VideoTool does not use the new size; It saves the original video width and height. Use the Capture button on the Main Panel for correct behavior. 2. Output Toggle (XVC-VIO) If you have two live video windows, and turn on Output, the 1st channel freezes, and all three toggle buttons are down. Manually reset the toggles to turn Input 2 off, and Input 1 on. When turning Output off, manually reset the toggles as desired. 3. Output Rectangle (XVC-VIO) If you have selected an area of an Input Window, then select "Maximum Size", the output rectangle returns to (0,0); Use the Select Region or Select Window button to move the rectangle to the proper position. 4. Output Rectangle (XVC-VIO) The "Any" button to allow selection of an area which is not 4:3 does not work. The rectangle may be sized to other values, but the rectangle always snaps to 4:3. No workaround is available. Please refer to the Solaris 2.5(OW35) release notes; Most statements there apply to Solaris 2.6 support, also.
Return to Top Video Development Environment Please refer to the Solaris 2.5(OW35) release notes; Most statements there apply to Solaris 2.6 support, also.
Return to Top Tested Hardware This hardware and software has been tested on the following systems from the Sun SPARCstation line of workstations: * SPARC IPX NOTE: We recommend using a SPARCstation 5 or above. NOTE: The UltraSPARC requires a single-slot video card: PowerVideo or MultiVideo (or XVideo Xtra video overlay card). If you have questions about using your Parallax Graphics video card with another kind of Sun SPARCstation, please contact our technical support engineers.
Return to Top Fixes or Enhancements No fixes or enhancements have been made to the OW35 release of the Parallax Graphics software residing on the CD version 2.0; No fixes or enhancements are expected.
Return to Top
[ Send Questions or Comments to Technical Support ]
[ Contact Technical Support (Phone, Fax, etc.) ]
[ Home ] [ New! ] [ Products ] [ Solutions ] [ Support ] [ Company ] [ Contacts ]
Copyright 1998 Parallax Graphics, Inc. All rights reserved.