Subject: RE: Off Topic: Paradise Video Card docs?
To: Gregg C Levine <>
From: Robert Agustin, Jr. <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/10/2000 09:20:36
At 09:24 PM 7/9/00 -0400, Gregg C Levine wrote:

>First off, define really cheap.

"really cheap" = $8.00

>Did you get it with the usual complement of
>manufacturer supplied documentation?

Nope, no documentation whatsoever. :(

>Then try using the classic search
>engine sequence,, AltaVista, so forth. Also typically the ones with
>DIP switches are set for default settings. That is for the Micro$oft world.
>Also, I believe Paradise is still around. So I think their web site should
>be online.

I did try the standard search engine queries.  What I found was that 
Western Digital seems to own Paradise and they've stopped supporting all 
Paradise-related products.  The most I've been able to dig up is that 
Xfree86 supports the card.  No docs about configuring the card, unfortunately.

It does have only 5 dip switches on it, so I suppose I could brute force it 
until I found a configuration that works. :)

Then again it's only an $8.00 video card so I won't be too disappointed if 
I can't get it to work...


> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > []On Behalf Of Robert Agustin, Jr.
> > Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2000 6:20 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: Off Topic: Paradise Video Card docs?
> >
> > I've got a Paradise Accelerator 24 video card that I bought for really
> > cheap.  The problem is that there seems to be DIP switches on the back
> > plate of the card that may or may not be configured correctly.  I
> > did some
> > searches on the web and was unable to find any docs whatsoever
> > for the card...
> >
> > Anyone out there have any pointers to information?  I just want
> > to be able
> > to display plain 'ole text with this card.