Subject: Re: alphabios to srm -255/233
To: Charles Redmond <>
From: Wes Kurdziolek <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/18/2001 01:12:34
Yes, that's probably the case. If you can find an old PCI S3 video card,
those work great. ATI cards normally don't work. I don't know the
technical reasons behind this, but I *would* like to know. Can anyone
explain why only certain PCI video cards work w/ SRM?

On Sun, 17 Jun 2001, Charles Redmond wrote:

> Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 14:25:40 -0700
> From: Charles Redmond <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: alphabios to srm -255/233
> Well,
>      On Friday night I picked up a second unit and was able to
> (once I went from a console terminal via tip to a vga monitor) srm the console of the second unit. Looking at the first now it has a vga console too I have noticed the original "number nine" vido card has been replaced with a pretty ordinary peecee one..
> I was able to flash to srm but I suspect this video card is not supported by srm.. Would this likely be the case?
> The unit makes a single beep nosie on boot..
> Charles
> >in the CD and find the menu selection that reads "Update firmware" or
> >something like that. Then, "update" the SRM console firmware which will
> >overwrite the AlphaBIOS.
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Wes Kurdziolek