[rescue] PA-RISC/Itanium system?

Mark Benson md.benson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 11:46:44 CDT 2013

Yes. IIRC only 2 media kits of 11i v2 had the drivers. Bit of a pain.

Andrew Jones <andrew at jones.ec> wrote:
>I think graphics support has to do with the age of your media kit.  11i
>v3 and later revisions of 11i v2 drop workstation support.
>On the other end, if your 11i v1/v2 kit is too old, it won't have fglrx
>Take ask off this with a grain of salt, I've never had an hpux box with
>Mark Benson <md.benson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>The zx6000 is a classic example of exactly what I mean. While they'll
>work okay as a server with modern vetsions of HP-UX, there is only 1 or
>2 specific distributions of HP-UX that support the graphics hardware
>(in my case a ATi FireGL card). If you don't get the actual zx6000
>HP-UX distribution you have little chance of getting can X desktop
>unless you seap the graphics card for a better supported one. I adnit I
>haven't tried it on my zx6000 since I put the Radeon 7000 PCI card in
>>Long and short is if you buy a zx6000 HP-UX workstation it either
>needs to be running HP-UX from it's original install already, or it
>needs the original install media with it if you want the graphics to
>work. If you aren't bothered about graphics then it's not so bad, you
>just need a serial terminal to hand. It seems at odds on such a
>powerful machine though.
>>The zx2000/zx6000 series is a weird beast that HP only sold briefly
>due to poor sales. It was also only supporyed briefly too before it was
>dropped. They come up cheap for a reason.
>>There's nothing wrong with the hardware mind you. Excellent machine
>but like anf Itanium it eats Watts for breakfast and hammers out hot
>>Andrew Jones <andrew at jones.ec> wrote:
>>>HP ZX6000s show up on ebay constantly, and they're relatively 
>>>inexpensive.  They were often shipped running HP-UX, so I'm not sure 
>>>what you mean by "poorly supported"
>>>They're also rackmountable.
>>>On 09/17/2013 08:22 AM, Mark Benson wrote:
>>>> I would recommend choosing carefully with HP Itanium boxes as some,
>>>> especially the more common workstations, are poorly supported in
>>>> HP-UX.
>>>> I never got my head around HP-UX. Some aspects of it make IBM AIX
>>>> look like a fuzzy blanket in comparison.
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>>Mark Benson
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