BIOS Update on P-series cards

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BIOS Update on P-series cards

Postby » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:08 pm

Matrox Tech Support wrote:Unfortunately, the Linux BIOS update utility does not support P690 and it has not been updated for a while. If you need to update the BIOS on your Matrox card, the workaround that we suggest is to use a Windows system at this time until an updated Matrox BIOS utility for Linux will be available.

    2. Open a terminal window
    3. Change to the directory to where the file is stored
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# cd /directory/where/the/file/is/stored

    4. Extract the downloaded file
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# tar xzf sysutil_pm200_04_003.tgz

    5. Change to the directory where you extracted the files
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# cd sysutil_pm200_04_003

    6. Read the readme.txt file for information about what .bin file to use for your specified hardware. Here's an excerpt out of the latest available
    BIOS version:
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File           Models
----           ------
971-22.bin      - Matrox Parhelia 128MB*
                - Matrox Parhelia 256MB*
                - Matrox MED2mp-DVI*
                - P-256 Edge Overlap Controller

975-51.bin      - Matrox Parhelia 128MB**
                - Matrox Parhelia 256MB**
                - Matrox Parhelia PCI
                - Matrox Parhelia Precision SGT
                - Matrox Parhelia DL256 PCI
                - Matrox Parhelia Precision SDT
                - Matrox Parhelia HR256
                - Matrox Sono S20
                - Matrox PJ-3OL
                - Matrox PJ-4OL
                - Matrox PJ-4OLP
                - Matrox MED5mp
                - Matrox MED2mp-DVI
                - Matrox MED3mp-DVI
                - Matrox MED4mp-DVI
                - Matrox MED5mp-DVI
                - Matrox MED2mp-DVI**
                - Matrox ATC-4MP
                - Matrox ATC-4MP
                - Matrox TheatreVUE T30
                - Matrox TheatreVUE T20
                - Matrox QID Pro
                - Matrox EWS Quad
                - Matrox PPX-OUT4
                - Matrox PPX-OUT8
                - Matrox VPX-OUT4
                - Matrox VPX-OUT8
                - Matrox LPX-OUT4

976-44.bin      - Matrox Millennium P750
                - Matrox Millennium P650
                - Matrox Millennium P650 Low-profile PCI
                - Matrox RAD2mp
                - Matrox RAD3mp
                - Matrox RAD PCI
                - Matrox Sono S10
                - Matrox QID
                - Matrox QID LP PCI
                - Matrox QID LP PCI LW
                - Matrox Spectrum PCI
                - Matrox EpicA TC2
                - Matrox EpicA TC4
                - Matrox Extio F1400
                - Matrox Extio F1220
                - Matrox Extio F1420
                - Matrox RG-400SL
                - Matrox Equinox

979-37.bin      - Matrox RAD PCIe
                - Matrox Millennium P650 PCIe 128
                - Matrox Millennium P650 LP PCIe 128
                - Matrox Millennium P650 LP PCIe 64
                - Matrox Millennium P650 PCIe x1
                - Matrox Parhelia APVe
                - Matrox ATC PCIe 4MP
                - Matrox QID LP PCIe
                - Matrox Aurora VX3mp

981-17.bin      - Matrox Millennium P690 PCIe x16
                - Matrox Millennium P690 Plus LP PCIe x16
                - Matrox Millennium P690 LP PCIe x16
                - Matrox Millennium P690 Plus LP PCI
                - Matrox Millennium P690 PCI
                - Matrox Millennium P690 LP PCIe x1
                - Matrox ONYX
                - Matrox SPECTRA

994-14.bin      - Matrox M9120 PCIe x16
                - Matrox M9120 Plus LP PCIe x1
                - Matrox M9120 Plus LP PCIe x16
                - Matrox M9125 PCIe x16
                - Matrox M9140 LP PCIe x16
                - Matrox Xenia
                - Matrox Xenia Pro

*  Versions designed for AGP 2x and 4x systems

** Versions designed for PCI or AGP 2x, 4x, and 8x systems

    7. Make a backup of your current BIOS
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# ./pbioslin -o backup.bin

    8. Apply the newest BIOS version
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# ./pbioslin -i xxx-xx.bin

    9. Reboot your system for the changes to take effect
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