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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:25 pm    Post subject: Searching for Driver: Radius Full Page Display Card (1988) Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

this is going out to everyone Cool Smile Wink Mr. Green LOL International Very Happy Roll eyes Paul Shocked !

I have bought an Macintosh Plus (2,5 MB) including a very rare hardware gimmic:

The Radius "Full Page Display Card" is attached to the main logicboard and there is a (I suggest) Video out at the little "lock slot" at the back of the MacPlus.

The card is physically installed by connecting right on top of the 68000 chip, and also by connecting two grounding springs to resistors FB1 and C35 on the motherboard.

Pictures follow...

As I bought it I was told it was a MacPlus used for presentations - but I never thought there would be a video out Mr. Green Hardware Honored

So here is the old problem again:

The harddrive has been formated, a new System was installed and the original Radius Video Card Driver is lost. Cry

Question Does anyone have a Radius "Full Page Display" Card in his Mac and the suitable driver ?

From my recherche:

Sadly the Radius links at "Mac Driver museum" are dead...
http://www.maximumdebian.org/docs/mirrors/macdrivermuseum/radiuscards.html


http://www.mandrake.demon.co.uk/Apple/radius/fpd75.html

This page states:

"Q: I have an FPD on a Mac Plus. Can I connect a 75 Hz FPD to my Mac Plus with my FPD-Plus Interface?

A: No. The Mac Plus-FPD card only supports 64 Hz and 68 Hz Full Page Displays. These displays have a model number of either 15 RAM x (where "x" represents a one-digit number between 1 and 7) or FPDS40."

This card is installed and working on the Macintosh Plus. At least, it seems to be working, because the Screensaver (shown in one of the auction pictures) and the configuration screen (reached by holding down the mouse button when booting, also shown) works. I do not actually have a Full Page Display monitor with which to test the card.

These are the picture from the descibed Mac at mandrake.demon.co.uk


I have the same cable at my Mac Plus - do you know the specific name of this port and how I can add a display to it ? It seems I need a Radiums Full Display monitor to use the card, what would be a real problem because I am located in Germany where this displays are quite rare or have never been seen... any suggestion ?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:34 pm    Post subject: Full Page Displays 64/68Hz Q&A Reply with quote

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Full Page Displays 64/68Hz Q&A - found at www.mandrake.demon.co.uk

Q: When I double click on the Classic/SE/Plus control panel, I receive an error message stating it cannot be used with this Macintosh. Why?

A: The software is not detecting the presence of the Radius FPD interface and monitor. The Classic/SE/Plus Control Panel will not open unless there is a monitor connected to the interface card. If the monitor is connected, then the connection between the Mac SE and the Radius Display has been broken. First, check the external video cable and make sure it is securely connected. If that appears solid, there is also an internal video cable that runs from the Radius card to the back of the SE that could be defective or loose. You will need to take your Mac to a Radius Authorized Service Center to have that cable checked and if necessary replaced. You can obtain a list of Radius service centers in your area by calling 800-227-2795.

Q: I wish to upgrade to a Radius Full Page Display/gs. Can I still use my older interface card?

A: It depends on which model of Radius card you are currently using. If you are running a full page display which has the part number of 0311, 0362, or 0424 (located on the back of the display), then the new monitor will run with your earlier interface. Otherwise you will need also need to upgrade your interface card to a model that supports the FPD/GS. Those cards are:

For a Macintosh SE you'll need an FPD/SE card, Radius part #0308.

For a Mac Plus, there is no compatible solution.

For a Nubus based Mac you'll need a Precision Color 8XJ card, Radius part #0369.

Q: I'm running a Pivot Display model number 0194 using a FPD card for a Macintosh SE, but I cannot pivot. Why?

A: The Monochrome Pivot and the Full Page Display (Part #0041) work identically when the Pivot is in portrait mode. However, the Full Page Display card in your Macintosh does not support pivoting.

Q: Can I run a 68Hz (Part # FPD01) on a Mac SE/30?

A: No. Radius did not manufacture an interface card for a 68Hz FPD for use with the SE/30.

Q: Can I use my FPD interface to run a Radius TPD?

A: No. The FPD interface supports only one resolution of 640 X 870 at either 64, 68 or 75 hz, depending on the model. The Radius TPD's run at a higher resolution of 1152 X 882, so will not work from an FPD card.

Q: When I use my Radius FPD with Aldus Freehand, the line and fill functions don't seem to work.

A: Within the Classic/SE/Plus Display control panel, set the Enlarged Menu Fonts to the Regular (smaller) size.

Q: Can I run System 7 with my Radius FPD 64/68Hz?

A: With the latest ROM and Software upgrades, the FPD will run System 7.1. However ONLY System 7.0 is supported in the Macintosh Plus Platform. ROM & software specific info are elsewhere in this Q&A.

Q: Can I use my 64/68Hz FPD from the built in video of any Macintosh, including a PowerMac?

A: No. The Built in Video circuit of a Macintosh will only support a Full Page Display that runs at 75Hz (model numbers 0311, 0362,0424).

Q: Can I adjust the internal settings of my 64/68Hz FPD so it will run at 75Hz or to get a faster screen redraw ?

A: There are no internal adjustments that can be made to adapt the 64/68Hz models of the Radius FPD to work from built in video of a Mac, or for faster screen redraw.

Q: What is the part number of the cable I need to connect the FPD 64/68 to my NUBUS interface card?

A: The part number is 590-5000.

Q: What is the current version of the Software and ROM for a 64 /68 Hz FPD card for a Macintosh SE and how can I obtain it?

A: The current version of the ROM for a Radius FPD/SE card is 4.4. The current version of the software is 4.1. These versions of the software and ROM are necessary for running any System version up to 7.1 with your FPD. We do not recommend the use of System 7.5 with this configuration. If you do not have these latest versions, they can be obtained by calling 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0112. This includes both the ROM chip and all necessary FPD software. If you only require the software, all necessary files can be obtained for free, via modem, from all of the major online services such as America Online, Compuserve, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet, as well as from the Radius bulletin board at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Classic/SE/+ Display". The software alone can be ordered from 800-977-7060 by ordering part number 630-0335.

Q: What is the current version of the Software and ROM for a 64/68 Hz FPD card for a Macintosh Plus and how can I obtain it?

A: The current version of the ROM for a Radius FPD Plus card is 1.0. The current version of the software is 4.1. There has only been one ROM made for this product. If you require a software update, all necessary files can be obtained for free, via modem, from all of the major online services such as America Online, Compuserve, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet, as well as from the Radius bulletin board at 541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Classic/SE/+ Display". The software alone can be ordered from 800-977-7060 by ordering part number 630-0335.

Q: What is the current version of the Software and ROM for a 64/68Hz FPD card for a Macintosh II and how can I obtain it?

A: The current version of the ROM for a Radius FPD-II card is 2.4. The current version of the software is 3.2.5. These versions of the software and ROM are necessary for running any System version up to 7.1 with your FPD. We do not recommend the use of System 7.5 with this configuration. If you do not have these latest versions, they can be obtained by calling 800-544-8456 and ordering part number 630-0114. This includes both the ROM chip and all necessary FPD software. If you only require the software, all necessary files can be obtained for free, via modem, from all of the major online services such as America Online, Compuserve, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet, as well as from the Radius bulletin board at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Dynamic Desktop". The software can also be obtained on floppy disks by calling 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0333.

Q: What files are necessary to run my Radius FPD, and how can I obtain the latest versions?

A: The file you need is entitled "Classic/SE/+ Display" and can be obtained for free, via modem, from all of the major online services such as America Online, Compuserve, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet, as well as from the Radius bulletin board at 408-541-6190. The software can also be obtained on floppy disks by calling 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0335.

Q: Can I use the 64/68Hz FPD with a Quadra 630?

A: No. The Quadra 630's built in video port does not support the 64/68 Hz FPD display.

Q: Can I use the 64/68Hz FPD with a Power Macintosh with PCI slots?

A: No. The PCI-based Power Mac's built-in video port doesn't support the 64/68 Hz FPD display, and there are no PCI cards which run at the older frequencies required to operate the 64/68FPD.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:35 pm    Post subject: Full-Page Display 75Hz (0311/0362/0424) Q&A Reply with quote

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Full-Page Display 75Hz (0311/0362/0424) Q&A
at www.mandrake.demon.co.uk

This is a reconstruction of original Radius support documentation. All links on this page are now defunct. For more information, refer to the document Vintage Radius Documents.
Full-Page Display 75Hz (0311/0362/0424) Q&A

January 10, 1996

Q: I have an FPD interface in my Mac SE. Why does it tell me that the control panel named "Classic/SE/Plus Display" cannot be used with this Mac when I activate it?

A: The most likely cause is that the connection between the Mac SE and the Radius Display has been broken. First, make sure the monitor is attached to the card. Next, check the internal video cable, making sure that it is securely connected and does not have any breaks.

If the cable appears to be firmly connected, then you should take the board and cables to a Radius Authorized Service Center for testing. You can obtain a list of Radius Service Centers in your area by dialing 800-227-2795.

You may also require a more recent version of the software. The software used with an FPD on an SE is called "Classic/SE/Plus Display", and the current version is 4.1. The software can be obtained for free, via modem, from online services such as America Online, CompuServe, E-world, AppleLink, the Internet at ftp.radius.com, as well as from the Radius BBS at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Cl/+/SE Display.sea". The software can also be ordered in disk form by dialing 800-977-7060 and requesting part number 630-0335.

Q: I wish to upgrade to a new Radius Full Page Display. Can I use my older interface card?

A: It depends. If your interface card is one which ran a Radius Full-Page Display (FPD) with a part number of either 0311, 0362 or 0424, then the new monitor will run when connected to your earlier interface card. The part numbers for the interface cards to drive a Radius FPD model 0311,0362 or 0424 are:

ï for the Mac SE - the Mac SE/FPD interface card, part number 0308.

ï for the Mac II or Quadra Family - the Precision Color 8XJ card, part number 0369.

Models 0311, 0362 or 0424 of Radius FPDs are also compatible with the built in video of the Quadra, Centris and Power Macintosh family of Macintosh computers.

Q: Can I use my FPD interface to run a Radius Two-Page Display (TPD)?

A: No, the FPD interface is designed to run specifically with the Radius FPD.

Q: I have an FPD on a Mac Plus. Can I connect a 75 Hz FPD to my Mac Plus with my FPD-Plus Interface?

A: No. The Mac Plus-FPD card only supports 64 Hz and 68 Hz Full Page Displays. These displays have a model number of either 15 RAM x (where "x" represents a one-digit number between 1 and 7) or FPDS40.

Q: I am running an Apple Portrait Display from an Apple interface card. Can I use a Radius 75 Hz Full Page Display instead?

A: Yes. The 75 Hz FPD is compatible with Apple Portrait Display timings.

Q: Which cable do I need to run a 75 Hz FPD?

A: The cable required is part # 590-0029. This can be ordered by dialing 1-800-977-7060.

Q: Will the 75 Hz FPD work with a Power Macintosh 6100, 7100, 8100 or an AV series Quadra ?

A: Yes. The Power Mac and AV series are compatible with the Radius 75 Hz FPDs.

Q: Will the 75 Hz FPD work with a Power Macintosh 7200, 7300, 7500, or 8500?

A: Yes. The Power Mac is compatible with the Radius 75 Hz FPDs.

Q: Will the 75 Hz FPD work with a Power Macintosh 9500?

A: Yes, but you will require a PrecisionColor 8/1600 card in order to operate it.

Q: Will the 75 Hz FPD work with System 7.5/7.5.1/7.5.2?

A: Yes. When connected to the built in video of a Macintosh, the display is System 7.5 compatible.

Q: Can I use the 75 Hz FPD on an IBM PC or compatible?

A: No. The 75 Hz FPD is designed to run only on the Macintosh platform.

Q: I am running my FPD from the built in video port of my Mac. What is the current version of the software for use with my 75 Hz FPD and where can I obtain it?

A: The software required when running from the built in video of a Macintosh is called Dynamic Desktop and the current version is 3.2.5. The software can be obtained for free, via modem, from major online services such as America Online, CompuServe, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet at ftp.radius.com, as well as from the Radius bulletin board at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Dynamic Desktop". The software can also be obtained on floppy disks by dialing 800-977-7060 and ordering part #630-0333.

Q: What is the current version of the software and ROM for a 75 Hz FPD interface card for a Macintosh SE and where can I get it?

A: The current version of the ROM for a Radius FPD/SE card is 4.4. The current version of the software is 4.1. These versions of the software and ROM are necessary for running any System version up to 7.1 with your FPD. We do not recommend the use of System 7.5 with this configuration. If you do not have these latest versions, they can be obtained by calling 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0112. This includes both the ROM chip and all necessary FPD software. If you only require the software, all necessary files can be downloaded from most of the major online services such as America Online, CompuServe, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet at ftp.radius.com, and the Radius Online BBS at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Classic/Plus/SE Display". The software alone can also be purchased on diskette by dialing 800-977-7060 and ordering part #630-0335.

Q: What is the current version of the software and ROM for a 75 Hz FPD card for a Macintosh II and how can I obtain it ?

A: The current version of the ROM for a Radius Precision Color 8XJ card is 2.0 The current version of the software is 3.3. These versions of the software and ROM are necessary for running any System version up to 7.5.1 with your FPD. If you do not have these latest versions, they can be obtained by dialing 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0486-01. This includes both the ROM chip and all necessary FPD software. If you only require the software, all necessary files can be downloaded from most of the major online services such as America Online, CompuServe, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet at ftp.radius.com, and the Radius Online BBS at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Dynamic Desktop". The software can also be purchased on diskette by dialing 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0333.

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