This page is about how I did setup my HP envizex. Unfortunately I do not own a envizex anymore. So if you have any question I probably won't be able to answer them.

First thing you want to do is to download the files. Following files are necessary:

Download all the files to one directory and read the file

Next thing to do is to execute the file install.gen.

$ chmod 755 install.gen
$ ./install.gen

The install script will install all the files into the directory /usr/lib/X11/700X/. I selected all packages to be installed.

As the HP Envizex is just a X-Terminal you need to have a server where the boot image can be loaded from. This can either be done via NFS or TFTP. In the BIOS you can specify if you want to use BOOTP/DHCP. Or you supply the network configuration manually.

The NFS or TFTP server should run on any Unix. I used it only on Red Hat Linux 7.0. But it shouldn't matter what Unix as long as the client can read the boot image.

I used TFTP to transfer the boot image. In the /tftpboot directory you have to create a link to the directory where the envizex software resides.

$ cd /tftpboot
$ ln -s /usr/lib/X11/700X 700X

To enable your tftpd (using red hat linux 7.*) just edit the file /etc/xinetd.d/tftp and change the line disable = yes to disable = no. Then just a /etc/init.d/xinetd reload and your TFTP server should be up and running.

As soon as the envizex has loaded its bootimage it will try to connect to the server using XDMCP.

On the linux side I changed the file /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf in the [xdmcp] section from Enable=0 to Enable=1.

Next step is to boot your now to the network connected envizex. When the terminal comes up, click on the Setup button.

Now click on Network and select General. You have to change the following settings:

  • Network Parameters: select "From Fields Below"
  • File Server: enter the IP address of the machine where you installed the software, and select TFTP from the pull down box.
  • Name Server and Alt. Name Server: enter your DNS servers.
  • Domain Name: enter your domain name.
  • Gateway: enter your network default gateway and under Route to.
Click on the Server button and set the following options:
  • X Server from: select Network
  • X Server file: leave this empty
  • Base path: enter the /tftpboot/700X
Now the envizex should boot. Go back to the main boot screen, press the Start button, and the terminal should load the boot image from the server and start the X server. Now you should see the login window from your host computer.

That's about. At least that's what I had to do to get my envizex up and running.

This page is mainly a copy from That's where I found all the necessary files and instructions.

adrian - document last modified: 28-May-2003 11:32:56
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