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by jmestrada
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Toolchest issues and customization
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Toolchest issues and customization

Ah yes! Thanks for the info! That is exactly what I was looking for!
by jmestrada
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Toolchest issues and customization
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Toolchest issues and customization

I seem to have a problem with Toolchest and I'm not sure what's causing it. Every now and then, when I open up a Unix Shell from the Toolchest, the colors are all messed up and I end up with a black background and black foreground. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I can fix my colors i...
by jmestrada
Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

Thanks!
by jmestrada
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

I'm guessing maybe I should just hang onto both of them. The pixel clock problem with the V8 seems to only be an issue with monitors that can't display certain modes, or at least that's what I gather. The V8 worked fine with my Samsung SyncMaster 24" monitor running 1920x1200 resolution @60Hz. ...
by jmestrada
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

Well, thanks to another user here I now have a V12 graphics board in my Octane2. All that I need now is a dual 600MHz CPU. One question I have is, should I keep my V10 or the V8 board as a spare? I will probably get rid of one of them. I figure the V8 may be better as a spare than the V10 because of...
by jmestrada
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

Very sad indeed! So, I'm still using this V10 I picked up but I would honestly like to put my V8 back int because it has more RAM. Does anyone know of any good, inexpensive monitors, that would work well with the V8? Either in 1600x1280 or 1900x1200? I tried out my Samsung 245BW on it and it works g...
by jmestrada
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

Well, the V10 works well at 1600x1200 with my Dell 2007FP monitor but I'm not too thrilled about only being able to use the 8 bit frame buffer mode. How hard are the V12 boards to come by? I'm wondering if it's worth the cost to go that route. I think a good 24" monitor that can do 1900x1200@60...
by jmestrada
Wed May 28, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

I built a custom mode for my O2 for use with my Panasonic studio monitor. It's a 17" widescreen that will only support a 1280x768 display mode through the RGB/BNC connectors and that works well. I haven't tried any other modes yet though. I found a web tool that lets you calculate frequencies, ...
by jmestrada
Tue May 27, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

I figure this will keep me going until I can get a good 24" monitor on it. So now, I'll just have to keep an eye out for a V12 and a dual 600MHz CPU then I will be set! I'm going to still try and tweak the parameters for the 1600x1200 60Hz mode and see if there is a way to get it to come up. I'...
by jmestrada
Tue May 27, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

Well, I bought the V10 on an impulse. Made the seller an offer of $100 and the took it. I think this will get me by until I come across a V12! :)
by jmestrada
Tue May 27, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

I would definitely like to upgrade this to a V12, if I could find one at a reasonable price. I see a V10 on eBay for sale, but I think I would rather hold out for a V12. Is there a way to calculate what the pixel clock would be based on the front/back porch settings? I used the EDID information for ...
by jmestrada
Mon May 26, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

Well that explains it! Unfortunately this particular model will not support any rates other than 60Hz for 1600x1200. I did plug in my old Samsung SyncMaster 245BW into my Octane2 as a test and was able to display 1920x1200 just fine, I'm tempted to leave this monitor on my Octane and put the Dell on...
by jmestrada
Mon May 26, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Any experience with IPS SOG-capable displays ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2992

Re: Any experience with IPS SOG-capable displays ?

Has anyone else here had any success in building a VFO file for an Octane2 with VPro 8 board (Odyssey) and a Dell 2007FP monitor to support 1600x1200 @ 60Hz?
by jmestrada
Mon May 26, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

I tried the EDID method on my Octane2 with no luck. I'm guessing either I did something wrong or this monitor just isn't going to work. I downloaded and installed the SwitchResX tool onto my Mac, attached the Dell 2007FP monitor and dumped the EDID info for it, then used that data to build the vfs f...
by jmestrada
Tue May 20, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4469

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

That worked!

I had to install VFC from the CDs then I created a VFS file for a 1280x768_60 display mode for my O2 and it worked!

Now, I would like to see if I can get a 1600x1200_60 display mode for my Octane2. Will have to tinker around with this some more.

Thanks!

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