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by swarm
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

Ok, solved. I just had to replace empty* /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers with /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers.N.

*) Probably caused by initial installation of 6.5.5 -> adding inst patch -> 6.5.22 (I was not able to start directly with 6.5.22 when installed over network... not sure where was the problem).
by swarm
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

dexter1: I was followed your last advice and installed a new system of a clean HDD (the old installation was already corrupted). I've installed in using serial terminal just to have more convenient environment with prepared paths for all files. IRIX now outputs all boot messages to the local screen ...
by swarm
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

So the result is that I didn't find a way to get the graphics board working. I've installed 6.5.22 including drivers on overlay CDs but there is no driver for vPro. I've searched on the Internet and found that there are somewhere patches 4103 and 4104 which contain the driver. Unfortunately google c...
by swarm
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

I've checked /usr/gfx and it looks like there are drivers only for MGRAS and not ODYSSEY.

So I need to install correct drivers. I will try to install 6.5.22 app and overlay CDs . They should contain the driver as it was not a part of original IRIX 6.5.
by swarm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

Unfortunately I have no Impact board for Octane.

I will find IRIX updates, configure network using the serial terminal and then install necessary updates. I'm surprised that somebody used it without drivers for the video board but this is worth a try.
by swarm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

I've tried a different video board from another Octane (the same type). It is still not visible in IRIX, however if I use hinv in PROM, it shows me "ODYSSEY" graphics.
by swarm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 230

SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

Hi everyone! I have a strange error which is probably caused by a software configuration from a previous owner. I have SGI Octane2 with two hard drives. Each contains its own IRIX 6.5 installation but both should be configured for this machine. Both OS installations behave the same way: Octane2 can ...

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