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by japes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel - on board network connector failed
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Fuel - on board network connector failed

Definitely time to drop in a PCI-X gig card....but you want the onboard to work so you can install from the network.

It's possible the network chip was damaged, but I wonder if the transformer is what took the blow and could be replaced....that's where I'd look first.
by japes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 3200 Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Origin 3200 Power Supply

What about the individual power supply units? They each have a normal PC power plug and they are labeled such that they should accept either 110/120 or 220/240. I'm not sure if they'll power up and act normal if you try to start them outside the power bay. I think they need I2C or similar signaling...
by japes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 3200 Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Origin 3200 Power Supply

I plug mine into 240 volts. My machine would need two 120 volt circuits, if it was fully working, which it currently is not. Another note is they power supplies seem to need a few moments before they'll produce 48volts. If you have a L2 controller with display it's easy to see the display won't fire...
by japes
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 519

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

What I do for dual-drive setups (common commercial request, for drive cloning/backup) is customise the sleds and fit an extra fan: http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/misc/custom_indy_fan.jpg While I like the idea of some active cooling on the drive, your fan pulls hot air off the expansion cards up against ...
by japes
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 519

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

Challenge S 180 MHz SC w/Sony PSU, SSD if you can swing it, otherwise a modern drive with SCA adapter chosen for coolness. I might leave the floppy cover out, if you even have one. Just roasted my Challenge S with 28 C room temps for almost a week. I use a 2.5" Seagate (Savio I think) drive. 10...
by japes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board

My googling agrees. And while I don't have the 8mb version on the shelf, I don't need more 4mb ones on my shelf so please don't hold it for me.
by japes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 769

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

I'll be there. ANS sounds awesome.

Who else is going to be there?
by japes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board

I'm set on these...doesn't everyone with a Tezro or O350 have one or two of these in their closets?

But I want to ask, 8mb cache or 4mb cache?

Also don't hesitate to buy from the Raion-Fox, he stands behind his transactions.
by japes
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Why a static address not shown on the router
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Why a static address not shown on the router

Are you talking about something like a client list on the router? Those depend on the router seeing traffic or communicating with the client station. It might take some time to update or whatever mechanism the router uses to collect the data hasn't happened. Try running some traffic to the internet ...
by japes
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook

I would maybe guess even though Facebook integration is off maybe it's trying something? That would be pretty disheartening, but Apple software has been disheartening for a while. But my primary guess is websites open on the Mac which use Facebook comments or other elements. The Facebook icon on som...
by japes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: 1st time boot into guest but why no start tune?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: 1st time boot into guest but why no start tune?

Octane will perform a startup chime if you connect external speakers.

The PROM off command is not shared by many systems.
by japes
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI O2 intro video VHS
Replies: 2
Views: 168

SGI O2 intro video VHS

Came across this gem from the mid 1990s on YouTube.

by japes
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Origin 2000/Onyx 2 nodeboards 2x300 MHz
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: FS: Origin 2000/Onyx 2 nodeboards 2x300 MHz

Asking price $75 + shipping. Also open to trades. Sure you only want one?
by japes
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New octane does nothing
Replies: 80
Views: 1637

Re: New octane does nothing

Try pulling the graphics and starting up without them. I have a SI board in my parts pile that when installed causes the same - well, almost...the PSU fan make about 1 turn before it shuts off with this bad card.
by japes
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The unfortunate reality of being at the mercy of clouds
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: The unfortunate reality of being at the mercy of clouds

Computers fail. I would rather the failure happen in my house, next to my reinstall CDs and screwdrivers, rather than in a datacenter where they're doing who knows what. Depends, there's a lot of things I'd rather not run. If I can find a trusted partner I'm happy to let them deal with screwdrivers...

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