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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: 175

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: 104

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: 146

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: 78
Views: 1289

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: 354

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...
by japes
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anyone have the 1995 SIGGRAPH CD?
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Anyone have the 1995 SIGGRAPH CD?

Not to be a negative nancy, but it's likely not on the cd. See the youtube video below, and comment on youtube. But if you watch that video you can see there are people from back in the day possibly taking a look at what they have. Also, you might be able to get the CD: https://www.amazon.com/SIGGRA...
by japes
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Origin 2000/Onyx 2 nodeboards 2x300 MHz
Replies: 2
Views: 146

FS: Origin 2000/Onyx 2 nodeboards 2x300 MHz

I have some nodeboards for your Origin 2000 or Onyx 2 system. Someone out there? They're 300 MHz, four three of them. I had a deskside I built up with the 300s and then...upgraded to 400s...then sold. Now there's a box of nodeboards in my closet and I don't have a machine for them. Let me know if yo...
by japes
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo R4000 power supply repair PEC4044B 6064459
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Indigo R4000 power supply repair PEC4044B 6064459

Thank you!

My Indigos are pretty far back in the queue for getting attention, but when I get to them I'm sure this will be helpful. I remember powering one on to the smell and sound of something popping - it still ran but it has made me worried to run these systems.
by japes
Fri May 19, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: 3D Print Octane front door?
Replies: 24
Views: 711

Re: 3D Print Octane front door?

Dodoid wrote:I don't know about some of the other parts size wise. It might be multiple glued parts which might look stupid. I bet I can do a door in one piece though.


I was thinking a mini one that could hold a Rpi/BBB/Opi/etc. on what would be the IP30.
by japes
Thu May 18, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: 3D Print Octane front door?
Replies: 24
Views: 711

Re: 3D Print Octane front door?

Dodoid wrote:I will make these on my printer when I have the time.


You can print an entire Octane, including most of the parts.
by japes
Wed May 17, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: 3D Print Octane front door?
Replies: 24
Views: 711

Re: 3D Print Octane front door?

If you open the .iv on a SGI in Inventor Viewer it definitely has the front cover shape, but I don't think the door and cover are separate. I didn't check if there were referenced textures in the .iv and obviously didn't bother to upload any. With minimal trickery the demo can be loaded if you have ...
by japes
Mon May 15, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 58
Views: 1335

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

Or you can get the impact ready powersupply and if you ever want to run an impact graphics card you'll be ready (well, you need the riser too I guess). Just make sure you plug the impact/gio power into the terminator on the powersupply if you don't have an impact graphics card installed (regardless ...
by japes
Sun May 14, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Origin 350 for graphics mod
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: WTB: Origin 350 for graphics mod

Possibly a V-Brick with a V12 in it (or presumably any Octane style V-Pro). Or modified X-Brick maybe? I recall someone was trying that and it didn't provide power, but they piped in the power and it worked? Finding an Origin 350 will probably be easier. Getting a G-Brick would be nice if you have t...
by japes
Sat May 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: O2 Set SCSI boot drive
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: O2 Set SCSI boot drive

You should be able to reset the PROM environment variables with resetenv too, so no jumpers required.
by japes
Sat May 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 1048

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

Ah, I didn't see this before so congrats on the Octane life. I've found the CADduo card in a few odd places - like single graphics Octanes such as yours and Origin 200 servers that don't have any graphics. I think they were used by SGI resellers to add 100 mbit ethernet ports sometimes, and the PS/2...

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