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by andreas@rootprompt
Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: how much better is an SSI than an ESI
Replies: 4
Views: 438

LoWeN wrote:It also sounds but that's not at all clear that the ESI/ESSI/EMXI familly is "much" stronger than the SI/SSI/MXI familly but no one can give a clear benchmark for that.


not that much faster, around 15-30% I'd say. But yes, less heat ;)
by andreas@rootprompt
Mon Mar 01, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: [OT] WTB: HP Visualize J280/282/2240
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Actually it's nothing that I really need, it would be for my personal collection.

But I wouldn't mind a C3000 either, but I guess my hobby budget is too small for one ;)
by andreas@rootprompt
Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Making a bootable IRIX DVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

try to do it with cdrecord. Ain't there a fink package for it?
by andreas@rootprompt
Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Octane & Video Upgrade to V6...
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

no, open your CDs (base + current m-stream) in inst or swmgr and be sure to check the complete gfx system for install, no matter if it tells you that it's already installed. So look for eoe.sw.gfx, x_eoe.sw, eoe.sw64.gfx and x_eoe.sw64

That should do the trick.
by andreas@rootprompt
Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dual heading an Octane
Replies: 5
Views: 511

two SE cards will work just fine. I remember someone installed three, but this is not supported (but seems to work).
by andreas@rootprompt
Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Octane & Video Upgrade to V6...
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

hm, there should be a lot more .vfos, including one for 1280x1024@60. Maybe it's still not everything installed properly? BTW, a friend told me that V6/V8 cards have a bug with the 60Hz resolution, something about beeing able only to use a 16 Bit buffer, so you might be better off with 1280x1024@59 ...
by andreas@rootprompt
Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Octane & Video Upgrade to V6...
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

well, how should IRIX know that you upgraded your system to Vpro? ;)

Google is your friend here: http://groups.google.com/groups?q=gfx+install+sgi&hl=de&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=acgaua%241991a%241%40bongo.munich.sgi.com&rnum=6
by andreas@rootprompt
Sat Feb 28, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dead Octane
Replies: 32
Views: 1983

shumiyao wrote: I could hear the Octane's booting chime for the first time.


uhm, now that reminds me of something... I never heard the boot chime when there're no speakers connected to the Octane. Which brings up a rather dumb question: does the Octane have an internal speaker? :)
by andreas@rootprompt
Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Making a bootable IRIX DVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

no, I haven't tried, I usually do it via network install ;)
by andreas@rootprompt
Fri Feb 27, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Making a bootable IRIX DVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

check this thread: http://groups.google.com/groups?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&threadm=slrnc11t9j.5o2.ivanr%40omen.melbourne.sgi.com&rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dboot%2Bdvd%2Birix%26hl%3Dde%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26selm%3Dslrnc11t9j.5o2.ivanr%2540omen.melbourne.sgi.com%26rnum%3...
by andreas@rootprompt
Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Aleph One/SDL
Replies: 13
Views: 810

I'll give it a shot :)
by andreas@rootprompt
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: si/ssi tram on ebay $75 each
Replies: 11
Views: 553

of course you could replace the RAMs on the module, but why? It's not the RAMs which are failing. They just desolder themselves due to the heat - the chips are fine, the joints aren't ;)
by andreas@rootprompt
Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: si/ssi tram on ebay $75 each
Replies: 11
Views: 553

yep. Unscrew the four screws at the bottom, then lift the black top ;) BTW, for checking the joints I used a small plastic stick and carefully went along the lines of the IC pins - everything that moved needed soldering and everything that might have only moved because I tipped it with the stick wou...
by andreas@rootprompt
Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: si/ssi tram on ebay $75 each
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: si/ssi tram on ebay $75 each

and they have a nasty tendency to fail, presumably due to heat. I have three of them on the shelf that don't work, for one reason or another. it is because of the heat. The problem is that the connectors of the RAM chips desolder due to the heat over time. I have four defective TRAMs here, all four...
by andreas@rootprompt
Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane R10k-250/2 MB Cache, MXI+SI
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Octane R10k-250/2 MB Cache, MXI+SI

Octane250 6# hinv -mv Location: /hw/node PM10250MHZ Board: barcode HRY712 part 030-1426-001 rev C Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15 IP30 Board: barcode GXP904 part 030-0887-005 rev A Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15/pci/2 FP1 Board: barcode FTK338 part 030-0891-003 rev C PWR.SPPLY.ER Board: barcode AAE8510113 ...

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