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by jan-jaap
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SCSI Storage devices
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: SCSI Storage devices

I've used a SUN D1000 array with a Challenge S and an Onyx or Onyx2 -- these are all systems with the (high voltage) differential SCSI ports to match. Worked like a charm.

I don't know if all Exabyte units work, but SGI used to sell them. I had one in my Onyx or Challenge but it failed.
by jan-jaap
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM AS/400 OS/400 questions
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: IBM AS/400 OS/400 questions

'baboon' is an appropriate name for that thing :mrgreen:
by jan-jaap
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx2 Reality Graphics problems
Replies: 16
Views: 123

Re: Onyx2 Reality Graphics problems

Any ideas what might be wrong? I have tried searching for the MAPRAM error but have had limited success - from what I have found I am leaning towards a GE problem? I think you're right. You can try to run the IR diagnostics for only the GE, RM or DG board to get more confidence, e.g. "irsaudit...
by jan-jaap
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Tezro: Quad 800 MHz with 4MB cash vs Quad 700 MHz with 8MB cash
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: SGI Tezro: Quad 800 MHz with 4MB cash vs Quad 700 MHz with 8MB cash

8MB cache was mostly used in HPC applications with large datasets (O3K etc). That's probably not the original CPU board of that Tezro. In a typical desktop application you will not notice the difference with 4MB. I'd go with the 800MHz board. For some applications, the 800MHz board was even faster t...
by jan-jaap
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 50
Views: 2583

Re: how things should be shipped properly

Nothing is ever foolproof though, one time a system I sent to Italy was wrecked because (I was told) a forklift in a warehouse shoved one of its fork prongs right through the box. Look, I found the Italian-proof O2 :D http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silicon-Graphics-O2-base-unit-CMN-B014ANT180-keyboard-m...
by jan-jaap
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 267
Views: 15136

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

ClassicHasClass wrote:So today we started with [...] And now we are at [...]

Good progress!

Do you want to replace the mainboard, or do you want to keep it as a (dead / for display only) prototype?
by jan-jaap
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Looking for dmSDK
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Looking for dmSDK

What you have is probably dmedia_eoe and low level drivers (xtdigvid). What you're looking for is dmedia_dev.

It's on Overlay disc 2 of 3, and the base system is on the Development Libraries disc.
by jan-jaap
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16859

Re: your latest purchase

I got a beagle last December. She's a sweetie :) I can't belive how long we went with no dog in our lives! (Sure, we have a rabbit, and a fish, but it's not the same :D Cute overload :D We both work and that wouldn't be fair for a dog. So we have cats. These two we got as a pair, two males. The yel...
by jan-jaap
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Onyx 10000 - memory and serial issues
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: SGI Onyx 10000 - memory and serial issues

Yeah, there's one on the IO4 and one on the system controller. The IO4 is very thick, it's a 16 layer PCB if I remember correctly. I wasn't able to desolder anything on it, so I modified it with a CR2032 battery while it was installed on the IO4.

The Dallas on the system controller is in a socket.
by jan-jaap
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Weight of a SGI Onyx Terminator / Moving suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Weight of a SGI Onyx Terminator / Moving suggestions

According to the manual it weighs 560 - 800 lbs. That's lot to tip over without killing someone. Power supplies are not that heavy (a rack has three, total weight maybe 25kg). Also, they're in the bottom of the rack, and you probably want to remove weight from the top half. I'm pretty sure you can r...
by jan-jaap
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Onyx 10000 - memory and serial issues
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: SGI Onyx 10000 - memory and serial issues

Lots of errors are thrown saying memory is faulty and banks are disabled. After that , many messages saying things in slots have been changed or removed. I'd pull the MC board and remove *all* the SIMMs. That's a nasty job on an Onyx/Challenge btw. Clean the contact edges with a cotton swab and pur...
by jan-jaap
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Why a static address not shown on the router
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Why a static address not shown on the router

Thanks. yes, the client list on the LAN. I am using a DD-WRT router. it seems not very stable and from time to time. it just refuse doing anything. They are okay now. My pfSense router does more or less the same thing. The trick here is that the router only allows 'registered' clients on the LAN an...
by jan-jaap
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)
Replies: 86
Views: 10486

Re: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)

Dodoid wrote:Needs badges :D !

:D
by jan-jaap
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)
Replies: 86
Views: 10486

Re: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)

BTW, what is the PROM version? i'm wondering if the NEXTGEN logo remains across PROM updates... I guess a new PROM update will nuke it, so maybe it would be a good idea to do a dump. I have a tool that can search for Images encoded in the PROM, though i might have to dig that up somewhere. It has P...
by jan-jaap
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)
Replies: 86
Views: 10486

Re: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)

Like I said, this system is retired. There are no deadlines to be met.

Can we keep OT opinions in the Everything Else section? Thanks.

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