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by jwhat
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 350 serial number disaster/*WANTED: L3 Software files
Replies: 48
Views: 5937

Re: Origin 350 serial number disaster/*WANTED: L3 Software files

Hi Mazzini, Did physical machine install with Fedora 1 and network & usb working ok. Only change I had to do was “chmod -R o+wr /stand/*” as I was getting permission error. So problem is definitely wmware USB behavior. Also found that you can get VMware network going (without need for VMware too...
by jwhat
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 350 serial number disaster/*WANTED: L3 Software files
Replies: 48
Views: 5937

Re: Origin 350 serial number disaster/*WANTED: L3 Software files

Hi Mazzini, I am using Mac so it it VMWare Fusion 10 (just upgraded the other day in anticipation of doing update to MacOS High Sierra.) I have a license for PC VMWare 6 or 7 (from recollection), but do not have that installed on any PC and the only PC's I actually use regularly are all virtual mach...
by jwhat
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 350 serial number disaster/*WANTED: L3 Software files
Replies: 48
Views: 5937

Re: Origin 350 serial number disaster/*WANTED: L3 Software files

Hi Mazzinia, I must be cursed... ‘cause all my VMWare install have problems... I have Fedora 1 (it is pretty much identical to RHL 9) running (have network connectivity, but no USB ;-( ), with RHL 9 I cannot get VMWare tools to build so have no network or USB. I am going to change tack and do physic...
by jwhat
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: SGI L2 Emulator
Replies: 1
Views: 202

SGI L2 Emulator

Hi Nekochaners, while trying to get my Onyx's up and running I was doing a bit of reading on L2 Controllers as they appear every now and then on eBay very cheap and there was mention of l2 emulator "I had also reflashed L1 firmware from software L2 emulator, but could not re-enable" in thi...
by jwhat
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: "dubious" - was Tezro: now Onyx 4 - 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: "dubious" - was Tezro: now Onyx 4 - 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3

Hi dexter1,

thanks, have been posting a lot as arrival of chimeras has resulted in need to do lots and lots of changes and tweaks and experimenting.

Once I get to end, will slow down with “shots in dark” ;-)

Cheers,

jwhat.
by jwhat
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Chimera Rackmount V12/DM3 (Origin/Onyx/Tezro) - Options
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Chimera Rackmount V12/DM3 (Origin/Onyx/Tezro) - Options

Hi Nekochaners, I have been trying to get Onyx 4 set up so I can have either V12 or DM3 board connected to set of Chimera Servers/Blades via XIO/Numalink. See the following: G2/GN2+Onyx Server: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16732403 V12 Onyx+Onyx Server: http://forums.nekochan....
by jwhat
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx/Tezro - Error: ERROR: SCAN:scan error - unable to reset scan hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Onyx/Tezro - Error: ERROR: SCAN:scan error - unable to reset scan hardware

Hi Nekochaners, I have not found root cause of this error, but have found a work-around... Steps I took to try to resolve the problem where: 1. Remove all the non IO9 PCI cards, as only thing I changed was installation of PCI card Still got error message So went from starting up via l1 - "* pow...
by jwhat
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Onyx 4/G2N - 4x1GHz/4x700MHz with G2N/Voyager/ATI Graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Onyx 4/G2N - 4x1GHz/4x700MHz with G2N/Voyager/ATI Graphics

Nekochaners, here is picture of G2 upgraded to G2N: http://www.graphica.com.au/images/IMG_4425.jpg And here is rather primitive SG2 graphics following initial 6.5.21 install: http://www.graphica.com.au/images/IMG_4423.jpg I ended up doing 2 IRIX installs as first one had too many issues. One of prob...
by jwhat
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Onyx 4/G2N - 4x1GHz/4x700MHz with G2N/Voyager/ATI Graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Onyx 4/G2N - 4x1GHz/4x700MHz with G2N/Voyager/ATI Graphics

Hi Nekochaners, I have continued to try various combinations of Onyx 4 chassis’s with V12 & SG2 graphics. To test that the Onyx 4/G2 (ATI Graphics with no CPUs) is pretty much a standard Chimera, I put a 4x700MHz CPU Processor board from deskside Tezro into the CPU-less G2 chassis. As the G2 has...
by jwhat
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 350 serial number disaster/*WANTED: L3 Software files
Replies: 48
Views: 5937

Re: Origin 350 serial number disaster/*WANTED: L3 Software files

Hi Recondas & others, I have been trying to get L2 emulator up and running and based on your post about getting it running on Ubuntu 9 with 2.6 kernel, I have done install into Fedora 10. However to get usb driver sgil1.ko module compiled I had to change the source code in two files from include...
by jwhat
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx/Tezro - Error: ERROR: SCAN:scan error - unable to reset scan hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Onyx/Tezro - Error: ERROR: SCAN:scan error - unable to reset scan hardware

Hi Nekochaners, for no apparent reason I am now getting a boot up failure on one of my Onyx nodes. This is similar to what was reported in this thread : http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16731353&p=7396316&hilit=scan+error#p7396316 Not sure but speculation was that this was ...
by jwhat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: "dubious" - was Tezro: now Onyx 4 - 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Onyx 4 - Internals

Hi Nekochaners, here are some photo's of internals which could be helpful to others, doing origin/tezro/onyx surgery: 1. Onyx 4 - Next Generation Graphics Platform (G2 Brick) i.e. ATI Graphics Module Note: this is CPU-less board, but nothing special beyond having no cpu. Will test converting it to G...
by jwhat
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 60
Views: 3083

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Hi nekochaners, No flames or fights.... but I really do think is is hard to go past Octane as a great sgi box in terms of its combination of 64 bit irix support, modular and trouble free hardware versatility, connectivity, graphics & media flexibility and great design. Having recently been playi...
by jwhat
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: "dubious" - was Tezro: now Onyx 4 - 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: "dubious" - was Tezro: now Onyx 4 - 4x1G/4x800MHz with 16G ram + V12/DCD

Hi Nekochaners, in deciding to move from deskside Tezro to rack mount Tezro, dubious has now morphed into Onyx 4 (i.e. Chimera Origin/Onyx). Here is current hinv. It took me quite a bit of effort to get to this point as I got a bunch of rack mount Onyx 4's from Mopar (mopar5150) (awesomely well pack...

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