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by jwhat
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1262

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hi Nekochaners, dubious is now in Australia. I opened it up before starting as thought it would be full of dust and a health hazard. Surprisingly it is very clean inside and appears to have had very little real use, even if skins are a bit battered and there is bent metal near one of rear wheels. It...
by jwhat
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1262

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hi Irinikus, why rack ? answer in photos: 1. have rack with in garage which is essential acting as cupboard for some old PC and boxes of Mac parts... http://www.graphica.com.au/images/IMG_3607.jpg 2.I really need to clean up garage to make space for extra car... 3. PC collection is not really used, ...
by jwhat
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1807

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

Irinikus, I have Mac Pro 2012, which I bought new just before they introduced trash can Mac, so it is now 5 years old. During this time I have: 1. Upgraded CPUs to 3.46GHz (x5690) 2. Replaced MacPro RAID with Areca ARC-1883 with internal SAS & external SAS 3. Added SmallTree 10Gbe 4. Been throug...
by jwhat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1262

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hi Irinikus, the reason why I have not posted on nekochan for long time is because I moved all my work needs over to Mac OS X some time ago. This includes Mac Xserve with SmallTree 10Gbe & SAS RAID card and DAS storage units, in basement. I have well backed up archive of over 20 year work on thi...
by jwhat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Tezro, Quad-R16K/1GHz (16MB L2), 4GB, V12/DM3, RAID
Replies: 26
Views: 3367

Re: Tezro, Quad-R16K/1GHz (16MB L2), 4GB, V12/DM3, RAID

Hi Mopar,

thanks it would be good to understand what easily works...

I also posted in Bazaar Sales "dubious Tezro" thread.

Cheers,

jwhat.
by jwhat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1262

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hi Irinikus & Robespierre, thanks for info... did not know that Onyx 4 has AGP riser, that makes chassis pretty much useless for general purposes, as is. I assume that you can replace the AGP riser with PCI one with logic for AGP to PCI conversion is on AGP riser card and you can take out AGP ca...
by jwhat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1262

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hi Nekocaners, Old dubious should arrive in Australia this coming week. I have been doing reading of forums on Tezro/Origin 350/Onyx 350 and wondering a couple of things... 1. I see that Tezro Rack is part of Chimera group and system boards are inter-changeable across then. Is this also true of Tezr...
by jwhat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Tezro, Quad-R16K/1GHz (16MB L2), 4GB, V12/DM3, RAID
Replies: 26
Views: 3367

Re: Tezro, Quad-R16K/1GHz (16MB L2), 4GB, V12/DM3, RAID

Hi Ian,

Thanks very much for response, will investigate further via forums.

Cheers fro Oz.

jwhat.
by jwhat
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Tezro, Quad-R16K/1GHz (16MB L2), 4GB, V12/DM3, RAID
Replies: 26
Views: 3367

Re: Tezro, Quad-R16K/1GHz (16MB L2), 4GB, V12/DM3, RAID

Hi Edinburgh Ian, I know this is old thread, but have been reading this one and and this one: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16719768 to try to get idea on Tezro Rack vs Tower. I have old dubious Tezro Tower on way having come to conclusion that if you wanted to have V12 & DM...
by jwhat
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1262

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hi Nekochaners, Not sure which is harder... 1. Getting spouse approval or 2. Getting 30 Kg Tezro shipped to Oz without damage. ;) Shipping was nearly AUD $500 , so should be fast service and so minimize likelihood of damage. As an aside I ordered couple of ACARD scsi/sata adaptors to allow me to put...
by jwhat
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1262

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hi Nekochaners, Very long time since I last posted or even turned on my Octane2... But saw this old Tezro and thought it looked like interesting sgi/irix revival project to add last of sgi mips workstations to my old computer museum (3 x PC, 3 x M68k Mac, 1 x SGI Octane2). Seller sent me hinv and it...
by jwhat
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: DMediaPro DM2/DM3/DM5 and VBOB Compatibility
Replies: 21
Views: 3852

Re: DMediaPro DM2/DM3/DM5 and VBOB Compatibility

Hi Recondas,

great find. Thanks.

I see that in both cases only a single DVI connection is made to VBOB for both Octane2 & Tezro installation, which is interesting.

Based on this cabling info it looks like the second DVI connection and the monitor connection are redundant.

Cheers,
by jwhat
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: DMediaPro DM2/DM3/DM5 and VBOB Compatibility
Replies: 21
Views: 3852

Re: DMediaPro DM2/DM3/DM5 and VBOB Compatibility

Neko, A way around this maybe is to plug vbob dvi out into HDTV ... My tv is a long way from computer, but I also have Apple cinema display, so will try with that. Did you try this? /usr/gfx/dmconf -destination active \ -vpro format=1920x1154_30f \ -dm5 format=1080I_5994 As per: http://techpubs.sgi....
by jwhat
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: DMediaPro DM2/DM3/DM5 and VBOB Compatibility
Replies: 21
Views: 3852

Re: DMediaPro DM2/DM3/DM5 and VBOB Compatibility

recondas & others, Thanks for tip on VBOB version, I come across that one... but it was not possible to tell exactly what I had until I got info on diagnostic port. That has confirmed that I have vbob firmware: 1.3.22 & dm5. As next step I uninstalled and reinstalled the "DMediaPro DM2/...
by jwhat
Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: DMediaPro DM2/DM3/DM5 and VBOB Compatibility
Replies: 21
Views: 3852

Re: DMediaPro DM2/DM3/DM5 and VBOB Compatibility

Nekochaners, ok here is diagnostic port report: VBOB bootloader version 1.1 Running power on diagnostics... 512KB external SRAM detected. Press ESC to enter the RAM diagnostic mode OR load alternative image. Loading active image vbob_a.bin version 1.3.22. VBOB firmware revision 1.3.22 built 20031107...

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