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by Antnee
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane, the dust-buster!
Replies: 29
Views: 1058

Dr. Dave wrote:...but we got this thing called 'winter' that tends to change things a bit.

Hey, you're preaching to the crowd! The UK ain't much warmer than Canada, I can assure you! It just rains like hell here, not ideal for any computer!
by Antnee
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane, the dust-buster!
Replies: 29
Views: 1058

That's great news. I have anti-static wrist-straps and grounding leads, but no mat, I'm sure I'll be OK with that though, I've never damaged a PC component in my life, at home or at work, through static. I'll have to wait till I can get hold of some canned-air though...
by Antnee
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Hello from a newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 760

SGI's and Irix are a lot of fun, but can be frustrating at times. :D So I gather. As I understand it, IRIX and Solaris are very simillar, as they both have roots in UNIX SVR4 with BSD extensions, so hopefully I'll be right at home (at a command line at least!), Solaris keeps going from the crappy C...
by Antnee
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane, the dust-buster!
Replies: 29
Views: 1058

I'm thinking Maplins in Nottingham. A friend used to be the manager in there and tells me they have what I need, including everything to network my house up. I've got far too much going on in too small a room, and with two 20in monitors, and at least another two coming soon, I need to move around th...
by Antnee
Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane, the dust-buster!
Replies: 29
Views: 1058

Sounds good! I've been advised to get some covers for the compression connectors, I know some people just make them out of card, is this wise? I'm not sure where I can get canned-air from. We use it at work but they won't let us take any, paid for or not. I don't drive so I can't go on a tour of sho...
by Antnee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane, the dust-buster!
Replies: 29
Views: 1058

Re: Octane, the dust-buster!

You might want to use a little vacuum cleaner (like the keyboard vacuum cleaner) for the half inch thick dust cover Shame I don't have one! You definitely want to clean at least the vents (honeycomb, ...) No kidding! I couldn't believe the amount of dust on there! I was thinking about just using th...
by Antnee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane, the dust-buster!
Replies: 29
Views: 1058

Octane, the dust-buster!

Hey guys I've tried to search the forum but got fed up of reading non-relevant threads to find what I'm looking for. I'm guessing one of you at least will know what I need to know. My new Octane2, is COVERED in dust: http://visualante.org/static/images/my_octane2/side-dust3_t.png http://visualante.o...
by Antnee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 1600sw and Octane2V6
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Oh, I see .... bertieold. I've noticed that his prices are slightly higher than the stratosphere. Wonder if he ever sells anything ? yeah, I noticed he seems to have an unreal grasp of prices! My Octane2 just cost me a tad over £200 from Ed_The_Bear (etb-tech), which I felt was reasonable to be hon...
by Antnee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: My first SGI: Octane2 360 R12000 1Gb V6Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 360

My first SGI: Octane2 360 R12000 1Gb V6Pro

Hi guys. Just powered on my new Octane2, the first SGI I've ever had, moving over from Sun UltraSPARC Here's my hinv -v: System: IP30 Processor: 360 Mhz R12000, with FPU Primary I-cache size: 32Kbytes Primary D-cache size: 32Kbytes Secondary cache size: 2 Mbytes Memory size: 1024 Mbytes Network: ef0...
by Antnee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 1600sw and Octane2V6
Replies: 10
Views: 426

There is a 24in GDM-90W11 on eBay here in the UK ( here ) with a buy it now of £350+40 postage (in the UK at least). That alone tots up to nearly $740!!! I need to find one of the new Charcoal SGI monitors I reckon anyway. Anyone got a model number for a suitable display to run on my V6 Octane2? I'm...
by Antnee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 1600sw and Octane2V6
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Thanks. I already have that data in another format. It's good stuff though. I have a couple of SGI monitors in the house, but it seems none of them are suitable for 1280x1024 on my Octane2. Grrr!
by Antnee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 1600sw and Octane2V6
Replies: 10
Views: 426

50Hz? I thought they did 60 to be honest, but then again that's by-the-by. I'm not messing about with adapters.

Thanks a lot
by Antnee
Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 1600sw and Octane2V6
Replies: 10
Views: 426

1600sw and Octane2V6

Hi guys For my first question... a simple one (I hope!) I'm waiting for my Octane2 to come later, and I'm thinking about display options. Will a 1600SW wiork with it as standard and what resolutions will it handle? I tried to Google it but got fed up looking at irrelevant pages, I figured one of you...
by Antnee
Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Hello from a newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 760

Hello from a newbie!

Hi guys I'm just saying hello. I'm liking the site so far, especially looking at peoples environs, I'll have to upload some of mine soon! I'm expecting my first SGi to turn up in a few hours. It's an Octane2 R12000 360MHz machine with 1Gb RAM. I come from a PC and Sun background. In front of me at t...

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