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techknight
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SGI Indy video issue

Unread postby techknight » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:36 pm

I picked up an SGI Indy years ago from a buddy of mine, I tried playing with it in the past and got nowhere, so I decided to try again.

I cannot get the thing to go to the desktop at all without the monitor blanking out, or complaning its out of range.

The machine will start up to the diag screen, and then the IRIX 6.5 boot console starts doing its thing, gets all the way to Starting Session Directory Server or something along those lines, then black... monitor switches off, and then goes to "Out of Range" I tried a different monitor in the past and got the same results, that monitor is long gone.

I tried setenv monitor h and monitor i, etc.. and I am getting nowhere fast.

I have 0 experience with SGI, all I wanted to do was play around. now I am stuck!

any ideas?

techknight
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:45 pm

Re: SGI Indy video issue

Unread postby techknight » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:32 pm

Whoops, already had a thread on this. Just necromacyfied it.


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