Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 320MB, Solid, Impact Compression

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Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 320MB, Solid, Impact Compression

Unread postby jpstewart » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:45 pm

Hello, everyone. I'm a newcomer here. Actually, I'm a long time lurker who has finally decided to come out of the shadows and join into the discussions. I used to be somewhat active in the comp.sys.sgi.* newsgroups 8-10 years ago. My Indigo2 was set aside for a number of years, but I've been playing with it again lately. (Amazingly, after five years in storage it booted up just fine!) I thought I'd introduce my Indigo2 now:

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hinv -vm
CPU: MIPS R4400 Processor Chip Revision: 6.0
FPU: MIPS R4000 Floating Point Coprocessor Revision: 0.0
1 250 MHZ IP22 Processor
Main memory size: 64 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 2 Mbytes on Processor 0
Instruction cache size: 16 Kbytes
Data cache size: 16 Kbytes
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93B, revision D
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version WD33C93B, revision D
On-board serial ports: 2
On-board bi-directional parallel port
Graphics board: Solid Impact
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 1.1.0
EISA bus: adapter 0


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Graphics board 0 is "IMPACT" graphics.
   Managed (":0.0") 1280x1024
   Product ID 0x1, 1 GE, 1 RE, 0 TRAMs
   MGRAS revision 1, RA revision 0
   HQ rev A, GE11 rev B, RE4 rev A, PP1 rev A,
   VC3 rev A, CMAP rev EMC rev C
   unknown, assuming 19" monitor (id 0xf)

   Channel 0:
    Origin = (0,0)
    Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz (1280x1024_60)


The EISA bus adapter is an E100 Fast Ethernet card. I actually have Phobos G160 sitting on my desk, but it's still in the original box (even shrink wrapped!) so I'm a little reluctant to install it.

The Indigo2 is connected to a 17 inch Samsung SyncMaster 760V LCD through a cheap 13W3<->VGA adapter.

The box came with IRIX 6.5 pre-installed when I bought it about 8 or 9 years ago. I recently downloaded and installed the 6.5.22 patchset. I should probably do a full re-install (once I get my hands on IRIX media) since I almost certainly messed up the installation in the early days before I knew much about IRIX. (I'm a Linux guy, primarily. But ever since using Solaris 2.x in the early- to mid-1990s, I've had an interest in anything Unix-y.)

I know the system desperately needs more RAM, but it's getting hard to find (and consequently rather expensive). I almost purchased an Octane recently, and have a few Octane accessories already sitting on my desk waiting for a home. So I'm not sure if I'll upgrade the RAM or not. I've heard older versions of IRIX run better with 64MB, so I may downgrade the OS instead.

I'll try to get some pictures to post.
Last edited by jpstewart on Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:03 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 64MB, Solid Impact

Unread postby andyjpb » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:51 am

Hi,

jpstewart wrote:Hello, everyone. I'm a newcomer here. Actually, I'm a long time lurker who has finally decided to come out of the shadows and join into the discussions. I used to be somewhat active in the comp.sys.sgi.* newsgroups 8-10 years ago. My Indigo2 was set aside for a number of years, but I've been playing with it again lately. (Amazingly, after five years in storage it booted up just fine!) I thought I'd introduce my Indigo2 now:


Welcome (back)!

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Re: Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 64MB, Solid Impact

Unread postby vishnu » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:40 pm

There are a couple of empty Octane cases for sale on Ebay these days, if you're looking for a shiny new home for your Octane parts... :mrgreen:

Southwestern Ontario, anywhere near Atikokan? :?:
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Re: Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 64MB, Solid Impact

Unread postby jpstewart » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:27 pm

vishnu wrote:There are a couple of empty Octane cases for sale on Ebay these days, if you're looking for a shiny new home for your Octane parts... :mrgreen:


Yeah, I'm quite familiar with all the temptations eBay currently has to offer. Most of the vendors want nearly $100 to ship the $20 empty Octane case, though. I keep hoping an Octane will show up within driving distance to avoid shipping one of those beasts.

vishnu wrote:Southwestern Ontario, anywhere near Atikokan? :?:


Nope. Atikokan is Northwestern Ontario. I'm nowhere near that far north nor even that far west. "Southwestern Ontario" generally refers to the Windsor/London area (and even a little further east). The area southwest of Toronto, basically. I'm actually between Buffalo NY and Detroit MI. Atikokan is roughly 1000 miles (or 1600 km) northwest of me.
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Re: Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 64MB, Solid Impact

Unread postby vishnu » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:42 pm

Yeah, I'm quite familiar with all the temptations eBay currently has to offer. Most of the vendors want nearly $100 to ship the $20 empty Octane case, though. I keep hoping an Octane will show up within driving distance to avoid shipping one of those beasts.

We've sent a couple hundred Octane/Octane2's to the recyclers over the past few years and none of them have shown up on the secondhand market... :cry:

Nope. Atikokan is Northwestern Ontario...

Ah! I get it, Atikokan is in the Southwestern section of the Northwestern part... :mrgreen:
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Re: Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 64MB, Solid Impact

Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:14 pm

jpstewart wrote:I've heard older versions of IRIX run better with 64MB, so I may downgrade the OS instead.

Seems like you need to talk to SAQ.
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Re: Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 64MB, Solid Impact

Unread postby jpstewart » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:25 pm

Thanks to Mike in this For Sale thread, I've finally been able to upgrade to a reasonable amount of RAM at a reasonable price. I got 2x128MB kits from him and now my Indigo2 totals 320MB. It swaps a lot less (obviously!) and so it now performs surprisingly well as long as you keep in mind that it is a 15 year old computer.

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hinv -vm
CPU: MIPS R4400 Processor Chip Revision: 6.0
FPU: MIPS R4000 Floating Point Coprocessor Revision: 0.0
1 250 MHZ IP22 Processor
Main memory size: 320 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 2 Mbytes on Processor 0
Instruction cache size: 16 Kbytes
Data cache size: 16 Kbytes
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93B, revision D
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version WD33C93B, revision D
On-board serial ports: 2
On-board bi-directional parallel port
Graphics board: Solid Impact
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 1.1.0
EISA bus: adapter 0
IMPACT Compression: unit 0, revision 0:0


Oh, yes: I also scored an IMPACT Compression card off of eBay last month (although I'd be willing to bet that that seller was also a forum member here). I guess I'll have to excavate down to make some desk space near the I2 for some video gear!
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Re: Indigo2 R4400 250MHz, 320MB, SI, Impact Compression

Unread postby jpstewart » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:49 am

Edited the original post to change the thread title to reflect the new configuration.
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