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Topic: Kind of machine (O2, Octane, Tezro, Onyx2, etc.), CPU (R10k 250MHz, R12k 300MHz, R16k 1GHz, etc.), RAM, graphics option (Example: Tezro V12 4xR16K 700MHz 4GB)

Body: output of hinv -v (hinv -vm if possible) and /usr/gfx/gfxinfo.

Please wrap the output in BBCode "code" blocks to improve legibility.



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Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:37 pm 
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I bought this machine March 2011 as a first foray into IRIX, upgraded to a Fuel a few months later but decided to beef this up a bit as well, with:
- extra RAM, 128MB -> 384MB (I had 32MB SIMMs lying around and was lucky to find they were the right spec, plus some from Ebay seller "1-800-4-memory", whose bundle of ten 32MB SIMMs for a reasonable "best offer" was a cost-effective way of replacing eight 16MB ones),
- 6.5.22m overlays and patches from SGI supportfolio
- bigger disks, 2GB -> 9GB -> 18GB -> 36GB (the 2GB came 95% full, and the 36GB now has around 10GB free!)
- the faster CPU, 200/1MB -> 250/2MB, and
- fast ethernet: G160 (after an abortive attempt with EISA), which took more shuffling between slots, autoconfig's and reboots than I was expecting to get working - but working it now is.

As of late 2013, it shares a KVM (a cheap model, which does not seem to like switching between two machines that are on at the same time, but better than swapping cables) and 22" LCD with a Fuel, an XP/Linux box-let and a RiscPC.

Next? maybe a CDROM sled, as I have a spare Yamaha 8424, but it's as easy to connect that externally (Feb/Mar 2014: the external enclosure also contains a slide scanner; after several hours of using that recently I realise its fans are louder than the I2 so an internal CDRW does seem a nicer idea now!)

hinv and gfxinfo now yield:
Code:
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: 384 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: GU1-Extreme
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
E++ controller: ec1, version 0
Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 1.1.0
EISA bus: adapter 0


Code:
Graphics board 0 is "GR2" graphics.
   Managed (":0.0") 1280x1024
   8 GEs, 2 REs, 24 bitplanes, 4 auxplanes, 4 cidplanes, Z-buffer
   GR2 revision 6, VB2.0
   HQ2.1 rev A, GE7 rev B,  RE3.1 rev A, VC1 rev B, MC rev C
   unknown, assuming 19" monitor

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Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:14 pm 
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very nice box that deserves at least one reply :-)


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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:06 pm 
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ajw99uk wrote:
- 6.5.22m overlays and patches from SGI supportfolio
- bigger disks, 2GB -> 9GB -> 18GB -> 36GB (the 2GB came 95% full, and the 36GB now has around 10GB free!)

From your description, it sounds as if you may have been duplicating one installed/updated IRIX installation across several disks. Did you use any of the guides here in the forum or in the Neko wiki? If so which one was most helpful or did the trick for you? Or was it something external, like Ian Mapleson's site?

Just wondering if we could get a little feedback to improve local resources.

Thanks, and nice machine.
--Steve.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:42 pm 
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you could try mine viewtopic.php?p=65901#p65901

additions to it are there viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11322 which you might like or not


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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:44 pm 
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PICTURES please.

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:Fuel: bigred, 800MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, R10000, Solid IMPACT (full hinv pending)
probably posted from Image bruce, 2x2x2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 8GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:23 am 
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smj wrote:
ajw99uk wrote:
- 6.5.22m overlays and patches from SGI supportfolio
- bigger disks, 2GB -> 9GB -> 18GB -> 36GB (the 2GB came 95% full, and the 36GB now has around 10GB free!)

From your description, it sounds as if you may have been duplicating one installed/updated IRIX installation across several disks. Did you use any of the guides here in the forum or in the Neko wiki? If so which one was most helpful or did the trick for you? Or was it something external, like Ian Mapleson's site?

Just wondering if we could get a little feedback to improve local resources.

Thanks, and nice machine.
--Steve.

Thank you. I did offer it for sale after I got a Fuel, but don't mind not having found a buyer! Most recently it was the handiest thing to which to connect a slide scanner (Coolscan II), and after an initial hiccup xsane worked very nicely despite the die warnings about running xsane as root, which I had to do as the process for creating new users seems corrupted (the hiccup was that the scanner would take in the first slide and click continuously, but was fine after a power cycle and restarting xsane; I've since hooked it up to the Fuel and don't get that behaviour so suspect an issue with the SCSI bus in the I2).

I relied mainly on Ian's "how to clone a system disk" guide, with a wobble until I worked out how to produce the right pipe character (| or ¦) to persuade xfsdump and xfsrestore to do the job, supported by a couple of wiki pages:
Clone System Disk
IRIX Installation and Customization
and man pages for xfsdump / xfsrestore

The initial experiences were (partially) noted in this thread. That seems a long time ago now!

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:26 am 
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ClassicHasClass wrote:
PICTURES please.

Any particular parts / angles? A photo of it as currently set up would be pretty uninspiring - the bottom of the case is what's most visible!

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:52 am 
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Actually, it's neat to see how people set up their computer rooms.

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:Fuel: bigred, 800MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, R10000, Solid IMPACT (full hinv pending)
probably posted from Image bruce, 2x2x2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 8GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * HP C8000 * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...


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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:06 pm 
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ClassicHasClass wrote:
Actually, it's neat to see how people set up their computer rooms.

Indeed, but that will have to wait a couple of weeks - we've got to clear a bedroom for redecoration and the study is one of the dumping grounds - but happy to get some pictures when it's a little more presentable and you can see what goes where. And I may get some useful feedback on how to fit six computers, three keyboards/mice, two scanners, a monitor in use, a "resting" CRT and all the associated cabling in/under one desk more efficiently!

Roll on the long Easter weekend ...

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