Challenge S R5000PC 150MHz, 256MB, Indy 8-bit gfx board

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Challenge S R5000PC 150MHz, 256MB, Indy 8-bit gfx board

Unread postby darkninja » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:54 am

Back in the 90's, this used to be a firewall machine at work. To get two Phobos G100 100BaseT cards to work, we were advised by Phobos to replace the Mezzanine card with an Indy Graphics card. The Graphics card has no output as far as I can tell, and in any case, there is no provision for keyboard, mouse, or sound on a Challenge S.

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# hinv -vm
CPU: MIPS R5000 Processor Chip Revision: 1.0
FPU: MIPS R5000 Floating Point Coprocessor Revision: 1.0
1 150 MHZ IP22 Processor
Main memory size: 256 Mbytes
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93B, revision D
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0
On-board serial ports: 2
On-board bi-directional parallel port
Graphics board: Indy 8-bit
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Integral ISDN: Basic Rate Interface unit 0, revision 1.0

# /usr/gfx/gfxinfo
Graphics board 0 is "NG1" graphics.
        Managed (":0.0") 1024x768
        8 bitplanes, NG1 revision 6, REX3 revision B, VC2 revision A
        MC revision C, xmap9 revision A, cmap revision C, bt445 revision D
        Display 1024x768 @ 60Hz, monitor id 15

# ifconfig -a
sfe0: flags=c63<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,FILTMULTI,MULTICAST>
sfe1: flags=822<BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,MULTICAST>
ec0: flags=802<BROADCAST,MULTICAST>
lo0: flags=1849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,CKSUM>
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000


# uname -a
IRIX kiyone 6.5 05190003 IP22


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Re: Challenge S R5000PC 150MHz, 256MB, Indy 8-bit gfx board

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:01 am

Interesting that they'd suggest that (and that it's detected).

Pics or, um, no pics.
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Re: Challenge S R5000PC 150MHz, 256MB, Indy 8-bit gfx board

Unread postby GL1zdA » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:05 am

A dummy Newport board? Can you make a photo of it?
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Re: Challenge S R5000PC 150MHz, 256MB, Indy 8-bit gfx board

Unread postby diegel » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:57 am

The reason for this advice is that the scsi of the mezzanine board occupies one dma channel. There is only one dma channel left for the gio32 boards. The graphics board don't need the gio dma, so you can use two gio32 boards with dma. There was also a gio extender that does the same without graphics board.
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Re: Challenge S R5000PC 150MHz, 256MB, Indy 8-bit gfx board

Unread postby darkninja » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:12 am

@GL1zdA it isn't a dummy board, it is a real 8-bit indy NG1.

Here are some pictures. The inside ones I took prior to maxing ram and replacing the drive with a 73GB Savvio (same as my Indy)
IMG_3037.JPG
Challenge S

IMG_1767.jpg
Challenge S dual G100 + Indy 8-bit (back)

IMG_1768.jpg
Challenge S dual G100 + Indy 8-bit (inside)

IMG_1769.jpg
Challenge S dual G100 + Indy 8-bit (inside 2)

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Re: Challenge S R5000PC 150MHz, 256MB, Indy 8-bit gfx board

Unread postby darkninja » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:21 am

I did find out within the last couple of years about the GIO extender, as I mentioned here. I'd guess at the time either SGI wasn't making them yet, or the Phobos guys didn't know about them.

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Re: Challenge S R5000PC 150MHz, 256MB, Indy 8-bit gfx board

Unread postby darkninja » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:19 am

Upgraded from 6.5(.0) to 6.5.22. First I installed patch 5086, then the overlay.
Hit the Panic: Kernel Fault on exit-commands.

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Installing/removing files ..  94%
Running exit-commands ..  94% PANIC: KERNEL FAULT
PC: 0x881127f0 ep: 0xffffc880
EXC code:16, `Read Address Error '
Bad addr: 0x1f, cause: 0x10<CE=-13512


determined from other threads here that I forgot to set the environment variable in prom for the rev 1.0 R5000

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>> setenv -p _R5000_CVT_WAR 0
>> init


Was not looking forward to reinstalling, I have no working adapter for ec0, so have to swap out the harddrive into another machine to get the phobos driver on there. And my creaky caddy-load cd-rom drive can barely read any disks with the slightest scratch or mark or dust-- spitting them out over and over.
So booted into standalone (which worked even though a full boot resulted in kernel panic)
ran inst which showed "Outstanding exit-commands were saved from a previous session."
I let it run through those, and then re-ran the 6.5.22 overlay install for good measure. It finished quickly and I have a working system again. Woohoo!

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# uname -aR
IRIX kiyone 6.5 6.5.22m 10070055 IP22


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