Hi, I'm trying to install a Octane's Digital Video card installation on an Octane2 MXE under IRIX 6.5.28.
I did a clean installation of Irix 6.5.28.After that I tried to install all of the drivers/subsystems for OCTANE Digital Video and IMPACT Video (Overlays 6.5.28 install disk nº 2-dist/unbundled) using the software manager control panel but it tells me that there are many conflicts. After that I tried to activate the command ¨rulesoverride¨ and after that I can install these drivers .
Ok - let's run through this one more time.
Those software conflicts are IRIX's way of telling you you're about to make a mistake. As administrator, you get to override IRIX, but if you do you better know more about the issue than IRIX. So in general, it's a good idea to pay attention and comply with the request IRIX has made.
What are the specific conflicts? As has already been mentioned, the 'drivers' in the Unbundled directory of the second install disk are updates to the original 'driver' files - they don't provide a complete install <and that fact may well be the source of your conflict messages>. If that is indeed the issue, then you can probably obtain the necessary original driver files here: http://futuretech.blinkenlights.nl/depot
The specific file for the Octane Digital Video Option board is:
octane_iv_6.5.tar 3799040 With IRIX 6.5, for IMPACT Video and Octane Digital Video [Octane/IMPACT VIDEO for 6.5]
If you haven't already installed it, you'll also need dmedia_eoe
, the base files are located on the Foundation 1 CD
, the files needed to update dmedia_eoe to match your current IRIX revision are in the dist
directory of the second Overlay CD <the same CD that holds the Unbundled directory>. The <software Prerequisites are listed in the release notes for "impactvideo" <there's a link in my first post>:
OCTANE Digital Video and IMPACT Video requires the following
+ OCTANE Digital Video and IMPACT Digital Media 6.5
+ Digital Media Execution Environment 6.5 (dmedia_eoe).
Could someone tell me the correct steps that I followed for this card installation please?
You can download the 'Octane Digital Video and Octane Compression Installation Guide from SGI's Technical Publications Library: http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi ... 7-3466-001
The installation guide describes installing the Digital Video board *before* installing the software <drivers>, so if you were attempting to install the software first, that could be another possible cause for installation conflicts.
I tested this card in another octane that runs under IRIX 6.5.17m and it works OK
It is also possible that the suspect Octane has a damaged XIO connector, or the Digital Video board isn't making good contact with the XIO connector. There are a series of diagnotic LEDs on the front of the Octane - you''ll have to remove the front fascia panel to see them.
Using the information concerning which LED corresponds to which XIO slot, you might be able to determine if the Digital Video board is making contact <at a hardware level>: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3654&p=27401&#p27401
Using that example, if you have the Digital Video board installed in XIO slot "B" <the slot numbers are printed on the carrier, and proper slot selection is covered in the Installation Guide>, you would expect that LED "QB" <right column, center LED> would be illuminated.