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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby hamei » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:01 am

tillin9 wrote:Also, do you happen to have the PV, Digital, Compression, and Analogue/Digital video option info? I think there is a lot of confusion on this.

Lurker's Guide to Video is probably the most complete single description of all the options that you'll find.

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby recondas » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:11 am

fu wrote:just added some basic VPro info

Nice! Some mention of the V6/V8 pixel clock issue and/or the supported resolutions would be a nice addition <and a good reference for those frequent V6/V8 resolution questions>.
tillin9 wrote:I happened to run into this item on eBay and was wondering exactly what it was.

That's an Octane Compression Option, also known as the Impact Compression <ImpComp> and sometimes as the Cosmo2. Intended for use with MGRAS graphics but can be made to work with VPro graphics <making it the only analogue video option that works with VPro>. I wrote a nekowiki on the subject:
http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/ ... o_Graphics
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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:47 am

tillin9 wrote:the tables style doesn't match the others in the wiki (personally I think yours is nicer and the others should be changed),

whatever you think is more appropriate guys (personally i find the other pointy/edgy tables ugly too)

tillin9 wrote:and the SS/DS (Single-Sided / Double Sided?) should be clarified.

check! that's easy

tillin9 wrote:Couple of fun facts to add (if you have time before me) on the Indy and Indigo RAM info from the SGI specs.

funny enough, i'm totally busy these days auditioning new actors @ Hampstead Theatre, funnier enough i find that taking an 1 hour brake writing up / formatting technical stuff is kind of untripping..

thanks for the links scott, that's what i meant in a previous reply, (let's post here some good sources so i/we can have a starting point..)

hamei wrote:Lurker's Guide to Video is probably the most complete single description of all the options that you'll find.

this guy's work is amazing, just like his documentation/explanation(s)... got it on my list for soon-to-be wiki entries

recondas wrote:Some mention of the V6/V8 pixel clock issue and/or the supported resolutions would be a nice addition <and a good reference for those frequent V6/V8 resolution questions>.

check... i'll put that on my list too

oh and btw, you guys keep an eye on my prose from time to time, i might block some article like a film/play script due to vested speed :) ...

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby tillin9 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:46 pm

Just cleaned up the O2 page. The 139-pin number wasn't changed, 278 is correct (especially as used in the article for the motherboard slots), only single-sided modules can even be thought of as 139. Also added the single-sided/ double-sided. My criticism was that SS/DS isn't a universal abbreviation for single-sided/ doubled-sided (well, at least it wasn't immediately obvious to me) so the first time it comes up things should be spelled out completely. I also changed a little of the wording to use better parallelism, etc. and clarify that 3rd party RAM may not follow SGI rules (such as SS/DS and color coding), mainly to prevent posts of "My RAM isn't like that in the wiki! The wiki is wrong!" I also mentioned that DIMMs must be installed in descending order. I.e. after the largest in Bank A, an equal or smaller size kit must be in Bank B, etc.

Finally, I believe that not just high-density DIMMs, but ANY type B module requires PROM 4.4 or higher. This is why 256MB is the maximum memory allowed before 4.4. However, the existence of a Type A 128MB modules is confusing. Anyway, I didn't address this until I was 100% sure.

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:59 pm

tillin9 wrote:Just cleaned up the O2 page...

sweeet :)

the o2 page is so much better now, i went through the red links and revived most of them (SDRAM, DIMM etc)..

tillin9 wrote:...I also changed a little of the wording to use better parallelism...

speaking of consistency, it would be good a good idea to rephrase some titles @ the How To page, to correct the syntax

ie:

How To: Add Pictures to the Login Screen vs. How To: Access(ing) a CDROM's Volume Header

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby tillin9 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:55 pm

Yea, I also cleaned up the Add-On options since previously it looked like there was just the dual-head and flat panel (1600sw) options, turns out there are three, there is also the Indy / 1280 Presenter option. I also managed to figure out how to do pictures in the wiki so as soon as I get my camera back (friend barrowed it for spring break) I'll get the images I mentioned up.

I agree the How To section needs work and I like the idea of making it make sense with How To ________ where the blank is the article title. Cleaning that up will take some work though as a lot of those pages need work as well. The biggest issue here is with linked articles, since if other pages link to those pages, changing the titles will break things. Since I'm still new to wiki editting, is there anyway to see all linked pages?

Finally, feel free to clean up my grammatical errors, I've been busy writing papers lately so I have this in mind, but I'm an Engineer not an English major :P so there will likely be mistakes.

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby ChristTrekker » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:48 am

It would be nice to incorporate and expand Wikipedia's "Template:SGI computer timeline" here.
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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:57 pm

added some info (and a separate section) about o2's video system, i also put a thumb of the o2 cam (from diego's album@nekogallery) to see how/if it aligns...

if anyone has any pics of the AV1/AV2 boards, feel free to add them or send me a link and i'll do it.. tillin is right, we gotta put some pics of the o2

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ChristTrekker wrote:It would be nice to incorporate and expand Wikipedia's "Template:SGI computer timeline" here.

i guess it'd look ok under the sgi entry (http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/SGI)

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Sun May 18, 2008 6:01 pm

joerg+schleusel rock 8-)

thanks a ton for the IRIX Installation and Customization article

(it just had to be done)

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby Arabski » Mon May 26, 2008 3:38 pm

Following Joerg's suggestion I created a page about MRTG.

http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/ ... thout_SNMP

p.s. It required some serious head scratching before I figured out how to even create a new page :D
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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby joerg » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:34 am

Arabski wrote:Following Joerg's suggestion I created a page about MRTG.

http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/ ... thout_SNMP


I have added http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/index.php/Mrtg_(neko_mips4). If you like you can link to so you dont need to describe the installation or deps.

About your article:
Think about to use

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The benefit would be that its now possible to copy and paste the content without the need for removing the 2 whitespaces in front.

Think about to use /usr/nekoware/etc rather the /etc to avoid conflicts with stock IRIX or other custom packages. This rule (together with the prefix "neko_") was used for all nekoware packages and configurations.

When writing scripts dont omit the extension. Use "foo.sh" instead only "foo" which makes it more human readable.


p.s. It required some serious head scratching before I figured out how to even create a new page :D


LOL... same here :).

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby Arabski » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:12 pm

All right, I've made the proposed changes.

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:21 pm

I have built a table of SCSI bus adapters working with IRIX.

http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/ ... _with_IRIX

I have taken things from my hinv posts, and the hardware aggregators.

I take no offense at anyone correcting and/or improving my wiki entries.
I have started all kinds of topics which I wish someone would improve upon.

If you use a SCSI card on SGI machines not in the above mentioned table please add it.

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Unread postby Tabalabs » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:28 pm

Which should be better organized...I'm trying to do my part learning how to, and creating articles on our wikipedia (also, making my articles avaiable on my site soon, http://tabalabs.com.br). More people here should do the same

Since I'm learning everything about SGI just now (I'm a complete newbie) I see that as a great oportunity to create newbie tutorials.
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Re: Tezro Dual 800mhz, 8GB RAM, V12 DCD, FC

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:57 pm

Tabalabs wrote:Which should be better organized...



How so..?
Almost every page can be found from one of the pages from the main page...

SGI
Computer Systems
IRIX
How To

There are very very few if any orphan pages... and would have thought its up to the site owner to decide structure,

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