After some good conversations with Hamei, I decided to put some efforts to recover my good and old Octane. Several months ago died one of the two Compaq P1220 that made a rather nice dual display for this box. To put it short, since I've started to use Linux more and more every year, I decided to leave the Octane without any real use because it was configured as a dual head box and seemed to not work well with the two graphic boards inserted and only one monitor in working order.
So... after many many months without a use, and considering the amount of Nekoware available in /Beta, seemed to me a good idea if following the Hamei's suggestions I invest some time to put this system workable again so I can start to try packages!
Then a couple hours ago purchased a brand-new set of modern keyboard and mouse to work more comfortably... and after a few hours troubleshooting the failures, it is everything working along.
Which brings me to some question: -Is it possible to re-configure an IRIX install made for dual head to a single head configuration without remove the unused graphic board? Or to put it shortly, just reconfigure it either via PROM or OS without removing the graphic board and leaving everything hardware-side as is?
Thanks in advance!
(Posted from the IRIX box!)
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1 250 MHZ IP30 Processor
CPU: MIPS R10000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.4
FPU: MIPS R10010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.0
Main memory size: 1536 Mbytes
Xbow ASIC: Revision 1.3
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 1 Mbyte
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0
Disk drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 0
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty1
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty2
IOC3 parallel port: plp1
Graphics board: ESI with texture option
Graphics board: ESI
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, pci 2
Iris Audio Processor: version RAD revision 12.0, number 1