Irix not starting graphics (Indigo GL1)

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jessedewaard
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Irix not starting graphics (Indigo GL1)

Unread postby jessedewaard » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:56 pm

Hi guys, i just bought a SGI Indigo with GL1 graphics and IRIX 4.0.4 installed.
I have no keyboard so i disabled it in the prom, the system is running fine and i have acces via the serial port.
The display shows the prom fine, but when irix starts it dos noet initialize the graphics card and does not output anything on the vga screen(console).
Via the serial port i can acces IRIX just fine.

Hinv in the prom states the graphics card but hinv when running irix does not.
Is there some irix config i can check to enable graphics?

Thanks

twix
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Re: Irix not starting graphics (Indigo GL1)

Unread postby twix » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:53 am

No idea, maybe the graphics board was switched at some time and now the installed versions of the graphics libraries are incorrect?
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computron
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Re: Irix not starting graphics (Indigo GL1)

Unread postby computron » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:02 am

i'm not sure, but without keyboard it start headless....
maybe a normal behaviour .

Cheers

Eve

jessedewaard
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Re: Irix not starting graphics (Indigo GL1)

Unread postby jessedewaard » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:47 pm

I tough setting console to d would make it headless?
So there may be no way to get the graphics running without a keyboard and mouse?

computron
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Re: Irix not starting graphics (Indigo GL1)

Unread postby computron » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:16 pm

i think no, without kb attached no display.

Cheers

Eve


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