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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby joerg » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:34 pm

Whishlist:
"The $MACHINENAME Hardware Aggregator" threads - Where $MASCHINENAME is something like FUEL,O2,.... and all the others :)
- Combined with Hardware (GFX,Video,Router,CPUs) related pages which are linked together in categories.
- Origin/Onyx troubleshooting
- Non SGI gigE nics
- Adding GFX to origin2000
- Some like a FAQ.

And all the info have to be in the article and not like a link list which points to the forum or other resources. To be fair place add a link list to the bottom.

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby ChristTrekker » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:05 am

fu wrote:what other (archived +useful enough) topics should make it to the wiki..?

Anything and everything. :)

I started a hardware timeline template at Wikipedia. I didn't complete it because I can't find (with my limited knowledge of where to search for things SGI related) further info. But I'd love to see that completed and copied to our wiki.
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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:22 am

joerg wrote:Whishlist:
"The $MACHINENAME Hardware Aggregator" threads - Where $MASCHINENAME is something like FUEL,O2,.... and all the others :)

heh joerg, i dig your coded answers :)

joerg wrote:- Combined with Hardware (GFX,Video,Router,CPUs) related pages which are linked together in categories.
- Origin/Onyx troubleshooting
- Non SGI gigE nics
- Adding GFX to origin2000
- Some like a FAQ.

And all the info have to be in the article and not like a link list which points to the forum or other resources. To be fair place add a link list to the bottom.

hmm yup the o2+fuel aggregators are already there (+ growing from time to time), with so many octane owners here, it'd be really easy to come up with one more... david (recondas) is also working on some big iron entries (pure quality dave, pics and clear descriptions)

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fu wrote:what other (archived +useful enough) topics should make it to the wiki..?

Anything and everything. :)

i think it should be more eclectic, otherwise it'll end up being a copy of nekochan fora in a different format..?

(i don't know really that's why i'm asking)

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby recondas » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:02 pm

fu wrote:david (recondas) is also working on some big iron entries (pure quality dave, pics and clear descriptions)


:D Thanks

I just added a couple more:
http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/ ... outer_LEDs
http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/ ... Board_LEDs
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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:28 pm

joerg wrote:Pete,

i have finished my work on the scripts for import the nekoware package informations into our wiki. Befor pressing the button i would like ask for permission to do :).

Maybe it make sence to create a sql dump befor we start so that we can revert all the changes if needed. On my local machine it takes 8h for the import. It depends on the number of obsolete tardists and the incredibble time the "shofiles" programm needed for extracting.

The current state looks like http://www.nekoware.net/index.php/Category:Nekoware.

Hmmm..... i see that i cant bypass the captcha check which comes up when a article contains a URL. If its possible to remove the check for some time?. Maybe you would try to set

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I'll look into it later this week - I have a severe cold at the moment and don't have the energy to do anything technical.
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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby joerg » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:23 pm

nekonoko wrote:I'll look into it later this week - I have a severe cold at the moment and don't have the energy to do anything technical.


No hurry :).

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby tillin9 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:01 am

Fu, a good topic for the wiki is the 1600sw, considering how many threads come up concerning them. Things like the different multilink adaptors, how the prototype differs from the production model, and mentioning the "Radius Artica" variants would also be welcome. Pics would also probably help as well as a link to the Neko 1600sw gallery would be good too.

Also we might want to add mention of the clear O2s on the O2 page, and a pic of each of the O2 old, new, O2+, and clear skins.

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:44 pm

nekonoko wrote:...I have a severe cold at the moment and don't have the energy to do anything technical.

get well soon

tillin9 wrote:Fu, a good topic for the wiki is the 1600sw, considering how many threads come up concerning them...

good idea scot, iirc there's a lot of (technical) info here scattered around in various topics...

tillin9 wrote:Also we might want to add mention of the clear O2s on the O2 page, and a pic of each of the O2 old, new, O2+, and clear skins.

sounds good too, hmm besides neko i can't receall anyone else owing a clear o2, pics for the old/new o2, o2+ would be easier to aquire (i should take some of myo2 when i get back 2 berlin again)

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby tillin9 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:11 pm

Get well soon Neko!

I'm not sure if Neko's clear O2 was the one for sale on the forum awhile back. I.e. This one - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14580 The pics on Neko's hinv thread viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14786 don't show the spot where the crack would be.

I almost bought this one - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14626, but it was missing the CD bezel and I decided to spend the money elsewhere.

I also seemed to notice 2 clear O2s for sale / trade a long time ago when I was first getting into SGIs. There should be a bunch of them, I'm guessing somewhere between 16 and 40. Though sadly some have not been well cared for, which is a real shame.

Sorry, you can somewhat tell what my #1 wanted piece of SGI kit is, i.e. a set of mint clear O2 skins.

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby nekonoko » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:24 am

Thanks - I'm almost back together again. It's been a rough week.
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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:54 am

i'm looking @ the wiki and sorting out some sources to update/add entries

i bumped into contradictory statements regarding o2 RAM:

Wikipedia wrote:There are 8 DIMM slots on the motherboard and memory on all O2s is expandable to 1 GB using proprietary 239-pin SDRAM DIMMs.

majix's Obsolete Stuff wrote:The O2 uses custom memory modules - they can be found from time to time on ebay, but are rare and expensive. They are special 278pin DIMMs...

NekoWiki wrote:The motherboard has 8 proprietary 139-pin slots on the motherboard...

SGIstuff : Hardware : Machines : O2 and O2+ wrote:Type: 139pin SDRAM DIMMs (proprietary)


i don't have my o2 in london so i cannot check, could someone else confirm..?

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby tillin9 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:35 pm

I think 139 and 278 are both right, though 278 is more correct. I counted the pins on one of my modules and got 139 per side, so 278. My 128MB modules are double sided, but some Kingston 64MB modules (I happen to have two) are just half a 128MB module and 139. At the very least 239 is wrong.

Possibly a picture for the wiki might be helpful, I'll see if I can get some shots of my modules. I have 128MB (SGI and Kingston), 64MB (Kingston), and 32MB (SGI).

Also, how does one add pictures to the wiki? I can't believe our O2 page doesn't have a picture of an O2! I'll volunteer pics of my cube style O2 for the old style pic. I believe there are some floating around in the forum in my restoration thread.

We also might want to mention the SGI badges in the Indigo, Indy, and Indigo2 wiki pages. I'm not sure there was a badged O2, was the WebForce O2 marked differently?

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:05 pm

tillin9 wrote:I think 139 and 278 are both right, though 278 is more correct. I counted the pins on one of my modules and got 139 per side, so 278. My 128MB modules are double sided, but some Kingston 64MB modules (I happen to have two) are just half a 128MB module and 139. At the very least 239 is wrong.

thanks for clarifying scott

tillin9 wrote:Possibly a picture for the wiki might be helpful, I'll see if I can get some shots of my modules. I have 128MB (SGI and Kingston), 64MB (Kingston), and 32MB (SGI).

yup i was thinking of updating the Memory section by adding the colo(u)r-code info...

tillin9 wrote:Also, how does one add pictures to the wiki?

see dave's links for the wiki:editing cheat seats on the previous page

tillin9 wrote:I can't believe our O2 page doesn't have a picture of an O2! I'll volunteer pics of my cube style O2 for the old style pic.

hex, strange...
i'll have to take some funky shots of mine next time i get to athens...

update:

i added some more info on the o2 page (mostly CPU + Memory Tables)

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby fu » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:35 pm

just added some basic VPro info: http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/VPro + cross-linked http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/SGI_VPro

(detailed VPro info seems hard to find)

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Re: New Nekochan Wiki!

Unread postby tillin9 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:49 pm

Great work! I really like the changes you made to the O2 page with the processor and RAM lists. Two minor issues, one the tables style doesn't match the others in the wiki (personally I think yours is nicer and the others should be changed), and the SS/DS (Single-Sided / Double Sided?) should be clarified.

Couple of fun facts to add (if you have time before me) on the Indy and Indigo RAM info from the SGI specs. ftp://ftp.linux-mips.org/pub/linux/mips/doc/indy/mc.pdf since I came across some incomplete and incorrect info. when looking for RAM for my machines as shown in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17275

Note, the Linux-MIPS site has a lot of specs. which might contain useful information for the wiki.

I like the VPro page and think that's the way to go. Ideally the Impact/ MARDIGRAS boards should also have a page and the sections in the Octane / Indigo2 pages (half the Indigo2 page is on IDing the video options) should be contracted. 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. Personally, I happened to run into this http://cgi.ebay.com/SGI-Octane-Octane2- ... dZViewItem on eBay and was wondering exactly what it was.


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