[rescue] IDing a SGI part number

Nick nick at snowman.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:45 CST 2003

Most of the linux o2 fb driver code came from the 320/540 port.  It's
fully working for FB, may need more work for X.  I can probably help with
information if someone wants to pick it up.

On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 jdboyd at jdboyd.zill.net wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 05:11:00PM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> > On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 jdboyd at jdboyd.zill.net wrote:
> > 
> > > They have no BIOS, and use the O2's UMA graphics system.  Don't they
> > > also use interleaved memory?  Anyone?
> > 
> > I believe they do.  They also take up to four P3 Xeon CPUs.  They're
> > just great boxes, if you need to run 'doze.  Since my PC is currently
> > fried (again), I'd not turn down such an appropriate excuse to pack
> > another SGI into the house.
> There was recently a 540 stuffed with 1ghz Xeons, a gig o' ram, and a
> 1600W all for about a grand.   I think that auction is past though.  I
> would have loved to pick it up, IF I could get XFree working on it (I've
> heard claims that there is some CRM support, but I don't know the
> current status).
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