[rescue] OT: IRIX 6.5 installation on a Indigo2 R10k Impact

Barry Fujii barry at engr.webpipeline.com
Thu Jul 3 18:47:05 CDT 2003

Didn9t see my earlier reply posted back, so here it goes again.

Ive tried this on two different monitors that I know worked with separate

Can you explain more the logic behind yanking pins? I don9t see how it would
change anything.


> From: "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
> Reply-To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 10:17:00 -0500
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] OT: IRIX 6.5 installation on a Indigo2 R10k Impact
> On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Barry Fujii wrote:
>> I see Mr Novak has posted several sgi's for sale, I could go buy one of
>> and try swapping the video board... But since the video card appears to
>> diags, I suspect that the base kernel that is being booted isnt supported,
>> that the console is whats required. That9s just my wild ass guess tho.
> It's either your monitor or your cable.  If you get video at the PROM,
> video works.  All IRIX kernels support termport video for doing the
> install and boot-time messages.
> Your solutions are to either find a monitor that works, or yank all the
> pins out of a 13w3 cable, leaving only the coax connectors.
> --
> Jonathan Patschke   )  "Leave your lawsuits at home.  I have guns."
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