[rescue] Troubles with an SE card
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Sun Jun 29 22:57:40 CDT 2003
On Sun, 29 Jun 2003, Kevin wrote:
> I've got a DOA SE card here for the Octane. When i
> install it i get no video and the light bar stays
> on red.
Check the LED array on the front of the machine in the lower right
corner. There are 7 LEDs, like this:
QA X X PCI Expansion
QD X X QB
QC X X Heart
The "BaseIO" and "Heart" LEDs should be lit, no matter what. The "Q"
LEDs are XIO presence-detect indicators. When facing the rear of the
machine, "A" is the upper-left slot, "B" is the upper-right, "C" is the
lower-left, and "D" is the lower-right slot.
If the LED corresponding to the card with the SE is not lit, the card
isn't even alive enought to talk on the XIO bus, which probably
indicates a munged compression connector or a cracked board.
Also, make sure you have the SE card installed in slot "A". That's
where the Octane expects the primary graphics card to live.
 Many thanks to Ben Drago at SGI and Ralf Beyer for an explanation
of the status indicators.
Jonathan Patschke ) "Leave your lawsuits at home. I have guns."
Elgin, TX ( --"Kountry" Mike Lundgren
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