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

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Sun Jun 29 23:43:02 CDT 2003

> > When I tried my monitors with them, one would work in any mode, but the
> > other would only work when I broke off the ten little pins on my adapter.
> > The adapter was a Sun adapter, and the three coax connectors are the same
> > between the Sun and SGI 13W3, but the ten little pins carry different
> > signals and the ones the SGI put out confused the monitor.
> I will take the box up to my office where I have an sgi monitor on an indy
> and give this a shot. The last time I removed a pin from my adapter, it no
> longer worked for *anything* and was pretty P.O.'d.

When I removed the pins from mine I used a pair of wire cutters that
cut with the tip instead of the side.  These were a real small pair.

> This would be irritating if it was indeed a different signal when inst was
> running because I bought this lcd monitor specifically from reputable.com
> for sole use on my indigo and indys.
> Btw, Eric, you can probably disregard the postcard UPS sent you. The moronic
> UPS driver couldn't distinguish that 'room' and 'suite' were practically
> synonyms. Upon redelivery he decided that 110 and 119 look too similar and
> dropped my machine off at 'lucky surf' down the corridor. The best part was
> when he dropped off about 30k worth of equipment to a *different* floor and
> was lost for nearly a week.

They didn't send me a postcard, or at least they haven't yet.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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