[rescue] SGI Indigo 2: Subtle Differences

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Tue Oct 14 12:46:21 CDT 2003


We just rescued another SGI Indigo 2, and it seems to be subtly different
from the one we already had.

Looking at hinv on both machines shows up no differences in the basic
hardware.  Both are ...

	MIPS 4400 rev 6.0
	200 MHz
	Audio A2
	SCSI rev D

The have differeing amounts of RAM (old = 144, new = 128) and different
drive situations, but the main hardware seems to be the same.

Yet, there is a difference.  The old machine, when started, plays a nice
arpeggio.  It's clearly MIDI, and, while better than nothing, it's a bit
cheesy-sounding.  The new one plays the same notes, but sounds like an
actual piano.  What gives?  Is this a setting, or is it indicative of some
actual difference in the machines?


Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhc.com
206-780-7971 (CMHC)
206-842-2858 (Home)

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