[rescue] SGI Indigo 2: Subtle Differences

Gerhard Lenerz mail at g-lenerz.de
Tue Oct 14 18:07:40 CDT 2003

Hello Sheldon,

Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 7:46:21 PM, you wrote:

> 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?

  there was at least one Indigo 2 version that could play different
  tunes. I'm not sure if it was R4K, R8K or R10K but in any case you
  should see some difference in the PROM settings (refer to 'nvram'
  within IRIX or 'printenv' within the command monitor). Some quick
  googling turned up the information that probably only R8K/R10K have
  different tunes they can play (the variable is called 'boottune').

Best regards,
 Gerhard                            mailto:mail at g-lenerz.de

Old SGI Stuff                       http://sgistuff.g-lenerz.de/

More information about the rescue mailing list