[rescue] SGI Indigo 2: Subtle Differences
mail at g-lenerz.de
Tue Oct 14 18:07:40 CDT 2003
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').
Gerhard mailto:mail at g-lenerz.de
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