[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Wed Sep 24 10:12:29 CDT 2003

On 2003.09.24 16:44 Kurt Huhn wrote:

> > I ePayed an Octane R12k, 300 MHz, SE GFX, 512 MB RAM, 9 GB disk
> > for 300,-EUR (approx. 300 US$). Seams to be a good deal. 
> I'll say!  I wish I could have found that deal.
Well. On monday a R12k Octane (SI I think) with 1 GB RAM, two 9 GB disks
and 20" monitor went for 312,-EUR / US$. 

> > Can I use the SE GFX together with a SI GFX for a dual head setup?
> > Or do I need two SE / SSE for dual head? 
> Yes.  You can mix and match with ease.
Seams like Joshua has a different opineon. I found a PDF from SGI that
described dual head setups, but only with SI/SSI/MXI. No word about
I think I will just try when I get the machine on friday. 

> > How do I get FDDI? It looks like there is no XIO FDDI Option. 
> I recall seeing that there is, but they're pretty close to
> being machined from pure unobtainium billet.
There is/was an Onyx on ebay.de with XIO FDDI. Maybe it is a PCI card in
one of these obscure XIO-PCI carriers. 


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