[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Wed Sep 24 13:36:36 CDT 2003

On 2003.09.24 15:51 Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> Nope. SE + SE or SI + SI are the proper ways to go.  I've heard of
> people doing SI+SSI or SE+SSE, but it isn't officially supported. 
> There could be heat issues if you try it.
Hmmm. I have to look. "Officially supported" is one thing and "works
without trouble" is an other thing. 

> If you get a card that is the same card as what SGI OEMed, you will
> still probably need to hack the driver.
You mean that SGI changed the PCI vendor / device ID or tests the MAC
address like the Phobos driver does it with the 3COM EISA 100 MBit/s
Ethernet card? 

> On ebay, the cost of SGI specific FDDI cards seems to me that they are
> only about twice what similar cards would cost for other platforms.
I can't remember that I have seen a SGI PCI FDDI card on ebay.de in the
last months. 


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