[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Bjorn Ramqvist v53278 at g.haggve.se
Thu Sep 25 00:44:44 CDT 2003

Jochen Kunz wrote:
> > Actually, I believe it means that you can please several professors.
> Or how much money you spend to by it? ;-)
> Back to topic:
> I ePayed an Octane R12k, 300 MHz, SE GFX, 512 MB RAM, 9 GB disk today
> for 300,-EUR (approx. 300 US$). Seams to be a good deal.

Perfect? I'd say that's a perfect score. I mean, you *want* 9GB, you
*want* 512MB, you *want* (atleast) SE, you *want* R12k, from an Octane.

> 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?


> How do I get FDDI? It looks like there is no XIO FDDI Option.
> So I need a PCI card cage and a SGI PCI FDDI card.

Yes, probably.

> Does anybody know if I really need the very special SGI PCI FDDI card,
> or is the SGI PCI FDDI card some generic card that SGI OEMed?
> (SysKonnect, Interphase, ...)

Uhm, I dunno, but the PCI Copper-FDDI (CDDI) card that we used in our
(now dead) Origin200 was called "RNS 2200". I have no idea what brand it
actually is.


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