[rescue] VFE VME on SGI, WTF?
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Thu Feb 26 14:43:05 CST 2004
Last thing I remembere is that you actually have to install the drivers
for it. Also what
I found out the hard way is that on a r10k system the VFE card runs
But then again this was long time ago. Hinv did show the VFE card.
On Feb 26, 2004, at 2:49 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> I have an SGI Challenge L, and a dual 100baseT vfe board for the
> VME bus.
> What I don't have is a clue.
> The board is in the Challenge, in the left-most VME slot. Two LEDs on
> board, in the back, near the top, are illuminated and glow steadily.
> hinv doesn't seem to see the board from the PROM monitor, even after an
> hinv from IRIX doesn't see it, either.
> There's no "vfe*"entry in the /hw/net directory, although et0 is there
> I've done a
> # cd /dev
> # /dev/MAKEDEVS alldevs
> which did not produce any error messages I could detect, though it
> a lot of output.
> Then I did an
> /etc/autoconfig -n
> which showed that the kernel is "current".
> I've searched the IRIX 6.5 disks for likely software to install, and
> I've googled many combinations of words, but found no installation
> instructions, though I have found a lot of complaints about how poorly
> SGI VME vfe board works.
> Can someone swing a clue-by-four in my direction? Nothing could be too
> Sheldon T. Hall
> shel at cmhc.com
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