[rescue] SGI Octane problem

Francois Dion francois.dion at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 10:41:14 CST 2005

On 12/12/05, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 02:44:32PM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> > And by "firm pressure", I mean "at least twenty pounds".  I've found
> > that leaning on the heatsink (not exactly doing push-ups, but holding
> > myself up), with my thumbs works well.  You'll probably get 3 to 5 more
> > boots out of the machine if that's the problem, but eventually the XBOW
> > chip's solder pad will go cold entirely.
> Yeah - found your thread after a search, and the machine came up.  Not sure
> if it was reseating the RAM, or pressing the heatsink (and I also tightened
> the screws on the back of the board HOLDING the heatsink) that did the
> smokey 1# uptime
>  12:34pm  up 20 mins,  2 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
> smokey 2# hinv -mv
> Location: /hw/node
>             PM10 Board: barcode GBG064     part 030-0888-004 rev  G
> Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15
>             IP30 Board: barcode GFY858     part 030-0887-003 rev  K

Does that apply to -005 rev A too? I couldn't function without my octane


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