[rescue] I got a new Octane! Why can't I talk to it?

Sheldon T. Hall shel at tandem.artell.net
Wed Apr 4 09:39:33 CDT 2007

Carl R. Friend writes ...
>Shel writes:
> > [Micah wrote ...] 
> >> When I boot up, I get the light on the front turning red for
> >> a while, and then white.
> >
> > I believe that means it has passed its self-test.
>     Yes, that's the case.  Except for mine where the red light comes
> on for a bit and then the panel goes dark.  Why does one suppose SGI
> decided to use (two) incandescent bulbs in that instead of a green
> (or even amber) LED or two?

Well, they had to do _something_ dumb in designing the machine, in order to
preserve their reputation.  I guess the product managers decided the
compression connectors weren't enough.


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