[rescue] I got a new Octane! Why can't I talk to it?
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Wed Apr 4 16:25:59 CDT 2007
On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> I did something very similar to get my first SGI (an Indigo 2) to work
> with PC clone monitor (that supported sync on green) - only I built an
> adapter that went from 15 pin VGA M-F that only carried six wires
> (R,G,B, and their respective grounds) through it, and used it with a
> 13W3-VGA adapter. It worked wonderfully.
I built one of those from a Sun 13w3<->DE15 adapter by trimming the 10
pins in the center. If the tube will do SoG, the barrel "pins" are all
Note that if you do that (or pretty-much any monitor hack), IRIX will
think you have a 19" tube with crap resolution, but it can be schooled
Jonathan Patschke ) "If we keep our pride, though paradise is lost, we
Elgin, TX ( will pay the price, but we cannot count the cost."
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