William J. Earl wrote:
> LetherGlov@aol.com writes:
>> You know I was just thinking about that this morning. I was more leaning
>> towards the personal iris, and the crimson with the video adapter that is not
>> supported in 6.2(the name isn't coming to me right now, GTX?). I was
>> wondering how we got the specs from the ethernet, bus, and serial controllers
>> from SGI. And the chip specs from mips. If I understand SGI history
>> correctly, there was a change in the CPU after revision 3, and we are going
>> to need to see if this is going to cause problems. another thing we need to
>> do(I'll do it) is call ID Software and get the code for DOOM so It can be
>> compiled for Linux.
> The MIPS processor specifications are public, and available as printed
> books. Also, many of them are online at http://www.sgi.com/MIPS/.
> With the approval of the appropriate division general manager, I
> supplied the people doing the Indy port of linux with copies of the
> Indy hardware documentation.
> Since the Personal IRIX and Crimson use mostly VME controllers. those
> drivers should carry over from other VME ports. I don't know if I can
> arrange to provide documentation for the graphics controllers.
This may not be exactly the kind of thing some of y'all are looking
for, but since we're talking about doc & info sources for old SGI
hardware I felt I should point this one out:
Several handfulls of general notes about the 4D and/or other R3K
Hope someone finds it useful.
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|| Systems Administrator ||| indistinguishable from a rigged demo. ||
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