check this site, they have a long explanation for it all.
> > hey everyone,
> > here is a description of the SGI Indy i just bought. can anyone look at
> > this and tell me, with the exceptions of a hard drive and some ram, what i
> > need to get this working?
> > i think all the video hardware is there, but i'm not sure if what is
> > listed is all i need. that is a main question. any other suggestions are
> > welcome. i am a mac user with some linux and solaris experience. i hope to
> > get linux on this machine when the sgi port is ready. meanwhile, i am
> > getting the machine itself together. got this much for less than 65.00 on
> > ebay.
> > SGI Indy system complete with a R4600 133MHz Processor Module
> > NG1 8-bit Graphics Frame Buffer for fast color graphics with resolutions
> > of up to 1280x1024 @ 76Hz
> > OnBoard 10Base-T/ISDN/Audio/S-Video
> > Key Features: Proven MIPS R4600 133MHz Processor Module.
> > worth ) A Internal Instruction/Data Caches Maximum expandability with GIO
> > expansion ports "NG1" 8-bit 3D Accelerated Frame Buffer for Fast Color
> > Graphics.
> > Expandable to 256MB Internal/External mini-50 SCSI-2 Ports Two Integrated
> > RS-232/422 Serial Ports
> > Macintosh Compatible in RS-422 Mode Integrated Bidirectional Parallel Port
> > Integrated Ethernet 10Base-T and AUI Port Integrated ISDN Basic Rate Port
> > Integrated Iris CD Quality Audio Processor System Integrated Vino
> > S-Video,Composite, Analog Processor System NTSC or PAL StereoView hardware
> > Interface for Virtual Reality and Advanced Graphics Dual Drive Capacity
> > with an addtional bracket
> > thanks alot.
> > Tim Maloney
> > Senior Developer
> > iXL, Inc.
> > 1930 Camden Road, Suite 2070
> > Charlotte, NC 28203
> > 704 943-7193 phone
> > email@example.com
> > www.ixl.com