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It needs to be sync-on-green capable (any good monitor should have this mentioned in the specs). But even then you may have issues, I have a few O2's and I have observed that sometimes one of my monitors (Dell U2410, SOG capable) really distorts the colors (towards green), replugging the cable solves the issue. I had no issues with an Octane with 13W3->VGA ...


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Netscape uses a lock file to prevent corruption of its internally-used files that would happen when two copies of the program are running at the same time. This file is stored in the user's home directory under .netscape/lock. I don't have an old enough system to test this out for myself, but Firefox, which adopted many of Netscape's habits, creates a lock ...


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There’s a handy list of sync-on-green-capable (and known incapable) monitors maintained by the Linux for PlayStation 2 community. Any of the “tested working” screens should be OK; take a note of any caveats in the comments column. I used to have an Iiyama 450, which worked fine with sync-on-green systems on both its 15-pin and BNC connectors. Those are ...


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The SGI builds I have seen require you also have the MIPSpro tools installed on your Irix system as gcc does not include an assembler. It is possible to cross compile a gcc and binutils for Irix on a PC however you'll still need the headers and libraries so I am not sure you can avoid needing MIPSpro or the IDF/IDL developer library CD-ROMs even then. You ...


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Note: This answer is a work in progress Based on the info in your question it appears that the system powers on, starts to boot of the hard drive, and probably has a working network interface. This is good since the hardware appears to be fully functional. Regarding the boot messages you're seeing: lboot: WARNING: kernel seems current but has a ...


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Here's the start of an answer. Run this command: gcc -print-search-dirs | grep '^programs:' That will tell you where gcc thinks as, the assembler program, ought to be. Then run find / -name as -print That will tell you where it actually is, if you have one installed. If you don't have an as anywhere, you could try the downloadable MIPSPro CD ISO files ...


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SGI was one of the leading vendors to put a modern touch around X/Motif. IRIX came with ViewKit and OpenInventor, plus some SGI-specific libraries to handle desktop integration, all part of SGI's DeveloperMagic development environment. To enable developers to build a fully IRIX-Integrated application, SGI provided a whole landscape of C++ libraries and ...


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One possibility is that because there’s no keyboard attached, it’s coming up with serial console only. Attach a terminal to the console serial port and see if you get anything on boot. You’ll need to set it to the standard 9600/8/N/1 and may need to use a null modem cable.


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Answering to myself, I checked the troubleshooting section in the Octane Owner Guide: It seems like it could be an unseated board.


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I fixed the error. I had to plug in the ethernet cable, change the IP, then click install... I then had to quickly unplug the ethernet cable and throw it into the LAN port in my router. Thanks a million to those who helped, I would have never figured it out without you!


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The pattern, combined with the horizontal shadow effect visible in places, suggests to me that some EMI is getting into the video signal from some nearby clock signals. It's also possible that the video cable has the wrong impedance relative to the high-frequency interfaces at either end, which may possibly be caused by age. These effects might not have ...


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