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What kind of computer monitor do I need for a SGI O2?

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 ...
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How do I compile C code with the IRIX X Window System?

I did a similar thing in the mid 00's. An R5K Indy can throw a couple hundred flat shaded polygons around at a respectable framerate, depending on their size, and the graphics sub-system installed. ...
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Netscape has detected a /.netscape/lock file

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 ...
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Monitor for an SGI Octane?

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 ...
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gcc: installation problem, cannot exec 'as': No such file or directory

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 ...
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I dont know how to install SGI IRIX operating system

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 ...
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gcc: installation problem, cannot exec 'as': No such file or directory

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 -...
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Best IRIX Integrated Development Environment for C++ Programming

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 ...
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SGI Octane and Octane 2 fail to boot

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 ...
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SGI Octane and Octane 2 fail to boot

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 dont know how to install SGI IRIX operating system

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 ...
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Strange visual behaviour on SGI IRIX

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 ...
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