SGI Crimson Questions & hardware request...
rborsuk at colourfull.com
Thu Oct 4 09:22:17 CDT 2007
Congrats on the system. I have one that I've upgraded with a
On Oct 4, 2007, at 1:05 AM, Josh Dersch wrote:
> Hi all --
> Just picked up an SGI Crimson this afternoon, which should prove to
> be a fun machine to play around with once I get it running... a few
> questions for those who've dealt with these before...
> - What kind of power cable does this thing take? I've not yet seen
> anything like the connector on the back of this thing... can I
> plug this thing into a regular household outlet (that can supply
> the massive power requirements) or am I going to have to rewire my
> house? :)
Tothwolf did a good job answering this for you. I have a cable I
made for mine so I can just plug it into 120v outlet. Works fine off
a 15a house breaker BUT like Tothwolf, I don't really recommend this
for long term. Give it it's own breaker. (Have a heart).
> - What version of IRIX do you recommend running? I have a copy of
> 5.3, and 6.5, but I know that 6.5's too new for this beast.
5.3 is cool. 6.2 I think is the last one that runs on it.
> Anyone out there have a keyboard/mouse they're willing to part with
> (or know where I can find one?). This thing's got a 15-pin D-Sub
> connector on it and I of course don't have anything compatible...
> Thanks, as always...
> - Josh
These are getting harder to get. I bought three of the units you can
plug in and use the standard ps/2 keyboard and mouse. I got mine
from Chris at CK Computer Systems. http://store.ckcomputersystems.com
On another note, I see your address is msu, I'm about 20 minutes
north of Detroit if you want to hook up in the future and get some
SGI stuff. I have a ton.
Hope that helps.
email: rborsuk at colourfull.com
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