indy with XZ graphics on irix 6.5
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indy with XZ graphics on irix 6.5
Hello to everyone,

First timer here...

I have an Indy system with a 24Bit graphics card and which has IRIX 6.5 installed.
Someone gave me a XZ graphics system (2 boards) which i have installed into the indy.

Does anyone know what the procedure is to reconfigure the operating system to fully support the new XZ graphics card,
so I don't have to reinstall the whole operating system ?

I am new to IRIX...

Jim
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11-08-2018, 04:20 AM
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RE: indy with XZ graphics on irix 6.5
I'm not sure if you do need to reinstall for the XZ when upgrading from the XL/24, but I recommend reinstalling when you switch processor family, graphics or add more disks as IRIX isn't flexible like a BSD or Solaris when it comes to this.

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11-08-2018, 05:48 AM
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RE: indy with XZ graphics on irix 6.5
Because the XZ graphic subsystem is part of the EXPRESS graphics family and the XL8/24 is from NEWPORT, you need to reinstall the graphical subsystem in IRIX. In http://forums.irix.cc/thread-117-post-749.html i have reposted a recipe from Ian Mapleson on how to do this:

Quote:Btw, for those who don't want to do a full reinstall, here's how to reinstall just the gfx/X libraries to switch from one card to another:

Copy the relevant files to disk from the 6.5 base CD and from the relevant 6.5.x CD, in this example using 6.5.26...

mkdir /usr/local/gfx

From Foundation 1:

cd /CDROM/dist
cp eoe* x_eoe* /usr/local/gfx
cd
eject

From 6.5.26 Installation Tools and Overlays 1 of 3:

cd /CDROM/dist
cp eoe_6526m* x_eoe_6526m* /usr/local/gfx

Then restart and boot into miniroot from the relevant 6.5.x boot CD. At the
inst prompt:

1
/root/usr/local/gfx
keep *
i eoe.sw.gfx
i eoe.sw64.gfx
i x_eoe.sw.Server
i x_eoe.sw.eoe
i x_eoe.sw64.eoe
go
quit
y


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11-08-2018, 09:27 AM
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RE: indy with XZ graphics on irix 6.5
Thank you for th replies.

I will give it a go and see if i can get it to work over the weekend.

Cheers!!!
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11-09-2018, 06:54 AM
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RE: indy with XZ graphics on irix 6.5
(11-08-2018, 09:27 AM)dexter1 Wrote:  Because the XZ graphic subsystem is part of the EXPRESS graphics family and the XL8/24 is from NEWPORT, you need to reinstall the graphical subsystem in IRIX. In http://forums.irix.cc/thread-117-post-749.html i have reposted a recipe from Ian Mapleson on how to do this:

Quote:At the inst prompt:
[...]
i eoe.sw64.gfx
i x_eoe.sw64.eoe[...]
The *.sw64.* subsystems are not relevant to the Indy. You don't have them, you don't need to change them. The procedure in general is spot on, otherwise.
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11-09-2018, 07:55 AM
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RE: indy with XZ graphics on irix 6.5
Jan-Jaap is correct, the 64 bit packages are not needed for the Indy. I copied this from the Octane graphics card swap thread, hence the extra 64 bit dependencies.
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