Irix 6.5.27 Hangs on Octane...and Any Irix Users in London?

Irix 6.5.27 Hangs on Octane...and Any Irix Users in London?

Post by Assam Syri » Sat, 23 Jul 2005 17:13:08


Hello there,

Hope you can help me. I have used above mentioned Irix release on my
Octane without any problems (even though some the RAM was defective
which has since then been removed).

However, after moving the system Irix freezes shortly after startup. I
have taken the system apart, cleaned it, removed most of the optional
hardware but no avail. Diagnostics run through without any error
message. Linking up a terminal to the serial port gives the following
output:


Diagnostics failed.
[Press any key to continue.] **due to the keyboard which I unplugged

System Maintenance Menu

1) Start System
2) Install System Software
3) Run Diagnostics
4) Recover System
5) Enter Command Monitor

Cannot connect to keyboard -- check the cable.
Cannot open keyboard() for input
Cannot connect to keyboard -- check the cable.
Cannot open keyboard() for input


System Maintenance Menu

1) Start System
2) Install System Software
3) Run Diagnostics
4) Recover System
5) Enter Command Monitor

Option? 5
Command Monitor. Type "exit" to return to the menu.
System: IP30
Processor: 400 Mhz R12000, 2M secondary cache
Processor: 400 Mhz R12000, 2M secondary cache, (cpu 1)
Memory size: 768 Mbytes
Network: ef0 ethernet (100/10 base-T)
SCSI Disk: scsi(0)disk(1)
SCSI Disk: scsi(0)disk(2)
SCSI Disk: scsi(0)disk(3)
Audio: RAD Audio Processor
PCI Bus: XTALKPCI (13)
PCI Device: slot 2 vendor 0x111d part 0x1 rev 3
GIO Bus: EVO (11)
PCI Bus: FIBRE_CHANNEL (9)
PCI Device: slot 0 vendor 0x9004 part 0x1160 rev 2
PCI Device: slot 1 vendor 0x9004 part 0x1160 rev 2
Graphics: EMXI


System Maintenance Menu

1) Start System
2) Install System Software
3) Run Diagnostics
4) Recover System
5) Enter Command Monitor

Option? 1


Starting up the system...

IRIX Release 6.5 IP30 Version 01062343 System V - 64 Bit
Copyright 1987-2005 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

...and from then on it stays like that.

I had similar experiences in the past that each time I changed the
hardware the system freezes. I tried "resetenv" but the system still
hangs:

Diagnostics failed.
[Press any key to continue.]

System Maintenance Menu

1) Start System
2) Install System Software
3) Run Diagnostics
4) Recover System
5) Enter Command Monitor

Option? 5
Command Monitor. Type "exit" to return
AutoLoad=No
console=g
diskless=0
keybd=GB
dbaud=9600
volume=80
sgilogo=y
autopower=n
netaddr=10.0.0.13
eaddr=08:00:69:0e:41:eb
boottune=1
fastfan=1
cpufreq=400
SystemPartition=xio(0)pci(15)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(8)
OSLoadPartition=xio(0)pci(15)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(0)
OSLoadFilename=/unix
OSLoader=sash
NoAutoLoad=CONSOLE OPEN FAILED.
ConsoleOut=serial(0)
ConsoleIn=serial(0)


Starting up the system...

Loading xio(0)pci(15)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(8)/sash:
896+111704+16853+3
848 entry: 0xa80000004ffa6ea8
5098364+841476 entry: 0xa800000020011840
IRIX Release 6.5 IP30 Version 01062343 System V - 64 Bit
Copyright 1987-2005 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

...and it hangs again. Motherboard is a 030-0887-004. Can anyone please
help me and point me in the right direction? Also, are there any Irix
users in London?
 
 
 

Irix 6.5.27 Hangs on Octane...and Any Irix Users in London?

Post by Toni Gras » Sat, 23 Jul 2005 20:56:25


[.....]

Hm, is'n this a well known problem with 0887 boards? I remember a hint
to check the IC which is located under the small heatsink in the middle
of the board if it is seated well (and also check all other sockets for
loose parts).

Toni

 
 
 

Irix 6.5.27 Hangs on Octane...and Any Irix Users in London?

Post by ghesto » Sun, 24 Jul 2005 09:32:04

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


Hi.







[ ... ]

The first thing I'd check is to verify that the keyboard is plugged
into the correct socket.

Second, I'd try option three up there, and see what the diagnostics
indicate is the problem. You don't show output from that...

Good luck,


Gary

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The Intel ASCI Red supercomputer placed first in the 11/97 list of
the top 500 supercomputers in the world, at 1.338 TeraFLOPs max.
As of 6/05, it wouldn't make the list.
 
 
 

Irix 6.5.27 Hangs on Octane...and Any Irix Users in London?

Post by Assam Syri » Sat, 30 Jul 2005 00:48:16

Upon obtaining an external CD-ROM I tried to install Irix but only get
as far as

QLFC: running as interrupt thread
QLFC: using spinlocks

after the installation tools have been copied to disk. From that on the
above message stays and the system hangs. I left it on for twelve hours
and used two different hard disks as well as removed the FC controller
but to no avail...

Maybe it is the motherboard after all. Any other suggestions?
 
 
 

Irix 6.5.27 Hangs on Octane...and Any Irix Users in London?

Post by Toni Gras » Sat, 30 Jul 2005 05:29:39


[....]

I got a used mainboard from ebay.de (latest revision) for less than
50 EUR some days ago.... I think it's worth a try


Toni
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Sig out for lunch