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Newport Graphics

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Newport graphics system, also referred to as NG1.

XL8

8-bit color graphics system. SGI part number for this board is 030-8124-00x.

XL24

24-bit color graphics system. SGI part number for this board is 030-8131-00x. Sometimes referred to as the XGE24 board.

This is the preferred choice for R5000 powered Indys as the CPU can typically process graphics faster than the XZ board.

Notes

Changing from Newport to XZ

You must reinstall eoe.sw32.gfx after you've installed new graphics hardware.

You only need to reinstall the graphics sub-systems when you change GFXBOARD or SUBGR. 'inst' cannot differentiate between the Indy with 8 bit graphics and the Indy with 24 bit graphics. The inst man page indicates,

         Graphics board: Indy *-bit       IP22            NEWPORT    NG1

that is, indicating that the GFXBOARD and SUBGR are the same no matter have many bit planes you have on your Indy XL graphics.

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