This section lists the resources that are available to you before and during installation, or during configuration and use of your SGI system.
This section provides information about hardware system platforms and peripherals, the IRIX CD descriptions, internationalization, and supported third-party software.
Supported Hardware System Platforms and Peripherals
To find out more information about the supported hardware and peripherals, see the Minimum Requirements page.
See the CD Descriptions page for a detailed description about each CD.
See the Language and Cultural Support page for information on how to set up your system for different locales.
To find out about supported third-party software and peripherals, see the SGI Applications & Solutions Directory (http://www.sgi.com/products/appsdirectory.dir/appsdirectory.html), a comprehensive guide to over 3,100 third-party software applications, peripherals, and services for SGI workstations and servers.
SGI's Freeware web page http://freeware.sgi.com provides free downloads of many powerful open-source applications, packaged for convenient over-the-web installation onto your IRIX system. Graphics, design, development, media, desktop, utilities, web serving, system administration, and games software are available, including GNOME, KDE, Gimp, CDrecord, TeX/LaTeX, ViewFax, PlotUtils, Abiword, Gnumeric, Samba, Sharity, Mpg123, and many others.
This section provides information on the types of documentation that are available with this IRIX release.
You can access release notes for each software product in a few different ways, including:
Check for Caveat and Release Note Updates, which contain late-breaking information, at Supportfolio Online.
IRIX Man Pages
The IRIX man pages are available on the Technical Publications Library Web site at http://techpubs.sgi.com.
SGI documentation is installed by default. Most applications have a Help menu or Help button. You can also use the Help menu on the Toolchest.
Some things you will find under Toolchest > Help:
Note: You can also access online documentation before (and after) installation, by using the Base Documentation CD.
Each system comes with an Owner's Guide. Hardware boards and peripherals also come with printed documentation. In addition, some hardware documentation is shipped online, and most hardware documentation can also be found on the Technical Publications Library Web site (listed below).
Another place to find general documentation is on the Web:
SGI Technology Solutions
Complete information about SGI Technology Solutions, including worldwide support contact information, can be found at http://www.sgi.com/support/supportcenters.html.
Obtaining service is easy. Simply contact the SGI Customer Support Center(CSC) for person-to-person technical assistance. The SGI CSC provides assistance in the following areas:
Service is provided in accordance with your system's current level of support. Service varies by warranty coverage and support program.
Supportfolio Online (http://support.sgi.com/) provides you with online access to software downloads, technical help, including the SGI Knowledgebase, service call logging and tracking, and much more. You can also sign up for our email notification service to automatically receive updates on new support information and features.
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To experience the benefits of all of Supportfolio's features, you must have a support contract with a software component.
Information about software patches that apply to the general user environment can also be found on Supportfolio (under the Browse Collections and Downloads sections).