About This Guide

Welcome to the user's guide for the Silicon Graphics© Tezro™ visual workstation: rackmount configuration. Your new workstation offers VPro™ graphics and a high-bandwidth architecture in a convenient rackmount form-factor.

This guide shows you how to set up, use, and troubleshoot your system. This guide is provided for all end-users and SGI technical support staff. Most of the hardware tasks are relatively simple and require no previous computer knowledge. A few tasks are more difficult; they are easier to perform if you have some computer hardware experience.

Chapter Descriptions

The following topics are covered in this guide:

Related Publications

For complete information on installing software, see the online Personal System Administration Guide. It is located on your desktop in Toolchest > Help > Online Books. For more advanced information, see the online IRIX Admin: Software Installation & Licensing Guide. For system administration information, see the SGI_Admin section of the online bookshelf.

It is always a good idea to back up your system. For instructions on backing up your system, see the online Personal System Administration Guide.

You can obtain SGI documentation, release notes, or man pages in the following ways:

  • See the SGI Technical Publications Library at http://docs.sgi.com . Various formats are available. This library contains the most recent and most comprehensive set of online books, release notes, man pages, and other information.

  • If it is installed on your SGI system, you can use InfoSearch, an online tool that provides a more limited set of online books, release notes, and man pages. With an IRIX system, select Help from the Toolchest, and then select InfoSearch. Or you can type infosearch on a command line.

  • You can also view release notes by typing either grelnotes or relnotes on a command line.

  • You can also view man pages by typing man <title> on a command line.

SGI systems include a set of IRIX man pages, formatted in the standard UNIX “man page” style. Important system configuration files and commands are documented on man pages. These are found online on the internal system disk (or CD-ROM) and are displayed using the man command. For example, to display the man page for the Add_disk command, type the following on a command line:

man Add_disk

References in the documentation to these pages include the name of the command and the section number in which the command is found. For example, “Add_disk(1)” refers to the Add_disk command and indicates that it is found in section 1 of the IRIX reference.

For additional information about displaying man pages using the man command, see man(1).

In addition, the apropos command locates man pages based on keywords. For example, to display a list of man pages that describe disks, type the following on a command line:

apropos disk

For information about setting up and using apropos, see apropos(1) and makewhatis(1M).


The following conventions are used throughout this document:




This fixed-space font denotes literal items such as commands, files, routines, path names, signals, messages, and programming language structures.


The italic typeface denotes variable entries and words or concepts being defined. Italic typeface also is used for book titles.

user input

This fixed-space font denotes literal items that the user enters in interactive sessions. Output is shown in nonbold, fixed-space font.

[ ]

Brackets enclose optional portions of a command or directive line.


Ellipses indicate that a preceding element can be repeated.

man page(x)

Man page section identifiers appear in parentheses after man page names.

GUI element

This font denotes the names of graphical user interface (GUI) elements such as windows, screens, dialog boxes, menus, toolbars, icons, buttons, boxes, fields, and lists.

Product Support

SGI provides a comprehensive product support and maintenance program for its products, as follows:

  • If you are in North America, contact the Technical Assistance Center at
    1 800 800 4SGI or contact your authorized service provider.

  • If you are outside North America, contact the SGI subsidiary or authorized distributor in your country.

Reader Comments

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You can contact SGI in any of the following ways:

  • Send e-mail to the following address:

    [email protected]

  • Use the Feedback option on the Technical Publications Library website:

  • Contact your customer service representative and ask that an incident be filed in the SGI incident tracking system.

  • Send mail to the following address:

    Technical Publications
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