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Silicon Graphics Zx10 Visual Workstation Owner's Guide

Document Number: 007-4327-002


Written by Bryan Cobb, with engineering contributions by James Bullington, Jamey Dobbins, Johnnie Erskine, Ron Headley, Jimmy Mason, Ronnie Sams, and Mike Weesner.


© 2000 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All rights reserved; provided portions may be copyright in third parties, as indicated elsewhere herein. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, or create derivative works from the contents of this electronic documentation in any manner, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Limited Rights Legend

The electronic (software) version of this document was developed at private expense; if acquired under an agreement with the USA government or any contractor thereto, it is acquired as "commercial computer software" subject to the provisions of its applicable license agreement, as specified in (a) 48 CFR 12.212 of the FAR; or, if acquired for Department of Defense units, (b) 48 CFR 227-7202 of the DoD FAR Supplement; or sections succeeding thereto. Contractor/manufacturer is Silicon Graphics, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy 2E, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351.


Information in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be considered a commitment by Silicon Graphics, Inc. Silicon Graphics, Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors in, or omissions from, this document. Silicon Graphics, Inc. shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the furnishing or use of this document.


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FCC/DOC Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the equipment is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, try to correct the interference as follows: reorient or relocate the affected device; increase the separation between this equipment and the affected device; connect this equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the circuit to which the affected device is connected; consult a dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.

For additional regulatory information, see the label attached to the back of the equipment.

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigencies du Règlement sur le materiél brouilleur du Canada.

Safety Notices

This is a user-serviceable system. However, there are no user-serviceable parts in the power supply. Please return the power supply to the manufacturer for repair.

Service and upgrade tasks should be performed by users who can follow instructions in a manual to service equipment, and can do so without harm to themselves or damage to the equipment.

The AC power cord for this unit is the service disconnect. Ensure the AC power outlet to which the system's power cord connects is close to the system and is easily accessible. For protection against electrical shock and energy hazards, unplug the system's power cord from its AC power outlet before opening or servicing the system.

If the AC voltage selection switch on the power supply is not set correctly, serious equipment damage may occur when power to the system is turned on.

To reduce the risk of electrical shock and energy hazards, do not attempt to open the equipment unless instructed, and do not use a tool for purposes other than instructed.

Internal components may be at high temperatures. Allow time for them to cool before handling them.

Internal components can be damaged by static electricity. Use an antistatic wrist strap connected to the bare metal of the system's chassis to protect against electrostatic discharge.

If a modem card used in the system receives ground from the system, ensure the system is connected to an earth-grounded AC power outlet.


Changes or modifications made to the system that are not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

Procedures in this document assume familiarity with the general terminology associated with personal computers, and with the safety practices and regulatory compliance required for using and modifying electronic equipment.

Read all operating instructions before using this device. Keep these instructions for future reference. Follow all warnings on the device or in the operating instructions.

To comply with the limits for an FCC Class B computing device, always use shielded cables and the power cord supplied with the system.

Record of Revision

Revision 002September 2000 
Initial Rev

Silicon Graphics Zx10 Visual Workstation Owner's Guide
(document number: 007-4327-002 / published: 2000-09-20)    table of contents  |  additional info  |  download

    Front Matter
    About This Guide
    Chapter 1. Setting Up the Hardware
    Chapter 2. Setting Up the Software
    Chapter 3. Configuring the System
    Chapter 4. Operating the System
    Chapter 5. Troubleshooting Operational Problems
    Chapter 6. Reinstalling the Operating System
    Chapter 7. Gaining Access to System Components
    Chapter 8. Upgrading the System
    Chapter 9. Servicing the System
    Chapter 10. System Hardware and Specifications
    Appendix A. Ergonomics Guide

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