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by josehill
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Who can identify this serial adapter?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Who can identify this serial adapter?

From the public Low End Mac Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/lowendmac/permalink/10154584382641689/

I don't remember seeing too many 13 pin DIN connectors in the ancient times. Did this unit plug into a KVM, perhaps?
by josehill
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Windows for serious business
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Windows for serious business

Once I ponied up the $100 extortion fee to get windows pro I was able to update on my own schedule. Highly recommended! All your other complaints are valid :) ...and you get RDC and Bitlocker. In general, I recommend the Pro edition to anyone with some technical competence and who needs/wants to ru...
by josehill
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Created an account without password but can not login
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Created an account without password but can not login

There are a couple of parameters regarding passwords that get configured in the /etc/default/login file. Details are in the man page for the login command.
by josehill
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel mouse no response.
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Fuel mouse no response.

Vanne wrote:question, does the Fuel need an old school mechanical ball mouse? or will it work with an optical ps2 mouse?


Optical mice work. FYI, also take a look at the wiki page for configuring wheel mouse behavior. http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Wheel_Mous ... Under_IRIX
by josehill
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Original Stock Ticker/ Historical Stock Data
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: SGI Original Stock Ticker/ Historical Stock Data

You need access to a source that contains information for delisted/defunct stocks. The free/consumer oriented sites tend not to have information for those kinds of securities. If you are near a library, especially a university library, they may subscribe to a service that includes the info, like Tho...
by josehill
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Heads up: Photobucket is nuking its reason to live
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Heads up: Photobucket is nuking its reason to live

Wow! That's lousy. I don't necessarily have a problem with them charging for embedding/linking, but I'd be thinking more like $10-20/year for reasonable, personal usage, rather than $400/year. Of course, I'm sure there are unscrupulous people/businesses who were taking advantage of the free hosting ...
by josehill
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16825

Re: your latest purchase

I just plunked down for an SX Andromeda II from Rondo Music. Very cool! I hadn't realized that Rondo Music still was around. They started as a small family business a few blocks down the road from where I grew up in NJ. I used to go there often as a teenager and drool over the idea of someday buyin...
by josehill
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Boxed Indy R5K
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: FS: Boxed Indy R5K

Even has the original receipt and the monitor that came with it (monitor isn't boxed though). According to the receipt, it came with the WebForce Authoring bundle. In addition to the neat little plastic badge on its case, it would've shipped with a bunch of SGI-specific web development tools that w...
by josehill
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Sun sparcstatuin 5 CD-ROM bootable for Indigo r4000 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Sun sparcstatuin 5 CD-ROM bootable for Indigo r4000 ?

Dalplex wrote:Had never seen this kind of receptacle before.

This type of power connector was very common back then, especially on SCSI peripherals that used external power bricks.
by josehill
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16825

Re: your latest purchase

tingo wrote:I prefer Mini vMac for running classic Mac OS software: http://www.gryphel.com/c/minivmac/
PowerPC? Too new :-P

I've used it to emulate a Mac Plus. A very nice piece of software!
by josehill
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Question on Software Revision
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Question on Software Revision

coolfox wrote:interesting, so I guess the only way to tell is to open one up huh.

If you do, please let us know the result so that we can add it to the wiki. Of course, you'd be welcome to add it, if you're so inclined. ;)
by josehill
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16825

Re: your latest purchase

Y888099 wrote:May be the nicest machine which can carry MorphOS with you when you travel


Is that true? I was interested in trying MorphOS on that hardware a while ago, but the last time I looked, MorphOS didn't support the NVIDIA GeForce graphics in the 12" G4 models.
by josehill
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Question on Software Revision
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Question on Software Revision

The full set was only produced for 6.5. Point releases came as overlays, with quarterly updated Applications CDs. That's not correct. The "full" ASE/AWE sets were revised several times to include updated point releases, development foundations, libraries, and other disks in the shrink-wra...
by josehill
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16825

Re: your latest purchase

snagged a nice powerbook g4 12" from a local fleamarket. its fully loaded and in near mint condition. useless but beautyfull That is one of the top five Macs that Apple ever made, IMHO. Congrats on finding one in such great shape! The soft aluminum case on that model attracts dents, scratches,...
by josehill
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Re: WTB IRIX 5.3 Installation CD(s)
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Re: WTB IRIX 5.3 Installation CD(s)

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