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by josehill
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Irix quick Referance Sheet
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Irix quick Referance Sheet

Thanks - There is a copy on the Wayback Machine from 12 Nov 2004 at - https://web.archive.org/web/20041112175418/http://reality.sgiweb.org/nekochan/unix_cmd.txt
Do you have a newer version, by any chance?
by josehill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1129

Re: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?

Someone(tm) can write a Nekochan client for IRIX. Done. :mrgreen: This probably is a good time to remind everyone that the Nekochan.net forums are available via RSS. In fact, RSS is my favorite method for accessing Nekochan.net. It's very fast and efficient. (I'll leave the mechanics of subscribing...
by josehill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: R12K O2
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: R12K O2

Fair enough. I'm still skeptical that it's a motherboard version issue, though, since it seems like it would be very common knowledge by now if there were O2 motherboards that had distinctive RAM requirements. Then again, I seem to be getting old enough now that I keep forgetting what I've forgotten...
by josehill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1129

Re: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?

Have you guys ever considered a facebook page for SGI computers? I belong to a commodore 64 group and it went from small to decently large with many posts a day. I do love the forum here though. FB kind of killed most forums. I don't believe anyone ever tried to set up a Nekochan Facebook Page or G...
by josehill
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: R12K O2
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: R12K O2

AFAIK, all O2s officially supported 1 GB of RAM. My old group received its first batch of O2s as soon as they were shipping commercially in 1996, and they were sold as supporting 1 GB. (Ours shipped with 128 MB or 256 MB, but they all ended up with 1 GB after a few years.) My guess is either RAM mod...
by josehill
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A snapshot of what you've got.
Replies: 27
Views: 1077

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

jimmer wrote:redbox isn't seeing much action these days, but bluebox has just had its PSU fan replaced and is now whisper quiet. It's getting daily use.


Would I be correct in presuming that the reason why bluebox is seeing more action than redbox is that bluebox runs much more quietly than redbox?
by josehill
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A snapshot of what you've got.
Replies: 27
Views: 1077

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

I deleted the last few posts on this thread. Please stay on topic.
Thanks.
-jh
by josehill
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 59
Views: 2294

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Understood, but the keyword being "general computer use". I'm not sure better graphics options matter at that point? The faster bus should help though, however in reality does it? I need to look up Ians benchmarks for non GFX work such as compression/decompression, boot and app startup ti...
by josehill
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Indigo Fresh Install Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Indigo Fresh Install Problems

A six foot scsi cable?? :shock: Due to a particularly challenging data center space issue, I once had a RAID unit sitting 40 feet away from a Power Challenge. I had 50 foot SCSI cables custom made to resolve the situation. They were extremely well made, almost an inch thick, and they worked great! ...
by josehill
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 755
Views: 25172

Re: your latest purchase

I also have a dual 1.8GHz G4 in my MDD, but you're right, it's long since gotten to the point where it's just cheaper to find an entirely new Power Mac system at the speed you want than to find the upgrades (and you get all the benefits of a newer system). But I like my 7300, since I rocked one for...
by josehill
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New O2 owner. It is so cute!
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: New O2 owner. It is so cute!

If you're going to install IRIX 6.5 on it, I would *highly* recommend 128MB of RAM as an absolute minimum, with 256MB preferred. 64MB will run IRIX 6.5 pretty painfully. 128MB will run it OK, but it will start to page if you open more than 1 or 2 light apps. Thanks for pointing this out, I will loo...
by josehill
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Looking for good software For PPC macs
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Looking for good software For PPC macs

I was unaware that the ram could be upgraded or that the hard drive that shipped with it is so slow. Memory can be upgraded easily enough, if i do go to upgrade the hard drive, i will take notes on how it came apart to make sure it goes back together right. It's definitely worth checking out the re...
by josehill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: SGI: Security
Topic: WPA and WPA2 clients are all vulnerable to the KRACK attack.
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: WPA and WPA2 clients are all vulnerable to the KRACK attack.

In addition to client-side issues, I expect that an enormous percentage of wireless routers and access points never will be patched If I understand correctly, this is a man-in-the-middle attack against the client. Unless you run your router as a wireless repeater, it isn't a client. Correct, but as...
by josehill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: SGI: Security
Topic: WPA and WPA2 clients are all vulnerable to the KRACK attack.
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: WPA and WPA2 clients are all vulnerable to the KRACK attack.

It will be interesting to see which operating systems are patched. Older systems without source access are going to become dangerous on wireless networks. OpenBSD was already patched a few months ago. In addition to client-side issues, I expect that an enormous percentage of wireless routers and ac...
by josehill
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Looking for good software For PPC macs
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Looking for good software For PPC macs

The main thing you're going to run into is, even by Power Mac standards, the iBook G4 wasn't super zippy with the possible exception of the very last generation (I myself use a 1.33GHz 12", and I would consider it useable for most things, but not quick; its main advantages over my MacBook Air ...

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