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by tomvos
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 55
Views: 1598

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Hey dudes, countenance please. I think we all agree more than we disagree. The age of the hardware is a problem. Whether it results in broken plastics or dried out capacitors, most likely one or another part of your favourite kind of machine will make an early exit sooner or later. The only differen...
by tomvos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 55
Views: 1598

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Keep in mind that you need to connect the Indy to a proper monitor. Sync on Green (SoG) is a requirement as far as I know. The O2 on the other hand has a standard VGA out which makes connecting a monitor much easier. Next question is how to install IRIX. If you don't have a working netboot system so...
by tomvos
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1485

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

They are counting on the fact that we will be using handsets for the next 10 years, but Microsoft has a secret weapon in the Hololens and if they manage to make a lite version of this system, this could quite easily replace handsets in the future, leaving Apple in the dirt as far as telecommunicati...
by tomvos
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1136

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hmm, I always wish my Octane2 would spontaneously warp into a Tezro. Maybe I should take a lot of pictures of my Octane2 to motivate it to change its plane of existence? ;-)
by tomvos
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Keyboard and mouse advice
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Keyboard and mouse advice

Is there a way to get a USB keyboard and mouse pair to work with my Indy? If not, what is the best way to get a keyboard and mouse working? I'm using an USB->PS/2 adapter which was bundled with a cheap logitech mouse. It looks like this green thingy here: http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2005/11/23/p...
by tomvos
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: Are we a dying breed?

I don't know if a PC graphics subforum is a good idea. Usually this seems to attract people to fight their AMD vs. nVidia flame war. :cry:
by tomvos
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 73
Views: 2205

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

I guess monthly describes my usage pattern best. The SGIs are my hobby and that's fine. Currently I have no usage scenario in which I would use the SGIs for daily tasks. Besides, I think it's OK to use current hardware for daily tasks and on the job but still enjoy a good classic retro computer. Per...
by tomvos
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation
Replies: 30
Views: 2839

Re: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

Looks like they plan to build a less expensive board, too.

https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/prerelease.php
by tomvos
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 127
Views: 4778

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

Hey, just a quick update ... I received my ATX PSU adapter a few weeks ago. Thanks a lot. It looks pretty good. I had no chance - or should I say no need - to use it for its intended purpose, but it's good to know there's a fallback once the PSU goes to heaven. Shipping was handled by Ian and as eve...
by tomvos
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Scatter Background
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Scatter Background

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by tomvos
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Internals of the duel R14k CPU modules, upgrading modules by replacing CPUs
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Internals of the duel R14k CPU modules, upgrading modules by replacing CPUs

You might want to check the wiki ... just to put the topic at rest. ;)

The R12000 has 600 IO-pins and uses 2.3 volts.
The R14000 has 527 IO-pins and uses 1.5 volts.
by tomvos
Mon May 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installing Photoshop 3.0.1
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Installing Photoshop 3.0.1

Try to search for DPS and Display Postscript on nekochan. I think DPS was removed from later IRIX releases after 6.5.22. I remember I had to install this manually, but I'm not sure whether the required files had been on the Photoshop CD or on an older IRIX CD set.
by tomvos
Wed May 10, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

A starting price of 603.66 - now, that's an insider, isn't it? ;-)
by tomvos
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 689
Views: 22172

Re: your latest purchase

It just arrived: The final book—no make this three books—about the Space Shuttle. Altogether 1500 pages full of stories, notes, diagrams, and pictures about the most iconic space ship. At least for me, being born in 1975, the Space Shuttle is the synonym for going to space and coming back. If you ar...
by tomvos
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Irix 6.5 partition recovery, please help
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Irix 6.5 partition recovery, please help

I use ACARD SCSI2SATA adapters to run an Samsung EVO 840 SSD in my O2. From time to time, the volume header gets garbled. I don't know if it's the SSD or the adapter. Anyway, I use the following procedure to restore the header, and keep the data on the disk: Error Message dks0d1s8: Drive not ready: ...

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