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by ledzep
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SCSI Storage devices
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: SCSI Storage devices

As long as there are drivers for the PC platform you're intending on using, it all should work. SCSI is standard, things are supposed to comply to it, so the hardware part shouldn't pose a problem at all, as long as you observe matching connectors and interface type (SE/LVD/HVD), and configure each...
by ledzep
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SCSI Storage devices
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: SCSI Storage devices

I've always had good luck with Adaptec 29xx or 39xx[x] controllers in x86, but Symbios/LSI cards should be fine too. Ah good, thanks. So you're saying that the card I liked to at Amazon would be compatible with those old SGI Exabyte drives? There's nothing special or atypical about the SCSI connect...
by ledzep
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SCSI Storage devices
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: SCSI Storage devices

Sony MO Disk unit RMO-S570 Don't be so surprised, SGI is so beautiful, but when you have to do something serious like accessing a MO media ... you find that SGI is actually so exciting like a basket of plugs. I had a similar problem with MO, DVD-RAM and REV, and I got frustrated and very bored abou...
by ledzep
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Help changing Linux KDE mouse cursor shape
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Help changing Linux KDE mouse cursor shape

Oh cool, thanks for the info!
by ledzep
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Help changing Linux KDE mouse cursor shape
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Help changing Linux KDE mouse cursor shape

I've tried to Google this but I'm not finding what I'm looking for. I am running Ubuntu (12.04 but will switch to 16.04 soon) with a KDE desktop and I've been wanting to change the standard arrowhead-looking cursor to something more interesting. But I can't find the basic steps for how to do that (m...
by ledzep
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: If SGI announced a non-x86 graphics workstation similar to their 90s machines today, would you buy it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1700

Re: If SGI announced a non-x86 graphics workstation similar to their 90s machines today, would you buy it?

I'm not sure why the need or stipulation that it be a non-x86 CPU other than to not be Intel (like the old SGIs). If they came up with some new smokin' hardware that would be great but for me I never really cared what the workstations were using (I used Impact2s back in the early DD/Disney days of C...
by ledzep
Thu May 19, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: CDE on PC-BSD or FreeBSD
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: CDE on PC-BSD or FreeBSD

The CDE open source release manager is a member (and moderator) here, zizban, admittedly he hasn't been around for awhile but if you have questions that the CDE open source release site doesn't answer you could try sending him a PM. In fact it might motivate him to start showing up around here agai...
by ledzep
Tue May 17, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: CDE on PC-BSD or FreeBSD
Replies: 4
Views: 507

CDE on PC-BSD or FreeBSD

I'm getting close to updating my Ubuntu Linux to 16.04 (from 12.04) and when I do I'm also going to try getting PC-BSD installed and working as well. Or FreeBSD, not sure. Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone has gone through the steps to get CDE onto either of those BSDs, they are described as for "...
by ledzep
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: MaXX Desktop Modern Look and Feel Preview
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: MaXX Desktop Modern Look and Feel Preview

Oooh, that second version is much better. I don't mind the transparency, would be cool for the terminal/console windows, too, but I'd leave that as an option like the way KDE allows something like that to be checked on or off. I'm more a fan of the classic SGI look, the further you get away from tha...
by ledzep
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: MaXX Interactive Desktop Spring 2016 Release
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: MaXX Interactive Desktop Spring 2016 Release

Not sure how out of step I am with what Maxx currently (or recently) offers, but I remember trying to install a version of it on an older Ubuntu build I had. From what I remember it went mostly smoothly but it didn't seem to offer multiple desktops (the stock Ubuntu set-up did). Maybe I just didn't ...
by ledzep
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Diver
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Diver

A demo version is available on Hotmix CDs: image1.png That's it, thanks! Wow, that image brings back memories. I didn't realize (or remember) that it did so much more than what I was using it for. Is there something wrong with me that just seeing that GUI puts a smile on my face? I mean, it's not l...
by ledzep
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Diver
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Diver

Years ago when I was using SGIs at work (Impact 2s, Octanes) I remember using an old program called Diver. At least I'm almost positive that's what it was called. It was a program with a big GUI that would convert across many image formats. I think it would use wildcards or sequences of images, too....
by ledzep
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Retro theme for Linux [irix / openstep]
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Re: Retro theme for Linux [irix / openstep]

how about solaris10? original cde, zfs, grub and real unix with a serious compiler. doesn't get any better on x86 I think the issue is Grub's inability to recognize ZFS (or UFS), at least the version I have. I tried every combo of insmod additions to 40_custom (bsd, elf, zfs, ufs, boots, etc.), all...
by ledzep
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Retro theme for Linux [irix / openstep]
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Re: Retro theme for Linux [irix / openstep]

I just want an option for my Linux set-up, either a hodge-podge of Motif/CDE/KVWM/whatever or Maxx working. I like KDE but it's not the same. It's not the same. I want that old-school Magic Fucking Desktop. Fully-functioning or just the visuals, but something! I tried going the BSD Unix route and tr...
by ledzep
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: MaXX is back!
Replies: 187
Views: 12424

Re: MaXX is back!

Would PC-BSD be any better? I have been meaning to trying some form of Unix on my desktop machine, I was all set to use Free-BSD but then I was reading about PC-BSD and how it is built off of Free-BSD but has some usability improvements, so now I'm trying to choose between the two. I was going to t...

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