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by marshallh
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reviveing old mobiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Reviveing old mobiles?

Still using a treo 700wx, along with my modern android phone. Two carriers to get the most coverage.

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by marshallh
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: mplayer 1.3.0
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: mplayer 1.3.0

current IRIX mplayer is somewhat able to play some 720p stuff on my 800mhz R16k. It seems to be totally uniprocessor only. Drops frames if VBR is too high. IIRC the old mplayr doesn't even do h.264, though lots of these newer formats are a total beast on CPU and pretty much require dedicated decoder...
by marshallh
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tezro stuck on Gfx Cfg Err
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Tezro stuck on Gfx Cfg Err

IO9 board is down. "NO BASEIO BOARD FOUND". Could be a PIC ASIC failure or IO9 blown somehow. Have any other devices died also plugged into that same network cable? I thought the RTC battery may be dead, but it's not possible to know yet. Yet, the Odyssey graphics is detected, so that's go...
by marshallh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tezro stuck on Gfx Cfg Err
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Tezro stuck on Gfx Cfg Err

Gfx Cfg Err can happen for a lot of reasons that aren't related to either Graphics, or keyboard/mouse. I've had node board failures that caused Gfx Cfg Err. You need to find a laptop/pc with a serial port, and connect to the CONSOLE connector on the back of the tezro. The baud rate is 38400. You nee...
by marshallh
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: IBM T221 killed by incompetence - one more for packing stuff properly
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: IBM T221 killed by incompetence - one more for packing stuff properly

I feel your pain, picked up a Sony CinemaView panel (massive)... and the base arrived poking into the lcd panel. the glass looked like a car crash scene. On the upside it became a good parts donor for the second display Packing large, bulky items is a totally different ballgame from what most people...
by marshallh
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Introducing D1
Replies: 49
Views: 2495

Re: Introducing D1

Cool! Keep in mind almost all NOS chips from china are not stored in moisture controlled environments and so will popcorn and split the package if you try to reflow them without doing a bakeout. Also, most chips pre-2006 are leaded only, so they won't be able to handle the higher temperatures of lea...
by marshallh
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Tezro Quad R16K 700MHz, 7GB , V12, DCD, DM-3, 1GBe, USB, 2x Dual 2Gb FC, Dual Serial
Replies: 29
Views: 1057

Re: Tezro Quad R16K 700MHz, 7GB , V12, DM-3, Gigabit ethernet, USB Card, 2x Dual 4 Gigabit Fibre-channel, Dual Serial Ca

Nice one! I have a quad 800 and dual 800, I use the dual 800 a lot more as it generates significantly less heat and runs quieter. I'd guess the 4x1g to be quite a bit louder even!
by marshallh
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Visual SlickEdit Trial for IRIX
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Visual SlickEdit Trial for IRIX

Setup asks for license code. Long shot but will purchasing a new license still work?
by marshallh
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1008
Views: 38896

Re: your latest purchase

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2x400, 4GB ram, V6. Probably the best condition I've seen yet. Major thanks to the seller
by marshallh
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 3D Printed IP59_4CPU/2U_INT_53 Board Locator
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: 3D Printed IP59_4CPU/2U_INT_53 Board Locator

I believe the connectors are press-fit and you might be able to remove them with enough prying, but it's less likely that you would get a reliable connection even after pressing in new ones, as the ENIG plating will have deformed in each hole.
by marshallh
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Octane 2 cant ping self.
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Octane 2 cant ping self.

Are you trying to ping from within the PROM? It's broken and never works even though the network stack functions otherwise
by marshallh
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Introducing D1
Replies: 49
Views: 2495

Re: Introducing D1

#1 improvement is to go 4 layer. In $CURRENT_YEAR there is very little increased cost over 2 layer and you will reap substantial routing, signal integrity and EMI benefits. Top - signals Inner 1 - Ground Inner 2 - 3.3V Bottom - signals Acid traps are no longer an issue at modern low-cost geometries....
by marshallh
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Free - 3DLabs Oxygen GVX210
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Free - 3DLabs Oxygen GVX210

NO LONGER AVAILABLE AGP Pro only, 64mb SGRAM, dual monitor support. Was quite high end in 2000. Comes in original plain OEM box with manual, driver CD and registration card. Just pay shipping and it's yours. Costs will be around $10-20 for domestic US, $40+ international. zzyWLiR.jpg bgAwB4i.jpg a3...
by marshallh
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy case discolouration
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Indy case discolouration

retrobrite does NOT work on cases they are not white/beige colored. Yes, I've tried... It has a mottled bleaching effect and causes white streaks. It is VERY noticeable and far worse than having gross dark plastic. There are basically 2 types of UV damage I've observed: 1. Intrinsic oxygen exposure ...
by marshallh
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 54
Views: 2397

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Basically, Xray doesn't work for high count multilayer boards, espeically ones with flood files or split planes (so, all of them). SGI is notorious for being incredibly lazy with their PCB layout, their approach is just to breakout everything to vias and let the autorouter rip. Which is actually a v...

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