Search found 91 matches

by cb88
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Solaris 11.4 open beta
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Solaris 11.4 open beta

http://www.tribblix.org/about.html

Might work on the 2500... it's lightweight enough unlike stock solaris. But it is also mostly untested and doesn't offer a direct install cd for the latest release as nobody is helping test it.
by cb88
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCstation 2 papers scans/PS/PDF ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: SPARCstation 2 papers scans/PS/PDF ?

It's just a sun4c machine right? unless you are looking for something very specific? This describes the CY7C601 cpu used in the Sparcstation 2 in detail https://archive.org/details/bitsavers_cypressSPA90_18628249 Since it's a v7 chip this also applies http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pdf...
by cb88
Wed May 24, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: VITEC RasterFlex HR
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: WTB: VITEC RasterFlex HR

You can just get someone on here from Europe to ship it to you by proxy... that's what I did.
by cb88
Wed May 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCstation 20 power supplies EOL
Replies: 19
Views: 2771

Re: SPARCstation 20 power supplies EOL

My SS1000 power supply had 400v on a fairly large capacitor so yeah worth being careful... I wish there were a rebuild guide for it as I have 3 of then broken :/
by cb88
Wed May 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: The Solbourne Solace
Replies: 17
Views: 1831

Re: The Solbourne Solace

Another guy worth mentioning.. Dan Julio http://danjuliodesigns.com/personal/personal/solbourne.html Apparently he was the graphics hardware guy at Solborne at least for their clone cards as he did a large part of the work on the bwtwo etc... It is also worth nothing that all sparcs have the same in...
by cb88
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

I wasn't able to find a picture of the ports on a 3GX, but I assure you that Sun and Apple proprietary AUI connectors are completely different. The Sun type has twice as many pins—it also carries audio signals for the sound box. Yes sorry for that, the mac connector is more like a d shell, and the ...
by cb88
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

That's a 3GX so 110Mhz and it maxes out at around 64MB ram, 128Mb if you have just the right SIMMs a Sparcbook 3000 has IDE and more ram so would be easier to work with. The 3TX has a TurboSparc 170Mhz and maxes out at 256MB. I have one just like this (the trackpoint breaks easily so get a sun ball ...
by cb88
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB Sun Sparcstation ELC, LX, 1000e (US/East)
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: WTB Sun Sparcstation ELC, LX, 1000e (US/East)

The 1000e seem to have a problem with cooked caps in thier power supplies also. I have 3 SS1000(E) and only one of them would sort of boot when I got it... going work on one of them this weekend. I drove all night after work one friday and picked them up... at least the drive was scenic! I have a ni...
by cb88
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Giant collection of SGI Hardware NOT Dumpster bound
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: Giant collection of SGI Hardware Dumpster bound

Thats a real shame... I'm not sure why you went to the length of posting this here. Its rather mean actually... I'd say most everyone I have ran across in the 68k, sun and sgi communities have been very pleasant to deal with. And if there ever was a jerk... report & blockem! Destroying irreplace...
by cb88
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1020
Views: 39678

Re: your latest purchase

I didn't "expect" anything... but it would have been nice if I hadn't needed a gender changer on hand which I don't have.

Also for what it is worth... female vs male connectors is neither hear nor there... an SS20 for instance has female connectors as do many "DTE"s.
by cb88
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1020
Views: 39678

Re: your latest purchase

Also to stay on topic... most recent acquisition is an Ultra 45 + extra cpu since it only had one, 16Gb ram and a 2Tb SAS drive. It's a shame non of the Linux distros work with the XVR-100 by default on Sparc.. just a black screen quite annoying actually. Oh, I was looking at a couple Ultra 45s. Ha...
by cb88
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1020
Views: 39678

Re: your latest purchase

6 SM81s (I already have 2 in my SS20) [...] I actually have 3 SS1000s :shock: Wow, that's a lot of really nice vintage Sparc gear. The SM81s aren't exactly common, either. Congratulations on finding 6 more of them. It sounds like you're building up quite a nice system there. Good luck with the proj...
by cb88
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun CG12 / GS aka Matrox SG3-1152B graphics accelerator for 3D solid applications
Replies: 27
Views: 2779

Re: Sun CG12 / GS aka Matrox SG3-1152B graphics accelerator for 3D solid applications

There's a compiler and assembler on the wayback machine for the 34010... gcc 2.5 based so pretty old but also much smaller codebase than modern gcc might be of interest to directly program the TMS340x0 on there. http://web.archive.org/web/20080210052433/http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/gsptools.html That...
by cb88
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: What is the latest java JRE/JDK that works on a sparcstation?
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: What is the latest java JRE/JDK that works on a sparcstation?

The last Debian release to support SPARC v8(32bit only) was 4.0(Etch). Debian 5.0(lenny) and later only supported SPARC v8+(64bit capable) hw. Etch didn't have openjdk, only the sun proprietary jdk 1.5 and only for amd64 and i386. I'm not sure when gentoo removed v8 support but it's been a while. T...
by cb88
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun ultra 1 issue
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: Sun ultra 1 issue

Cool, I had an SGI cable and it never worked with my suns. So getting different adapter is a good bet.

Also, I've had good success with Samsung Syncmaster LCDs, I have 19in and 21in that both work well with my suns.

Go to advanced search