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by rooprob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

Glad to help. I run a Canon 5d (now known as “classic”) from the same vintage. All works well enough together, the g4 has enough to do RAW at 12MP. The best is the PB works dual head with my 1920x1200 display. My other, far more powerful 2011 MacBooks discrete gfx failed. I’m watching Louis Rossmann...
by rooprob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

If you didn’t know Adobe released CS2 for free on 10.4, which was all G4 vintage of course. Apparently they couldn’t keep their license server running or justify its operations for a vanishingly small user base. See their web for the license key and download. Of course I’m keeping a G4 in service as...
by rooprob
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: ipfilterd udp
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: ipfilterd udp

have you run tcpdump to confirm whether UDP traffic is passing the Gbit or built in 100Mbit interface on the Octane? I realise that doesn’t explain the difference of running ipfilterd or not but it might track whether you have some comms passing either interface. Are you running routing software? Ro...
by rooprob
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Newbee needs help with error message...
Replies: 35
Views: 431

Re: Newbee needs help with error message...

Can you cut/paste the following output from a terminal


chkconfig
cat /etc/resolv.conf
ifconfig -a
tail -n 50 /var/adm/SYSLOG
by rooprob
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Humorous review of G5 life
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Humorous review of G5 life

Posted to comments; see top link for main article.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15786950


Reminds me I must run a power meter on my i2...
by rooprob
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Softimage Tutorial #1
Replies: 22
Views: 813

Re: Softimage Tutorial #1

Really good job!
Easy flow, good capture, great delivery. You obviously know your stuff!

Does Softimage also do skeletal modelling and animation, or was alias/maya of that era the first to combine those with modelling?
by rooprob
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Unable to boot via bootp (Octane)
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Unable to boot via bootp (Octane)

Have you followed

http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_Netwo ... _an_Octane

Can you tftp the file from your freebsd server tftp localhost, get unix.IP30 ?
by rooprob
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: [RESOLVED] o2 not able to get online anymore.
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: [RESOLVED] o2 not able to get online anymore.

So you really have three nameservers on .5 .150 and .105

You can test them like this

nslookup google.com @<ip>

Substiute <ip> for each entry in resolv.conf
by rooprob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: [RESOLVED] o2 not able to get online anymore.
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: o2 not able to get online anymore.

You have some funny entries in your route table and, more critically, no default route.

route add default 192.168.1.1
by rooprob
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: 3Delight unearthed (Renderman Compliant)
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: 3Delight unearthed (Renderman Compliant)

check install script for example of a sysadm having a bad day.


Following instruction in the INSTALL file, shaderdl craps itself and dumps core. Gdb does not help here.

Renderdl at least seems to work, but the cubits.tiff it creates is pretty empty.

Someone else care to take it for a spin.
by rooprob
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: [RESOLVED] o2 not able to get online anymore.
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: o2 not able to get online anymore.

There's plenty of debugging to do depending on where you're at with tools. Layer by layer, problem by problem .... For the network problem (you may need to be root or supply full path to these commands) * ifconfig -a * netstat -rn * ping your gateway * is 192.168.1.1 your gateway... * has your machi...
by rooprob
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Nicest Tezro I've seen on (EBAY) plus more (not mine)
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Nicest Tezro I've seen on (EBAY) plus more (not mine)

+1 on the softimage and maya tuts. Youtube is great, but vintage stuff is hard to find, and obviously mostly old professional grade VHS footage of a time ago. Get rid of the mystique and bring it up to date! I may join you, as I have the same rig. And just like blogging instead of languishing on a l...
by rooprob
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Let's check your depth buffer precision!
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Let's check your depth buffer precision!

Hi, I tried this out for you, for what it's worth: Zoom < 150 zero artefacts Zoom >150 < 160 start to get green artefacts Zoom beyond 200 lots of green artefacts. I have two machines (O2 w/6.5.30, Indigo2 Max Impact w/6.5.22). They produced pretty close (almost exactly the same) results running Maya...
by rooprob
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: vfc on Indigo2 Impact
Replies: 0
Views: 152

vfc on Indigo2 Impact

Hi, Has anyone successfully execute vfc on Impact (I know they have on Octane MGRAS). Reason for asking, vfc throws a wobbler from the installed mgras.def, then drops core. IRIS 94% ./modelines-mgras modelines.tmpl < modelines-v2.txt 1600x1000 FrontPorch H/V 104/1, BackPorch H/V 272/31 Sync H/V 168/...
by rooprob
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Resurrecting a Jurassic Classic Crimson
Replies: 63
Views: 5345

Re: Resurrecting a Jurassic Classic Crimson

There's a time limit to restoration projects. If you haven't managed to turn it on in 10 years, the law states you need to give it away.

That four years left is ticking down....

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