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by jpstewart
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Pretty good start in one go!
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Pretty good start in one go!

I've not turned on the Origins yet. I have a feeling that's going to be a whole ...thing. Judging by the stuff piled on top of the Indys in your photo, it looks like you have one Origin 200 (server) and one Origin Vault (disk enclosure with no CPUs or memory). Keep that in mind when setting them up!
by jpstewart
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 55
Views: 1709

Re: Best workstation to start with?

While none of my systems were free, they were all very cheap. The key is patience and persistence. If you feel you absolutely need and SGI now , then you'll have to pay premium prices to buy from somebody who has what you need in stock. On the other hand, if you can wait and watch ebay (and similar ...
by jpstewart
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Mini-PC fit in an SGI hard drive bay?
Replies: 29
Views: 1924

Re: Mini-PC fit in an SGI hard drive bay?

and, correct me if I'm wrong, the Octane was designed to cool (or transfer heat out of) this bay anyway. I'm not so sure about that. To me, it looks like the PCI card cage handles its own cooling. There's a small fan at the inner end, and the other end of the cage protrudes from the back of the Oct...
by jpstewart
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 29
Views: 917

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

Congratulations! She's a beauty both in terms of appearance and the rare technology of the XVR-4000. Have fun!
by jpstewart
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Apple Cinema Display 30" on DCD V12?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Apple Cinema Display 30" on DCD V12?

I'd be surprised if it worked. To get to that high a resolution (2560x1600 for the 30" Apple Cinema Display) you need dual-link DVI. The specs say the monitor will fall back to 1280x800 with a single-link DVI connection. Unfortunately, single-link DVI is all you'll get out of the V12, with or w...
by jpstewart
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Your first SGI encounter
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Re: Your first SGI encounter

I'd read about Indys, Indigo2s, and especially remember the article about the R8000 CPU in Byte Magazine in the 1990s. But I think the first time I saw an SGI in action in person was during the International Symposium on Robotics in Montreal in May, 2000. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the ne...
by jpstewart
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: Car Talk

Here's my newest project. 1994 Green Mitsubishi 3000GT (Jade Fox) [...] But I've wanted one of these for decades. Congratulations on getting an awesome car! I think everyone I knew wanted one of those (well, actually it's Dodge Stealth twin) back in the day. Good luck with the project, and I hope y...
by jpstewart
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Desktop video capture on O2?
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: Desktop video capture on O2?

checking for perl... /usr/sbin/perl checking for XML::Parser... configure: error: XML::Parser perl module is required for intltool Hmm...the system Perl is pretty old, and probably doesn't have the all the necessary modules installed (or even available). Make sure you have the neko_perl and neko_pe...
by jpstewart
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Onyx 10000 - memory and serial issues
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: SGI Onyx 10000 - memory and serial issues

Make sure you re-seat the memory on the board, and all of the boards (memory and otherwise) in their slots. Things may just be loose from travel. Also, when you're trying to use the serial console, make sure the keyboard is not connected. If a keyboard is detected most SGI's will prefer that instead...
by jpstewart
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: vlan.h ?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: vlan.h ?

All of the video LAN stuff is in the vlan product. Specifically, you'll need the vlan.sw.dev subsystem to get that header file. I believe it is on the "Applications" CD of the IRIX installation set.
by jpstewart
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Indigo2, R10000 195 MHz, 320 MB, High Impact AA, 100Mbps NIC
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Indigo2, R10000 195 MHz, 320 MB, High Impact AA, 100Mbps NIC

Oooh, that's a nice machine. Especially the graphics. You don't see the High Impact AA very often. Congratulations, and I hope you have lots of fun with it!
by jpstewart
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Trying to get Acorn A5000 Keyboard working in macOS
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Trying to get Acorn A5000 Keyboard working in macOS

So these are inside the keyboard then? No, the AT89C2051 is the main chip on the adapter board that you build from the layout and schematic you downloaded from kbdbabel.org. I don't see a 27C512 in the layout, though. In fact, the only place I see it mentioned is in the one line you quoted about wr...
by jpstewart
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Trying to get Acorn A5000 Keyboard working in macOS
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Trying to get Acorn A5000 Keyboard working in macOS

The instructions in your first message say to write the .bin file to a 27C256 (or equivalent). That's the part number for a pretty common EPROM chip. So you need both an EPROM programmer (a.k.a. EPROM burner; i.e., a suitable piece of hardware) and the software to drive it, which might well be speci...
by jpstewart
Thu May 25, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Food
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Food

Interesting recipe there. I've never been a fan of tofu, but your spiced and crispy-fried version actually looks good.
by jpstewart
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Setting up lightpptd on IRIX 6.5
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Setting up lightpptd on IRIX 6.5

In fact, see this Wiki page: http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_Installation_and_Customization#Shell The part it links to is a ready-made .profile you can use for the Bash shell. It will configure everything you need to run/use Nekoware seamlessly. Thanks for that link! I knew the wiki covered it in...

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