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by jpstewart
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: wtb: a PCI-X sata controller supported by linux
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: wtb: a PCI-X sata controller supported by linux

I always liked the LSI SAS/SATA controllers. The LSI SAS3080X in particular is fairly cheap and easy to find on ebay. It has 8 internal SAS/SATA ports, but you'll need the appropriate breakout cable(s). There are other models with only external ports or a mix of internal and external, depending on w...
by jpstewart
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: OpenOffice for IRIX
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: OpenOffice for IRIX

It looks like it is available from the Nekochan FTP site:
ftp://ftp.nekochan.net/pub/irix/General/OOo_1.0.3_IrixMips_install_english.tar.gz
by jpstewart
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 748

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

So the postal workers have the customs forms on hand? I don't have to go chasing it all over town? Yes. Package it all up ready for shipping. Walk in to the post office, hand them the box, and say "I need to send this to the US" (or wherever). They'll give you various price/service option...
by jpstewart
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: 2 x MIA Connectors required FC
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: 2 x MIA Connectors required FC

Oh, how ironic that "MIA" can mean "Missing In Action".... Anyway, if I search for "DB9 to SC fibre channel" or the like, I find much more information than when searching for either "MIA" or "Media Interface Adapter". Here's one on ebay: http://www.e...
by jpstewart
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Food
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Food

:shock: Wow. I know my way around a kitchen, but I only do simple stuff. I would never even consider attempting something so fancy. And by the time I'm done making the food, I certainly don't have the patience required to plate it so elegantly and offer up such a nice presentation. I'm very impresse...
by jpstewart
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Setting up openssh TGCWARE on IRIX 5.3
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Setting up openssh TGCWARE on IRIX 5.3

Don't forget to set the MANPATH variable for the documentation, too.
by jpstewart
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Using fsn on an Indigo2
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: Using fsn on an Indigo2

For what it's worth, the README for fsn says: Fsn requires Z-buffering and RGB support. You must be running IRIX release 4.0.1 or greater. Those are some pretty low requirements. Later in the file, there's a warning that some things may not work so well on an Indigo. Your Indigo2 should be much more...
by jpstewart
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun Blade 2500 Bellerophon multicard
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: Sun Blade 2500 Bellerophon multicard

Well, I'll admit I've never heard of a "Bellerophon multicard". My curiosity got the better of me, and a Google search turned up only one on-topic reference. According to this blog , it's a SunPCi III card. Now, that's something I have heard of! If you search for it by that name, you'll fi...
by jpstewart
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 26
Views: 637

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017

Raion-Fox wrote:There's more info on the Management Engine and the Platform Security Processor

Thanks for those links. That was some very interesting reading. (The rest of your post was appreciated, too.)
by jpstewart
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: AT/370
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: AT/370

Restoration project basically complete now. Finally . It only took the best part of a decade. Considering how rare the AT/370 is, you should be proud of yourself for completing it at all! As others have said, the machine is beautiful and looks practically brand new. It's rare hardware, it runs, and...
by jpstewart
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: stupid PA-RISC laptop tricks
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: stupid PA-RISC laptop tricks

Allegedly there is a SPARC version indeed, i used it a couple of times back then and it was awful :P I've got the SPARC version of IE here, although I've never actually gotten it to run. (That was possibly just a corrupted download.) I view it as a novelty more than anything actually useful. From w...
by jpstewart
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Debian 7.11 sparc: Dual Creator 3D configuration ?
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Debian 7.11 sparc: Dual Creator 3D configuration ?

Well, since nobody's offered any better advice, here's my two cents worth! To get a dual-head setup working correctly, you'll absolutely need to create an xorg.conf file in /etc/X11. Here are some bits from my own dual-head system (although it's an Intel-based one) with relevant info from your log f...
by jpstewart
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Perl CPAN failing to install modules
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Perl CPAN failing to install modules

Did you do a 'clean' in the CPAN shell after setting the shell environment variables and before attempting to rebuild? In your first post you showed the full output from your CPAN shell, and that was great. Can you post the new/current output (after doing the 'clean'). It's hard to guess what might ...
by jpstewart
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 3029

Re: Turning your back on windows

I have though found two things, which are not massive, and I will look into just to increase the desktop experience. 1/ They enjoyed the screen saver on Windows that displayed a slide show of their old pictures. Plain old xscreensaver can do that. https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#slideshow
by jpstewart
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Perl CPAN failing to install modules
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Perl CPAN failing to install modules

I can't really answer the question about removing old modules, but I will point out that they're usually installed in versioned directories under /usr/nekoware/lib/perl5 so maybe you can just move the 5.6 directory out of the way and leave the 5.24 directory in place. As far as building new ones is ...

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