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by jpstewart
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: DDS tapedrive eats tape
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: DDS tapedrive eats tape

Over on the cctalk mailing list I've seen recommendations for a place called Terry's Rubber Rollers to get parts for fixing various types of tape drive rollers. I have no idea if the one in your DDS drive can be replaced with one of his, but it might be worth looking into if you really want to keep ...
by jpstewart
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 107
Views: 4579

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Data General Aviion (m88k) IBM 6150 RT Those two are also on my own wish list. But what I'd really like is one of Intergraph's workstations with their Clipper CPU (not the later PC-based stuff) running the CLIX operating system. There are a couple of Intergraph boards on ebay, but that's all I've e...
by jpstewart
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30387

Re: your latest purchase

I just received a Sun Ultra2 workstation. I think it's got a Creator3D (as opposed to the regular, non-3D Creator) card in there. I don't remember non-creator Ultra 2 systems. Elite3D m6 is available in the horizontal UPA form factor and was supported by Sun in the Ultra2. I've also seen Ultra2s on...
by jpstewart
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30387

Re: your latest purchase

I just received a Sun Ultra2 workstation. I think it's got a Creator3D (as opposed to the regular, non-3D Creator) card in there. In either case it's a series 1 card, so not the greatest graphics but at least it works. Surprisingly even the NVRAM/battery works! The machine came with no hard drive (j...
by jpstewart
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Looking for the src of "ss", an old spreadsheet
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Looking for the src of "ss", an old spreadsheet

The sources for 1.2 beta are available in a couple of places: ⋅  http://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/i386/1.0-RELEASE/ports/ss/ ⋅  ftp://134.226.81.13/archive/src/misc/ss_12b/ (which is an IP address that appears to belong to Trinity College Dublin) Bo...
by jpstewart
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

I'm oddly fond of the way it looks with the "doors" open. There's something about just having them, that shows the designers put some thought into both form and function. They make it look like a well thought out system. (Although I have never used one, so I don't know if that holds up in ...
by jpstewart
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: PPP daemon on IRIX?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: PPP daemon on IRIX?

IRIX even provides a GUI for setting up PPP (both incoming and outgoing connections). Launch "System Manager", go to the "Network and Connectivity" section, and select "PPP Manager". Setting it up should all be pretty much self-explanatory from there. There's info in th...
by jpstewart
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [CraigList] Indigo2 Purple and VW320 local Los Angeles.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: [CraigList] Indigo2 Purple and VW320 local Los Angeles.

There are no drives or sleds shown in the photos of the inside of the Indigo2. Find out if the sleds are available before making an offer. You can't add a hard drive without at least one sled. It's got the mid-range High Impact graphics, so that's worth more than Solid but less than Maximum Impact w...
by jpstewart
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: HP9000 C8000 noise

The C8000 is one of the quietest machines in my collection. It's certainly quieter than any of the SGI machines I own. I think it's roughly on par with my Sun Blade 2500, if you're familiar with the sound of those. It makes sort of a low whooshing sound rather the high-pitched whine that some machin...
by jpstewart
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: OCTANE Demos recorded.
Replies: 22
Views: 2541

Re: OCTANE Demos recorded.

I was looking into getting the personal video option. I saw one a couple on ebay and was worried that buying it if it doesn't come with software would make it useless. Is there software on the neko repository to use it in case it doesn't come with a disc? There are two versions of the necessary sof...
by jpstewart
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Pretty good start in one go!
Replies: 6
Views: 244

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: 60
Views: 2799

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: 2152

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: 55
Views: 1812

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: 300

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...

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