Search found 448 matches

by jpstewart
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32681

Re: your latest purchase

I recently received a DECstation 5000/125. Fortunately it came complete with an LK401 keyboard and the proprietary little breakout cable to connect it. No mouse or other cables, but I already had a suitable VSXXX-AA mouse and a 3W3-to-BNC monitor cable. I plugged that in to a BNC-to-VGA converter a...
by jpstewart
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32681

Re: your latest purchase

I recently received a DECstation 5000/125. Fortunately it came complete with an LK401 keyboard and the proprietary little breakout cable to connect it. No mouse or other cables, but I already had a suitable VSXXX-AA mouse and a 3W3-to-BNC monitor cable. I plugged that in to a BNC-to-VGA converter an...
by jpstewart
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Solaris 11.4 open beta
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Solaris 11.4 open beta

The situation with the 11.4 beta is worse than I realized. I knew support for the Sparc-based workstations such as the Blade 2500 was dropped when Solaris 11 first came out. But it seems that everything older than the T4 series machines has been dropped as of 11.4 according to the official documenta...
by jpstewart
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP-UX compilers
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: HP-UX compilers

They used to offer a 30-day (or maybe it was even 90) free trial license for their compilers. I'd been meaning to sign up for one of those, but kept putting it off until I knew I'd have enough free time in the following 30 (or 90) days to put them to good use. I don't see the trial offer any more. I...
by jpstewart
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.
Replies: 28
Views: 572

Re: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.

The tar -xvzf option which is supposed to unzip them says illegal option. Though that is what multiple sites say opens a TGIF file. For what it's worth, that's to be expected on IRIX. The z option (which is what unpacks gzipped files) is for GNU tar. IRIX tar doesn't have it. If you have neko_tar (...
by jpstewart
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?
Replies: 22
Views: 616

Re: Vintage machine features that spark your interest?

I'm interested in just about any system that runs Unix. I try to limit myself to Unix workstations, but a couple of headless servers (Origin 300 and Sun T5240 ... so far) have found homes here. What interests me most are the different approaches that the various vendors took. Whether it's the CPU it...
by jpstewart
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?

how do I connect to the machine "headless" to correct video mode eventually? L1 connects via a full-fledged null modem cable and serial-2-usb adaptor using "cu -l /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 38400", but no luck with any of the serial ports I'm not familiar with the Fuel, but on the Origin-s...
by jpstewart
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Workstation for virtualization of OpenCL workload ?
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Workstation for virtualization of OpenCL workload ?

Well, nobody else has replied yet so I'll toss out an opinion.... Xen can definitely do the graphics pass-through, but you'd need two graphics cards: one for the host (dom0 in Xen terminology) and another to dedicate to your Win10 guest (domU to Xen). You can't share a graphics card in pass-through ...
by jpstewart
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: sgi shutter shades?
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: sgi shutter shades?

I don't think 3D movies were the intended application for shutter glasses on SGIs. Robespierre briefly mentioned viewing OpenGL models. That's how I recall seeing them demonstrated back in the day: for visualization purposes such as viewing models in Pro/Engineer or Catia and similar sorts of things...
by jpstewart
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: DDS tapedrive eats tape
Replies: 1
Views: 106

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: 4744

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: 921
Views: 32681

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: 921
Views: 32681

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: 266

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: 22
Views: 1109

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 ...

Go to advanced search