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by jpstewart
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Onyx 10000 - memory and serial issues
Replies: 6
Views: 109

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: 95

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: 135

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: 409

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: 409

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: 478

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: 291

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...
by jpstewart
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 553
Views: 16748

Re: your latest purchase

I just got a Sun (I refuse to say "Oracle") T5240 server. No disks, but otherwise a nice configuration with dual 8-core CPUs, 64GB (16x4GB) RAM, a pair of single port 8GB/sec fibre channel PCIe cards, and a quad gigabit PCIe network card (in addition to the quad on-board ports). If I'm int...
by jpstewart
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Setting up lightpptd on IRIX 6.5
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Setting up lightpptd on IRIX 6.5

I also keep putting off creating a proper symlink so i can call things in /usr/nekoware bin. I have not been able to read the documentation for lighttpd either. again, i think i need to make a sym link to the man pages or something, but i am not sure. Symlinks aren't necessary. All you need to do i...
by jpstewart
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 35
Views: 1010

Re: How do you explain....

When people come round your house and say.. 'wow .. what do you do with that stuff?' [Your' SGI gear] What do you say? "Everyone needs a hobby." Some people seem to think that you need to "do" something with computers, because those people only see computers as tools at the offi...
by jpstewart
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Glib failing thread test
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: Glib failing thread test

I'm not surprised current GLib won't build with MIPS Pro. I encountered problems three years ago with GLib 2.31 (and up). I mentioned it briefly in an old post . Personally, I wouldn't bother trying to build GLib with MIPS Pro anymore, to be frank. However, it should work with GCC. The log from prae...
by jpstewart
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Glib failing thread test
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: Glib failing thread test

I don't think the configure script will figure out the right libraries/flags needed for pthreads on IRIX. Rather than trying to patch the configure script, I'd just manually add '-lpthread' to either LIBS or LDFLAGS before configuring: LIBS="$LIBS -lpthread" ./configure ... (Of course, exa...
by jpstewart
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: wtb: a PCI-X sata controller supported by linux
Replies: 10
Views: 393

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: 391

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: 58
Views: 1369

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...

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