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by robespierre
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 36
Views: 936

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

I assume that you can replace the AGP riser with PCI one with logic for AGP to PCI conversion is on AGP riser card and you can take out AGP cards and replace with V12 (i.e. back to SGI graphics), via XIO connector in chassis. The XIO card connector is on the back side of the PCI riser. The AGP rise...
by robespierre
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 36
Views: 936

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Please keep in mind that I have never used IP53 systems, and so my thoughts are based on information gleaned from the net. 1. I see that Tezro Rack is part of Chimera group and system boards are inter-changeable across then. Is this also true of Tezro Tower board ? Can you swap Tower & Rack boar...
by robespierre
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Digital Unix Alpha Software Product Library - download now!
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Digital Unix Alpha Software Product Library - download now!

You cannot share a torrent without publishing the 160-bit hash of each file (the magnet: url). Or sharing the .torrent file itself, which contains hashes and file lengths.
by robespierre
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Sync on green question
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Sync on green question

From the setmon(1M) manpage: On systems with CRM or IMPACT graphics, sync appears on the red, green and blue signals. The -s option does not affect the sync signals on these systems. CRM is the graphics device in the O2. It has a standard VGA connector, unlike some other SGIs, but the sync signals (...
by robespierre
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How to measure time?
Replies: 52
Views: 2921

Re: How to measure time?

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/zenit ... ntroducing

A new oscillator design for mechanical watches (after 400 years).
by robespierre
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy RAM
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Indy RAM

You can identify whether a SIMM is parity and FPM by reading the part number on the chips. See http://www.chipmunk.nl/DRAM/ Companies that service old Macs may have them in stock (but they mostly would not be parity). If you can't find it elsewhere you can use a company like MemoryX that carries all...
by robespierre
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Resizing AdvFS partitions on Tru64
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Resizing AdvFS partitions on Tru64

AdvFS uses "domains", which are made up of multiple partitions. I don't have time to read the docs but it should be possible to create additional partitions and add them to the existing domain to increase the available space.
by robespierre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: VNC to Origin2000
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: VNC to Origin2000

X11 is a protocol between clients (applications) and servers (that manage the display). Display support is compiled into the Xserver. Under the X11 model, headless servers don't exist: the Xserver is always accessing the display hardware. To display remotely, you log into a remote host with the DISP...
by robespierre
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: X11/Graphics Trouble Indigo2
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: X11/Graphics Trouble Indigo2

Great.. So, is there a location I can manually check/modify the configuration? Good to see you got it working. For future reference, I think the way to do this is to do echo -n "1280x1024_60" > /usr/X11/Xvc/GR20_TimingTable but I've never needed it. I'll check sometime to see if this is c...
by robespierre
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: X11/Graphics Trouble Indigo2
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: X11/Graphics Trouble Indigo2

"unmanaged" from gfxinfo means that no Xserver owns the display. This would be expected when Xsgi is not running. When you use setmon , you need to give it the -x flag to tell it to make the setting the future default. That way it doesn't need to contact the Xserver (a point is that the DI...
by robespierre
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: X11/Graphics Trouble Indigo2
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: X11/Graphics Trouble Indigo2

I would pull the disk and put it in slot #1 first, because that's where the root disk is expected and it can sometimes make IRIX confused. Slot #1 is the bottom slot, which might be easier to slide into if the cover is off. Slot #2 is the top slot, for option disks or tapes, and slot #3 is the CD/DV...
by robespierre
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Indy
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: WANTED: Indy

Oh, definitely. With a GDM-17E11 and the rare mousepad? But no mouse...
by robespierre
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Liquid Immersion Cooling
Replies: 21
Views: 1714

Re: Liquid Immersion Cooling



Looks like the fluid loss problem is pretty serious (there are also a lot of material compatibility problems).
by robespierre
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 36
Views: 937

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

We inherited little endian due to x86's massive success, but I wonder why architectures went little or big endian in the beginning. Big endian seems to be logical, specially if you are reading memory dumps. They were conventions used in closed corporate cultures. IBM always used big-endian numberin...

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