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by tux
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: 8-bit Pseudocolor on Solaris?
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: 8-bit Pseudocolor on Solaris?

Now fixed up, I was indeed able to get Xnest at 8-bit depth and sunxdoom (though not sundgadoom) will now actually start and run briefly within it before dying with "Broken pipe." (Neither will run "naked" against the regular Xserver, for some reason.) But the Quake software ren...
by tux
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: What SUN hardware do we have?
Replies: 293
Views: 29699

Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

[...] NVRAM battery is dead and I have to set the NVRAM values at the ok prompt before booting if I want to have proper network connectivity. [...] I've created an expect script which does the reprogramming automatically , which could allow to get along without exchanging the battery. You could giv...
by tux
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: What SUN hardware do we have?
Replies: 293
Views: 29699

Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Hi, Just scored a Sparcstation 5 with two OS's; disk0 - Solaris 8 and disk1 - NeXTSTEP 3.3. Disk 0 is set as the default boot disk but I can boot to NeXTSTEP by typing boot disk1 at the ok prompt. NVRAM battery is dead and I have to set the NVRAM values at the ok prompt before booting if I want to h...
by tux
Fri May 17, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: amiga 1500
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: amiga 1500

Amigas were great machines. I used a Video-Toaster equipped Amiga in college - very advanced for its time.
I can't buy it because shipping to Texas would be a killer, but I'd still like to know what you are asking for it.
by tux
Fri May 03, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Background twiddling
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Background twiddling

Recently I felt a unified background for my two-monitor desk setup (one sgi, one windows mounted on a newstar desk mount) might be nice, and have under the last couple of weeks been twiddling around in Maya. Perhaps someone here would be interested: http://duck.at.shangtai.net/files/unified-bg/ If ...
by tux
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Fuel L1 usb port question
Replies: 3
Views: 647

SGI Fuel L1 usb port question

Hello, all. I'm trying to salvage a non-booting 500/600MHz fuel for a young/kid sgi-enthusiast. I don't know why this fuel's motherboard is missing the L1 serial db9 connector just below the second heatsink, but it's just not there. I figure seeing the L1's diagnostic messages would be helpful. Is t...
by tux
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Life beyond SGI...
Replies: 54
Views: 3447

Re: Life beyond SGI...

Seeing all those DVDs reminds me that I was stopped a few discs into my boxed set of Danger Man / Secret Agent, starring Patrick McGoohan. I should restart that... I'm sure your Sunbeam Alpine will be just as nice when you get it running again, tux. This summer I found a Porsche mechanic who makes ...
by tux
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Life beyond SGI...
Replies: 54
Views: 3447

Re: Life beyond SGI...

Super nice Triumph. I'm currently restoring a 1965/6 Sunbeam Alpine, albeit very slowly (I've had it since the early 90s). Needs fresh paint and a total engine rebuild after 188,000 miles - hasn't run in 4-5 years. Same model as pictured below but with both soft and removable hard tops. Good handlin...
by tux
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: New arrival: Power Mac G4
Replies: 31
Views: 3343

Re: New arrival: Power Mac G4

ItsMeOnly wrote:...anyway: two and a half hours of work, and this is the result:
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Wow, nice work. I never had a G4, but it sounds sweet.
by tux
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: It's dumpster time again, free for pickup only!
Replies: 30
Views: 2248

Re: It's dumpster time again, free for pickup only!

eBay - starting with 1$ ??? Think of it as eBay with a $0 BIN and local pick up only. What you really want is a shipment option, except Sky can't be bothered to spend half a day (per system) to chase a suitable pallet and prepare it for shipping. Which is completely understandable. Putting it on eb...
by tux
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: 3d Modeller and renderer
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: 3d Modeller and renderer

Hi BSDero! Did you find MegaPOV for Irix? Could you share the link? Gracias! I was wondering about that too. What I found was a generic Unix source version at the MegaPOV site: http://megapov.inetart.net/download.html Has anyone tried to compile the MegaPOV code for IRIX? Got Binaries? I found this...
by tux
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Storage rack disaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1446

Re: Storage rack disaster

Sorry to hear about your loss ... I want to get one of these for my new computer room: broder--element-t-poot__0112260_PE263665_S4.JPG I'll probably attach it to the wall so it won't tip over *ever*. What a horror story, sorry to hear it as well. I was considering putting my Octanes* on one of thes...
by tux
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: M-Audio Revolution 7.1 x2
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: FS: M-Audio Revolution 7.1 x2

PM sent.
by tux
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: myMac
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Re: myMac

So why an LC (Performa) 630, particularly? I have to confess that it is not one of my especially favourite Macs (there are worse ones, but there are many better ones). They were "road apples", but I love the compact case much more than the later 6400/6500 towers. To me those towers looked...
by tux
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: myMac
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Re: myMac

Right now the last of my 68K "UniMacs" is thule, a long-lived Macintosh IIci, which has run NetBSD since 1999 almost continuously. It is still in operation and does internal DNS and AppleTalk filesharing. It works fine and I have no reason to scrap it, so it just stays humming along in th...

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