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by devv
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Your most prized hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: Your most prized hardware

I stumbled upon a stashed PowerBook G3 (nicknamed Kanga, some random picture of that model can be found on http://www.applefritter.com/files/DSCN7329.JPG). When I found it I wanted to install Linux on it, but for some reason the install file that has to be run from the existing MacOS installation wa...
by devv
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Origin 2400 Rack cabling help
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: SGI Origin 2400 Rack cabling help

foetz wrote:
jwhat wrote:The sgi techpubs materials are archived at: http://www.irix7.com

and that's not even the only one. we also have: https://techpubs.jurassic.nl


The list of available Techpubs archives is at:
http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/TechPubs

I have added irix7 to the list, thanks.
by devv
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Remote X color problems
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Remote X color problems

Hey, Yes, this is related to color depth. The issue with color depth is partly described on: http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/True_Color And my scripted/automated solution to switch to 24 bit color depth is (you should execute all 3 lines): perl -pi -e's#-depth \d+#-depth 24# or s# /usr/bin/X11/X # /usr...
by devv
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 80
Views: 3197

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

I ended up using a Tezro rarely because of the following: 1) The noise while running is too loud to keep the machine anywhere near me, and it's too heavy so I can't keep it around in a visible place even when turned off 2) The software support for IRIX simply didn't keep the pace and many projects d...
by devv
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Connecting to nekochan repository?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Connecting to nekochan repository?

For installing Nekoware packages with automatic dependency resolution, you could also check out http://techpubs.spinlocksolutions.com/i ... installer/

You might just want to specify an alternate Nekoware mirror with the -m option, if the default Nekochan mirror is too slow for you.
by devv
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2, 2x400MHz, 8GB, VPro V12
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Octane2, 2x400MHz, 8GB, VPro V12

I bought the book for 3 EUR + shipping. There are relatively few around (used books), but are cheap. In mine, the seller even missed to notice that the book does contain the original CD-Rom on the inside of the back cover, maybe that reduced the price, not sure. (The CD-Rom was there but it was turn...
by devv
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Tezro for sale in the Netherlands (Not mine)
Replies: 34
Views: 1297

Re: Tezro for sale in the Netherlands (Not mine)

For some reason, on the cheaper one he did not show the back side of the machine. Probably it has fewer/none of the cards?

Also, he didn't list the specs on either machine, yet he somehow decided that the other one (with no back side picture) is 450 EUR cheaper.
by devv
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 36
Views: 2434

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

It seems to me they managed to bring the pricing down to some more mass-market-acceptable levels this time. Navigating through the Talos II website, the following appear to be the prices: Talos™ II Secure Workstation with 1 CPU - $4,750.00 Talos™ II Rack Mount Development Platform with 1 CPU - $5,10...
by devv
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 36
Views: 2434

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Looks like the preorders started just now. Email arrived saying: "Announcing Talos™ II Libre-friendly, powerful, and competitively priced — the new, POWER9-based Talos™ II is now available for pre-order! See full system details at https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/ A wide variety of configuratio...
by devv
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: What is a Complete Software Set
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: What is a Complete Software Set

You can also take a look at the following two pages:

For tips&tricks:
http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Modern_IRIX

For a description of the installation:
http://techpubs.spinlocksolutions.com/i ... linux.html
by devv
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 36
Views: 2434

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Hey!

Looks like the Talos Workstation is in another attempt to make it happen, this time with a POWER9 processor:
https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/prerelease.php
by devv
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Irix 6.5 partition recovery, please help
Replies: 35
Views: 1058

Re: Irix 6.5 partition recovery, please help

Do we have a report on what happened with all this? :)
by devv
Mon May 15, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installing Photoshop 3.0.1
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Installing Photoshop 3.0.1

praetor242 wrote:I'm banging my head trying to remember what I did, but no amount of banging is helping :(


I seem to remember something like the error msg you reported.

Did you try moving your extracted files into the directory /CDROM and running the install from there?
by devv
Sun May 14, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: FTI icons
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: FTI icons

I've search through the forum and found little. Maybe we need a sticky thread or something for icons. I've ported some stuff and can't find icons (like the latest version of xchat) Where does one find icon files? :D Hey, Some of the links to icon files can be found at the bottom of: http://www.neko...

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