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by thunderbird32
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: New-to-Me Sun 3/60
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: New-to-Me Sun 3/60

Is this the one that was on eBay recently? If so, you're lucky I hadn't gotten paid recently, or you'd have had to pay a lot more for it than you did. :lol:

I couldn't justify bidding any higher, but I've really wanted one for a while as well.
by thunderbird32
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

Step by step questions: 0. Did you read the (older) manual which I attached prior (sorry, question have to be ;))? I'm looking at it a bit closer now, and I'm beginning to think my problem may be twofold. One: I'm missing certain components of the software package (VITropwin, VITrxserv, VITrxfont, ...
by thunderbird32
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

... (the driver causes a kernel panic when I try to start X). BTW: which steps do you perform on your U1/S under Sol2.6 for setting-up your RF-HR ? Okay, so here's what I've done: 1. Reinstall Solaris 2.6 from scratch 2. Installed the entire distribution 3. Copied VITrdrvr-5.0.tar and VITrfddx-2.6....
by thunderbird32
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

... (the driver causes a kernel panic when I try to start X). BTW: which steps do you perform on your U1/S under Sol2.6 for setting-up your RF-HR ? I don't recall, honestly. I'll give it another go this weekend (time permitting) and let you know at what the install method I'm using is. I suppose th...
by thunderbird32
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

Hmm, I suppose I'll have to try it in my SPARCclassic then. If it works there, then I'll know that's what's wrong. If so, I guess I'll just replace the Ultra 1 with a Creator system or Ultra 2. I suppose the other alternative is to find one of the Fujitsu AG-10 boards, or try a ZX board. I'd need an...
by thunderbird32
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

I'm trying to use Solaris 2.6 with driver version 5.0. I've considered trying an older version of Solaris and the driver to see if any issues still occur. What versions have you had good luck with?
by thunderbird32
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: $4k LOT of SGI. Florida, USA, Tezro, Onyx, Octanes. [Ebay] Not Mine
Replies: 23
Views: 725

Re: $4k LOT of SGI. Florida, USA, Tezro, Onyx, Octanes. [Ebay] Not Mine

The purple thing is indeed an Intel rebadge. It's an SGI Virtu VS, originally built by Boxx Technologies. So it's not even an in-house rebadge, they just sold fancy colored systems by another manufacturer.
by thunderbird32
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

escimo wrote:The funny thing is, they will not provide but could.


Huh, I assumed they were in a similar situation to Wolfram with older versions of Mathematica. Apparently, they don't even have the keygen software anymore. Hence why they're willing to allow NeXT hobbyists to use it as a perpetual demo.
by thunderbird32
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

I had seen that post, but didn't notice that the compiler was considered WorkShop 3.0 even though the compiler itself is 4.2. This is actually really good news. I'll have to test it out later when I get the machine running. Also, in case anyone is wondering, Oracle will not supply keys for a version...
by thunderbird32
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

Jan-jaap is right on with my concern. The manual seems to indicate exactly that. I was asking more for informational purposes than anything though. I'm not going to be able to test in the near-term. I've never been able to get the Rasterflex working in my Ultra 1 (the driver causes a kernel panic wh...
by thunderbird32
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: ScummVM version 2.0 avail for IRIX (12/2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: ScummVM version 2.0 avail for IRIX (12/2017)

gijoe77 wrote:so what are the must play games for this?


I highly recommend "Sam & Max: Hit the Road". Probably my favorite point-and-click adventure of all time.
by thunderbird32
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

I haven't yet, just read the manual. I'll give it a try and see, but based on the documentation, I don't have a lot of hope. Maybe I'm being over pessimistic as I've had a lot of vintage software 'shit the bed' lately (shakes fist at Oracle Server for OS/2). It's left me in a mean mood when it comes...
by thunderbird32
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Sun WorkShop Question

So, I've gotten a copy of Sun WorkShop C/C++ 4.2 off of eBay. It was sealed and therefore includes the license card with serial number, however it appears as though Sun used FLEXlm for licensing for this program. As such, the license card isn't enough to install the software, it apparently needs som...
by thunderbird32
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 110
Views: 6274

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Just found out about a new white whale to hunt: the Mindset computer. A very cool 80186 system, with an Amiga-like focus on graphics. Also, it has a very swanky case.
by thunderbird32
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 fully loaded - UK only
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 fully loaded - UK only

I wish the international shipping wasn't more than the GDP of a small country for this. I'd love to have one.

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