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by Trippynet
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 83
Views: 2202

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

I'll stick with bank transfer if it's OK with you, nice and easy seeing as I have you set up as a recipient already :)
by Trippynet
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 70
Views: 1407

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

The nicest one I've personally owned was my R61, but the X201 I'm using as a daily driver now is quite nice as well. I'm a big fan of the X201 as well. Classic keyboard, and (surprisingly) a decent trackpad too with proper buttons. Most Thinkpads have absolutely awful trackpads - one of my company ...
by Trippynet
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install

Raion-Fox wrote:It doesn't explicitly require it, if I recall. It's just recommended.


Very recommended. IRIX 6.5 will run like a snail drowning in treacle with 64MB RAM :)
by Trippynet
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 30
Views: 549

Re: How do you explain....

Well there's two parts to it. First of all as others have said, it's a hobby. Thankfully my wife understands my hobby and doesn't mind my man-cave (within reason). For what I do with them, allsorts! I enjoy playing around with IRIX, scripting in Perl, trying to port/compile certain apps (despite my ...
by Trippynet
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?

I would expect to see *something* on the L1 port on the motherboard, although I do vaguely remember reading that Fuels don't like booting without graphics (could be wrong here). Are you using the correct serial settings for it? And are you sure it's specifically a null-modem cable that you are using?
by Trippynet
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Hot Mix 16 Online
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Hot Mix 16 Online

Nice, thanks! I enjoyed all the section on motion tracking. Interesting that they mention a lot about NDI's Optotrak in there - my wife still has a working (and regularly used) Optotrak 3020 in her lab, and I remember seeing IRIX as one of the supported OSs for it originally.
by Trippynet
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Web browsing from IRIX using headless chrome?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Web browsing from IRIX using headless chrome?

I also wasn't able to get any success with WRP. If there's a working alternative, it'd be neat to use something such as Netscape or Dillo to render via an image map from another machine (or similar). It'd certainly work for a lot more sites than Firefox 3.0.19 can manage, and at quicker speed too.
by Trippynet
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS Budapest (not mine)
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: FS Budapest (not mine)

It's a very silly price really for what is a very low spec Indigo2. If it is an R4000 as they say, it'll be 100MHz as that was the only R4000 used in Indigo2. Plus just 32MB of RAM, a 1GB hard drive and Elan graphics - for £855!! In comparison, Ian sells a similar system with twice the RAM, a 36GB H...
by Trippynet
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 413
Views: 12392

Re: your latest purchase

Raion-Fox wrote:Do you get creatures from the Cenozoic era asking for 'Tree Fiddy', Trippynet?


Thankfully no, although if I were in Inverness, it'd be a different story :)
by Trippynet
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 413
Views: 12392

Re: your latest purchase

Well not a computing purchase, but my wife and I have just bought a house here in Scotland. Already identified which room will be the man-cave, looking forward in a couple of months time to transferring all my systems across and getting everything freshly set up again once we get the keys!
by Trippynet
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Part 5 of my History of SiliconGraphics series is done! Any thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Part 5 of my History of SiliconGraphics series is done! Any thoughts?

It is a fair point, as Belluzzo was also involved in another major shift of strategy during his time which mas often been credited as leading to SGIs downfall - he settled with Nvidia. It was the lawsuit SGI was widely expected to win, and could have meant a steady licensing revenue stream for SGI's...
by Trippynet
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Which is the fastest solution for storage?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Which is the fastest solution for storage?

Depends on how much storage, and what it's for :)
by Trippynet
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Well it's a workaround I guess, but it's also kind of cludgy to have to keep disabling Windows Update to prevent this. If only there was an option similar to Windows 7 to "notify of updates but let me choose when to download and install them"...
by Trippynet
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

I've never had a problem with windows 10... ... the inability to turn off automatic updates, which have kicked off a reboot at *really* inconvenient times before. Like when datalogging a long process or controlling a cnc machine. So in that sense, it's doing it's job as designed, just a really shit...

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