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by Trippynet
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Fuel with Ryzen 5 2400G?
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: SGI Fuel with Ryzen 5 2400G?

I think if you're going to do a case mod whilst attracting the least amount of ire, you're best to stick to the golden rules: 1) Don't use a working system as a donor - the more electrically knackered the better. 2) Don't use a system for which intact models are increasingly few and far between (ie,...
by Trippynet
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Fuel with Ryzen 5 2400G?
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: SGI Fuel with Ryzen 5 2400G?

I just wanted to know if it could be done, sloppy or not. Money isn't an issue, so I'll likely try to find a new SGI Fuel and gut it for the case. I assume people need the parts as well, so it wouldn't be any loss to turn one of these beauties into a sick Ryzen APU machine. If it isn't the Fuel, I'...
by Trippynet
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Getting irix onto indigo2 r10k
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Getting irix onto indigo2 r10k

CDRW is likely the issue. A lot of standard CD-ROM drives (especially earlier ones) will not read CDRWs. Hopefully burning it onto a standard CDR will help. You will of course still need some of the other disks as Dodoid mentioned. Foundation 1/2 and the Applications disks are required as a bare min...
by Trippynet
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Things to buy....

Irinikus wrote:I know this is absolutely retarded, but you can always grab one of these:

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/73841-canon-launches-a-4096x2560-reference-monitor/


Way ahead of ya: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16732648#p7408249

:)
by Trippynet
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Things to buy....

Dell has a 30” monitor for you with a 16:10 aspect ratio: Yeah, HP also make one, as do NEC. Problem is that they're very expensive, and 2560x1600 is only pretty average by today's standards. It's good that a few professional 16:10 screens are still made, I just wish someone would do a 30" 16:...
by Trippynet
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Things to buy....

Sadly to say, I think that gamers are also partially to blame for the 16:9 ratio, as a wider aspect ratio is beneficial when playing games. (As it best matches the average persons field if view, when sitting at the correct distance from the monitor.) Well, games do work better on a widescreen monit...
by Trippynet
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Things to buy....

Why 16:10? The professional film world all use 4k and better monitors, but they are all 1.78:1. Of course, the needs of the industry are met as they are working on the aspect ratio that will be displayed to the end user. The only thing 16:10 would get you is the ability to display older European fi...
by Trippynet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.

Is the TBZ file format a zipped Tar as well? gunzip then tar -xvf? Yep, the extension gives you a clue :) (TBZ - T ar that's been BZ ipped). Just the same as .tar.bz in other words. As previously mentioned, "bzip2 -dc [filename] | tar xf -" will extract it in one single command. For GZipp...
by Trippynet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: High Impact or Max Impact?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: High Impact or Max Impact?

It's the EISA card I have in mine. Jan-jaap is correct that it does pull some CPU (I tend to get around 30% CPU load when transferring stuff). Performance wise, I get around 5MB/s from it - which is due to the limitations of the EISA bus. Advantages, well it's easier to find and cheaper than the Pho...
by Trippynet
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: High Impact or Max Impact?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: High Impact or Max Impact?

Well, if you're going to use an Indycam with it, then it makes sense to try and get an IMPACT Video card for it. I remember using the Indycam back when I had my Indy, it was quite impressive for an early 90s PC, much better than PC webcams of the time.
by Trippynet
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: High Impact or Max Impact?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: High Impact or Max Impact?

Personally, I'd say the 100Mb Network has to be a high priority. 10Mb is decidedly slow, and I'm very glad I've got a 100Mb NIC in my own Indigo2. Ultimately though, it depends on your use. IMPACT Video is interesting, but would you use it? Personally I only see the point of adding a card to a machi...
by Trippynet
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.

Another option as well is that diegel has made a "bundle" package for Firefox that includes all the dependencies: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=16730683
by Trippynet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Re: Things that make your blood boil

Oh yeah, one more. Windows 10.
by Trippynet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Re: Things that make your blood boil

I beg to differ, sort of. Although I don't consider myself an audiophile by any means, I only buy classical music on cd, with a strong preference for early music which has had a golden age especially since the 1980es up unto the present day. The recording quality on modern recordings is usually fan...
by Trippynet
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Re: Things that make your blood boil

HD (not 1080 or full-hd) was a gazillion times better than a snowy, ghosty NTSC signal even with the same antenna. Kids these days don't know how good they have it. 8-) Oh when it comes to TV broadcast, I agree HD is a massive improvement. I think that's part of the problem. HD TV was becoming a bi...

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