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by 55cancri
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32535

Re: your latest purchase

It's a Samsung SyncMaster 760V (1280x1024, 17 inch screen) that I bought new back in 2002. The signal must be sync-on-green, since there's only RGB in the original DEC 3W3 output. My adapter actually goes from 5 BNCs to VGA so I left the H-sync and V-sync unconnected since there was nothing on the ...
by 55cancri
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32535

Re: your latest purchase

I recently received a DECstation 5000/125. Fortunately it came complete with an LK401 keyboard and the proprietary little breakout cable to connect it. No mouse or other cables, but I already had a suitable VSXXX-AA mouse and a 3W3-to-BNC monitor cable. I plugged that in to a BNC-to-VGA converter a...
by 55cancri
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 51
Views: 1823

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Can it be useful to scan entire SGI boards with Xrays?
by 55cancri
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: DDS tapedrive eats tape
Replies: 1
Views: 105

DDS tapedrive eats tape

has someone ever tried to repair a DDS drive? My DDS3 drive has a brittle capstan, but it is still flexible. I cleaned every part that touches the tape, but it makes no difference. I've read that those DDS drives are sensitive and I see that they are made of a million moving parts, like a VCR. Sad, ...
by 55cancri
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10574

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

Sadly, I still did not took the time to do some stuff with this machine, but I looked also at the STREAM benchmarks. (http://www.cs.virginia.edu/stream/by_name/Bandwidth.html) It seems to reach 90-100 MB/s, which is about the same with the Indigo2 10K 195MHz. The Benchmark even see it at the same po...
by 55cancri
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10574

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

I have an early DEC Alpha here, the DEC AXP 3000-600. It has a crossbar made of 6 ASICS, and a 256 bit memory bus. http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au/pdp-11/alpha_specs.html
by 55cancri
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Black Lego O2 Case
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Black Lego O2 Case

HurricaneJames wrote:Nice! Did you make some of the bricks move so the CD drive tray can slide out?

Oh, I forgot to mention that it has no CD-ROM drive, but I don't need it.
... and there is also a LED-Strip connected to the CD-ROM-Molex, so the transparent Bricks can shine when machine turned on 8-)
by 55cancri
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Black Lego O2 Case
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Black Lego O2 Case

Thanks for all the comments :-) Indeed, very cool, It's like what a Danish Frank LLoyd Wright would do if employed by 1920's SGI :P How hot is it in there? o.0. Maybe some 'smooth' lego tops to remove visible the trademark lego connectors running across the top surface ... or is that the point? To m...
by 55cancri
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Black Lego O2 Case
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Black Lego O2 Case

Well, I had bought some O2 parts, but could not get the housing. So I thought about what to do with them. I have thought of everything, but my possibilities are very limited because I have no space and no tools to make wooden housing. Getting all those Bricks was more expensive then I thought - all ...
by 55cancri
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Digital Vaxstation 3100 metal mounting frame
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Digital Vaxstation 3100 metal mounting frame

Hi folks, I have a Vaxstation 3100 M38 that lacks a 5,25" drive. There is an ugly hole in front of the workstation that I want to close. So, it can be an original Vax 5,25" enclosure bezel or a metal mounting frame for 5,25" drives so I put a CD-ROM drive in there. They never show up ...
by 55cancri
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Just a picture I took today
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Just a picture I took today

Uh, what a great idea! Yes, often its difficult to find good pictures of obscure hardware, especially DEC. This is a VS40X Colorvideocard of a Vaxstation 3100 M38. I made this one with a real black/white film and a Nikon camera build 1984. This pic is fussy and unfocused, but I really like it. It ma...
by 55cancri
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Some Hardware to give away
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: Some Hardware to give away

Hmm, no shipping at all? And you will put the vaxstation into the dumpster if nobody will pick it up there? ^^
by 55cancri
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Fs. Indigo R3k +R4k - Netherlands
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Fs. Indigo R3k +R4k - Netherlands

Im interested in the R3K Indigo. Is it still availible?

It must be shipped to Germany.

Thanks
by 55cancri
Sat May 07, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Setting the Library PATH in Solaris
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Setting the Library PATH in Solaris

After I trashed my OS two times in a row and reinstalled it, I can say : Yes, setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH in profile works :oops: Don't know why it did not work in the first place. Also using ldd to find out the damn dependencies after the installation is a great help. Why can't they tell me about t...
by 55cancri
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Setting the Library PATH in Solaris
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Setting the Library PATH in Solaris

crle might not be a part of solaris 7 but that's for setting system wide library locations only anyway. Hmmm, I think this is what I need. I just want ssh and other programs to find their libs in /usr/local/ssl/lib. And I see that the needed files are there : $ ls /usr/local/ssl/lib engines libcryp...

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