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by toasty
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: What do you use your Fuel for?
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: What do you use your Fuel for?

I use Mozilla or Seamonkey on my Fuel since they are much snappier than firefox3. I don't really care if a site is properly rendered or not as long as I can read the content. Proxy2 is a nice simple proxy for accessing HTTPS sites with older browsers: https://github.com/inaz2/proxy2 those old Veroni...
by toasty
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Re: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP

The secret to editing with FCP on a G5 or older Mac is to do what's called offline editing. You basically capture your media in low resolution (or make low res copies of your already captured high res media), edit in low res, and then conform your edited sequence to the high resolution version. Edit...
by toasty
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Needed Viewsonic Vx2450wm config file for Irix 6.5.30 on Octane with V10
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Needed Viewsonic Vx2450wm config file for Irix 6.5.30 on Octane with V10

I have a dell monitor with the same resolution and was able to make a VFO file (see attached). It may or may not work with your monitor but give it a shot! I'm running 1920x1080 @ 60 on my V10 just fine but you need to drop the frame buffer depth from 16 to 8. If my VFO file doesn't work, install vf...
by toasty
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Smartphones
Replies: 33
Views: 1382

Re: Smartphones

As much as I would like to upgrade every year as in the case with iPhones, it's just not possible without going broke lol. So I just use whatever I have until it breaks on me or becomes too slow for my needs. I keep the old phone around for a while after an upgrade and eventually sell it on craigsli...
by toasty
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: My O2 video was popular here, and I promised a sequel, so here's my YouTube video on the SGI Octane.
Replies: 22
Views: 948

Re: My O2 video was popular here, and I promised a sequel, so here's my YouTube video on the SGI Octane.

Pretty much the only option on the O2 :( For those who want to go above & beyond, you can get a Raspberry Pi and run the composite out to the inputs on an O2 or Indy. Then watch youtube and all modern video codecs on the SGI that way. It can be a hassle; you have to ssh to the Pi to play and run...
by toasty
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: My O2 video was popular here, and I promised a sequel, so here's my YouTube video on the SGI Octane.
Replies: 22
Views: 948

Re: My O2 video was popular here, and I promised a sequel, so here's my YouTube video on the SGI Octane.

Regarding youtube-dl + mplayer on IRIX: you can also use the "-f 36" option for a lower quality 240p 3GP video. I've been able to watch on a 300 MHz R5200 O2 just fine. You just have to get used to the pixelation and mono sound...
by toasty
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 80 to 68 pin SCSI adapter on Fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 80 to 68 pin SCSI adapter on Fuel

I also have one of those cheapo adapters and ran into the same problem when I popped it in my Fuel. I found out that I just had to set the scsi ID jumper to one below I wanted. Example: set the jumper to ID 0 if you want the drive to be ID 1. Set the jumper to ID 1 if you want the drive to be ID 2. ...
by toasty
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: O2: R12k 300MHhz, 768MB
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: O2: R12k 300MHhz, 768MB

Woohoo! Nice to see it go to a good home. And with some company too :)
by toasty
Sun May 22, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: For Sale: O2 300/R12K
Replies: 4
Views: 646

For Sale: O2 300/R12K

Hi folks, I have an O2 for sale. The case is in good shape except for some scratches and scuff marks. I would rather not deal with shipping (don't want to send you broken plastics :( ) so it needs to be picked up or I can meet within the SoCal area. $140. Please let me know if interested. 300 MHz R1...
by toasty
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Help ID parts, boards, etc?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Help ID parts, boards, etc?

I've always used Ian Mapleson's parts and spares page as a reference: http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/partsspares.html

SGI part numbers should look something like "030-1467-001 Rev H" and are almost always found on every board, module, etc.
by toasty
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Mini-PC fit in an SGI hard drive bay?
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Re: Mini-PC fit in an SGI hard drive bay?

I just recently learned about single board computers that are on a PCI card. Forgive me if you all have known this...I’m a youngin’! My understanding is that you use them on a passive backplane to cram a bunch of computers in a small case. Some models have an ATX power connector and since I’ve got a...
by toasty
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Playing youtube over RDP is sluggish.. but you can zoom in on irix
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Playing youtube over RDP is sluggish.. but you can zoom in on irix

Looks pretty cool. But if you want to watch youtube vids natively on IRIX, there is a way! Get neko_youtube_dl from beta (neko_python required) and run youtube-dl -U as root to update the script to the latest version. Then just download a video and play it with neko_mplayer. With VPro graphics, run ...
by toasty
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters version 2
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters version 2

Giving this a bump because I bought one of these adapters (version 1) from kubatyszko a few months ago. And I was finally able to use them for the first time last night when I replaced my Fuel's dead motherboard. I went with the safe choice and got an ATX version of the Sparkle PSU (FSP460-60PFN). I...
by toasty
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Freeware Abiword broken? Need libwmflite-0.2.so.7?
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Freeware Abiword broken? Need libwmflite-0.2.so.7?

I have abiword 1.0.3 from the May 2004 freeware. I installed the tardist with the downgrade option and abiword finally fired up. Thanks dexter1!
by toasty
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Freeware Abiword broken? Need libwmflite-0.2.so.7?
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Freeware Abiword broken? Need libwmflite-0.2.so.7?

Sorry to bump an old thread but does anyone else have the mentioned lib file or the original tardist? I have an O2 that came with IRIX 6.5.10 and would like to keep it at that for historical reason. SGI Freeware is the closest thing to nekoware for it so it would be nice to get fw_abiword running :)

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