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by Shiunbird
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

I guess the most complex ICs can't be repaired, but they are not the ones that break easily anyway.

Capacitors, resistors, batteries, power supplies, etc., that's all resolvable. The only limitation is the skill of the engineer.
by Shiunbird
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP

I have a mid-2011 Mini with AMD Graphics, 2 SSDs and 16GB of RAM. However: 1. If I have two displays connected, whenever I'm encoding video, the export times go up by a factor of 20x. No idea why. Even a simple iMovie video outputting H264... It can be showing 15 minutes remaining, but as soon as I ...
by Shiunbird
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 748
Views: 24829

Re: your latest purchase

Mine's purely a router, I do wireless with a dedicated AP (currently an old router, but I plan to move to a mesh solution). I tried Linux based routers with AP functionality without much success before. Always something: either it needs an unavailable blob for proper (= full speed) functionality, o...
by Shiunbird
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 748
Views: 24829

Re: your latest purchase

jan-jaap wrote:I've been using an apu2c4 running pfSense for a while now and couldn't be happier.


Glad to hear! I've ordered for it already a Wi-Fi mini-PCIe card from China, two antennae, and a 32GB mSATA disk for the system and to store the eventual packet capture. My friend wants to have a all-in-one thing.
by Shiunbird
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 748
Views: 24829

Re: your latest purchase

Few goodies scored during the last two weeks: - Mint looking dual 867 MDD G4. I need to work on making it silent. It's going to be a gift for my friend, to edit audio. He has got a child, so won't have much time to come to our studio anymore. - Time to be honest, so I bought the Final Cut Studio. - ...
by Shiunbird
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: R12K O2
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: R12K O2

Many machines of the era, not only SGIs, have problems with higher-density modules. Some don't. That's why you see sometimes "official ceiling 512MB, unofficial tested 1024MB" in machines from the era. That means the machine had no trouble with higher-density chips. The double-sided ones, ...
by Shiunbird
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP

What were the RT issues with ProRes? In theory, I should be able to run ProRes on RT at 1080p, but it won't let me. It just keeps telling me transitions and effects have to be pre-rendered. As far as I know, the G5 should be able to handle it. I'm going through the manual now (the beautiful smell o...
by Shiunbird
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP

Gentlemen, Waking my own thread from the grave, for the record, I found my final setup: - Uncompressed works fine for 1080p@24fps (that's what I use). RTExtreme (preview of transitions and multiple layers without pre-render) works fine. My NAS is fast enough to push 1 stream to the Quad without any ...
by Shiunbird
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: HP9000 C8000 noise

To be candid: you have to really like HP/UX, otherwise you won't do a lot with it (yet another linux box?) and it'll be a doorstop. I don't have any experience with HP/UX, but would love to try. Honestly, I had no previous experience with AIX either, and what I've learned playing with it made me a ...
by Shiunbird
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: HP9000 C8000 noise

Thanks! I own a Quad G5 and an IBM 285, and if they are quieter than these, then it's ok. I find the 285 louder, but less annoying, than the G5. It's a more constant sound, without annoying interference and overlaps. My 285 idles at around 250W-300W, depending on its mood. I've not yet measured my G...
by Shiunbird
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 325

HP9000 C8000 noise

Hi everyone,

I wonder how loud these are, I'm thinking of getting one.
Anyone has an idea?

Thanks!
by Shiunbird
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 32
Views: 2851

Re: Alphaserver DS15

After failing to get Xorg working, I started looking at the alpha linux mailing lists. Compiled the radeon and amdgpu drivers into the kernel (not as modules) and got X working with a PCI Radeon 7000 64MB. Question: How is the window resize performance with the PCI Radeon 7000? I have the same card...
by Shiunbird
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Maya Irix Software Render scene
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Maya Irix Software Render scene

foetz wrote:the files get quite big but quicktime can read them so wrapping it up as h264 for example is easy.


Can you save it out somewhere straight to a NFS mount or something?
I use often recordmydesktop, has anyone tried to compile it? You can defer rendering for after capture, a very useful feature.
by Shiunbird
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A snapshot of what you've got.
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Again, Dodoid, you have very loving parents...
I'd be greeted by the belt of justice in a second if I'd leave such mess behind.

I'll get a photo of my setup done in a few days and share. No SGI yet, though. =\

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