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by Dodoid
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 69
Views: 1616

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

What about an O2 under the bed and a projector onto the ceiling :D ? You could use one of those pocket size wireless keyboard+trackpad combos designed for home theaters.
by Dodoid
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 69
Views: 1616

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

My Origin2000 and Onyx are in my bedroom, under my desk. Right now the Fuel is also in there, in one of my "roughly ATX sized" tower piles. Then there's the bedside O2: 2017-09-06 22.47.04.jpg 2017-09-06 22.48.05.jpg I usually keep a good array of computer stuff next to my bed (the dock fo...
by Dodoid
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 25
Views: 549

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Fun fact: during the the filming of Jurassic Park, the Crimson was having 30 pictures of it taken every second, causing it to often warp into a PowerSeries. Because of this limitation, "it's a UNIX system" is thought to be the most expensive to shoot scene in the entire film.
by Dodoid
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 25
Views: 549

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Ahh, I hate when my computer turns into a different computer halfway through taking pictures of it! Either that, or the computer is actually a chain of multiple SGI products moving through 4D space, and the Tezro moved out of our plane before the third picture could be taken. If an Indycam cable com...
by Dodoid
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.

praetor, you're also welcome to render on my Origin2000 if you ever have a bigger job. It's not even turned on most of the time, so I don't mind. You'll just have to tell me how to use softimage enough to render :) .
by Dodoid
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.

Yeah, the front cover is one of the first pieces that has to come off, so I would be surprised if you tossed it with the drive. More likely would be throwing away the grey cover that goes over the front of the bare drive inside the system, since it looks a little like it could be part of the drive w...
by Dodoid
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.

Too much glue? Happened to me once. Fun fact: this is the same drive as was in the Origin2000, and I fixed my O2K's as well. If you can't find a faceplate, I could send you the drive with the O2K faceplate. It isn't the same, but I think it would fit and it's much simpler. Ian probably has one though.
by Dodoid
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.

I have quite a few O2 CDROMs that won't eject, and I know how to fix them (done it three times now), but I don't think I have any spare skins CD-ROM front covers (in fact, only one of my O2s has a completely intact one). Ian has some in stock, you could ask him how much he would charge you for one a...
by Dodoid
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: VNC to Origin2000
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: VNC to Origin2000

That appears to be on. It appears that the Origin is expecting itself to have graphics, which, being an Origin, it doesn't.
by Dodoid
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: VNC to Origin2000
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: VNC to Origin2000

I get "X: windowsystem not enabled".
Managed to turn that on using chkconfig, now it says "X: /usr/gfx/gfxinit not found".
by Dodoid
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: VNC to Origin2000
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: VNC to Origin2000

I think I installed it normally, so I presume X is there. Do I have to start it somehow? Sorry for being so clueless, I really just have no experience with headless IRIX.
by Dodoid
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: VNC to Origin2000
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: VNC to Origin2000

You need to setup X since VNC grabs X11 frames and transmits them. I know on Linux you can have a virtual framebuffer device for VNC, but I don't think IRIX has anything like that. So how do you set up X? Do I have to install it? Turn it on in a config file? I have no experience with headless SGIs,...
by Dodoid
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: VNC to Origin2000
Replies: 10
Views: 144

VNC to Origin2000

Hi Nekochan, I'm currently trying to get a VNC connection to my Origin2000 working. The system is running IRIX 6.5.30, and I've installed neko_tightvnc. It's on the network, and I have command line access via the serial console. How do I make tightvnc actually work as a VNC server? I've done this be...
by Dodoid
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 69
Views: 1616

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

Oh of course cables hidden. I am in the process of designing it as a single card. It would look like a modern graphics card, covered by a shroud (maybe I could put the SGI cube on it!). The main wires are as follows: GA620T Ethernet <-> ODROID-XU4S Ethernet GA620T 5V Power Pins --> ODROID-XU4S 5V Po...
by Dodoid
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 20
Views: 413

Re: Are we a dying breed?

We do have some new "young" members as you put it. I'm 14, LarBob is 16. Not sure about others, but I think it's safe to say that even if there is at some point a silent switchover where the majority of Nekochan users learned what SGI was only after they were acquired (after all, I was onl...

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