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by johnnym
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 44
Views: 1218

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

I have taken a pic of the first page test output that they gave me, it appears that they logged in to the console via the RSC. IMG_2952.JPG Yeah, looks like the boot messages of the RSC. The top part gives the credentials for login. I assume they used the RSC via its serial port, as (1) I don't thi...
by johnnym
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 44
Views: 1218

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

If the machine is set up correctly, then how would I interface it with my Mac to give me a console over network? Have a look at the Remote System Control User's Guide . In general you should be able to use telnet - assuming this is available on OS X - to the configured IP address. If you don't know...
by johnnym
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 44
Views: 1218

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

How do I set the mac up as a terminal, as I usually make use of a laptop with Windows XP on it? (hyper-terminal) I actually don't know. Quoting ClassicHasClass here, maybe he has an idea? If you have Homebrew installed you should be able to use screen with a similar command line than what I wrote a...
by johnnym
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 44
Views: 1218

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

I received my V880z today. (everything inside the machine is absolutely brand new!) [...] I am unfortunately unable to run it up at the moment as I don't have the necessary: power cables, monitor cable or keyboard and mouse available to me at this time! As all of my other equipment is in Cape Town....
by johnnym
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 131
Views: 10099

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Raion-Fox wrote:Yeah that is a water cooled quad. Ive had a few G5 Macs... They're good for space heating but not much else.

No I don't think so, look at the PCI-X slots, the 11,2 type G5 Power Macs have PCI Express. This is most likely one of the first G5 Power Macs (type 7,2 or 7,3 from 2004).
by johnnym
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][us] Fujitsu/Sun/Oracle SPARC Enterprise M3000 (not mine)
Replies: 0
Views: 69

[ebay][us] Fujitsu/Sun/Oracle SPARC Enterprise M3000 (not mine)

The following two items look like a "cheap" entrance into relatively modern SPARC64 hardware, although according to the mentioned frequency of 2.75 GHz I assume they have a SPARC64 VII installed instead of a SPARC64 VII+ . And as these processors came as dual- or quad-core versions with SM...
by johnnym
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 100
Views: 4039

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Oh wow, that one I didn't even know about! I guess that means every major commercial RISC platform of the mid 90s got a laptop except MIPS... Don't forget this one . :) Although it must have been constructed closer to the end of the 90ies: We built the laptop over a six month period using parts fro...
by johnnym
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Unable to boot via bootp (Octane)
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Unable to boot via bootp (Octane)

duck wrote:Some echo in here.

Sorry, yeah, might be :oops: , but I believe I still added some generally useful information on top of your description. :)
by johnnym
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Unable to boot via bootp (Octane)
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Unable to boot via bootp (Octane)

Hi rooprob, i had not yet seen the guide, thanks. I enabled the bootp tftp and rsh in /etc/inetd.conf and enabled inet in /etc/inetd.conf. When i tftp the file (unix.IP30) on the freebsd computer i can get it both via localhost and the ip of the computer. When i issue the following command on the O...
by johnnym
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 783
Views: 26333

Re: your latest purchase

The Agenda VR3 Developer edition. It's a PDA with the MIPS-compatible CPU. It runs Linux and the actual X11 (the XFree86). It's the one on the left. Nice, makes an extra small serial terminal for occasional operations. :) Many years ago I used Pocketerm on my Palm M105 for a while, e.g. to follow t...
by johnnym
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 36
Views: 3056

Re: Alphaserver DS15

Where should I point it to download the packages to install? Everything I can find is either offline or just a link to the netboot image. There's a preseed.cfg available which lists possible URLs. Nowadays the URL is: ftp.ports.debian.org ...and the directory is: debian-ports ...the latter maybe wi...
by johnnym
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 36
Views: 3056

Re: Alphaserver DS15

Update on my DS10L: I bought a 4 port PCI bridge card from a standard DS10 workstation. :!: DO NOT DO THIS. :!: A capacitor almost immediately turned red hot and exploded with no PCI cards installed, so apparently there is some difference between the DS10L motherboard and the DS10/XP900 motherboard...
by johnnym
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Remote X color problems
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Remote X color problems

Dodoid wrote:Thanks! I used the config change listed on the wiki and it works great.


I find this remote X windows on SGI machines intriguing. Would you mind describing your used setup a little bit, e.g. which tools you used on IRIX and on Linux, which OS version on the Mini Indigo and so on?
by johnnym
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: HP9000 C8000 noise

quinn wrote:
johnnym wrote:Maybe because these architectures are far more interesting


Can you prove me it?

No and I think there's also no need for prove. Finding things - whatever they are - interesting is simply a very personal subjective thing. :)
by johnnym
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: HP9000 C8000 noise

quinn wrote:
ClassicHasClass wrote:My goal personally is to own a representative of all of the major RISC families


Why?

Maybe because these architectures are far more interesting than the hundredth infusion of x86. We should keep these things around for our children and their children to play with, don't you think? :)

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