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by johnnym
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 131
Views: 10052

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: 67

[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: 4033

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: 142

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: 142

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: 780
Views: 26168

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: 3038

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: 3038

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: 181

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: 373

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: 373

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? :)
by johnnym
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 373

Re: HP9000 C8000 noise

My 285 idles at around 250W-300W, depending on its mood. I've not yet measured my G5. Everything I own that stays up 24/7 are now clocking 135W. I once measured the power usage on startup and idle for my c8000 with 2 x PA-8800 @ 1GHz (2 CPUs, 4 cores), 4 GiB of memory (8 x 512 MiB modules) 1 DVD-RO...
by johnnym
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: IRIX Source code
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: IRIX Source code

So at some point, I'll have to spend a dull weekend splitting the patch up into discrete pieces, which is sometimes more of a chore w/ git than one might think (though, I am probably using git wrong). git commit -p and git rebase -i are your friends. And your foes, too. git-gui might be also helpfu...
by johnnym
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][de] R4600PC Indy for cheap (not mine)
Replies: 0
Views: 146

[ebay][de] R4600PC Indy for cheap (not mine)

There's an Indy with R4600PC and extra stuff (keyboard, mouse, cam, CRT display, external CD-ROM and HDD, documentation, etc.) available for small money (only 60 EUR for the whole stuff!) on Ebay Germany currently: https://www.ebay.de/itm/232534450430 But you'll have to fetch it from Hannover. Good ...
by johnnym
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 100
Views: 4033

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

I think a fully upgraded Starfire - assuming they're extremely rare today - would be exactly what I wish to find these days! :D (plus a supply of free energy...)

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