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by EmpireAndrew
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 59
Views: 2540

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Understood, but the keyword being "general computer use". I'm not sure better graphics options matter at that point? The faster bus should help though, however in reality does it? I need to look up Ians benchmarks for non GFX work such as compression/decompression, boot and app startup tim...
by EmpireAndrew
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 59
Views: 2540

Re: Best workstation to start with?

I imagine a lot of this depends what you want to do with the system. Questions or statements re "the best" are incomplete. Best at what? Any additional restrictions including budget? For general computer use, looking at a single CPU Octane vs say an O2, only the very top models, the R14000...
by EmpireAndrew
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Quake 1 on O2
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Quake 1 on O2

@necron2600:

I downloaded Quake 1 from the SGI FTP and it seems to work perfectly.
I'll try Quake 2 from there next!
by EmpireAndrew
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Quake 1 on O2
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Quake 1 on O2

@ClassicHasClass:

There is a lot of output from that command, I'm not sure what I'm looking for, this is a screenshot of the first part before it lists all the various modes:
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Quake 1 on O2
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Quake 1 on O2

OK, so I finally got an O2 and did a fresh "standard" install of Irix 6.5.22... I'm super pleased with how zippy it feels, and was excited to try out Nekoware for the first time. I decided to give Quake1 a go as it seemed like it didn't need any dependencies according to the description, h...
by EmpireAndrew
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: SGI 1600SW monitor and O2 adpater
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: WTB: SGI 1600SW monitor and O2 adpater

Items found!
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: SGI 1600SW monitor and O2 adpater
Replies: 1
Views: 128

WTB: SGI 1600SW monitor and O2 adpater

As per the title...

I'm in NYC USA, will pay shipping from wherever in the USA.

Once found I will be selling my dual head card but or can work it into the deal for the monitor / flat panel card.
by EmpireAndrew
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Help installing an old Netscape version
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Help installing an old Netscape version

Hmm, well that's more than I'm getting so I guess a re-install is on the cards this weekend...

Thanks for trying it for me!
by EmpireAndrew
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Help installing an old Netscape version
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Help installing an old Netscape version

Hi! I need to run Netscape 2 on my Indy (long story as to why) and I came across this site with old versions for our beloved Irix: http://home.mcom.com/archives/ I downloaded 2.01, 2.02 and 3.04 and un-tar-gzipped them and I get left with a few files including an unhelpful README, an executable name...
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?

I tried a real CD in it but it didn't work either. I looked at that link and have a 305s drive on the way from eBay, we'll see if that works with audio over SCSI. I had never expected audio over SCSI but that the SGI app would have just sent a play command to the drive for it to playback and decide ...
by EmpireAndrew
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?

They were ripped to mp3, using iTunes on a Mac. I burnt them back as Audio CD format using Toast Titanium 15 on a Mac. The CD plays in an old real Cd player I have, plus on said Mac and a PC. I seriously doubt the burnt CD is at fault, although it's a (weak) possibility the Apple 600e SCSI CD drive ...
by EmpireAndrew
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?

I don't own any real CD's any more, I ripped them all then binned them before moving internationally...
I'll grab something from a thrift store tomorrow...
by EmpireAndrew
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?

chkconfig -s reports mediad as being on.

autofs and automount aren't mentioned.

If I try and do chkconfig on for either of them it doesn't let me as it doesn't know about them?
by EmpireAndrew
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?

I have an R4400-150SC Indy running 6.5.22 and I have two external SCSI CD-ROM drives I can use: 1. Apple 600e which has stereo RCA jacks on the back. This would be my preferred choice. 2. An old TEAC in an external 4 bay enclosure so no audio jacks. I used the TEAC to boot from CD do the install of ...
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Lazy Game Reviews Featured An Indigo2
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Lazy Game Reviews Featured An Indigo2

I've been a subscriber to his channel for a long time and couldn't believ it when I switched on the TV tgis morning and saw he was reviewing an SGI machine mere days after I decide to buy my first one! Given his channel content I never thought I'd see an SGI on there but I guess every true computer ...

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