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by mrthinlysliced
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI

Thanks uunix, that's got it, fonts are back to normal and readable now. PEBKAC error during my "ooo, it's running lets play a little" undoubtedly. Edit: And just in case someone else comes across this - I'd stupidly set the root account language wrong too, which was the "root" (h...
by mrthinlysliced
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Network traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Network traffic

I like to use gkrellm on linux if I have ssh access and X on the client. Gives all the usual telemetry suspects like cpu, mem, swap, load, disk + network. Gives friendly human values like K etc. Otherwise under linux you could use any of these (bmon is nice): https://askubuntu.com/questions/257263/h...
by mrthinlysliced
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI

RE: "paypal will be refunded" - yep, I'd kinda written that one off - and a little later the seller replied to my inquiries and we exchanged a few messages that convinced me he was legit -> once he changed the payment method so no need for paypal + cash I had little to lose :-) Turned out ...
by mrthinlysliced
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI

Thanks Jacques, I do feel a little like I struck gold :-) Some before and after shots of the "big cleaning": Before 1+2: sbefore1.jpg sbefore2.jpg After 1+2: safter1.jpg safter2.jpg Sunlight really changes the green into blue - quite bizarre - it doesn't look that blue in person! So - I'm ...
by mrthinlysliced
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI

Cheers! We just finished bath time to brighten up the skins. I dissembled almost everything and gave it all a good clean - apart from the power supply and underneath the front mainboard. Quite the mess under the rear fan when I took it off, nothing some cotton tips couldn't get to and sort out. Migh...
by mrthinlysliced
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI

First personal SGI :-)

First SGI I've used in 20 years hehe.

Going to have some fun with this. My muscle memory for bash (set -o emacs) is strong and results in constant CTRL-U start agains.
by mrthinlysliced
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Octane1 2x300MHz, 2GB RAM, EMXI

A gentleman kindly dropped this off yesterday. Is a best-parts-from-three mismash the chap had obtained after the science department stopped using them. The gent intended to have a bit of fun with it but after 5 years sitting in a corner of his office and having a young family -> goes up on ebay. fi...
by mrthinlysliced
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: [WTB UK]: Octane2 / "Stealth Octane 2" - RESOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 348

Re: [WTB UK]: Octane2 / "Stealth Octane 2" >=V10, Dual 300, 2GB, 15K Disk

Five stars, will eat here again. But seriously I do appreciate the help you guys have generously given. My bit of backstory: Basically worked on Indys at Uni (OpenInventor C++, Vk, networking), carried on contract working on O2s and Challenge S after that for one of the first (but now defunct) onlin...
by mrthinlysliced
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: [WTB UK]: Octane2 / "Stealth Octane 2" - RESOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 348

Re: [WTB UK]: Octane Dual 300+, 2GB, 15K Disk

See my post above and do a forum search, don't think you'll get a V6/V8 to do 1600x1200 @ 60hz due to pixel clock bug. You'll need to go to v10/v12 or run Mgras with texture ram if you want texturing. I'm in the kitchen cooking so could be wrong, others can verify:) Ah righto, I got confused by the...
by mrthinlysliced
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: [WTB UK]: Octane2 / "Stealth Octane 2" - RESOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 348

Re: [WTB UK]: Octane Dual 300+, 2GB, 15K Disk

Hi all, Thanks Jacques, Jan-Jaap and UUnix. Indeed I'd heard on the grapevine about some pixel clock issues so handy to have info from "them that know". @UUnix - yes, it is a great little monitor - bought two second hand for my sister recently. Sounds like the sensible approach is 1.3 + V8...
by mrthinlysliced
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: [WTB UK]: Octane2 / "Stealth Octane 2" - RESOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 348

[WTB UK]: Octane2 / "Stealth Octane 2" - RESOLVED

Update: Looks like I've managed to pick up something interesting -> hope to be joining the "hinv-erse" soon. Hi all, I looking for a dual proc Octane with minimum a couple of G of ram + 15K disk. Looking to get my old OpenInventor projects up and running + maybe a bit of porting entertainm...
by mrthinlysliced
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [eBay UK] 2 Tezros, 2 1600SW, Maya...
Replies: 40
Views: 1474

Re: [eBay UK] 2 Tezros, 2 1600SW, Maya...

Oh Chap, well, sort of commiserations (I say sort of, since I can't really mean it, since I did win). Where in the UK are you? Hehe, totally understand. So the fellow had four tezros in total - egads. I'm based in Colchester, so my consolation prize to not winning was not having to take the day off...
by mrthinlysliced
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [eBay UK] 2 Tezros, 2 1600SW, Maya...
Replies: 40
Views: 1474

Re: [eBay UK] 2 Tezros, 2 1600SW, Maya...

Well done uunix :-) I am the bidder £2500.00 you bid over :-)

Enjoy, I'm super jelly !

That price was as high as I was willing to go. Hope you get some decent use out of them. Now I have to look around to find a relatively decent speed SGI that won't break the bank or need shipping from the US.

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