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by scottE
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.

Makes sense. Ugh, I hate being caught unprepared like that, so since I found the jaz drive, I'm going to master some bootable overlay disks for future use, since I don't have any for 6.5.22. I've been parting out a lot of the old collection to pay some bills and fund our next art show, so much of th...
by scottE
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.

But the discs I made from the IRIX 6.5.22 overlays on OS X don't work or won't work (udf is apparently readable from everything but swmgr How did you actually burn/master the packages? Why UDF instead of Rock Ridge or something? 1. On OS X El Capitan (laptop, but used an external drive to burn the ...
by scottE
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.

Might try that--if I can't work anything else out (I lack an Ethernet crossover cable or a kit and supplieds to make a crossover cable). But as it happens, I found my old scsi jazz drive! I was able to stumble on a blank disk, too. 1 GB only, which wasn't enough for all three overlay sets, but it tu...
by scottE
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.

Right. I've never done this before. But the discs I made from the IRIX 6.5.22 overlays on OS X don't work or won't work (udf is apparently readable from everything but swmgr/inst—literally. I can copy a few files, get a dir listing from ls at the shell, but swmgr just doesn't like it ). I wish I kne...
by scottE
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My latest in deep personal stupidity...
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: My latest in deep personal stupidity...

Why not boot single user ("stop for maintainance" on powerup, then get a prompt and enter "single"), mount your disks, and cp from the single-user shell? Perfect! Thank you! That solved the issue. (Though I didn't have to mount anything, just log in. And I used mv instead of cp....
by scottE
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My latest in deep personal stupidity...
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: My latest in deep personal stupidity...

Black Cardinal wrote:you should still be able to remotely log in over the network, or use the serial console.


Alas, neither of these are an option.
by scottE
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My latest in deep personal stupidity...
Replies: 4
Views: 137

My latest in deep personal stupidity...

So I've managed to bork X windows on my Indy, possibly by following these instructions here , but probably not to the letter. So when I rebooted Helicoprion , I get the usual screens on startup, and then an unhelpful black frame once it logs into the user account. I've been … away, so it's hard to r...
by scottE
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: 3D Studio R4 IRIX render node
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: 3D Studio R4 IRIX render node

Probably because Autodesk kind of got it backwards with this one - render nodes should be cheap, common machines bought en masse and networked into an inexpensive farm. That's what studios were doing in the late '90s: the actual 3D modeling & animation was created on expensive SGI workstations ...
by scottE
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Advice Request: I need to sell a Pineapple (Apple II clone)
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Advice Request: I need to sell a Pineapple (Apple II clone)

Me too!

Unfortunately, I'm probably not going to be too picky about where it ends up. We need the space/cash pretty badly.

vishnu wrote:Holy freakin' wow, socketed ICs! :shock:


Yep! It was apparently a kit.
by scottE
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 1041

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

I understand the Windows 10 apprehension, I feel the same way about post-Snow Leopard OS X! I'm glad you have positive experiences with Apple. Oh, I'm not apprehensive . I just dislike it, which pretty much extends to every Windows release. Well, not Windows 2.0, because that was relatively easy to...
by scottE
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 1041

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Oh, Apples are good for arts, especially historically. Today, however, I'd say Windows is on level ground, at least in terms of applications. Maybe! But then I'd probably have to run Windows 10, and that's just … not happening. I'd sooner switch to ink, oils, and gouache for good (but I fantasize a...
by scottE
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 1041

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Wow. I kind of want to hear about the metal shavings.
by scottE
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 1041

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Raion-Fox wrote:I have to say I like the name Mamoru Oshii being mentioned. Just not attached to Apples.


No issue for me. I carried that laptop for almost 5 years. Did a lot of art with it.
by scottE
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 1041

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Knock on wood, I've never killed a keyboard (at least not by accident :twisted: ) Obviously, the alternative is to have internet reviewers/bloggers pound like a gorilla on the machine and then complain about keyboard flex if it moves more than 6 microns. I may have been really angry once. Bent the ...
by scottE
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 1041

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

This was the machine that broke me of ever wanting to deal with laptops again. I swapped the screen out for a working one, and then I was done with laptop service forever. I've also done a 3GS iPhone battery swap (before device recycling was available in our area). Never again. These are just challe...

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