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by scottE
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

Wow. Almost wish I still had mine.

(Well, not really. I was moving, and… I don't really need such things.)
by scottE
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: An Old IRIX Demo (And Carcharodon's Latest)
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: An Old IRIX Demo (And Carcharodon's Latest)

dexter1 wrote:Newton



That's it! Thanks!
by scottE
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: An Old IRIX Demo (And Carcharodon's Latest)
Replies: 2
Views: 178

An Old IRIX Demo (And Carcharodon's Latest)

I've been having some issues with getting Carcharodon (I2 teal, 200 MHz, Extreme) to boot. Thought it might be bad RAM, but even though only one bank is filled, I was usually getting happy boot chimes, though it would hang immediately (usually) after that. So I basically disassembled the whole compu...
by scottE
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 314
Views: 18919

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Newly pointless thing I'm doing right now: sharing out this image I made: Trex-skull-RwB-anaglypghic3Dbloggy.jpg …which I appear to be unreasonably proud of (the stereoscopic aspect, I mean). You need Red/Blue stereoscopic glasses to get the best effect, but I learned how to do this in Photoshop onl...
by scottE
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Hot Mix 16 Online
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Hot Mix 16 Online

This is definitely cool. I should scrounge up the only Hot Mix CD I have and give it a whirl. (Not even sure which one I have.)
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: 402

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: 402

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: 402

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: 402

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: 374

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: 374

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: 374

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: 464

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: 581

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: 1571

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...

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