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by vishnu
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My first Octane
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: My first Octane

1byte wrote:Edit: Drives don't seem to be spinning up. I should probably just disassemble the whole thing and clean it.


Except for the front panel lights you've got quite a few warning flags popping up, that's with mopar's bootable drive and two others? Are the SCSI terminations set right?
by vishnu
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2 keyboard and mouse
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Octane2 keyboard and mouse

I've never used an SGI without an SGI branded keyboard and mouse (sacrilege! heresy!) but yeah, it's just standard PS/2 stuff they bought from vendors like NMB. :)
by vishnu
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 37
Views: 1075

Re: Things to buy....

Yeah, looks like the 1.2 version was ported to OSS, which I don't think anybody uses anymore, I think I have an earlier version IRIX binary stashed on my Sun at work (heresy, I know ;) ), I'll check when I drag myself in in the morning... Hey Vishnu, did you have any joy? I didn't have my old IRIX ...
by vishnu
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane PCI Card Cage?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Octane PCI Card Cage?

013-2304-003 is definitely the Octane card cage, and dust is definitely one of the worst enemies of Octane connectors, congrats on getting it going! :D
by vishnu
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Getting irix onto indigo2 r10k
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Getting irix onto indigo2 r10k

Fairly extensive discussion on burning IRIX CD images in this thread (by way of disclaimer I've never actually burned any myself):

http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=16724941
by vishnu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 6735

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Hopefully Power keeps hangin' in there. And AMD has had Intel doing the headless chicken a few times over the years, maybe they can pull another rabbit out of the hat... :|
by vishnu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP-UX compilers
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: HP-UX compilers

It's odd that there's almost no discussion about them in the community.hpe.com forums, either HP has developed them to the point where they work really well (re. Classic's post) or nobody's using them.
by vishnu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33169

Re: your latest purchase

It didn't get used much, I replaced it with a bigger disk right after I bought it...
by vishnu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33169

Re: your latest purchase

itsvince725 wrote:The main problem with those ESDI drives is that they have capacitors on the drive controller board that go bad. The same thing is the culprit behind PS/2 floppy drive failures.

I dunno, it doesn't look bad... 8-)
by vishnu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 6735

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

I believe the argument is that security is the selling point, not price...
by vishnu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP-UX compilers
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: HP-UX compilers

Ah yes! I see it now, HP's store is selling licenses for considerably less than their partners:

https://marketplace.hpe.com/pdp?catId=18964&reqCatId=3197899&catlevelmulti=18964_391524_3197899&prodNum=B9007AA%232AH
by vishnu
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33169

Re: your latest purchase

I've got two main obstacles with mine...one much bigger than the other. For starters, I've got no hard disk. That's kind of a major issue. I've got the hard disk that came with mine originally, it's tiny but you can have it if you want it. It's probably fine, it's been in temperature and humidity c...
by vishnu
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP-UX compilers
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: HP-UX compilers

They've discontinued the product? :shock: The user manual is still online, most recent update looks to be March 2016: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05054285 So they spend millions of dollars dumping gcc to develop their own compiler, then eh, just pull it. :evil:
by vishnu
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP-UX compilers
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: HP-UX compilers

These guys claim to have it, but I'd take that claim with a very sizeable grain of salt:

https://www.shi.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?SHISystemID=SHICommodity&ProductIdentity=16470778
by vishnu
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33169

Re: your latest purchase

Hey I've got one of those!

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