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by vishnu
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB skins/plastics
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: WTB skins/plastics

If anyone at SGI had a conscience they would release the models for all their skins so we could start making our own replacements. But nooooo, they will never do that because we might put SGI logos or (worse) funky non-SGI logos on our homemade skins, and as a result SGI might be made to look bad.....
by vishnu
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: nirvana editor (aka nedit) crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: nirvana editor (aka nedit) crashes

The thing to do would be to change the NEdit source code such that IsUnopt() in Motif is never called. I kind of had it in mind to do that but once I had the crash fixed by changing IsUnopt() I sort of forgot about it. :roll:
by vishnu
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: nirvana editor (aka nedit) crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: nirvana editor (aka nedit) crashes

I think the bug only affects certain types of hardware, here's a post I made about it to the Nedit development board, which was subsequently ignored by the Nedit develpers, so I went on trying to debug it myself until (by complete accident) my printf() debug statements stopped the race condition fro...
by vishnu
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: nirvana editor (aka nedit) crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: nirvana editor (aka nedit) crashes

It's a Motif bug, specifically It's a race condition in the Motif function IsUnopt(), in trying to debug it I put some printf()s into the code, which slowed things down enough that the race condition no longer occurs. Not exactly a fix but hey, it works for me! I can post a patch to the Motif source...
by vishnu
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Timezone settings do not persist after rebooting
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Timezone settings do not persist after rebooting

Have you tried rebooting? Much as I hate to say it, since /etc/TIMEZONE is read by init(1), could be worth a try...
by vishnu
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB skins/plastics
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: WTB skins/plastics

If anyone at SGI had a conscience they would release the models for all their skins so we could start making our own replacements. But nooooo, they will never do that because we might put SGI logos or (worse) funky non-SGI logos on our homemade skins, and as a result SGI might be made to look bad......
by vishnu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 84
Views: 1925

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

A Ferguson Big Board. If I recall correctly you could buy them at Sears, for any of us old-timers that remember that retailer...
by vishnu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: sgi crimsons. 2 of them
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: sgi crimsons. 2 of them

Are they gen1 or gen2 Crimsons? i.e. R4000 100MHz or R4400 150MHz? Also perhaps not a bad idea to post which graphics options they posess, IIRC there were a bunch available for Crimsons...
by vishnu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 32
Views: 641

Re: How do you explain....

I just say "Well among other things these computers did all the special effects for the Matrix trilogy, what cool stuff have people used your computers to do?" :twisted:
by vishnu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane ESI / R12000 300Mhz / 512MB / CAD-Duo
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Octane ESI / R12000 300Mhz / 512MB / CAD-Duo

- the serial for the IP30, 030-1467-001, suggests it is a later revision but it has a black handle. Is that normal? You mean the handle on the back of the IP30 for racking it in and out of the case is black? Then no, that is not normal. I've never seen one that wasn't your basic high-chrome stainle...
by vishnu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Car Talk

I had a '71 Challenger once, made the mistake of driving it in the winter and it rusted bad. Driving in Minnesota in the winter means driving through a continual fog of flying salt spray, absolute hell on everything but Deloreans...
by vishnu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Car Talk

guardian452 wrote:P.S. see the "bone" creeper? 300% recommended!


Wow you guys have very nice facilities, must be nice to work in such cleanly appointed spaces... :P

Speaking of creepers we have a couple of the Creep-Zit Pro kits, also worthy of the coveted 300 percent recommendation... 8-)
by vishnu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: SoftImage HALP!

praetor242 wrote:I tried Maya 6.5 on my O2 and it puked.


I can believe that, it even strains my dual-600 MHz Octane II with a V12 and 8 gig of RAM. :shock:
by vishnu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: SoftImage HALP!

Indeed the sad fact is that Maya Unlimited 6.5 on IRIX has vastly more utilitarian utility than Softimage... :roll:
by vishnu
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Sun Ultra 60
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: WTB: Sun Ultra 60

Good grief, I just looked at Ultra 60s on Ebay and all I can say is... Good grief! Well, actually I saw one for a reasonable price but it was a beater... :cry: When my employers took my Indigo2 away they plunked a shiny new Ultra 60 on my desk, and it ran Pro/E 2001i much better than the I2. Later t...

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