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by vishnu
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Boxed Indy R5K
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: FS: Boxed Indy R5K

Also, "a descendant of the Indy will be used in Time Warner's test of interactive TV" That was the last thing Jim Clark championed at SGI before he left to found a tiny little startup named Mosaic Communications (later renamed, following an acrimonious legal battle with the University of ...
by vishnu
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New octane does nothing
Replies: 67
Views: 1023

Re: New octane does nothing

Honestly I wonder if I've just gotten extremely unlucky and the cable I ordered still isn't a true null-modem cable. This is the 13w3 cable I ordered , shouldn't it be correct? I wonder if both the cables just don't work properly or something and I just got super unlucky. I kind of doubt it, but ma...
by vishnu
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: tezro DM3/VBOB/DM5 - multiple links
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: tezro DM3/VBOB/DM5 - multiple links

Thanks for the honour Vishnu :oops: , but it may be miss-placed somewhat. My VBOB usage has been strictly limited to using it with discreet products and if I get signal present output when I serial into the VBOB I'm generally happy. What I do know, you can see serial 2 is receiving something by con...
by vishnu
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: tezro DM3/VBOB/DM5 - multiple links
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: tezro DM3/VBOB/DM5 - multiple links

Thanks for the honour Vishnu :oops: , but it may be miss-placed somewhat. My VBOB usage has been strictly limited to using it with discreet products and if I get signal present output when I serial into the VBOB I'm generally happy. What I do know, you can see serial 2 is receiving something by con...
by vishnu
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New octane does nothing
Replies: 67
Views: 1023

Re: New octane does nothing

Presumably that's the disk that came with it? With some version of IRIX on it? Yeah, it should have 6.5.30 on it. What I've always done, when a disk won't spin up, is take a butter knife and gently tap the top of the drive at powerup, hopefully helping the platter(s) overcome the static coefficient...
by vishnu
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: tezro DM3/VBOB/DM5 - multiple links
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: tezro DM3/VBOB/DM5 - multiple links

I think the closest we've got to a VBOB expert here is uunix, speaking for myself I've never been able to get mine to work properly... :roll:
by vishnu
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Question on Software Revision
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Question on Software Revision

Here's the link to request an account, nekochan members are automatically approved:

http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Special:RequestAccount
by vishnu
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New octane does nothing
Replies: 67
Views: 1023

Re: New octane does nothing

LarBob wrote:It appears that the BaseIO, QA, and Heart LEDs are all illuminated


That's exactly as it should be, curiouser and curiouser... :shock:

LarBob wrote:Also, I can feel that the hard disk isn't spun up.

Presumably that's the disk that came with it? With some version of IRIX on it?
by vishnu
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Boxed Indy R5K
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: FS: Boxed Indy R5K

Interesting, four years after the Indy first came out:
by vishnu
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Boxed Indy R5K
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: FS: Boxed Indy R5K

Wow, that's a gem! Is there a date on the packing list?
by vishnu
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Question on Software Revision
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Question on Software Revision

If you request a wiki account you could add that to the wiki yourself, most nekochan members (or at least the ones who stick around for more than a day or two) end up getting one... :P
by vishnu
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New octane does nothing
Replies: 67
Views: 1023

Re: New octane does nothing

Okay, I set up another machine to try again and still got nothing. I tried both serial ports on the Octane as well. Nothing. 9600 8N1. I guess I'll have to get another system module when I have more frogskins sometime in the not-so-distant future :? :lol: Something I forgot to ask; you have the key...
by vishnu
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New octane does nothing
Replies: 67
Views: 1023

Re: New octane does nothing

Yeah, minicom was set up for /dev/ttyS0 9600 8N1. Okay, well that's right then. Just for funzies did you try it with both serial ports on both your Octane and your Linux box? We're grabbing at straws at this point. According to the Octane Owner's Guide the next step is to replace the system module....
by vishnu
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New octane does nothing
Replies: 67
Views: 1023

Re: New octane does nothing

Okay, I tried using minicom with the new cable and still get nothing. Well if that isn't teh suck... :shock: At this point we have to start being really picayune, I'm not trying to insult you I'm sure you know exactly what you're doing, but to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, once you've eliminated the ...
by vishnu
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Wow. Installing cu has turned out to be a nightmare.
Replies: 7
Views: 150

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

If you're using static IP and all the computers on your LAN are on the same subnet, then all you need is a hub (or a crossover cable) and you should be able to ftp anything you want from your OSX box to your Indy. According to the "Serial Access" page on the wiki cu is in the eoe.sw.uucp p...

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