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by duck
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My first Octane
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: My first Octane

Be careful with the disk spud trays, they can be fragile. I had one shatter...
by duck
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: NIS Password format
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: NIS Password format

My octane authenticates using LDAP, it's a bit quirky since I needed to run a local openldap server and use good ole' xdm login (clogin doesn't interface with PAM AFAIR) to get it to work. I don't remember why I had to set up the replication, but now that I look at the config file again it might hav...
by duck
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: getopt_long for IRIX
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: getopt_long for IRIX

NetBSD's pkgsrc has a package with netbsd-compatibility functions that include getopt_long. It's called libnbcompat. This works on IRIX, and might provide other useful things if you are feeling porty. http://pkgsrc.se/pkgtools/libnbcompat http://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc/pkgtools/libn...
by duck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2 R12k, 400 MHz, 1Gb RAM, V8, 73Gb SCA-2
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Octane2 R12k, 400 MHz, 1Gb RAM, V8, 73Gb SCA-2

Nice!
Also to get the IRIX minor micro version, use

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uname -R
by duck
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 71
Views: 1720

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

I use my Octane every day, although it's mostly thunderbird and a terminal to the servers in the closet.
by duck
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8322

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

Congrats sgt! It looks like new!

ClassicHasClass wrote:This is what you want (my 164LX running Tru64): viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16729421&p=7380536#p7380536


FSM damnit classic, I had forgotten about your beautiful vinyls... I so need some now :-)
by duck
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 813

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Might be fun to come see, but it's really quite far away.
by duck
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

miod wrote:IIRC PC164 use FPM (non-EDO) 72-pin memory while 164SX and 164LX use 168-pin SDRAM.


Yes, the PC164 uses 72-pin FPM. Any other differences you know of?
by duck
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

I'm surprised as to how different the board layout is compared to my AlphaPC 164 (no suffix).
by duck
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Why a static address not shown on the router
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Why a static address not shown on the router

It could be any number of things and I for one am not psychic (or somehow able to magically divine whatever the software on your router does).

Tell us what you're doing and what results you are seeing and someone might be able to give an answer.

http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
by duck
Thu May 25, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: James Bond…
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: James Bond…

The Saint finally returns to heaven. RIP.
by duck
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 278
Views: 16508

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

itsvince725 wrote:Chatting on IRC.


As to imply, there's a time when you're not? :-)
by duck
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: I started a folding at home team for nekochan.net users
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: I started a folding at home team for nekochan.net users

This is spam and thus should be treated as such. Hey guys! Give me your time and effort! We'll be a TEAM!
by duck
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: What is difference b/w soft link and mount partition
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: What is difference b/w soft link and mount partition

I sense much confusion in the questioneer. My apologies if this seems patronising, but it seems like these concepts could use a bit of a firming up. A link is a file that points to the same data as another file in a given file system. The files are exactly the same, except for there being two of the...
by duck
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Eric Raymond Talks ASCII
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

Thank you for blowing my mind, jaan, all these years I had no idea :-)

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