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by mapesdhs
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with a VW320?
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: What to do with a VW320?

At least it already has the latest fw and Win2K, which is good. Only thing I would do is up the RAM to 512MB and move the OS onto a 15K SCSI (QLA1280 is a good choice).

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 50
Views: 2600

Re: how things should be shipped properly

Trippynet wrote:... Ian, I can understand why you sometimes ship the seller packaging for them to use!


I always do it for O2s if I can, often for other systems aswell. Done this six times recently for various systems, most recently a Fuel that arrived last Friday.

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 50
Views: 2600

Re: how things should be shipped properly

That happened to me once with an O2 I bought, though I did get a partial refund (the case was obliterated, but the unit itself still worked). That's why my packaging may be regarded by some as being so OTT, but it has to be in order to ensure safe delivery. Nothing is ever foolproof though, one time...
by mapesdhs
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel DMediaPro DM6 PCI Digital Video
Replies: 22
Views: 15948

Re: Fuel DMediaPro DM6 PCI Digital Video

How much would you ask? :D

Re PSUs, have you been following the ATX adapter thread? I bought twenty. 8)

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel DMediaPro DM6 PCI Digital Video
Replies: 22
Views: 15948

Re: Fuel DMediaPro DM6 PCI Digital Video

uunix wrote:Just to confirm then, mine is not an OEM with no 013 sticker.


If it's not an SGI card, what markings does it have instead, if any?

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel DMediaPro DM6 PCI Digital Video
Replies: 22
Views: 15948

Re: Fuel DMediaPro DM6 PCI Digital Video

Just to clarify, so your kind is the green type but it's not an SGI original? ie. no 013 sticker? If so, and it's recognised, then I expect it'll be ok. I'm guessing Discreet sw can't use it because Flame/Smoke doesn't use OpenML bits (so I figure).

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel DMediaPro DM6 PCI Digital Video
Replies: 22
Views: 15948

Re: Fuel DMediaPro DM6 PCI Digital Video

Old thread, but a relevant query: anyone know if the generic version of the green card (-001) would work in Fuel? I found a source, but the card doesn't have an SGI sticker on it.

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with a VW320?
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: What to do with a VW320?

(sometimes I wonder whether but for women, we'd all have personal spaceships by now... ;) Yeah, the 320/540 blew conventional PCs away completely when they first came out. People forget this. However, this only applies to tasks where IVC makes a significant difference. In other areas, such as straig...
by mapesdhs
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with a VW320?
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: What to do with a VW320?

Testing a 320 when it came out was the first time I saw a PC load and display a large 50MB 2D image as fast as an Octane can do (spiroyster, I assume you're referring to MGRAS, as VPro easily allowed Octane to manipulate big images, and custom sw like ELT meant that MGRAS was pretty good aswell). I ...
by mapesdhs
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 50
Views: 2600

Re: how things should be shipped properly

Add on some extra! Already used the foam several times to have systems sent to me from England, people who didn't have packaging so I sent them boxes, etc., 300+ miles each way. :D

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Onyx R10k IR deskside on the 'Bay
Replies: 33
Views: 799

Re: Onyx R10k IR deskside on the 'Bay

Took me all day, plus a trip to the Computer History Museum, to convince my wife to let me buy it and boom, already sold. ... I knew someone who made it a condition of his marriage that one day he'd buy a high-end used SGI, and he did, a quad-195 Onyx2 for $75K (this was quite a long time ago, when...
by mapesdhs
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)
Replies: 86
Views: 10495

Re: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)

I also referenced JJ's repair info while sorting some misbehaving Fuels these past couple of weeks, helped me get three working again, and now I'm more confident I can repair some mbds that are acting weird.

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)
Replies: 86
Views: 10495

Re: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)

Topics like this are ridiculous for me :roll: So why do you post? I enjoy seeing jj's efforts to keep the prototype going, and sometimes it reveals interesting things about where the design came from. I note for instance that some Fuel mbds have an extra SCSI port on the mbd. Is it functional? Not ...
by mapesdhs
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)
Replies: 86
Views: 10495

Re: Fuel prototype (BLUE!)

Y888099 wrote:So, what was/is the goal?


Presumably the challenge of getting things working again, among other things. Boy, you really are a glass-half-empty kinda guy...
by mapesdhs
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Firefox3 rebuild
Replies: 97
Views: 6891

Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Alas I stopped using Firefox (on a Fuel) as my main browser after too many sites I use specifically began blocking older browsers (eg. online banking), and of course the flash and js issues were becoming increasingly problematic. Would be nice to use IRIX if I could, but these days it's not practica...

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