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by akimmet
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Solaris software?
Replies: 29
Views: 1855

Re: Solaris software?

You might be able to low level format the drive using the format command on the Solaris install disc. Another route may be to download and burn SystemRescueCD 0.4.0 Sparc64 and use it to run the linux version of sg3-utils. Either way try to have the machine on a UPS when doing this, a power failure ...
by akimmet
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: PayPal Donation Link Added (plugin requires Prosilver theme)
Replies: 104
Views: 8903

Re: PayPal Donation Link Added (Closed for now)

Although I haven't been active here for quite a few years, this site has a lot of information that can only be found here. I couldn't help but donate, since I still commonly find some useful posts here.
by akimmet
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: GTK+ and SGI VPro graphics incompatible!
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Old bugs are new again!

I was fighting a Linux problem (again!) , where all gtk+-1 apps were displaying all pixmaps as translucent. It may have looked cool to the eye candy junkies, but it made most programs unreadable. I have been messing around trying to fix it for some hours, then I remembered reading about a similar pr...
by akimmet
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SD-M1401 Firmware
Replies: 2
Views: 198

SD-M1401 Firmware

I have always noticed on all of my machines (Octane O2, or Indy) that has a SD-M1401 connected to it never worked correctly with cdman. The counter would stay at 0.0 and the player would not continue to the next track. It really isn't important, but it just happens to be slightly annoying. However; ...
by akimmet
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: painted cat
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: painted cat

It is possible to paint a cat? I would think you would end up dieing from blood loss in the attempt!
by akimmet
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: sound systems...
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Re: sound systems...

I don't have any pro stuff any more, not enough room and not enough time. However I do have a nice Pioneer 9500II amp and tuner to keep me happy enough. Not to mention some 12" speakers...
by akimmet
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Joomla & Nekoware perl, mysql5, db4
Replies: 30
Views: 12020

Re: Joomla & Nekoware perl, mysql5, db4

Swmgr dosen't know how to find the tardist files for your prerequisites (never has never will). Swmgr wasn't deisgned to deal with external prequisites packed into tardist files. You can try installing the nekoware versions of perl, mysql, and db4 first but I'm certain you will run into even more pr...
by akimmet
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tan Indy r5000
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: Tan Indy r5000

dc_v01 wrote:Or hell, maybe the sticker is on all Indys, I'm not at home now to look at mine.


Almost all Indy machines have those stickers.
by akimmet
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: converting o2 audio only to audio+video
Replies: 18
Views: 908

Re: converting o2 audio only to audio+video

Most O2 audio modules are like that, with the analog video connectors covered with tape. Only late versions of the audio only module actually have the connectors missing.
by akimmet
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: good ol` times ...
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: good ol` times ...

That's strange, I had my copy of In the Wake of Poseidon on the turntable when I came across this thread... Cat food!
by akimmet
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Nekoware DVDs
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Nekoware DVDs

PM sent.
by akimmet
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Nekoware DVDs
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Nekoware DVDs

Is there anyone currently offering Nekoware DVDs? It would help those of us still high-speed internet impaired. It would take me decades to download this stuff myself...
by akimmet
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Parallel ZIP driver for DOS 5.00
Replies: 32
Views: 1128

Re: Parallel ZIP driver for DOS 5.00

HIMEM.SYS won't and never did work on an 8088. My elderly IBM XT has an AMD 8088 in it (100% compatable). Back in the day Intel contracted many companys to make 8088's to keep up with demand.
by akimmet
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: O2 reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: O2 reliability

The O2 is probably one of the most finicky of any *NIX workstation I've ever come across. I hear the Multia is worse but I never had one. However; after a good cleaning and careful reassembly of mine it seems to be working great. The biggest problem seems to be the relatively flimsy motherboard tray...
by akimmet
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SCSI choices, choices, choices..
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: SCSI choices, choices, choices..

... one of the Adaptecs in the O2, which I have yet to dismantle. The 2940UW is the normal one for an O2 but somewhere I remember reading a post by someone who did a little hack to get a different (newer ? probably) Adaptec card recognized by Irix. Sorry my memory isn't better. It was a hack to get...

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