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by dexter1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...
Replies: 130
Views: 10543

Re: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...

I think Jan-Jaap has summarized very clearly our reasons to come together on this forum, which is to talk constructively about SGI (and other vintage) computers and the former company, engage in development, performing restoration, exchanging tips and show pictures of the machines to others: like on...
by dexter1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [not mine] Dutch lot of SGI PC's
Replies: 3
Views: 107

[not mine] Dutch lot of SGI PC's

This might be interesting for some: https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/computers-en-software/sun-sgi-en-unix/m1185725705-silicon-graphics-computers-beeldschermen.html?c=8c285449651fa109c354bbabe740c1b&previousPage=lr&pos=6 Looks like three SGI 320 and two 230/330 and a silver model marked "wa...
by dexter1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Possible clone Sparc Station 5 hdd?
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Possible clone Sparcultra 5 hdd?

One possible way is to check if there is another internal SCSI connector which you can hook up the new disk. Because the SS5 can carry an optional CDROM, chances are that there is a 50 pin internal SCSI connector. You can buy an adapter 50 pin SCSI<->80 pin SCA and hook up the second disk. If this i...
by dexter1
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Possible clone Sparc Station 5 hdd?
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Possible clone Sparcultra 5 hdd?

Looking from the pictures, the SparcStation 5 has room for a single SCA 80-pin SCSI disk. (correct me if i'm wrong)

If you shop around you can purchase very quiet modern SCA SCSI disks which, if jumpered for Single Ended operation, can replace your original disk.
by dexter1
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Boxed Indy R5K
Replies: 26
Views: 993

Re: FS: Boxed Indy R5K

... and an R5000 badge!

Sweet box, good that it found a new home.
by dexter1
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane graphics problem
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: SGI Octane graphics problem

this one?
Kudos for taking the risk. At 35$ it's a cheap project to play with :)

First make sure that the compression connector isn't shot. Does it have traces of cleaning or is it bent? If the connector is fine, try and fit the SE to the the XIO slot B
by dexter1
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Problems with network install of O2 using a Linux server
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Problems with network install of O2 using a Linux server

You are using ip addresses for the install/bootp server in your bootp() command. I believe you should change that to the actual name of the server.
by dexter1
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Problems with network install of O2 using a Linux server
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Problems with network install of O2 using a Linux server

Dina is among other places over here As for the tftpd problem, there can be a number of problems preventing you from booting programs for SGI machines. I have a Ubuntu 16.04 install server myself, what packages are you using for - rsh - tftpd also, what bootptab are you using? I'm going to send you ...
by dexter1
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

Ok, solved. I just had to replace empty* /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers with /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers.N. *) Probably caused by initial installation of 6.5.5 -> adding inst patch -> 6.5.22 (I was not able to start directly with 6.5.22 when installed over network... not sure where was the problem). If yo...
by dexter1
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

What IRIX version are you running on that Octane? Do a 'uname -aR' What is troubling is that the hinv still doesn't show your gfx card in IRIX. I'm not sure if this is caused by the current kernel in /unix preventing hinv to detect your odyssey card. If you can list the contents of the root file sys...
by dexter1
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?

In my PhD years in the mid '90s the university bought SGI Indy's to replace the ageing Sun IPC/SLC and SparcStations. Most of my unix experience came from that period using them for scientific researchand and, well, other 'stuff'. And hey, it booted with a chime! That was awesome. And the camera, th...
by dexter1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: How to open a cdrom drive XM-5401B?
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: How to open a cdrom drive XM-5401B?

i haven't ever seen a unit with grounding bolt and cable attached, and your unit doesn't have a grounding bolt either but the fact that there is a recession where the grounding bolt should be makes the shell hard to separate form the bottom plastic.
by dexter1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: How to open a cdrom drive XM-5401B?
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: How to open a cdrom drive XM-5401B?

I'm not sure and if you do, chances are that heat pads are glued between the plate and some controller chips. Be careful with that.
But check the grounding bolt recession first. Maybe by taking that into account you can release the shell without removing the bottom plate.
by dexter1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: How to open a cdrom drive XM-5401B?
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: How to open a cdrom drive XM-5401B?

It's been a while i disassembled such a unit but i can't remember the procedure anymore. I believe you need to remove all screws you can access from the bottom and then "slightly" open the aluminium shell to pass those tabs. Don't overdo it, or you bend the aluminium case. There is also th...
by dexter1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Windows for serious business
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Windows for serious business

We don't have ever more than 30-40 concurrent conferences. The application requirements are: - Dual core - a very specific Java release, that requires an Oracle contract to download - Windows 2008 R2 or 2012 (it crashes on 2012 R2) - 8GB of RAM Seriously, you can implement the same functionality wi...

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