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by Kumba
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: IRIX Source code
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: IRIX Source code

You guys are awesome! I've submitted exactly one patch to the Linux kernel, to the hwmon code to fix a call to a deprecated function. Extremely trivial patch that worked perfectly, it removed the call to the deprecated function and replaced it with a call to the function that replaced the deprecate...
by Kumba
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: IRIX Source code
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: IRIX Source code

If you dig around in old Linux kernel releases, like 2.4.18 and 2.5.70, you'll find buried under arch/ia64/*, a *lot* of code that is very "verbose" and the coding style and formatting completely different from the rest of the code in Linux. Don't you mean 2.5.69? Most of the SN2 code got...
by Kumba
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Internals of the duel R14k CPU modules, upgrading modules by replacing CPUs
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Internals of the duel R14k CPU modules, upgrading modules by replacing CPUs

The other issue is that documentation for the silicon starts drying up at about the R12k. You can find lots on the R10k and earlier, but after 12k it was pretty much SGI-only. I don't have much that new, but on the earlier chips multiplier was set on startup from a serial EPROM, along with cache si...
by Kumba
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: IRIX Source code
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: IRIX Source code

I haven't looked in a while but there are (or were) torrents available that claimed to be the IRIX source code. I never grabbed one because I assumed they were either fake or jailbait (remembering what the FBI did to Chris Toshok). In addition to the XFS source code that JJ mentioned, basically all...
by Kumba
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 108
Views: 4578

Re: Turning your back on windows

#4 Locked-down interface options so you're stuck with a mismatched contrasted colour scheme (while I can make it workable, it's still stupid). Obviously the the new Microsoft generation forgotten what Brad Wardell told MS to do in XP with at least making the clown interface customizable . You can t...
by Kumba
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 108
Views: 4578

Re: Turning your back on windows

I know paging doesn't work here Kumba. I was just hoping you'd encounter it eventually :p. I was hoping you may be able to offer insight into Gentoo-hardened vs something like Qubes or comment on the Linux policy of burying broken shit under less-broke shit (ALSA being unable to handle multiple sou...
by Kumba
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 108
Views: 4578

Re: Turning your back on windows

Certainly sounds problematic, but do you believe it is enough of an issue that Qubes use of systemd makes it less secure (even with virtualization and all the security stuff) than something like Devuan? Of course, no code is perfect, but I would think Qubes still has the advantage, even with system...
by Kumba
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane - Red Light Bar PROM Error
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Octane - Red Light Bar PROM Error

Hey everyone! Got an issue with SGI Octane, hope to find solutions here. First of all, I want to point out that it's not actually problem that I have, cos I'm not good with computers, so a friend of mine is helping me with ressurecting that badboy, but his english is even worse than mine, so... :D ...
by Kumba
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 31
Views: 968

Re: Dallas chips

I had ordered new Dallas chips for my nekkid O2, the only one is DS1687-5+, not the DS1687-5. When I put in the new chip, the O2 doesn't turn on. Where can I get the exact Dallas chip it needs? A bit late to the convo. Any DS1687* chips you find these days are going to be old, and the battery would...
by Kumba
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: MaXX is back!
Replies: 187
Views: 11655

Re: MaXX is back!

he's baaaaaack! Sorry for the lack of updates. My health has been up and down for quite a while, but I think we've figured it out :) Updates: 1) HP acquired SGI... I've reopened the discussion and waiting for a reply If you could ask them to dump hardware documentation/specifications for "ISD&...
by Kumba
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: eBay Searches acting a bit weird?
Replies: 2
Views: 293

eBay Searches acting a bit weird?

Has anyone else noticed that, seemingly as of at least a week ago, searches on eBay seemed to be far less accurate than normal? Like, I used to just go to the main eBay home page for the US (.com), type in "sgi", wait, switch to "newly listed", then filter to just the "Compu...
by Kumba
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: DUAL Vpro graphics in my new octane, locked and clean.
Replies: 42
Views: 2232

Re: DUAL Vpro graphics in my new octane, locked and clean.

You can put up to 3 MGRAS graphics boards in an Octane, but I have never heard of the triple CPU option :mrgreen: Octane's HEART chip was built to support up to four CPUs (and 16 DIMMs), but SGI never expanded the system out to actually use that. I've always wondered if the ramp-design of the HEART...
by Kumba
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: [Deleted Post]
Replies: 15
Views: 1793

Re: Once and For All: Here is how to make a *PROPER* SGI 13W3 to VGA Adapter!! Will work with *ALL* VGA Monitors and KVM

Does anyone know of a good source to acquire the 13w3 DIY adapter kits? I've looked on Monoprice, Pccables, Amazon, and eBay. All I can find are the premade cables that are predominantly the Sun-to-PC versions (despite many of them claiming SGI compatibility).
by Kumba
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: The ghetto Onyx2: 4*300MHz, IR3
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: The ghetto Onyx2: 4*300MHz, IR3

oh, and I also wonder how the CD-drive in the picture can work when its feets are standing up vertically :shock: :shock: :shock: No problem, there are little catches in the CDROM tray which prevent the disc from falling out. Also quite handy if you want to place an Indigo2 on it's feet. These catch...
by Kumba
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: The ghetto Onyx2: 4*300MHz, IR3
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: The ghetto Onyx2: 4*300MHz, IR3

iirc a quad 300 with an ir2 was around 750w My 4x R14000/500 Onyx2 pulls about ~708W idle with just one SCSI disk. Graphics is not spun up because I'm booting Linux on the thing. I do have the PCI shoebox installed, but pulled all of the cards. Seems that for each PCI card, you raise the power cons...

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