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by jan-jaap
Wed May 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Inventory/Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Inventory/Catalog

In Excel, it would be very hard to track the specifications of such different devices, unless you would restrict yourself to tracking only things like manufacturer and device type. I do not care about specifications. My inventory exists primarily to help me make decisions about buying and selling s...
by jan-jaap
Wed May 24, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: IRIX 5.3 winterm on macOS X11 display: text input garbled
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: IRIX 5.3 winterm on macOS X11 display: text input garbled

OK, I fixed it but I don't understand why. It's the 'Option keys send Alt_L and Alt_R' checkbox:
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Now to set up XDMCP :)
by jan-jaap
Wed May 24, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: IRIX 5.3 winterm on macOS X11 display: text input garbled
Replies: 1
Views: 75

IRIX 5.3 winterm on macOS X11 display: text input garbled

X11 display server : X11.app on macOS "sierra" I telnet into my Indy running IRIX 5.3, and start a winterm with display output to the Mac. When I start to type into the winterm window, I get this: screenshot.png Some special characters work (^L clears the screen, ^H erases, ^D closes the w...
by jan-jaap
Mon May 22, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Marktplaats, not mine, Two SGI O2's
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Marktplaats, not mine, Two SGI O2's

Only half an hour away .... must resist temptation :lol:
by jan-jaap
Mon May 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Inventory/Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Inventory/Catalog

So why not use a directory structure like an inventory? This focuses very much on *where* a part is. As if things stay in the boxes they arrive in, in chronological order. I try to keep related parts together, i.e. I have a place for Octane/Onyx2 related parts, ditto for Challenge/Onyx1, 4D series ...
by jan-jaap
Mon May 22, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Power Supply Tester (and other projects)
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: SGI Power Supply Tester

I know there is another Sun keyboard to USB device adapter though: http://kentie.net/article/sunkbd/ . Could be a candidate for making a separate, newer, smaller adapter. Nice one, the PIC18F4550 comes with a USB 2.0 interface. Shouldn't be overly complicated to build something similar for the 4D/I...
by jan-jaap
Wed May 17, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Fibre Channel Switches
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Fibre Channel Switches

You should really use the serial port. I'm not sure the port is PC DB9 compatible, you may have to create your own cable. The trick is essentially to boot it in single user mode from the boot rom. If the boot rom is password protected and prints out a boot password recovery challenge I can solve tha...
by jan-jaap
Tue May 16, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: EBAY US - What's this? Infinite Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 793

Re: EBAY US - What's this? Infinite Performance

I suppose the TMDS version for IR3/IR4 graphics serves the same purpose. Correct. I have a DG5-TVO in my Onyx2, which connects to a VBOB w./ DM5 with a pair of DVI cables. This a HD-GVO (graphics to video) option. The system has a DM2 as well, which provides the regular (HD/SD) video I/O. What it l...
by jan-jaap
Tue May 16, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Linux NPTL: Who on the Earth planet does really need it?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Linux NPTL: Who on the Earth planet does really need it?

Come on, these rants are getting silly. What's next, a rant about the pains of switching from a.out to ELF and glibc? We all need to vent from time to time, but if you are stuck with a 9 year old kernel then stay with equally old tools, libraries and what not. The prehistoric Linux pthreads implemen...
by jan-jaap
Tue May 16, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX 6.5.15m and upgrading
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: IRIX 6.5.15m and upgrading

CATIA uses IBM LUM licensing which has it's roots in NetLS. On IRIX a nodelock license should be in /var/lum or /opt/lum/ls/os/svr4.sgi/bin.

If this system used a floating license you'll never find it, of course because you don't have the floating license server.
by jan-jaap
Tue May 16, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [FR Sold] Indigo R4K
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: [FR Sold] Indigo R4K

May I ask a question? I've seen one Indigo, there wasn't any cooler on CPU. Just clean copper square. Is it ok? Just planning to grab, but have some doubts yet. Thanks Sounds like an R3000 CPU board (image from Gerhard Lenerz): http://sgistuff.net/hardware/systems/images/indigo-ip12a-1002.jpg This ...
by jan-jaap
Sat May 13, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Inventory/Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Inventory/Catalog

I have an Excel sheet of parts, with part#, name, status (untested/good/broken), test date, purpose (spare/sell/junk). I use it to print stickers to put on the ESD bags with the parts, to decide whether to buy something that shows up on eBay (do I have that already?), or decide whether I can sell so...
by jan-jaap
Fri May 12, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: End of the line for Itanium
Replies: 19
Views: 327

End of the line for Itanium

by jan-jaap
Fri May 12, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX for x86
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: IRIX for x86

The CPU with the weird FP bug was almost certainly the 400MHz PMC Sierra RM7000. They ended up recalling them and replacing them with slower chips because of weirdness in Maya iirc. The PROM binaries are built from the same source tree as IRIX and the standalone utilities. You might as well ask for ...
by jan-jaap
Tue May 09, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Most powerful MIPS workstation?
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

uunix wrote:Mine..

I beg to differ :D

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