Search found 5071 matches

by jan-jaap
Sat May 19, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tandem re-badged Challenge L Deskside
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: Tandem re-badged Challenge L Deskside

I might even pick up a SCSI2SD if the hard drive in this thing is toast. I hope you're aware that the system disk is normally on a High Voltage Differential SCSI bus? You can *not* put SE or LVD devices on a HVD bus or magic smoke *will* escape! The system disk is normally on bus #1 on these system...
by jan-jaap
Fri May 18, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My first SGI has arrived...
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: My first SGI has arrived...

IIRC the consensus was that retrobright works on beige plastics but not colored, nor 'granite'. Never tried myself, though. Unfortunate, because I have some keyboards that could use it.

Also, there will not be much discoloration due to UV on the *inside* of the case, right?
by jan-jaap
Fri May 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane III on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Octane III on eBay

Yeah, I think they're SuperMicro X8 generation, Westmere EP Xeons (5500/5600 series)
by jan-jaap
Thu May 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My first SGI has arrived...
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: My first SGI has arrived...

rimmer wrote:I wonder if the dark areas are the result of plastic yellowing of the surrounding case, or if the surrounding area is simply darkened with grime, which might come off?

The first option. I would not assume that that can be undone.
by jan-jaap
Thu May 17, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tandem re-badged Challenge L Deskside
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: Tandem re-badged Challenge L Deskside

The key is for a switch lock from C&K switches, http://www.ckswitches.com. The part# on the key is A126, and Mouser, Digikey etc sell replacement keys. Oh, and you're right, one key fits all.
by jan-jaap
Thu May 17, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tandem re-badged Challenge L Deskside
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: Tandem re-badged Challenge L Deskside

Hope it works! Do you know what's inside -- R4K, R8K or R10K CPUs?
by jan-jaap
Thu May 17, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Minor problems with my Octane and IRIX 6.5
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Minor problems with my Octane and IRIX 6.5

It's normal to see the "RAD thread held off" message once at shutdown. But not continuously. What version of IRIX 6.5 are you running? I remember there was something about RAD errors halfway through the 6.5 series, 6.5.14 or so.
by jan-jaap
Thu May 17, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My new computer room
Replies: 128
Views: 12526

Re: My new computer room

Well, this is not my first computer room. Like many people I've used an attic or a spare bedroom for my computers before, and like many I've had to give up that room when we had kids. Unlike many, I had the opportunity to build a new room from scratch, so I've had a chance to do it 'right' once and ...
by jan-jaap
Wed May 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My new computer room
Replies: 128
Views: 12526

Re: My new computer room

Believe it or not, but up to now wiring in the 'new' computer room has been ad-hoc. Only a few systems were properly wired, for the rest I simply ran some cables whenever I wanted to use them. This is now changing :) The reason I didn't do this before is simple: it is a *massive* job. There are some...
by jan-jaap
Wed May 16, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: doomed - use! HTTPS Everywhere - google explained why
Replies: 171
Views: 6121

Re: doomed - use! HTTPS Everywhere - google explained why

Firefox is open sores ... I'm pretty sure the only effective long-term workaround is going to be stipping their worthless ssl crap out of the browser entirely. Maybe you've noticed the growing number of sites where the HTTP version simply redirects to the HTTPS version? You don't want to remove SSL...
by jan-jaap
Wed May 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Soooo, what OS for a Macbook Pro replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Soooo, what OS for a Macbook Pro replacement

Let me preface this by saying that I absolutely love linux. It will literally never be the year of linux on the desktop. I finally gave up on my delusions about that last year. I now run my daily driver as a hackintosh, and I have never been happier. Even with the amount of ass-pain that went into ...
by jan-jaap
Tue May 15, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: VBOB Wiki
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: VBOB Wiki

Interestingly, this implies that both pipes of a DCD equipped Discreet system have identical display output.

After all, that's what the Geffen box does: it duplicates one DVI input to two DVI outputs.
by jan-jaap
Sat May 12, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Anybody got a clue with PowerSeries?
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Anybody got a clue with PowerSeries?

That PSU is a PowerOne and it's wired for 220VAC, not 110. Where the power enters the PSU, under the yellow cover, there would have to be a wire between posts 1 and 2 to configure it for 110VAC, and there is none. With the correct (220-240VAC) voltage entering the PSU there, it should always spin th...
by jan-jaap
Fri May 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Anybody got a clue with PowerSeries?
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Anybody got a clue with PowerSeries?

There are two types of PSUs for the PowerSeries: the 'silver' PowerOne, and the 'black' Cherokee. Normally you find the PowerOne in PowerSeries and the Cherokee in a Crimsom. To verify which one you have, you need to remove the plastic back panel. This works best if you place your hands underneath t...
by jan-jaap
Fri May 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tesro's real-time clock not keeping time!!!???
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Tesro's real-time clock not keeping time!!!???

IIRC there are two batteries: a yellow 'snaphat' for the PROM settings and system time, and a Dallas battery backed NVRAM for the L1. They keep time independently. The most essential things like system serial number are replicated in both, so as long as you replace either before the other runs out y...

Go to advanced search