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by miod
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB PS2 Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: WTB PS2 Keyboard/Mouse

SGI MIPS computers requires keyboards that fully implement the PS/2 keyboard specification. Most keyboards do not. To be more precise, IRIX runs PS/2 keyboard in scancode set #3, which nothing but IBM PS/2 computers BIOSes really care about. PS/2 keyboards from the first half of the '90s will usual...
by miod
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...
Replies: 163
Views: 12351

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

uunix, please stop wasting your time on douchebags.
by miod
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Free to a good home: Indy XL presenter board (Corona)
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Free to a good home: Indy XL presenter board (Corona)

I have scavenged an average Indy (R4400SC, 150MHz, 64MB, 24-bit XL, dead drive) recently, and it came with an XL presenter board ("CORONA INDY INTERFACE", 030-8239-003 rev B). Unfortunately, it came without any cables or presenter box, so it is completely useless to me. I thus can't test i...
by miod
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel CPU Disabled
Replies: 29
Views: 832

Re: Fuel CPU Disabled

but if I read correctly the referenced thread, they tried with the env monitoring enabled. One of the i2c chips that L1 uses for env monitoring is on the V10/V12 board itself... Or was it tried also with the env monitoring disabled ? Ah, that would explain the i2c complains. I don't remember if thi...
by miod
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel CPU Disabled
Replies: 29
Views: 832

Re: Fuel CPU Disabled

I don't think the fuel did worked before the graphics card swap, as apparently they cannot run without a graphics card and I did not have one. Is that a fact (e.g. from SGI documentation)? Why should a Fuel not run without a graphics card? It is not documented, but experimentally verified: http://f...
by miod
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun Ultra 2 Creator without graphic card
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Sun Ultra 2 Creator without graphic card

Dalplex wrote:The problem right now is that it complaining the dev FB not right as the Cgsix was not the original framebuffer. None of the openwin nor, cde was working even after enabled the dtconfig -e. Still studying how to do the Packadd -d.

Just boot -r and things should fix themselves.
by miod
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...
Replies: 163
Views: 12351

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

I seen absolutely no reason why there should be so much animosity between members on this forum, we all share a common interest! Unfortunately, some people here are in write-only mode and can't seem to be bothered to read messages from years ago explaining why things have been done the way they hav...
by miod
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

duck wrote:I'm surprised as to how different the board layout is compared to my AlphaPC 164 (no suffix).

IIRC PC164 use FPM (non-EDO) 72-pin memory while 164SX and 164LX use 168-pin SDRAM.
by miod
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

I wouldn't be surprised if your kernels lack support for V6/V8. Do you have an impact board to try?
by miod
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 778
Views: 26053

Re: your latest purchase

My previous 3 cars were Peugeot and there never was any problems with rust on any of them That's because they are not old enough. Rust was extremely common on french cars built up to the beginning of the 80s. Renault in particular built cars in the middle of the 70s from steel procesed in Italy, wh...
by miod
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My latest in deep personal stupidity...
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: My latest in deep personal stupidity...

Why not boot single user ("stop for maintainance" on powerup, then get a prompt and enter "single"), mount your disks, and cp from the single-user shell?
by miod
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

I think it's a RSH, RLOGIN problem. these services are activated in inetd.conf. Not sure about my hosts??? Restoration of the filesystem is likely done using rcp, thus it requires the server to accept rsh connections as root. You might want to temporarily put a .rhosts file with "+" in th...
by miod
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

If "minifs" contains a miniroot filesystem, which you have written to partition 1, I rate it unlikely that the name of the file within that miniroot filesystem which contains the kernel you are meant to boot is also "minifs". it may be called 'munix' though. have a look at minif...
by miod
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

So, the transfer via the "ethernet restore" on tadpole is successfully ... (transfer DONE !!! god) ... But after... NOTHING! I must see a restore menu/options ... But here ... NOTHING DAMN! Now that you have transferred the recovery image to the swap partition, you need to boot off it. Ha...
by miod
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

Can you run tcpdump on the tftp server machine (tcpdump ether host <ethernet address of the tadpole machine>) to check that a tftp transfer really occurs? If the transfer seems to go well but nothing happens after it seems completed, you might want to make the file unpadded by appending a few random...

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