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by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 928
Views: 32957

Re: your latest purchase

I haven't plugged it in yet because even though I was told it should be fine, I'm super nervous about blowing the PSU on a computer I had to have shipped from Japan as I have no step-down transformer... Since half Japan runs with ~120V and the other half with ~220V, japanese PSU are usually autosen...
by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Christmas in August if you are in Montreal/Canada – sale of SGI O2, Octane2, ONYX RE2 and Origin2K deskside
Replies: 14
Views: 705

Re: Christmas in August if you are in Montreal/Canada – sale of SGI O2, Octane2, ONYX RE2 and Origin2K deskside

I happen to have a cousin in Montreal, but I haven't been in there in four years so... "By the way, now you have 2 kids so I assume you have a truck as well? Do you have a spare room to keep a few computers for me? I'll pick up between now and next summer." Now that's evil. Everyone knows...
by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 928

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

Another point to consider is the disk drive. Assuming the machine is not diskless, the indy/challenge will require a narrow SCSI disk, which are hard to get by nowadays and are limited in capacity, while the O2 will use SCA disks, allowing for more modern (larger capacity, lower power consumption) d...
by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 928

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

I currently have a far more enjoyable tech social time posting to OCN, toms, AT, and numerous other sites about PC stuff, which given my original SGI obsession is just ridiculous. Have you considered browsing the forum with a little filtering ( http://forums.nekochan.net/ucp.php?i=zebra&mode=fo...
by miod
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 828

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

escimo wrote:
escimo wrote:On the other hand the patch 100204-01 could be under the files on some disc.
Unfortunatelly not in my archives.

100204 is only a text file documenting adb commands.
100204.txt
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by miod
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB PS2 Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 5
Views: 266

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: 12739

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: 281

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: 958

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: 958

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: 383

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: 12739

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: 685

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: 486

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?

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