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by miod
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Upgrading an Indy - is it worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Upgrading an Indy - is it worth it?

X11 on the Indy works very well, so there would be no problem to run Firefox or Opera on a Linux box and forward it to the Indy. I've done exactly that, myself! :D I used to do this (on an Indigo 2). However GUI toolkits used by popular X11 applications seem to have completely forgotten that some p...
by miod
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Linux / IRIX combination makes my file system go bonk...
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Linux / IRIX combination makes my file system go bonk...

josehill wrote:Good reminder about scp. Scp ain't Unix. :D


Ahem. scp is the rcp protocol over an ssh connection, to the letter. So while it's a shame rcp is quite limited, I wouldn't pretend scp isn't unixy...
by miod
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Personal Iris: Can't set tod clock.
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Personal Iris: Can't set tod clock.

I've never seen this before, Indigos just keep on repeating the TOD clock error Actually, this is not true. On my Indigo R4k with a dead battery, it keeps on repeating the TOD clock error for exactly two hours, then drops to the PROM menu. What I don't know, however, is if there is a fixed number o...
by miod
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: OpenBSD works on SGI now
Replies: 53
Views: 2877

Re: OpenBSD works on SGI now

wonko wrote:To answer my own question:

The installer blows up if the machine has more than 1GB ram.

Actually, on Octane, you can use up to 1.5GB without hitting the bug.

The good thing is that I have narrowed it down and I'll fix it shortly. :)
by miod
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: What SUN hardware do we have?
Replies: 293
Views: 28982

Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

sbarton wrote:I really would love to play with a AG-10e on my SS20 but they are so rare, I doubt I'll ever stumble across one.


There used to be a few on eBay some time ago, and it was easier to get an AG-10e than a ZX or Turbo ZX. If you wait long enough I'm sure there will be some on offer again.
by miod
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: What SUN hardware do we have?
Replies: 293
Views: 28982

Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

If you want to add 24-bit visuals to a non-SX SS10, your only reasonable option is to install a ZX board. The Fujitsu AG-10e are also good options, and (in my experience) do not heat as much as the ZX cards. But then they are not supported under recent Solaris versions, although there are reports o...
by miod
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: What SUN hardware do we have?
Replies: 293
Views: 28982

Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

You can't put a CG12 in an SS10 or SS20, and you really don't want to anyway. Ah, but you can, using an SBus extension (though then the board isn't technically in the sparcstation...) The only use of CG12 boards, besides heating, is to brag you've got a Matrox graphics card in your old sun machine ...
by miod
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: up2000+ questions
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: up2000+ questions

It indeed looks like SRM console is configured to use a serial console, but will accept input from glass console if asked nicely (i.e. with the reset button). If you get a >>> SRM prompt, the command to switch console back to glass console is ``set console graphics'', and you'll need to power-cycle ...
by miod
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Dec 3000 keyboard/mouse question.
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Dec 3000 keyboard/mouse question.

Don't forget to do

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set console graphics

and

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set server off

to make sure the machine will thoroughly initialize the framebuffer and input devices on POST.
by miod
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: OpenBSD/sgi
Replies: 59
Views: 5956

Re: OpenBSD/sgi

I'll pull some snapshots later on and test, as I happen to own two dual-R16k O350s NUMAlinked. That would be terrific! Let me know if there's an IRC somewhere I should join to collaborate with you... I'm afraid I am seldom seen on IRC those years, but I try to answer all my mail without too much de...
by miod
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: OpenBSD/sgi
Replies: 59
Views: 5956

Re: OpenBSD/sgi

O350 "working" meaning what? Meaning that an Origin 350 is now used to build the OpenBSD/sgi snapshots. Is PCI probing supported? Yes. Which also means the on-board SCSI and gigabit Ethernet controllers are recognized and working. Does NUMA work? Multiple-o350 configurations could not be ...
by miod
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: OpenBSD/sgi
Replies: 59
Views: 5956

Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Any more current comments on the status of OpenBSD/sgi? The OpenBSD port page says things are working fine (including X11), while FAQ page on X configuration mentions for sgi "no X servers, only X clients." (Apr 09 version). That's clearly an error in the FAQ. Framebuffer support is curre...
by miod
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Can't ping from PROM
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Can't ping from PROM

The PROM ping command does not use ICMP packets as (almost) everything else does, but tries to connect to the ``echo'' port (#7); I don't remember at the moment if this is a TCP or UDP connection. Many Unix-like systems nowadays have this port disabled; if you want to use the PROM ping command, you ...

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