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by miod
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy Dual Ethernet Card?
Replies: 28
Views: 657

Re: Indy Dual Ethernet Card?

I'm guessing the 68020 is to implement a more effective DMA scheme as I don't really know what sort of offloading would be worth while at 10mbit on relatively fast IP22 hardware. LANCE chips have a pretty limited 24-bit bus, so perhaps the 68k moves buffers between the on-board SRAMs and main memor...
by miod
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: OpenBSD works on SGI now
Replies: 53
Views: 2969

Re: OpenBSD works on SGI now

There's no driver for xorg, so I try http://www.linuxtogo.org/~florian/files/xf86-video-impact-4000.tar.bz2 It's no use, yet. The kernel interfaces needed by this driver are not there yet in OpenBSD (the OpenBSD Impact driver was written in a rush to meet the release deadline, and still needs some ...
by miod
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: OpenBSD works on SGI now
Replies: 53
Views: 2969

Re: OpenBSD works on SGI now

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 4.7 (beta) on octane, it boots with the framebuffer and the keyboard works, but I have a panic, it can't "mount root", then I don't understand the error edit: woops, I think I use the bad image, I'll try again You need to boot bsd.rd.IP30 to start the install...
by miod
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: No more free Solaris - aw hell
Replies: 46
Views: 2691

Re: No more free Solaris - aw hell

I believe it's one of these [see below], which is apparently made by Integrix and it's a single slot SBUS card. Well, I'm almost positive that this is the one I have, the PCBs look almost identical to me. This is odd - the Integrix S20V is compatible with the sun cgthree (except for the output conn...
by miod
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Given nearly unlimited Venture Capital funding, I would...
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Given nearly unlimited Venture Capital funding, I would.

skywriter wrote:... develop a cure for politics.

Due to the evil nature of politics, wouldn't that require more than an unlimited funding?
by miod
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Attempted O200 <-> Onyx2 linkup
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Attempted O200 <-> Onyx2 linkup

But this brings us back to the question of what are the fundamental differences between an o200 node and an o2k node? I would guess it's something more than just upper limit scalability -- in this example, the setup wasn't fundamentally "bigger" than two linked o200s. What's different abo...
by miod
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Attempted O200 <-> Onyx2 linkup
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Attempted O200 <-> Onyx2 linkup

Is the option to flash as either SN0 or SN00 a possible avenue to making an O200 pluggable with the O2k-series, though? What is the actual incompatibility, or is it just something SGI didn't want its customers doing because it'd rather have them buy big iron? I'd settle for 50% SGI didn't want cust...
by miod
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Attempted O200 <-> Onyx2 linkup
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Attempted O200 <-> Onyx2 linkup

But what does SN0 mean? From a machine point of view, you have: SN0 = Origin 2000 or Onyx 2 Sn00 = Origin 200 From an IRIX point of view, both SN0 and Sn00 are handled as SN0, and you have: SN0 = IP27/IP29/IP31 (Origin 200 and Origin 2000) SN1 = IP35/IP53/IP59 (Origin 300, Origin 350, Origin 3x00) ...
by miod
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: name the next zombie to rise from the dead
Replies: 52
Views: 2714

Re: name the next zombie to rise from the dead

If we are talking about zombies, Crimson is the only good choice! Blood'n'guts SGI Crimson, limited edition. With a special offer : order two, get a salesman corpse for free!
by miod
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: New HP 712/60 day! 60MHz & 96MB
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: New HP 712/60 day! 60MHz & 96MB

And I just picked up a 735 Apollo and a 735/125. Haven't had a chance to poke around and see what's in them yet. Those look pretty cool, I found a site with nice pictures, looks like it has HIL which kind of sucks haha. Yes, 735 and 755 (same machine in tower case) can only use HP-HIL input devices...
by miod
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: What SUN hardware do we have?
Replies: 293
Views: 29711

Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

bhtooefr wrote:Custom connector for *ETHERNET*? Ouch.


Yes, it's a micro-AUI connector (the same found on SS5, but at least on SS5 there is an RJ45 connector so you don't really need the adaptor cable).

This is kinda like the Apple AAUI connector found on 68k macs... except AAUI adaptors are easier to find.
by miod
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I am officially insane.
Replies: 48
Views: 1421

Re: I am officially insane.

How do you know the framebuffer in it is not working? After powering-on, the system goes through its internal diagnostics and the 8 red LEDs on the back finally settle into a state where just the last two are on. According to the manual, this indicates a failure at Slot 0, where the framebuffer res...
by miod
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Human LCD
Replies: 29
Views: 707

Re: Oh GOD... Oh GOD...

We should probably just set up an "Everybody is Evil" forum, an "Everywhere Sucks" forum, and a "The Old Days Were Better" forum. I beg to differ. The first forum ought to be "Everybody is Evil but poor lil'me", of course. I agree though, that the old days we...
by miod
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: _POSIX_C_SOURCE=200112 and timeval?
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: _POSIX_C_SOURCE=200112 and timeval?

I'd suspect some of the DECLARE_ALIGNED_... statements to be the source of the problem, but they should just be hints for performance optimization, and not actually required for correct operation. ffmpeg wants proper alignment of its data so that it does not have to perform unaligned load and store...
by miod
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Interested in buying a DECstation - any advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Interested in buying a DECstation - any advice?

I might be able to get my hands on a DECstation 5000/260 - just the system unit, no keyboard, mouse, monitor, or drives. Aside from the basics that can be gleaned from Wikipedia and a few fan pages, I know next to nothing about these systems. Any practical advice? What are some of the more interest...

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