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by miod
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 35
Views: 2373

Re: How do you explain....

Of course you don't have too.. it's you own business.. BUT.. When people come round your house and say.. 'wow .. what do you do with that stuff?' [Your' SGI gear] What do you say? I like to call it 'my dark side.' Well, the obvious reason is ``in case the furnace breaks''. Might not work if you're ...
by miod
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install

Are you using the R4000 board with the original R3000 chassis and power supply? The R3000 PSU is a bit "weaker" than the R4000 PSU, and running an R4000 board might draw too much from the R3000 PSU.
by miod
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 1530

Re: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?

VxShitWorks Why your comment is so negative? VxWorks is a RealTime OS, certified to be used in avionics, automotive, etc. And what is the alternative? Linux? Windows CE? In addition to what Jan-Jaap said, here are a few annoyances out of many: ⋅ VxWorks ships with two compilers. The Diab ...
by miod
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Siemens RM200, RM300, and RM600 ** FREE if you collect it **
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Siemens RM200, RM300, and RM600 ** FREE if you collect it **

Sad too. I did not notice this when it got posted, and now it's obviously way too late. I'd kill to get any RM200/300/400 system in working condition. Rhetorically, that is. I don't intend to commit murder any time soon :mrgreen:
by miod
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 1530

Re: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?

Never seen one. According to its manuals it's a superscalar RISC. I assume it's faster than 68k. But I wonder how comfortable was the software if there wasn't WxWorks (not existing for 88k, right?) under the hood. I'd rather consider the lack of this piece of crap being ported, a good sign, myself ...
by miod
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: 7 BeBoxen on eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: 7 BeBoxen on eBay

robespierre wrote:
miod wrote:From ROM, rather. There was no OpenFirmware on BeBoxens.

Hmm, weird. I always thought they were PReP/CHRP machines.

The BeBox hardware is PReP, but the firmware in ROM, not being OpenFirmware, is obviously not PReP-compliant.
by miod
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: 7 BeBoxen on eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: 7 BeBoxen on eBay

robespierre wrote:The OS was basically the same, but the BeBox had some special peripherals ("GeekPort") and always booted directly from OpenFirmware.

From ROM, rather. There was no OpenFirmware on BeBoxens.
by miod
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 1530

Re: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?

NCD-19b, -16c, etc - 68k-based models, before any MIPS or 88k models) Weren't 68Ks (020? 030? 040?) a bit slot? Never seen any 88K model, what does it run? VxWorks? NCD X terminals run an in-house NCD development featuring a BSD TCP/IP stack for Ethernet and a token ring stack from Thursby Software...
by miod
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So, that 425t I have that has a 715t label on the front
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: So, that 425t I have that has a 715t label on the front

Also, while discussing board layout, the audio part of your board is almost identical to the A2288 (audio + optional fddi on 735/755), with a set of six orange IC being put in a slightly different grid. The 1821-0050 chip is also part of the audio half; all the other 1821 chips are for video.
by miod
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So, that 425t I have that has a 715t label on the front
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: So, that 425t I have that has a 715t label on the front

I'm trying to get more info on the card. HP barely mentions it in their part lists, and no one else seems to know much about it. miod, how did you know it was a VRX? I didn't know and I made a typo; I meant CRX. I initially thought the video part of that board would be a packed version of the A1659...
by miod
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 340
Views: 21679

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Checking the state of my SMD disk cabinet after my last relocation accross the country. Looks like one of them will need another low-level format, but my SunOS setup is not working anymore, I'll have to reinstall from tape. Looks like a nice weekend project. Hopefully it will be raining outside, so ...
by miod
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: DECStation 5000 / [20,25,33] RAM
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: DECStation 5000 / [20,25,33] RAM

I have checked and I indeed still have 4x2MB (5019464-02) 80-pin memory simms for Personal DECstation. Last used about 15 years ago, they were in working condition back then, have been stored carefully in a dry place, can't test them anymore unfortunately.
by miod
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: DECStation 5000 / [20,25,33] RAM
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: DECStation 5000 / [20,25,33] RAM

uridium wrote:Have to see .. I currently have I think is 4x2 + 8mb onboard.

If you already have the slots populated, then I'm afraid my memory won't help you...
by miod
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: DECStation 5000 / [20,25,33] RAM
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: DECStation 5000 / [20,25,33] RAM

Finally scared up a R4000 processor for the old girl. Lovely! So.. this thing has 8mb on-board, and can take 32mb (4x8mb) for a total of 40mb which would be grand. Giving away my DECstations has been one of my worst mistakes... However, I _should_ still have a set of 4x2MB memory for the personal D...
by miod
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So, that 425t I have that has a 715t label on the front
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: So, that 425t I have that has a 715t label on the front

Also, since the 9000/350 has my only HP-HIL cable, if anyone has any others they'd like to sell (I have keyboards, just not cables), please PM. I'll have a look, but I don't think I have spare HIL cables. Remember however that HP-HIL supports hotplug nicely, so you should be able to move your keybo...

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