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by jpstewart
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed
Replies: 45
Views: 2740

Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment

That's an impressive selection of hardware and software you have there. But what impresses me most is the depth of the research you've done on these machines and the companies that used to own them. Great job tracking down all that history!
by jpstewart
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Help changing Linux KDE mouse cursor shape
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Help changing Linux KDE mouse cursor shape

First off, AFAICT, cursors are handled by X11 directly rather than KDE or any other desktop. So Googling for "X11 cursor" might be more useful than "KDE cursor". That said: 1) X11 cursors are stored in their own, unique format. Fortunately, GIMP does support both opening and savi...
by jpstewart
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Fibre Channel Switches
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Fibre Channel Switches

A couple of points to add to what jan-jaap already said: The fibre channel switches I've seen are backwards compatible for two generations. So a 4Gbps unit can be expected to support 2Gbps and 1Gbps, but an 8Gbps switch may not support 1Gbps (which is what the T3 runs at, IIRC). With a SAN setup, yo...
by jpstewart
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Using Nekochan repository and other misc inquiry.
Replies: 27
Views: 1706

Re: Using Nekochan repository and other misc inquiry.

I added the lines to the script tonight. It kicks out this when listing. Intuition 22# nekopkg.sh list Available packages: <body <center><h1>301 <head><title>301 <hr><center>nginx/1.11.0</center> <html> </body> </html> Does this look right? Seems like some formatting issue? "301" is the H...
by jpstewart
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Using Nekochan repository and other misc inquiry.
Replies: 27
Views: 1706

Re: Using Nekochan repository and other misc inquiry.

It looks like the script is using an old, non-existent mirror. Open the script in your favourite text editor, and find the two lines that read: # Nekoware mirror set REPO=http://nekoware.miniarpa.net/current Change the second one to: set REPO=http://nekoware.dustytech.net/current Then re-run the scr...
by jpstewart
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Using Nekochan repository and other misc inquiry.
Replies: 27
Views: 1706

Re: Using Nekochan repository and other misc inquiry.

I'll try to fill in some of the gaps Trippynet left, until somebody comes along with a more authoritative post than mine. 1) See the wiki page Nekopkg download dependencies for more info on some scripts that might do what you want. Personally, I find it works well enough to manually download what I ...
by jpstewart
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33238

Re: your latest purchase

6 SM81s (I already have 2 in my SS20) [...] I actually have 3 SS1000s :shock: Wow, that's a lot of really nice vintage Sparc gear. The SM81s aren't exactly common, either. Congratulations on finding 6 more of them. It sounds like you're building up quite a nice system there. Good luck with the proj...
by jpstewart
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: is it possible ?
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: is it possible ?

There's a thread elsewhere in this forum called indigo2 cpu module overclock questions that talks about the modification. It starts off about overclocking an R10K, but putting an R12K in an Indigo2 is discussed starting part way through page 2 of that thread.
by jpstewart
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: ata100 vs nfs
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: ata100 vs nfs

The ATA100 interface is (up to) 100 MByte/sec. Convert bits to bytes and you'll see that a gigabit network interface is only 125 MByte/sec. That's not much of an improvement. And that's before factoring in the network overhead that SAQ mentions, too! It's also important to realize that 100 MByte/sec...
by jpstewart
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Indigo2 R8000 75MHz 512MB Extreme
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Indigo2 R8000 75MHz 512MB Extreme

jan-jaap wrote:And "average" is hardly the first that comes to mind when you're talking about *any* R8000 system.

I was going to say the same thing. That's a very nice system, and from an apparent newcomer to the forums. What a great way to start! Congrats!
by jpstewart
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33238

Re: your latest purchase

Do you have trouble getting modern LCDs to sync properly with the SS20s output resolution? I can't say I've ever tried an LCD on it. I've got two nice (but giant!) Sun CRT monitors that I use with my SS20. I paid $20 for one off Craigslist and the second was free. However, that setup requires a rat...
by jpstewart
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33238

Re: your latest purchase

I looked fairly closely but I don't see anything that looks like a date stamp. Chalk that up to my poor photography skills! In the first photo, just below the blue-on-white sticker with the Sun logo that says "Assembled in USA" is a smaller sticker that says 1294 which might be a date cod...
by jpstewart
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33238

Re: your latest purchase

My most recent purchase is somewhat smaller than some of the other things in this thread. It was a hard-to-find auxiliary video board for my SparcStation 20. (Sun part 501-2488) Almost a year ago I was (finally!) able to score not one but two 8MB VSIMMs. Now that I have the AVB I can use both VSIMMs...
by jpstewart
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: FDDI cables, at least 20m (60ft)
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: WTB: FDDI cables, at least 20m (60ft)

I don't have any cables to offer you, but I can suggest searching for DEC part number BN24B. That's a MIC-to-MIC FDDI cable. The part number should be suffixed with an additional two digits, which is the length in meters. Both 20 and 30 meter lengths were offered (as well as shorter ones). There's a...
by jpstewart
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: I am planning to buy an Octane which the guy claims has two 350mhz CPUs. Did he mistype 250?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: I am planning to buy an Octane which the guy claims has two 350mhz CPUs. Did he mistype 250?

Actually, Ian Mapleson did custom modify a couple of Octane CPU modules to 350MHz. Details can be found right here on Nekochan, such as his hinv post: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16723033 So, while it's more likely 250 or 360, there is a (probably very small) possibility it's...

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