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by astouffer
Sun May 29, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Can anyone help out with correcting the DINA Documentation?
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Can anyone help out with correcting the DINA Documentat

Just wanted to say I used DINA to install the OS and overlays onto my Octane which worked pretty well. The wiki page linked above was a good addition. The only feature lacking is the ability to read the IRIX iso images. I tried mounting one in NetBSD 5.0 but it was not readable. Only later did someo...
by astouffer
Fri May 27, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: MPEG4 video playback issues with neko_mplayer on O2
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: MPEG4 video playback issues with neko_mplayer on O2

The bottom line is the O2 does not have enough horsepower for mp4 video. When the DivX codec first came out it had playback issues on 333Mhz AMD cpus. I have an old P4 1.8Ghz (with the slower 133Mhz FSB) and it will not play 480p youtube videos properly. My dual 300 Octane plays most divx/mp4 videos...
by astouffer
Mon May 23, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Audacity and Pango
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Audacity and Pango

Well the filename is neko_audacity-1.3.3. The branch I'm not exactly sure of, it resides inside a DINA image. Judging by the date on the files it was synced on Feb 6 2011. Hope this helps.
by astouffer
Sun May 22, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Checking around: AlphaStations
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: Checking around: AlphaStations

From my PC164 manual: "The memory bus width can be either 128 bits (J5 through J8 populated with SIMMs and J9 through J12 empty) or 256 bits (J5 through J12 populated with SIMMs). When using a memory bus width of 128 bits, jumper J1 must be in. When using a memory bus width of 256 bits, jumper ...
by astouffer
Sun May 22, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Audacity and Pango
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Audacity and Pango

Thanks for the reply. Yes it was neko_audacity and I received this error trying to run it after the install. Since I could not locate "pango-querymodules" I thought maybe it was not included with neko_audacity and installed it along with neko_fontconfig. After installing neko_pango I still...
by astouffer
Sat May 21, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Audacity and Pango
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Audacity and Pango

What is the trick to getting audacity running? After installing audacity there were complaints of pango and fontconfig missing so I installed them. It keeps telling me to run pango-querymodules but I can't find this file anywhere on my system. Any ideas?
by astouffer
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Network connectivity, huh ?
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Network connectivity, huh ?

Don't forget /etc/nsswitch.conf
by astouffer
Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: any lcd 19 inch monitor that display 50Hz vertical rate
Replies: 15
Views: 878

Re: any lcd 19 inch monitor that display 50Hz vertical rate

Just tested my Gateway FPD1975W and it works at 1280x1024 50Hz. However its native resolution is 1440x900 and consequently looks pretty bad.
by astouffer
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 02 custom video mode.
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: 02 custom video mode.

A custom video mode is pretty easy with the VESA spreadsheet.

www.fl-eng.com/_lib/doc/vesa.xls

Use an example vfs file as your template and change the values for your monitor. I was kind of amazed that it takes a good 10 seconds to compile a vfc file even if the output is only a few kb.
by astouffer
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: any lcd 19 inch monitor that display 50Hz vertical rate
Replies: 15
Views: 878

Re: any lcd 19 inch monitor that display 50Hz vertical rate

Is 50Hz a valid rate for any display? I ask this because people talk about the V6/V8 clock bug and point to the wikipedia entry saying 1280x1024x50 is the solution. 50Hz is not an option in xsetmon, there is 60, 59S, 25, and 100. I can't look at a 60Hz CRT, much less one running at 50. Can this be a...
by astouffer
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 1440x900, new vfo, still flakey on V6
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: 1440x900, new vfo, still flakey on V6

Schleusel has kindly provided several pre-compiled 1440x900 modes for VPro graphics , perhaps one might provide a better solution. I tried a few of those first and they did not work as well my compiled version. They also have clock freqs of 106 Mhz. Those files appeared ok at first but then running...
by astouffer
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 1440x900, new vfo, still flakey on V6
Replies: 3
Views: 173

1440x900, new vfo, still flakey on V6

Just wanted to report that after compiling a new 1440x900 vfo for my Gateway FPD1975W LCD the video is still flakey. The clock frequency ended up being 88.09 Mhz which should be outside the V6 bug however scrolling in firefox and certain opengl stuff will have artifacts. Does anyone know some detail...
by astouffer
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: A better sync on green solution
Replies: 4
Views: 759

A better sync on green solution

I spent the morning studying the sync on green issues that always come up when using the 13w3 connector with an LCD monitor. The LM1881/EL1883 chip is capable of separating the sync signals however you are still left with a combined green signal. Doing some digging turned up a chip from Maxim, the M...
by astouffer
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: IRIX locations in DINA
Replies: 1
Views: 289

IRIX locations in DINA

Hello all, soon I will be using DINA to get IRIX 6.5 installed on my new Octane. I've been reading the documentation and this part confuses me. There is a structure of premade folders your can use. E.g copy the IRIX 6.5 CD 1 in to the folder /irix/6.5/1. and Or type bootp()IP adress to DINA server:/...

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