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by astouffer
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel PSU problems
Replies: 88
Views: 12540

Re: Fuel PSU problems

Good work! Once you get a diagram worked out it should be possible to make an adapter cable.
by astouffer
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: loaded octane2
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: loaded octane2

My octane always crashed when copying over the miniroot during a network install. Doing a low level format of the drive was the answer.
by astouffer
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Bunch of NASA SGI racks on gsaauction
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Bunch of NASA SGI racks on gsaauction

All the interesting stuff shows up on the west coast. Pittsburgh is a black hole when it comes to stuff like that.
by astouffer
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: loaded octane2
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: loaded octane2

For that price I can buy three netbooks each with way more performance than that octane. Lets just admit at this point its mainly hobbyists using SGI's. Looking over the 2001 price lists my Octane was selling for $31,000 a decade ago. It cost me a grand total of $100 which I feel is a pretty good de...
by astouffer
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel PSU problems
Replies: 88
Views: 12540

Re: Fuel PSU problems

The WTX standard looks pretty dead, even the website for it no longer works. The additional connector of the WTX spec lists optional I2C data and clock lines. You guys are gonna make me buy a fuel now to solve this problem ;) Doing some searching it looks like the fuel talks I2C to other addons like...
by astouffer
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel PSU problems
Replies: 88
Views: 12540

Re: Fuel PSU problems

Can anyone provide a detailed photo of a fuel power supply board? I hope they don't use that encrypted ID chip like the motherboard does. If all the supply does is query a chip for an ID string or look for some fan signals I could program a PIC chip to fake those.
by astouffer
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel PSU problems
Replies: 88
Views: 12540

Re: Fuel PSU problems

Is there a pinout available for the fuel power supply? If the extra pins are for fan monitoring/data lines will a fuel run without them? I'd go as far as making a small adapter for normal ATX supplies if there is a market.
by astouffer
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: DEC 3000/400 Alpha system - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: FS: DEC 3000/400 Alpha system - SOLD

www.l-com.com still has MMJ jacks and connectors. I bought a MMJ cable and DB9 adapter. The only issue was having to insert the pins in the adapter manually so better study those pinouts :)
by astouffer
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: golden Onyx2
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: golden Onyx2

Cadmium plated. Lots of military items call for it.


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by astouffer
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane 2 16:9 monitor
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Octane 2 16:9 monitor

I had no luck in getting 1440x900 working on my V6 even though the frequency was just outside the "bug zone". It appeared to work at first but scrolling text or moving a window caused lots of artifacts. For a test I tried doing the resolution just under 1440x900 (1200x800?) and it was way ...
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: 466

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: 1031

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: 1337

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: 492

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: 1337

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...

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