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by astouffer
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 821

Re: What is this?

Can't believe no one has visited the website on the sticker. They sell embedded computers for vehicles.
by astouffer
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 821

What is this?

by astouffer
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Irix version
Replies: 29
Views: 1391

Re: Irix version

Oh yeah network install. There is a VM that installs IRIX over a network called DINA, but I have never used it. How have I survived without this? Thanks for this mention. I don't know if it works well, sounds like a bit of a hard thing to replicate perfectly. Again I have never used it. Obviously i...
by astouffer
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 3353

POWER6 Linux and AIX

Just wanted to say a few things about this box so far. Again Linux support is pretty bad. The only distros that seem to work are the ones you need to pay for, RedHat Enterprise 6.8 and Suse Enterprise 11. RedHat uses an ancient 2.6 kernel while Suse is newer. That brings me to the next major problem...
by astouffer
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Linux on POWER5
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Linux on POWER5

Are said 8203s the towers or racks? The 8203-520 towers are enough to give someone in industrial design ecstasy (NOT to be confused with p5 520 which is also a cool tower design) They are rack mount. Keep an eye out for any 8203 boxes that are up for auction as they are never buy it now. If you sea...
by astouffer
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Linux on POWER5
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Linux on POWER5

Just wanted to say if you live in Pennsylvania or the surrounding states there are two Ebay sellers that let these 8203 boxes go for ridiculously low prices. They only offer freight shipping ($200-$300) or local pickup. I won't say what mine cost but they regularly go for around $100. Standard discl...
by astouffer
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Debian support remaining only for ppc64el
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Debian support remaining only for ppc64el

I was going to post about that. You had Debian running but when I checked their site they say only power8 was supported now. Suse support seems sketchy as you need to pay for updates? I thought maybe IBM maintained a distro but it appears not.
by astouffer
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Linux on POWER5
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Linux on POWER5

Hello there! I managed to install Linux on my POWER5, and even managed to use a Power Mac video card for better video performance. The key basic step for me was to separate /boot into an ext2 partition. I documented the whole process in a YouTube video if you need I can IM you the link. It works fl...
by astouffer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Repairing Onyx2/Origin2000 Deskside Power Supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Repairing Onyx2/Origin2000 Deskside Power Supplies

A lot of times the failure is because of something simple. Start by looking for anything physical, like a burned out part or bulged/leaking capacitor. Get a decent DMM and start checking passive parts like resistors an diodes. In circuit readings can vary but you'll spot one that is open circuit.
by astouffer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: TEZRO TOD CHIP INITIALIZING
Replies: 24
Views: 959

Re: TEZRO TOD CHIP INITIALIZING

japes, thanks for your detailed photos and experiments. I have fixed the problem and it was caused by my own doings. When I removed the old SNAPHAT it took out one of the press in sockets from the ST chip. I pressed the socket back in and installed the new SNAPHAT. It turns out the socket had a tiny...
by astouffer
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: TEZRO TOD CHIP INITIALIZING
Replies: 24
Views: 959

Re: TEZRO TOD CHIP INITIALIZING

astouffer, are you saying the L1 time doesn't advance? ("l1 time always stays") or that the L1 controller has the correct and advancing time but the OS system time resets at every power loss? If the OS time is resetting you need a new SNAPHAT. The L1 time is kept on the DALLAS chip, the O...
by astouffer
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: TEZRO TOD CHIP INITIALIZING
Replies: 24
Views: 959

Re: TEZRO TOD CHIP INITIALIZING

I did the "rtc reset" command and get the same error as ars-miata about "can't reach time daemon". We must be overlooking something...
by astouffer
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: L1 USB Port Fuel
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: L1 USB Port Fuel

I seem to recall reading you needed special Linux software to do anything with that port.
by astouffer
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: TEZRO TOD CHIP INITIALIZING
Replies: 24
Views: 959

Re: TEZRO TOD CHIP INITIALIZING

I checked it, and it´s Ok. I think the problem is that I don´t know how to reset the yellow chip, to power on. The chip is power off, and I don´t know how to initialize it. The yellow chip is just a lithium battery and crystal. It doesn't need initialized.I think this is for the l1. However I am ru...
by astouffer
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 80 to 68 pin SCSI adapter on Fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: 80 to 68 pin SCSI adapter on Fuel

twix wrote:The info is clear. But isnt there a jumper somewhere on the drive to select between modes?


Some drives have jumpers but this Seagate ST373207LC only has jumpers to manually set the ID. It's Sun branded drive for the record.

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