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by Trippynet
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

In short, you either wait (whilst keeping your eyes open) and hope to get lucky, try and pick up a broken system for peanuts and hope to repair it cheaply, or do some digging around by speaking to recycling firms on the off-chance that they get something in that they're happy to offload cheaply (or ...
by Trippynet
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)
Replies: 39
Views: 937

Re: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)

Your right, you even see this with SGI machines, a quad 1GHz Tezro node board VS the quad 800MHz (Huge price difference there) or the dual 600MHz Octane2 CPU module for example. True, but supply does play a part. For example, the R10k 195MHz option for Indigo2 is not too expensive as plenty were pr...
by Trippynet
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 80
Views: 3026

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

And interestingly, I've always been impressed with the sound quality from my Indigo2. Always thought my music sounds better from it than from my PC - of course the PC does have pretty bog-standard onboard audio...
by Trippynet
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)
Replies: 39
Views: 937

Re: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)

It's an interesting one alright. With my SGIs, I did have price limits of what I was prepared to pay. Fuel prices a few years ago were low enough for me to justify it, but at the moment one from your site would be out of my price range to be honest. About the only time I've spent what you could cons...
by Trippynet
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Archiving ftp.sgi.com
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Archiving ftp.sgi.com

I downloaded a full dump of it a couple of years ago. 28GBs worth...
by Trippynet
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A snapshot of what you've got.
Replies: 28
Views: 1189

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

I think I've seen that first pic before. I once used to show the relative sizes of SGIs to a friend of mine, if I remember correctly. His response was "the Onyx is HUGE!". Hmm, I never thought that. Although it could be because the first Onyx I saw was the full-blown rackmount version. No...
by Trippynet
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: For Sale: SGI Octane 300MHz 300GB 6.5.30 preloaded
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: For Sale: SGI Octane 300MHz 300GB 6.5.30 preloaded

Going by the last picture, looks like a V6.
by Trippynet
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane : can't set tod clock
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Octane : can't set tod clock

In my experience, Dallas chips are easy to remove generally. They're socketed and providing you have a replacement, it's not too difficult at all to pop the old one out and slot in a replacement. The only thing that can sometimes make things a little tricky is if there's components nearby that make ...
by Trippynet
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A snapshot of what you've got.
Replies: 28
Views: 1189

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

I'll pop a couple of pics up in due course, but right now my Fuel has been temporarily popped into the cupboard whilst I set up and commission the replacement for my main PC. Hence the only SGI currently plugged in is my Indigo2, and my room is a bit of a mess with cables everywhere and a PC under t...
by Trippynet
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: MPlayer won't compile
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: MPlayer won't compile

You could have used xfsdump to mirror your data/OS across to the bigger drive, that's what I did when I replaced the HDD in my Fuel with a bigger one last year :)
by Trippynet
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 317
Views: 19300

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Currently, I'm swearing mostly. In the process of building a replacement PC for myself (current one is getting quite old), but I decided I'd keep my current PSU as it's a high-end 850w Corsair modular supply. So, bought a cheaper Corsair PSU to transplant into my current PC to allow me to rob the be...
by Trippynet
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SGI Espressigo
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: SGI Espressigo

I've always wanted an Espressigo, but getting one to the UK would be a challenge :(
by Trippynet
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New O2 owner. It is so cute!
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: New O2 owner. It is so cute!

If you're going to install IRIX 6.5 on it, I would *highly* recommend 128MB of RAM as an absolute minimum, with 256MB preferred. 64MB will run IRIX 6.5 pretty painfully. 128MB will run it OK, but it will start to page if you open more than 1 or 2 light apps. Other than that, nice little starting sys...
by Trippynet
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: rdesktop 1.8.3
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: rdesktop 1.8.3

Nice one Trippynet, I'm hopeful for 24bit colour ? I've been doing some research into this. In short, it's not an rdesktop issue. The problem is that 24bit support was retired by MS in RDP from Vista/Server 2008 onwards. Only 16bit and 32bit are supported (well, technically Vista and 2008 support 8...
by Trippynet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: rdesktop 1.8.3
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: rdesktop 1.8.3

Thanks Dex! Regarding 1.7.1, it's a toughie as IMO it does work fine. I suppose it could be moved to obsolete for now as it can always be moved back if anyone reports any issues with the 1.8.3 build. Alternatively, if enough people agree, it could be moved to current to replace the even older versio...

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