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by Trippynet
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: First SGI
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: First SGI

The O2 is quite easy-going with hard drives. I've had various 300GB SCSI drives that have worked fine in mine. In fact, the O2 has worked fine with some SCSI drives which don't work in the Indigo2 that I have. Either way, I'm yet to find one that doesn't work.
by Trippynet
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: So long and thanks for all the fish.
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: So long and thanks for all the fish.

Mixing hobbies and work is never a good idea. don't agree at all. it was the best that could have happened to me. what's better than getting paid for what you like to do most :D I agree. My missus sometimes moans about her job and the bits of it that she doesn't enjoy, but personally I like my job....
by Trippynet
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: mp3 volume adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: mp3 volume adjustment

It's not IRIX, but I use "MP3Gain" on Windows for this (there's Linux and Mac ports around as well). It's free and can normalise in a per-album or a per-song basis and it works by adjusting the internal volume headers of the MP3 files so that they are normalised in a completely lossless fa...
by Trippynet
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2+V12+DCD+MLA+1600SW !
Replies: 23
Views: 1288

Re: Octane2+V12+DCD+MLA+1600SW !

Good idea! Your choices are basically Firefox 3 (most modern browser on Neko, but can be a bit slow) or SeaMonkey (faster - at least in my opinion, but not as up to date). Generally, on slower systems I find SeaMonkey to be faster, but your Octane should handle Firefox OK. A final thing to try out (...
by Trippynet
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: indigo2 cpu module overclock questions (please check it out)
Replies: 47
Views: 4239

Re: indigo2 cpu module overclock questions (please check it

Must admit, I'd be intrigued to see a few benchmarks of the R12000 next to the 195MHz R10000 to see how big the performance jump is!
by Trippynet
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Indigo 2
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: WTB: Indigo 2

Fair enough, see what people have. If that fails, my experience has shown that Ian's systems are a damn sight cheaper than anything I've found on eBay however.
by Trippynet
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Indigo 2
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: WTB: Indigo 2

I would recommend talking to Ian Mapleson at http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/indigo2.html His purple Indigo2s start at £140, and that's with a full installation of IRIX and various other extras. Bought the one in my sig from him and have been very happy with it indeed. He's based in Edinburgh and...
by Trippynet
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tezro Fans - Quieting them down
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Tezro Fans - Quieting them down

Not done a Tezro, but I have quietened an Indigo2 and an O2 - including replacing the PSU fans (well, it's the only fan on the O2). General top tips I can provide: 1) Check the polarity of the fans as SGI have an annoying habit of reversing them compared with conventional fans. Not too difficult to ...
by Trippynet
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Widescreen resolutions on SolidIMPACT
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Widescreen resolutions on SolidIMPACT

I've had a royally good search around, but without success on this. So! Has anyone had any success with compiling widescreen resolutions for the Indigo2 - specifically with SolidIMPACT? My SI system actually does allow 1600x1200 to work, but at the cost of pretty much all 3D features. And with my mo...
by Trippynet
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: R46K Indy, 100mhz cpu, 96Mb of RAM
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: R46K Indy, 100mhz cpu, 96Mb of RAM

You can run IRIX 6.5 on it, but it's not recommended with less than 128MB of RAM. IRIX 6.2 or 5.3 are definitely better on such a system.

As for Apache, I'll wait for someone else to come along who's tried it on a modest machine :)
by Trippynet
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Indy: R4400 | 200MHz | 128MB | GR3-XZ Graphics
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Indy: R4400 | 200MHz | 128MB | GR3-XZ Graphics

Nice CPU for an Indy!

One of these days I'll have to power up my remaining working one. It's also been best part of 10 years since I last turned it on, so something will probably have broken. Right now I'm too busy playing with my new Indigo2 though :)
by Trippynet
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Silencing an Indigo2 (with pictures!)
Replies: 34
Views: 2354

Re: Silencing an Indigo2 (with pictures!)

OK, an update to this: First of all, I was becoming increasingly concerned about the heat of the PSU, so I went ahead and bought a new fan with a higher CFM rating for the PSU. Fitted it, powered up the system, and the fan refused to spin. So as it's a 3pin connector (2 pin plug in the PSU), I opene...
by Trippynet
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: DVI switchers
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: DVI switchers

Not cheap, but I have a Aten CS1784A KVM. Dual-link DVI support with USB support for keyboard and mouse, plus audio support (if you're bothered). Also supports sharing 2 USB devices between multiple PCs as well. Works a treat for my main PC and Mac Mini, plus works great with my Ducky mechanical key...
by Trippynet
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Post-modern Computing (was Hey, I'm new with about 15 SGIs…)
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: Hey, I'm new with about 15 SGI machines I just purchased

But then it depends what it's used for. For myself, 10 years ago I had an Athlon XP 2000+. The performance difference between that an the Athlon 64 4000+ I replaced it with was quite noticeable for the gaming and other bits I do. Then similarly a couple of years later, I noticed another boost in per...
by Trippynet
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Post-modern Computing (was Hey, I'm new with about 15 SGIs…)
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: Hey, I'm new with about 15 SGI machines I just purchased

That's part of the reason the PC market is in decline - because we've reached the stage where even old computers are still fast. My main PC at home is over 3 years old, yet it has a quad core 3.2GHz CPU that handles everything I throw at it (including modern 3D games at 1920x1200). Only bits I've ch...

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