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by vishnu
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Slow FIrefox/Mozilla/Netscape
Replies: 41
Views: 2385

Re: Slow FIrefox/Mozilla/Netscape

Nonetheless, most people have indicated that FF on Fuel is fine, so perhaps nekobean has some other issue. I would have to agree with that, it must be something else. Firefox 2.0.0.11 on my Octane2* is every bit as snappy as it is on my dual Xeon** * Octane2: single 600MHz R14000, V12, 6.5.22m, 2GB...
by vishnu
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: any questions
Replies: 80
Views: 3773

Re: any questions

I would ask why why WHY didn't you listen to Jim Clark 15 years ago?! :evil:

Oh wait, I remember now, all the engineers who DID listen to him followed him to Netscape... :mrgreen:
by vishnu
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: I just started using blender and I already have questions
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: I just started using blender and I already have questions

Take a look for a file with '.blend1' as the extension.. Also, blender will save a 'quit.blend' file in /tmp, that might have your most recent updates to the file that got lost...
by vishnu
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: What is this???

>> I was actually just curious about the timestamp, Jan 16 1970

That is curiously close to 'the epoch,' which in unix systems has typically been defined as 00:00:00 GMT, January 1 1970...
by vishnu
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: What is this???

According to Joseph Michaud in a post to comp.sys.sgi.admin in 2003, cesag (and some others) is/are garbage file(s) dumped by the teleffect daemon. There is an sgi bug (number 870992) that documents it. Probably it's fixed by 6.5.30. Don't know myself as I am still too chicken to do the upgrade, eve...
by vishnu
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: Piranha vs. Shake Irix
Replies: 7
Views: 4229

Re: Piranha vs. Shake Irix

Basically the reason I sit in front of my nearly 4 year old Octane2 each day is to run Maya 6.01 and Shake 3.5. I live in fear of the day that these app's no longer 'cut it' because I cannot part with the frogskins necessary to 'upgrade' to the modern (i.e. non-IRIX) versions of these apps. Oh, the ...
by vishnu
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: How do you install an IRIX overlay ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: How do you install an IRIX overlay ?

I am running 6.5.21m currently; do I need to install patch 5086 before I try upgrading to 6.5.30? I've been sitting on these overlays for a while now because I'm a bit nervous about upgrading. I've got Maya and Shake and Photoshop and Illustrator all running perfectly and I do NOT want to bork it up...
by vishnu
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: MipsPRO license question...
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: MipsPRO license question...

stuart wrote:if you HAve to find the iriX compiler licenses, oF cOuRse, then CErtainly google (groups) Is your frieNd and can resCue you from gcc :)

<ducks>

Smoooooooooth... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by vishnu
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: MipsPRO license question...
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: MipsPRO license question...

Pinky wrote:The C compiler's price is about 700 $, the C++ about the same, but both less than 1000 $, Fortran 90 is ca. 3000 $.

A bargain at twice the price! ;)
by vishnu
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: MipsPRO license question...
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: MipsPRO license question...

>> Will GCC work for your project?

I guess it's going to have to since there's no way I'm forking over 25 large to sgi just so I can compile digger! :mrgreen:
by vishnu
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: MipsPRO license question...
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: MipsPRO license question...

SAQ wrote:If you buy them, they're permanent. For a price reference, SGI quotes the retail value of the DevPlus compiler package as being $25,000, and that's a 5-machine floating license for all 4 products.

Hardly worth it for some schmuck sitting at home (me) trying to compile Asteroids... ;)
by vishnu
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: MipsPRO license question...
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: MipsPRO license question...

josehill wrote:Each compiler is an independent product. If you want MIPSpro C, C++, Fortran 77, and Fortran 90, you would need four licenses.

Gracious that's painful!

Any idea on how much those licenses would cost? And how often they'd have to be renewed?
by vishnu
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: MipsPRO license question...
Replies: 16
Views: 653

MipsPRO license question...

On all our sgi's at work, when compiling we get the license nag, but it compiles anyway. On my octane at home however, I get the nag but it doesn't compile. And with sgi's 'no upfront pricing' policy, I have no idea how much the license costs. If it's through the roof I don't even want to ask. I've ...
by vishnu
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Alias Wavefront v8 question
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: Alias Wavefront v8 question

I'm just trying to help you guys out. I'm merely telling you about an item that is listed off site on Craigslist, no different than talking about items on ebay. Strange as it may seem, I've never looked at craigslist. Is there a lot of sgi stuff available there? I guess that would surprise me, but ...
by vishnu
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SW maintenance - still advisable?
Replies: 39
Views: 2088

Re: SW maintenance - still advisable?

toxygen wrote:i'm just wondering how much does such support cost?


Gotta love sgi's upfront pricing policy. Or rather the lack thereof... ;)

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