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by vishnu
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Good starter machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1146

Re: Good starter machine?

hamei is right, Suns are great in the datacenter (the datacenter at my place of employ is jam packed with 'em), but if you're interested in a workstation, I've got a 2 x 1.6GHz sparc Blade 2500 with an xvr1200 graphics card running Solaris 10 that I'm actually quite fond of. If you prowl around on e...
by vishnu
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Re: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK

When I was working at the University of Minnesota (during my undergrad days in the Power and Propulsion Lab on the fourth floor of the Mech E. building for Dr. David B. Kittelson) we used to frequently raid the Ax Man on Selby Dale for electronics stuff. In fact I've still got one of the keyboards w...
by vishnu
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: xVidGrab -- Make -- Install issues
Replies: 21
Views: 1179

Re: xVidGrab -- Make -- Install issues

I just use xv, you can grab the whole screen by clicking and dragging with the middle mouse button, or set it to grab whatever window the cursor is in after a setable delay. There's an IRIX version but IIRC it didn't work exactly right under 6.5 and so I ended up compiling it myself. If you'd rather...
by vishnu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: O350-IR4 Editing System Restored to Functional Condition
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: O350-IR4 Editing System Restored to Functional Condition

That is some world-class ass-kickin' stuff there my friend, I shudder to think what all that would have tallied up to at retail prices back in the day... :shock:
by vishnu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: A must-have for the modern sgi enthusiast traveler
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: A must-have for the modern sgi enthusiast traveler

My inside guy at SGI in Chippewa Falls said that over the decades they made vast quantities of that kind of promotional swag to give away to enterprise buyers...
by vishnu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Re: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK

Sorry, I think I was only in a Maplin's once to pick up a replacement electrical plug adapter whilst in London. It seemed like a perfectly reasonable place. But: ... now we're down to one, Ax Man. Ax-Man Surplus is definitely on my list if I ever make it to the Twin Cities! If the DoD had any idea ...
by vishnu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Indigo2 randomly turning off
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Indigo2 randomly turning off

Can you get at the system disk at all? If so, have a look at this:

ftp://ftp.sgi.com/sgi/cdburners/hints.html

The section headed Indigo/Indigo2/Indy SCSI Disconnect Notes
by vishnu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Color Scheme files location?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Color Scheme files location?

It gets saved in the IRIX equivalent of ~/.mwmrc, embarrassingly I can't remember the filename offhand (I can check on one of my systems when I get home from the 'ol salt mine) but a quick way to find out is to save a new color scheme then do 'ls -at' in your home directory, the relevant file shoul...
by vishnu
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metreon - Amazing late 90’s aesthetic.
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Metreon - Amazing late 90’s aesthetic.

I've always appreciated how much Sony lives the Taguchi mantra of no defects.
by vishnu
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: RIP Keyboard Adapter, serial console time!
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: RIP Keyboard Adapter, serial console time!

Sometimes it's research and development and sometimes it's wreck and destroy... ;)
by vishnu
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metreon - Amazing late 90’s aesthetic.
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Metreon - Amazing late 90’s aesthetic.

Very cool indeed! They had the right idea, go big or go home, shame it didn't pan out for them...
by vishnu
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: xVidGrab -- Make -- Install issues
Replies: 21
Views: 1179

Re: xVidGrab -- Make -- Install issues

All those "undefined" errors are because it's missing some fairly common X and C++ #include files, is 'make' on your system a symlink to 'gmake'? If not, make it one and try again.
by vishnu
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Indigo2 randomly turning off
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Indigo2 randomly turning off

According to this post, that is (or at least might be) a SCSI termination error.
by vishnu
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Color Scheme files location?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Color Scheme files location?

It gets saved in the IRIX equivalent of ~/.mwmrc, embarrassingly I can't remember the filename offhand (I can check on one of my systems when I get home from the 'ol salt mine) but a quick way to find out is to save a new color scheme then do 'ls -at' in your home directory, the relevant file should...

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