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by duck
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival Zurich: 18-19 Nov 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Vintage Computer Festival Zurich: 18-19 Nov 2017

I'm planning on going, potentially with the rubber duck (<-) somewhere prominent
by duck
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Archiver 0.1 - IRIX/IMD GUI for tar.
Replies: 47
Views: 1112

Re: Archiver 0.1 - IRIX/IMD GUI for tar.

I set up a mercurial repository (because I really like hg), and it should work on IRIX if you have python2.7. I have successfully built python3 so it should be just fine, though possibly a bit slow. Public URL: https://mercurial.shangtai.net/repo/Archiver Push URL: https://mercurial.shangtai.net/pus...
by duck
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Archiver 0.1 - IRIX/IMD GUI for tar.
Replies: 47
Views: 1112

Re: Archiver 0.1 - IRIX/IMD GUI for tar.

So I'm wondering, jimmer, would you be open to collaborative hacking(mercurial / git repo) or is this project just for you? I can perfectly understand the latter :-)
by duck
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: (solved and works) Fixing V6/V8 glitch fx
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Fixing V6/V8 glitch fx

I am pretty sure VFC is not installed by default, it's on the foundation2 CD of the base 6.5 set (with at least an update in the 6.5.29 overlays with newer vfs files no doubt) I keep all my sgi installation files on NFS, to avoid wrist injury and insanity from swapping CDs, wich is pretty convenient...
by duck
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Archiver 0.1 - IRIX/IMD GUI for tar.
Replies: 47
Views: 1112

Re: Archiver 0.1 - IRIX/IMD GUI for tar.

0.3 worked just fine out of the box for me, but it seems to expect tar to be gnu tar and not the sgi default which does not support the z flag.
by duck
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My first Octane
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: My first Octane

Be careful with the disk spud trays, they can be fragile. I had one shatter...
by duck
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: NIS Password format
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: NIS Password format

My octane authenticates using LDAP, it's a bit quirky since I needed to run a local openldap server and use good ole' xdm login (clogin doesn't interface with PAM AFAIR) to get it to work. I don't remember why I had to set up the replication, but now that I look at the config file again it might hav...
by duck
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: getopt_long for IRIX
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: getopt_long for IRIX

NetBSD's pkgsrc has a package with netbsd-compatibility functions that include getopt_long. It's called libnbcompat. This works on IRIX, and might provide other useful things if you are feeling porty. http://pkgsrc.se/pkgtools/libnbcompat http://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc/pkgtools/libn...
by duck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2 R12k, 400 MHz, 1Gb RAM, V8, 73Gb SCA-2
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Octane2 R12k, 400 MHz, 1Gb RAM, V8, 73Gb SCA-2

Nice!
Also to get the IRIX minor micro version, use

Code: Select all

uname -R
by duck
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 80
Views: 3058

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

I use my Octane every day, although it's mostly thunderbird and a terminal to the servers in the closet.
by duck
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 123
Views: 9305

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

Congrats sgt! It looks like new!

ClassicHasClass wrote:This is what you want (my 164LX running Tru64): viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16729421&p=7380536#p7380536


FSM damnit classic, I had forgotten about your beautiful vinyls... I so need some now :-)
by duck
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 1069

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Might be fun to come see, but it's really quite far away.
by duck
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

miod wrote:IIRC PC164 use FPM (non-EDO) 72-pin memory while 164SX and 164LX use 168-pin SDRAM.


Yes, the PC164 uses 72-pin FPM. Any other differences you know of?
by duck
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

I'm surprised as to how different the board layout is compared to my AlphaPC 164 (no suffix).
by duck
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Why a static address not shown on the router
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Why a static address not shown on the router

It could be any number of things and I for one am not psychic (or somehow able to magically divine whatever the software on your router does).

Tell us what you're doing and what results you are seeing and someone might be able to give an answer.

http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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