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by escimo
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 55
Views: 1919

Re: Sunfire v880

Ui! Congratulations! - "the bay"? It will be extremely interesting to see how a Sun Fire v880 with 6 ultrasparc iii cu 1.2 GHz CPU's and a XVR-4000 fitted compare to an SGI Tezro! I suppose the then compiled "V880z" will outperform the Tezro even with Soalris OE default configura...
by escimo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?

That's all correct. The term "Solaris" is a combination of SunOS 5.x (SysV based) + ONC Notworking + Windows Environment, versioning beginning from 2.0. SunOS 4.1.x was the main OS line for the new SPARC architecture of that time, Solaris 2.0 was still in development. For transition from B...
by escimo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 55
Views: 1919

Re: Sunfire v880

vishnu wrote:Yup! My bad, I just checked and the one in mine is an XVR-1200... :|
Maybe you're dreaming of an XVR-2500 within your Blade 2.5k. ;-)
But this was the best with Sun and graphics: in sum all manageable. :D
by escimo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 55
Views: 1919

Re: Sunfire v880

I've got an XVR-2500 in my Sun Blade 2500 As Irinikus wrote already, you're talking about the XVR-1200 . ;-) The XVR-2500 is an PCI-express (PCIe) board for Ultra 25/45 workstations. In basic the XVR-2500 is a 3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm 500. The Blade 1500/2500 are equipped with PCI-X, so the best offi...
by escimo
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 55
Views: 1919

Re: Sunfire v880

S*** - the Mate tea keeps me awake... The Sun Fire V880(z) is a nice system but not "really" intended to be used next to the desk or at least for many hours. If you don't plan to use it with earflaps or in another room, then better be prepared! ;) As you already stated, the XVR-4000 graphi...
by escimo
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?

I read about the SunOS 4.1.1_U1 branded "Solaris 1.0" after Solaris 2.x was released and it was shipped only on CD-ROM, but this version seems to be more a base 4.1.1. At this point I have to proof/validate this... So you're right, at the core it's the SunOS 4.1.1 (BSD based) and has less ...
by escimo
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Is it Solaris 1.0 ?

I had big luck to get an ISO image which possibly contains SunOS 4.1.1 for eg. sun3x (Sun-3/80). The interesting part is, that this could be Solaris 1.0 release. Is that confirmed? I only nowing the tape version. Header of file _COPYRIGHT SunOS 4.1.1 SUNBIN sun4c, sun4, sun3x, sun3 CD-ROM (boot form...
by escimo
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: (solved) Illustrator for Irix
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: (solved) Illustrator for Irix

In Sun jargon you have an RTU license (Rights-to-Use) which permits you to get a valid license file or the product keys for the FLM. Because FLM ist proprietary SW there are maybe other ways to give it a try but you need some programming skills, deeper knowledge and an SDK depending on the FLM versi...
by escimo
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development
Replies: 48
Views: 3543

Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

jan-jaap wrote:If the usual suspects are to be believed, Oracle has just axed the entire hardware division, and all but a handful of Solaris personnel
Not really a surprise but interesting! And where you can read it? - Only read about EVP John Fowler left Oracle. Thx

EDIT: found an article in German. Done.
by escimo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

Nice!

I'd like to try out SunOS 4.1.1on my SS2 fom a tape backup (2 files only) but have no idea howto accomplish this without QIC24 tape drive. Tips?

I read about a CDROM version which contains also bins for Sun-3/x platform but never could get in touch with the media.
by escimo
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

miod wrote:
escimo wrote:
escimo wrote:On the other hand the patch 100204-01 could be under the files on some disc.
Unfortunatelly not in my archives.

100204 is only a text file documenting adb commands.
100204.txt
Merci infiniment!
by escimo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

escimo wrote:On the other hand the patch 100204-01 could be under the files on some disc.
Unfortunatelly not in my archives.
by escimo
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

I'm out of my mind. Of course! The IPC is more a repackaged SS1+. Maybe I confused with the IPX which was released after the SS2. I was wondering why the IPC is able to use an even "older SunOS release" than the SS2. Not should write answers so late. Thanks for correction. :-D Why not? Don...
by escimo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

The Sun IPC was announced in July 1990 and the minimum SunOS should be more like 4.1.1 (aka Solaris 1.0) because it was announced after the SPARCstation 2 for which SunOS 4.1.1 was the minimum. The $9,995 (U.S. list) SPARCstation IPC comes complete with a 16-inch, high-resolution color monitor, 207-...
by escimo
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun Ultra 2 Creator without graphic card
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Sun Ultra 2 Creator without graphic card

Are you sure the SBus framebuffer you got is working? Some details about cabling and monitor, please. Tried to get more info via serial console cable, for ext test/POST run? Video output should work with all kinds of framebuffers, (SBus, UPA). You could also reset NVRAM to defaults. <STOP> + <N> Ser...

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