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by jirka
Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Problems with playing Audio CDs
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Problems with playing Audio CDs

R_Indigo wrote: but when I put in disc and then start cdplayer from Icon Catalog I see CDopen(): Resource busy.
What is wrong ?


Why do you start cdplayer from icon catalog ? It doesn't start automatically after CD is inserted?

Maybe you have to wait several (or more) seconds to see what will happen...
by jirka
Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Indy Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Indy Questions

How bad is performance w/6.5.* with this proc - do I want an older IRIX? What is a good hard drive to get, he's keeping his to throw in another box. I have an R4400/175 Indy with 128 MB and IRIX 6.5. It seems to be OK for most tasks (gcc, TeX, text editing, browsing with Netscape etc.). But Mozilla...
by jirka
Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: o2 first impressions...?
Replies: 10
Views: 524

GIJoe wrote: but it's far louder than what i remember from the R5k o2's i got to work with years ago. this box is as noisy as a standard PC.


I have a R10k/250 and R5k/200 O2s. And the R10k isn't much louder than the R5k one. But both are louder than my Pentium III/1000MHz PC :(
by jirka
Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: o2 first impressions...?
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: o2 first impressions...?

GIJoe wrote:a) the system is rather loud. it's almost as loud as an octane2


Yes, it's loud. Get an Indy if you want a quiet SGI :wink:

GIJoe wrote:b) today it refused to boot and after a little investigation i found that some of the prom variables contained rubbish.


Try to use the "resetenv" command in the PROM.
by jirka
Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:58 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: How heavy is an Octane?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

[quote="sincil"]
A lot! About 35kg+ with box et al.[/quote]

About 40 kg, I think. I'm sure that the GDM20D11 with a very light box is over 40 kg (there were problems with shipping because it was over 40kg limit).
by jirka
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Top 3 most used irix apps???
Replies: 39
Views: 2408

1) Vim
2) gcc
3) TeX
by jirka
Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Indy GR3-XZ freezes on boot when monitor set to 72hz.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

it is Xsgi that gives trouble though, blindly typing a login doesn't help. Obviously. But it is interesting that one can change mode after login without problems. Is login screen so much special? I thought I have a bad os... Me too ;) 1024x768@72Hz works here too. really don't know. It doesn't work...
by jirka
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: C#
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

One should really question whether one wants to use a VM named after a sexually transmitted disease. Well, it's impossible to expect that person who dislikes Novell NetWare will enjoy anything that goes from Novell :wink: But you are right - it is probably the best way how to make UNIX systems to b...
by jirka
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: C#
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

and mailing lists and so far this is what the developers have said: IRIX runs on MIPS CPUS (some very old versions ran on m68k), and currently there is no support for the MIPS architecture in Mono. :( Well, there is also a different .NET implementation - a DotGNU (http://www.dotgnu.org). It...
by jirka
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Indy GR3-XZ freezes on boot when monitor set to 72hz.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

I've had my share of cursing at XZ Indy's, because they seem to be limited in displaying only 1280x1024. Looks like that is Express gfx family related: 1024x768, which should save framebuffer space, simply is not saved between Xsgi restarts. You can save your favourite settings to a file (through x...
by jirka
Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Indy GR3-XZ freezes on boot when monitor set to 72hz.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Indy GR3-XZ freezes on boot when monitor set to 72hz.

At 1280x1024, if the screen refresh rate is set at 72hz, the machine will freeze just before the graphical login window appears. The screen gets completely garbled and turns a brownish color, with a pattern of vertical lines. The system boots fine at 60hz. I've noticed this with more than one XZ In...
by jirka
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: C#
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

Oh I wasn't aware that it was unavailable for Irix. Well that sux. Thx for the info. Maybe nobody have tried to compile it on IRIX? It is probably a very portable (from "www.go-mono.com"): "The Mono runtime engine is available for various architectures and operating systems: x86, x86-64, PowerPC, S...
by jirka
Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: New apps to port... a little side-kick...
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

_SmUrf_ wrote:My octane is 300Mhz but I don`t have texturing and I think that`s one of the point that slows the whole thing. actually its perfect for the old games

It sounds very good.

_SmUrf_ wrote:
but windows is not really useable but it starts :D

I think that nobody needs to use windows under IRIX ;-)
by jirka
Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: New apps to port... a little side-kick...
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

Re: New apps to port... a little side-kick...

hmm I just ported dosbox under IRIX with Gcc, it actually runs but since dosbox emulates a full x86 system is a little bit "slow" on my octane, but I`ve been able to run some games and even Windows 3.1 :) I used Gcc 3.4 from nekoware and after tweaking some files here are the results Interesting.. ...
by jirka
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What kind of hardware do we all own?
Replies: 481
Views: 29541

SGI stuff: Indy: R4400SC/175, XZ graphics, 128 MB of RAM, 18 GB disc (my main desktop) Indigo2: R4400SC/250, IMPACT graphics, 196 MB of RAM, 9 GB disc, GDM20D11 monitor POWER Indigo2 R8000, GR3-XZ etc. (currently without system) Non-SGI stuff: Toshiba Satellite 110CT laptop with Linux (Pentium 100 M...

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