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by dexter1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Connecting to nekochan repository?
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Connecting to nekochan repository?

But is this properly installing the perl? Well, do you have a perl binary in /usr/nekoware/bin? If not, then the procedure you followed is probably not the correct one. Did you unpack the tarballs in a /tmp directory before you started inst? For reference, here's the procedure to install neko_perl:...
by dexter1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Power Supply Tester (and other projects)
Replies: 23
Views: 1304

Re: SGI Power Supply Tester (and other projects)

That looks like a really compact adapter. Does it get its power from the Indigo1 connection cable or does it need a 5 volt supply?
by dexter1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Irix 6.5.30 patches?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Irix 6.5.30 patches?

Keep in mind that for IRIX installation older than 6.5.20 you need to install Patch 5086 before you perform a live upgrade of the system. This patch upgrades inst/swmgr to deal with some package changes since the 6.5.20 release.
by dexter1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Irix 6.5.30 patches?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Irix 6.5.30 patches?

If I have 6.5.19 CDs - what patches would I need to take it to 6.5.30? Patches mostly fix certain bugs and problems in individual subsystems, but only rarely do they upgrade subsystems. For upgrading the IRIX OS there are no patches, only overlays to a later (or earlier) version. For 6.5.30 you nee...
by dexter1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Connecting to nekochan repository?
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Connecting to nekochan repository?

The nekoware repository is a collection of open source software packaged for IRIX 6.5.22m systems and up. The packages are called 'tardist's and are tarballs of files readable by the command lne tool 'inst' or the graphical tool 'swpkg'. The graphical tool is able to parse url's but i'm not sure if ...
by dexter1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Tezro for sale in the Netherlands (Not mine)
Replies: 34
Views: 1474

Re: Tezro for sale in the Netherlands (Not mine)

I am tempted, but I also worry about the "untested" condition... Exactly, so i've sent them an email with request for more info. It should simply be a 5 minute effort to hook up a DVI monitor and PS/2 keyboard to go to the command prompt and photograph a 'hinv -v' which is exactly what i'...
by dexter1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Tezro for sale in the Netherlands (Not mine)
Replies: 34
Views: 1474

Re: Tezro for sale in the Netherlands (Not mine)

The second one was 750 euro. It's still on their homepage listed as 750 but if you click on it the more expensive priced comes up.

Their homepage is: https://www.odnd.nl/shop/
by dexter1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay] Button Box
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: [ebay] Button Box

We used these button boxes on specific software, for instance in molecular system design and viewers, like Quanta/CHARMM and Cerius2 It looks to be complete, except maybe for the DB9 to minidin-8 serial cable adapter, but i'm not sure if that was included in the button box kit. Being a serial device...
by dexter1
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed
Replies: 40
Views: 1235

Re: Onyx 2 no longer working

I can't test this specific configuration anymore, but this should be no dissimilar from other IR setups on the Onyx2. In contrast, early Reality Engines relied on a terminated bus for the raster boards, which means that the last raster board on that bus carries the 9 resistor jumperpacks, like in my...
by dexter1
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed
Replies: 40
Views: 1235

Re: Onyx 2 no longer working

So the slots you have occupied for a single rasterboard are (from left):
1(CPU) , 2(CPU), 3(GE16), 4(RM10), 5(empty), 6(DG5)
or
1(CPU) , 2(CPU), 3(GE16), 4(empty), 5(RM10), 6(DG5)

What happens when you shift the RM10 to slot 5? I suspect that either slot 4 or 5 has a bad connector.
by dexter1
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Sgi 320, Dual 550 mhz, 1 gig ram
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Sgi 320, Dual 550 mhz, 1 gig ram

Very cool stuff!

An IBM DNES is quite an old disk, maybe a new wide 68 pin or SCA80->68 pin disk as a replacement is a good idea...
by dexter1
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: IRIS Indigo for sale in Canada(Not mine)
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: IRIS Indigo for sale in Canada(Not mine)

CMNB003 is an R3k Indigo1 so it's limited to IRIX 5.3

The door probably has some tabs missing since it's not entirely closed. And there doesn't seem to be a keyboard or mouse included.
by dexter1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...
Replies: 163
Views: 12626

Re: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...

I think Jan-Jaap has summarized very clearly our reasons to come together on this forum, which is to talk constructively about SGI (and other vintage) computers and the former company, engage in development, performing restoration, exchanging tips and show pictures of the machines to others: like on...
by dexter1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [not mine] Dutch lot of SGI PC's
Replies: 11
Views: 546

[not mine] Dutch lot of SGI PC's

This might be interesting for some: https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/computers-en-software/sun-sgi-en-unix/m1185725705-silicon-graphics-computers-beeldschermen.html?c=8c285449651fa109c354bbabe740c1b&previousPage=lr&pos=6 Looks like three SGI 320 and two 230/330 and a silver model marked "wa...
by dexter1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Possible clone Sparc Station 5 hdd?
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Possible clone Sparcultra 5 hdd?

One possible way is to check if there is another internal SCSI connector which you can hook up the new disk. Because the SS5 can carry an optional CDROM, chances are that there is a 50 pin internal SCSI connector. You can buy an adapter 50 pin SCSI<->80 pin SCA and hook up the second disk. If this i...

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