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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:23 pm

I have the wired version of that Microsoft mouse, if it's the model I'm thinking of. It is my mouse of choice, not just because of what you said, but also the nice "clicky" scroll wheel with real detents instead of sloppy sliding. It calls itself the Laser Mouse 6000.
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby hamei » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:51 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:I have the wired version of that Microsoft mouse, if it's the model I'm thinking of. It is my mouse of choice, not just because of what you said, but also the nice "clicky" scroll wheel with real detents instead of sloppy sliding. It calls itself the Laser Mouse 6000.

You made me go look. We have the "Sculpt Ergonomic" which looks like the cut-rate version of your Laser 6000. The 'Sculpt Ergonomic' was about $50. Definitely nice mouse tho. It should work on a 3x-series machine. I've never had much luck with those ps/2-usb converters or I'd risk the jewels on an Octane test :(

The Assist quit bitching about her hands hurting, so we splurged for the companion-piece keyboard. Mehhh, keyboard not so much. But the mouse is great.
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby sornywrx » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:54 am

Super excited, apparently the Fuel shipped early in the week but the seller was just slow to post the tracking number. I got the number this morning, finally, and it shows that its out for delivery. My wife just called and said a "HUGE BOX" showed up and she barely was able to drag it inside. I'll get some pics of this thing and a hinv tonight and update!

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby Trippynet » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:12 am

Nice! It's always a special feeling unwrapping a new SGI :)
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:Fuel: - Lithium: R14000 600MHz CPU, 4GB RAM, V10 Graphics, 72GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 1Gb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.30
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby robespierre » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:12 pm

hamei wrote:I've never had much luck with those ps/2-usb converters or I'd risk the jewels on an Octane test

They don't convert anything. It's just a passive plug that tells the mouse to switch to ps2 mode.
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby uunix » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:39 pm

sornywrx wrote:Super excited, apparently the Fuel shipped early in the week but the seller was just slow to post the tracking number. I got the number this morning, finally, and it shows that its out for delivery. My wife just called and said a "HUGE BOX" showed up and she barely was able to drag it inside. I'll get some pics of this thing and a hinv tonight and update!


It's been a few hours now.. was the wife telling porkies..or are you the proud fscking owner of a FSCKING FUEL?
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby sornywrx » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:18 pm

Haha,

I was so excited I rushed home and opened this thing up. It's in even better shape than the pics showed on eBay! Not 100%, there's a scuff or two but nothing broken and looks beautiful!

I fired it up and got this hinv -v (I should've gotten text but just snapped a quick pic):
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Looks like 600MHz and 1GB RAM, not too shabby. Not sure what graphics board that is, I assume it's a V10 but don't know.

I'll get some good pics of the system itself tomorrow. I spent all my time getting my SCSI drive in and was very relieved that the system booted and detected the Seagate SCSI drive I installed!

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby uunix » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:15 am

Congtats looks like a nice hinv.
Type /usr/gfx/gfxinfo to display you video.
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby Trippynet » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:40 am

Very nice! The 600MHz R14000 isn't too shabby, and has twice the cache of the 500MHz version, so you do gain more than just an extra 100MHz. As IRIX is not a taxing OS, it'll run very nicely indeed with 1GB of RAM. Now you just need to pop that hard drive in and get IRIX installed onto it :)
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:Fuel: - Lithium: R14000 600MHz CPU, 4GB RAM, V10 Graphics, 72GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 1Gb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.30
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby hamei » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:07 am

uunix wrote:Congtats looks like a nice hinv.
Type /usr/gfx/gfxinfo to display you graphics.

Can't get there from the prom, he doesn't have an os installed yet :(

You might be able to do a < serial all > from the prom, then cross-reference the part numbers. I can't remember if you had to be booted up to do that or not tho.

the fun part is yet to come, installing irix :P
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby sornywrx » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:10 am

I was up kind of late last night working to install IRIX. I had 6.5.22 ISOs that I burned (from linux with cdwrite). Started with Overlay CD 1 and was able to boot into sash and then partition the drive but when I got back to the menu to boot the installer and get to the inst> promopt I, instead, got an error.

Should I start a new thread about that? I've searched for it (somewhat) and haven't found an answer yet.

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby uunix » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:24 am

hamei wrote:
uunix wrote:Congtats looks like a nice hinv.
Type /usr/gfx/gfxinfo to display you graphics.

Can't get there from the prom, he doesn't have an os installed yet :(

You might be able to do a < serial all > from the prom, then cross-reference the part numbers. I can't remember if you had to be booted up to do that or not tho.

the fun part is yet to come, installing irix :P

ah yes, sorry, missed the bit about the OS not installed yet DUH! :oops:
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:51 pm

sornywrx wrote:Should I start a new thread about that? I've searched for it (somewhat) and haven't found an answer yet.


Just my two cents but I'd say post it here first and if you don't get an instant-bingo right answer start a new thread...
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:46 pm

Post whatever part number you see on the graphics card (open the can, it should be visible without pulling it from the slot) and we'll get you the spec.
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:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby hamei » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:13 pm

sornywrx wrote: Started with Overlay CD 1 ...

Houston, I think we have a problem.

You didn't by any chance download these from SGI ? 'Cuz those aren't the operating system. Those are overlays to the operating system. Fixpacks. Updates. Will not do what you want.
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