What SUN hardware do we have?

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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:08 pm

Ha! I do most of my posting from a Quad G5 and an iMac G4, as the sig says.

Be nice to see that SPARCbook live again. If you bump the systems to Solaris 10, you can run the Oracle contributed build of Firefox 38.6. It doesn't have a JIT like TenFourFox, so JavaScript performance sucks, but it works pretty well otherwise.
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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby crimsonVGX » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:03 pm

I'd have to try finding the SPARCbook-specific SunOS 4.1.3 (?, might be 4.1.1)
install - that'd be a miracle in itself (heck, ATM, I can't think where my
4.1.4 CD is located should the disk on my SS IPC tragically go south...).

Yes, I'd like to continue with 'Adventures in SunOS/Solaris-land' by running
Sol 10 on a Blade 2500 (and see how FF 38 is on there!). I used Sun-3/80's in
school, then later Suns professionally from 1991-2004, so a successor to the
Ultra workstation-line for inclusion in the computer cave is certainly in order.

Thank you very much for continuing to hone your computing skills through the
years, though you've changed fields pretty radically. And I'd say you've succeeded
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makes me want to pull out the first computer I actually bought - an Ohio
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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby kokoboi » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:16 am

I'd have to try finding the SPARCbook-specific SunOS 4.1.3 (?, might be 4.1.1)
install - that'd be a miracle in itself (heck, ATM, I can't think where my
4.1.4 CD is located should the disk on my SS IPC tragically go south...).

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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby mila » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:10 am

I also have something most of you might not have, a original WEITEK flashlight delivered together with clockdoubled CPU and the needed assembly tool :)
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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby escimo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:44 pm

The flashlight like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weitek-Sparc-Po ... 1311268948

Unfortunatelly the 80 MHz Weitek Power µp chip isn't included in the box but the exchanged, original CY7C601A 40MHz (SPARCstation 2).
In my opinion the box is a way to expensive for shipping to Europe but is only for to show the image of the flashlight. ;D
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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby mila » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:20 am

Yepp thats the one, I only have the flashlight and the CPU left, don't know what I did with the tool. I changed the CPU on a number of our SS2 and IPX running Xilinx and Viewlogic EDA tools at that time. From what I recall the CPU was fine for P&R(compiling FPGA data) but for interactive use I did not notice any difference.
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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby tux » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:44 pm

Hi,
Just scored a Sparcstation 5 with two OS's; disk0 - Solaris 8 and disk1 - NeXTSTEP 3.3. Disk 0 is set as the default boot disk but I can boot to NeXTSTEP by typing boot disk1 at the ok prompt. NVRAM battery is dead and I have to set the NVRAM values at the ok prompt before booting if I want to have proper network connectivity. There are some minor nicks/scratches on the top from where the monitor sat but not bad at all for only a $20 investment. :)
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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby johnnym » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:37 pm

tux wrote:[...] NVRAM battery is dead and I have to set the NVRAM values at the ok prompt before booting if I want to have proper network connectivity. [...]

I've created an expect script which does the reprogramming automatically, which could allow to get along without exchanging the battery. You could give it a try. As I could only test it on a SPARCstation 20 so far, I'd be interested if it also runs on a SPARCstation 5 out of the box.
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Re: What SUN hardware do we have?

Unread postby tux » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:42 pm

johnnym wrote:
tux wrote:[...] NVRAM battery is dead and I have to set the NVRAM values at the ok prompt before booting if I want to have proper network connectivity. [...]

I've created an expect script which does the reprogramming automatically, which could allow to get along without exchanging the battery. You could give it a try. As I could only test it on a SPARCstation 20 so far, I'd be interested if it also runs on a SPARCstation 5 out of the box.


Thanks johnnym, I'll give it a try.
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:Fuel: asterix - R16K 700 MHz, V10, 2 GByte ram
:Octane2: speedracer - Dual R14k 600 MHz, V12, 2 GByte ram
:O2: moosehead - R12k 400 MHz, 768 MByte ram
:O2: Ox - R5k 300 MHz, 224 MByte ram
:Indy: ryoko - R5k 180 MHz, 128 MByte ram
:Indigo2IMP: Iris - R10k 195 MHz, Max Impact, 512 MByte ram
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