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New to IRIX. Need some pointers.

Unread postby dev_urandom » Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:10 pm

I have been a Linux user for many years and recently came into ownership of an Indigo2 with IRIX 6.2 installed. I came to this site and numerous others and found that many common Linux toolkits, such as gtk+ and qt, have been ported to IRIX. Unfortunately most of the tardists I have found are for IRIX 6.5 and I have had little luck compiling glib and gtk on my current machine, mainly due to the X libraries used. Are there many resources for IRIX 6.2 anymore? Is there much I can do to update the current software on the machine or add new packages at this point? I want to get IRIX 6.5, but I need to save my milk money for a few weeks. :lol:

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Unread postby Hakimoto » Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:53 pm

There used to be quite a bit of stuff for 6.2 around. Did you check if the 6.2 freeware section on SGI.com is still there? Alternatively there is a dude from Germany who compiled a lot of current stuff for it... if only I could remember the server address... might start looking for 6.5 tho', much more current stuff easily available (nekoware, freeware). Hope that helps.
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Unread postby RageX » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:04 pm

SGI still keeps a collection of old freeware on their site (both for 5.3 and 6.2):

http://freeware.sgi.com/fw-6.2/

It's out of date but it's something.

Save your money and get 6.5, it's a great OS.

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Unread postby dexter1 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:17 am

Hakimoto wrote: Alternatively there is a dude from Germany who compiled a lot of current stuff for it... if only I could remember the server address...


Gerhard Lenerz ofcourse! Who else?

IRIX 6.2 stuff

And Hakim, i can really recommend the "Johnny Mnemonic" brain augmentation i've had since i was a student. :P I have no idea why i keep remembering more and more SGI related information and URL's. Can we play "SGI" on Mastermind sometime soon? :P

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Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:22 am

dexter1 wrote:I have no idea why i keep remembering more and more SGI related information and URL's.


Good - you can help update the SGI links on the main page :P
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:35 am

Haha, you guys makeme laugh! I'm gonna go to the shop and get a space doubler this afternoon.... be careful not to overload it though. ;-)
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software and operating system that will match the capabilities
of your current Amiga at about the price you paid for the
Amiga way back when. But you can smile to yourself, knowing
that you were touching the future years before the rest of
the world. And that other computers and operating systems
will do with brute force what the Amiga did years before with
grace, elegance and style.


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Unread postby dexter1 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:27 am

nekonoko wrote:
dexter1 wrote:I have no idea why i keep remembering more and more SGI related information and URL's.

Good - you can help update the SGI links on the main page :P


Neko, here it goes then. :P Just cut and paste will do, though i haven't looked if it will fit. Could also be that you need to weed out some links. I haven't included resellers. IRIX central is dead, as was a Japanese one, so i took those out. Or do we have to put this into Movable Type by hand? I can help you with that ofcourse. I just don't know exactly how that page is being generated...

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<li><b><u>SGI/IRIX Links</u></b>
   <ul>
   <li><a href="http://www.basquiat.de/gallery/album04">Basquiat's IRIX 6.5 Screenshots</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://reputable.com/~skywriter/">Big Old Nasty SGI Page</a></li>

   <li><a href="http://cspry.co.uk/computing/computing_index.html">Indy info and Webservers on IRIX by Christopher Spry</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/modelling/sgilogo/">How to Make the SGI Logo</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.irisindigo.com/">IRIS Indigo</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://antero.reputable.com/eile/">IRIS Indigo @ Reputable</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.lurkertech.com/lg/index.html">Lurker's Guide to Video</a></li>

   <li><a href="http://www.microcosmos.co.uk/">microcosmos.co.uk</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.urban.ne.jp/home/mint/index.html">Ozashiki INDY home page (Japanese)</a></li> 
   <li><a href="http://freeware.sgi.com/">SGI Freeware</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.futuretech.blinkenlights.nl/sgi.html">SGI Technical Advice and Information</a></li>
        <li><a href="http://www.sgihelp.org/">sgihelp.org</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.sgizone.net/">SGI Zone</a></li>

   <li><a href="http://www.siliconbunny.com/">Silicon Bunny</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.gisparks.tas.gov.au/sgi/">Crimson/Power Series/Onyx RealityEngine/RealityEngine2 Info</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://sgistuff.g-lenerz.de/">SGIStuff by Gerhard Lenerz</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://sgistuff.g-lenerz.de/mirrors/4dfaq/index.html">4dfaq: This Old SGI (mirror) by Albert Corda</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.squirrel.com/squirrel/sgi-sysid.html">Squirrel System ID page</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.pimpworks.org/sgi/dallas.html">Replacing and reprogramming bad dallas chip on SGI Indy</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.vigyan.com/~blbates/sgi/index.html">Brent Bates' SGI related Pages</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.hummingbirdcomp.com/frequently_asked_questions.htm">Hummingbird SGI FAQ</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/sgimips/faq.html">NetBSD/sgimips FAQ</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.5dwm.org">5Dwm "Mass Interactive Desktop for Linux</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://ftp.arl.mil/ftp/info-iris/">ftp.arl.mil old Iris ftp site</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://home.planet.nl/~mourits/koelkast/">The Silicon Graphics Refrigerator Project</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://hardware.majix.org/computers/sgi/">Obsolete: SGI Workstations by Dimajix</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.edharriss.com/misc/sgi_cabinet.html">SGI 4D/85GT Filing Cabinet</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.schrotthal.de/sgi/">schrotthal.de SGI photo repository</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.madness.net/software/pub/software/">Madness ftp archive of old IRIX 5.3 and 6.2 software</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/creatures/pages/calr4K.html">R4000A License plate from Silicon ZOO</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.eml.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/information/machine-j.html">SGI Worstation collection (Japanese)</a></li>
   <li><a href="ftp://ftp.mayn.de/pub/irix/">ftp.mayn.de IRIX archive by Marcus Herbert (recommended!)</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://132.180.68.114/~gemm/o2.html">O2 CPU mod (German)</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://mood-indigo.org/">German SGI forum</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.obsolyte.com/">Obsolyte: Vintage SGI and SUN info</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.cc.gatech.edu/services/sgimeta.html">SGI Meta Page</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.geocities.com/sgipics/">Groschat's SGI pictures</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.roosmcd.dds.nl/index.htm">Connecting stereo glasses to SGI workstations</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.unix.necoac.de/tips.html">IRIX Tips and Tricks (German)</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.home.unix-ag.org/nils/mips/linux-mips.html">Linux-MIPS FAQ</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.hendersonzone.net/bill/sgi/">SGI anonymous ftp list</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.smellycat.net/o2/">Smellycat's O2 DVD mod</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.maestling.com/indy/">Maestling's Indy CPU mod</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.maestling.com/indy-cdrom/">aestling's Indy CDROM mod</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://rshockley.dyndns.org/indigo.htm">Indigo Keyboard and Mouse Converter</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://lidar.ssec.wisc.edu/~forrest/cdwrite-sgi.html">IRIX 5.3 cdwrite and mkisofs software</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.rootprompt.de/useful_irix/">rootprompt.de IRIX software by Andreas Bauhaus</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.tc.umn.edu/%7Edols0011/sgi/">Alex's SGI page with hardware info</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://niri.ncsa.uiuc.edu/slevy/o2-stereo/">Compiling stereo video formats for the SGI O2</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.tjack.com/html/tech_gallery_70.html">Tech Gallery of 4D desksides by Thomas Ackermann</a></li>
   <li><a href="http://www.phlyingpenguin.net/gallery/SGI">4D/35TG gallery</a></li>
   </ul>
</li>

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Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:19 am

Fantastic, the list is up - thanks! It's pretty easy to insert; just a direct paste into the sidebar template and an index rebuild.
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