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Posted by: Knezzen
12-02-2018, 09:56 AM
Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair
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I just got my ”new” Fuel, but I can’t seem to get it to work with the monitor I intended to use with it. The monitor in question is a aluminium 23” Apple Cinema Display with a native resuolution of 1920x1200.

The monitors power light just flashes in sequences of tree blinks when it’s connected to the Fuel.
It works just fine connected to my Mac Pro, so there’s nothing wrong with the monitor.

The Fuel outputs video just fine when I connect it to my 17” EIZO monitor.

Is there any way to get the Cinema Display working with the Fuel?

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Posted by: Raion
12-02-2018, 05:48 AM
Forum: IRIX/Software
- Replies (5) is back. You will see it is a bit sparser than it once was. This is due to a number of decisions made by me to minimize risks. We now host only software SGI offered with their machines. We will continue to offer nekoware and later, irisware, from this ftp network. I will be adding new sites for software to our pages in the future, so please be on the look out for that if you need commercial software.

In the meantime, in this forum, keep other site's FTPs to PMs if at all possible, and try to avoid too much talk about cracking or warez.

This decision was not made lightly, but it was for a number of reasons:

  1. Users were not satisfied with my insistence on consistent file formatting
  2. We did not have sufficient staffing to regularly garbage collect incoming
  3. It was determined that this presented too much of a risk to our long term operations within the US and Europe (Especially with newer EU regulations regarding copyrighted materials)

  4. The insane amount of scope creep impinged on our disk space and the amount of user entitlement with uploads was enough for me to give up.
Don't worry, other users have the contents that were removed from the FTP, and these will return under new providers. Please use discretion in the meantime with what is discussed here.

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Posted by: Raion
12-02-2018, 05:41 AM
Forum: Archived FTP Topics
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So, for posterity this is a small subforum full of locked/archived topics I've moved here.

Here's the reason:

From 2017 - Dec 2018 we ran an FTP with commercial software, which contained a lot of copyrighted apps. We did not ever get a DMCA, but in December we choose to take these offline due to a certain user attempting to use that as leverage to get his way (Don't worry about him, out of sight, out of mind). 

That software is no longer hosted. Instead is a collection of SGI-issued software, open source software projects and more. 

The software we did host has been passed onto a group of people who will mirror and distribute it.

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Posted by: Irinikus
12-01-2018, 10:52 PM
Forum: IRIX/Software
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Here's my first official look at this software:

If you're knowledgable about Flame, please let me know if I'm seeing what I'm meant to be seeing.  As far as I can tell, there is only a problem with the position of the "preferences" button. (So it should be usable, right?)

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Posted by: Irinikus
12-01-2018, 04:09 PM
Forum: SGI Discussion
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It's pretty snazzy running at: 2@1920x1080_60! Smile

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Posted by: gijoe77
12-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Forum: IRIX/Software
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I had this command saved in a nekochan PM, never occurred to me to write it down back then, and I can't seem to recall how to do it now. I'm trying to find the command that shows me the version of a shared library file, for example when I get this output:

-bash-4.2$ src/dosbox
64078:src/dosbox: rld: Fatal Error: Cannot Successfully map soname '' version 'sgi3.7' under any of the filenames /usr/nekoware/lib/ 

I would like a way to verify that "version 'sgi3.7'" (or verify I hexeditied the .so file's version info correctly...)

I think it might have been a flag to elfdump, but I don't recall - here is what I was trying to do with freeware's tiff version 3.5.7:

-bash-4.2# elfdump -c  /usr/freeware/lib32/ | grep sgi
        [     3667]: sgi1.1
        [     3684]: sgi1.0
        [     3757]: sgi1.1
        [     1104]: ld32::7.30:ld-options::-elf -_SYSTYPE_SVR4 -OPT:Olimit=0:space=ON -DEBUG:optimize_space=on -OPT:IEEE_arithmetic=1:roundoff=0:wrap_around_unsafe_opt=off -mips3 -n32 -shared -rdata_shared -check_registry ../libtiff/../port/irix/so_locations -quickstart_info -o -woff1009,1014,1107,1110,1116,1164,1185,1188,1204,1230,1233 -woff 85 -woff 84 -L -L/xlv1/freeware/2002.Nov/tiff/v3.5.7-root/usr/freeware/lib32 -L/xlv1/freeware/2002.Nov/tiff/v3.5.7-root/usr/freeware/lib32 -L/xlv1/freeware/2002.Nov/tiff/v3.5.7-root/usr/freeware/lib32 -L/xlv1/freeware/2002.Nov/tiff/v3.5.7-root/usr/lib32 -ljpeg -lz -dont_warn_unused -Bdynamic -lc -warn_unused -rpath /usr/freeware/lib32 -set_version sgi1.1 :

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Posted by: greenmeanie
12-01-2018, 11:13 AM
Forum: Beginners' Questions/Tips
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hey friends, i just joined this forum. Good to see there is still some people breathing life into these machines. When friends come to my house they always ask about my machines. Like what the hell are those ugly boxes. Most have never seen or heard of them. I try to explain LOL its hard!!
Mine dont get much use anymore. Once and a while i will fire one up to show it off but most of the time they sit powered off on display. I even sort of forget all the stuff i learned back when i built them over 15 years ago.. I never kept up on them.
Lately i have been thinking about jumping back in. Finding this forum helped, knowing there are others.
Anyway, my system is nothing special but i did manage to get it all working from boxes of parts i had collected over the years..Everything i have is based on the IP22 systems running 5.2 of which i have five total, three complete which are running quite well, the other two are on the shelf. They work but i have no monitors etc for them so they are considered spares in case stuff happens to the working units. Im still using three of the big Sony 19" CRTs. One of my machines has the Galileo video options and i have both the serial and analog breakout boxes for them.
Things i want to do:
-Obtain some hard drives. The ones i have are small and only have space for system data.
-Find two more CD roms. I only have one and have to move it from machine to machine for installation work.
-Phobeus network card. Seems a hard find and interested in other options if any. I kind of doubt it.
-Max out ram. One machine has 256m the others i cant remember but its not much and i would like to max them so im looking for Kingston ram sticks or other ram that would work..
-Upgrade to 6.2 and possibly 6.5 
-Find a couple of front drive covers. i have three machines without them.
Anyway, looking forward to reading the forum!!

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Posted by: Irinikus
11-30-2018, 07:33 PM
Forum: IRIX/Software
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Is it possible to network my Tezro and Octane in such a way, that I can give the Octane access to the Tezro's CD-ROM over the network, in order to carry out an IRIX install?

If so, how would this be accomplished?

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Posted by: norsparc
11-30-2018, 08:54 AM
Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair
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My Octane Octane does not start any more. There is no reaction when trying to turn it on; no sound, no leds, no fan. So I'm thinking it's a PSU problem.

Is this a known problem that has a fix? Huh 

Are there any capacitors I should try to replace first in the PSU, or should I try to change all of them to see if it will fix anything?

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Posted by: Raion
11-30-2018, 03:55 AM
Forum: Development/Porting
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Okay, I'm thoroughly out of my depth here.

I've been trying to figure out on IRIX how to build a static shell (mksh and tcsh 6.20 - replacing the old and buggy shell versions) and I'm not able to for some reason.

Many of these don't have a static configure option so I've tried:

gmake SHARED=0 CC=c99 CFLAGS=-static

That will pass -static with c99 to the binary, but....

ldd tcsh  =>         /usr/lib32/  =>    /usr/lib32/

Meanwhile, I can't find with nm any dynamic symbols. 

So what should I believe here? And am I just a moron who overlooked something?

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