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Question USB->PS/2 adapter for mouse (O2)?
Posted by: amatecha - 10-10-2018, 06:09 AM - Forum: Beginners' Questions/Tips - Replies (4)

Is it possible to use a USB->PS/2 adapter for a mouse on an O2?  Finding differing reports online, curious if I have to source a PS/2 mouse or if I can use a trusty adapter Smile

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  Atari section
Posted by: uunix - 10-08-2018, 08:38 PM - Forum: Site Discussion - Replies (6)

Should we have an Atari section since we have Commodore?

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  Power animator 9 not opening.. was fine befor
Posted by: bjames - 10-08-2018, 07:21 PM - Forum: IRIX/Software - Replies (3)

Power animator attempts to open, then disappears.  The console reports the following:

___Insufficient virtual memory (that means swap, not virtual swap)___Location:
Memory used so far = Mb
Aligned bytes requested: 16 (0.00Mb)
Arena size being allocated to satisfy request: 0(Mb)
Swap reportedly available: 257782128 (Mb)
Memory reportedly available: 3932569600 (Mb)
Total Memory + Swap reportedly available: 0 (3750.39)
Bp->size = 16 (Mb)
Return codes... swapctl: 0 sysmp(A): 280 sysmp(B): 0
Error: cannot perform calloc 

I don’t know what “calloc” means, maybe this is the proble.  BTW maya starts up fine, so does composer 5.5.

I increased my swap file to 512mb, but that doesn’t seem to help.

Power animator was working fine up until today.  The only changes to the system was messing around with getting Jaleo configured... mostly to do with the digital video board.

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  Maintenance vs Feature
Posted by: JacquesT - 10-08-2018, 12:48 PM - Forum: IRIX/Software - Replies (3)

Is there any point doing a maintenance release install of 6.5.30? Or should one just go for 'feature'? Never quite figured out the difference anyhow...!

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  Indy Presenter 1280
Posted by: bjames - 10-08-2018, 01:00 AM - Forum: SGI Discussion - Replies (5)

Even the SGI presenter manual does not indicate this, but anyone know what the actual viewable screen size is?  The manual says the unit is 13.2” wide, then after subtraction about an inch on either side would equal a screen size width of approx 10.5 - 11” which would be similar to a 14” screen.

I have been contemplating what would be a better monitor for the Indy keeping in the spirit of a ‘90s size at the time.  I was also thinking of a 18” 5:4 Sony LED in silver.

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  TotalView debugger
Posted by: anderswk - 10-07-2018, 08:04 PM - Forum: IRIX/Software - No Replies


I was wondering if anyone has experience with this debugger.  How it does it compare to gvd?


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  PROM write error on cacheline
Posted by: JacquesT - 10-07-2018, 02:56 PM - Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair - Replies (3)

While prepping a disk in my Octane I get to about 45% on the sequential exercise and then I get a 

*** PROM write error o cache line 0x1fcba700 at PC=0xffffffff9fc53e44 RA=0x7

Any ideas? my previous 2 disks worked OK. Is this a disk cache issue or CPU / memory / CPA Cache? The disk has been giving me lots of xfs corruption issues hence the cleanse.

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  Repair Onyx2 graphics module power supply
Posted by: bjornl - 10-07-2018, 01:29 PM - Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair - Replies (3)

Today I was trying to connect two graphics modules to Origin 2000 racks. The first one started fine when I turned the power on, on the back.
When I turned on the power to the second one, a fuse in my house blew (220V , 16A). I assumed it was due to overload because both modules where connectec to the same phase. Even though it should thoretically work, there could have been a peak. I turned off the module, reset the fuse, and turned the module on again.

This time I heard a loud 'pop' and the module started to smell. More attempts to start module failed. So I removed the psu from the module and noticed that the smell came from the psu. One small piece of ceramic also fell out of a hole when I shook the psu.
Probably a piece of the component that popped.

I think it is strange, because I had run that rack by itself a couple of weeks ago. What could be the reason for the failure?

The question is how do I open this psu? I see no normal screw, except for the fans and handle. It seems like it is riveted together. I can of course use force, but maybe there is a correct way to do this. Once I get it open, I think it should be possible to repair if the broken component(s) can be replaced.

Plan B. Anyone got a spare psu Smile?

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  A hardware tour of the IRIS Indigo R4400 with ELAN graphics
Posted by: Irinikus - 10-06-2018, 03:53 PM - Forum: SGI Discussion - Replies (4)

Here's a hardware tour of an IRIS Indigo R4400 150MHz machine with 64MB of ram and the ELAN graphics option:

Another video showing this system's performance will follow, once I have the necessary peripherals to run it.

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  Linking nekoware ncurses
Posted by: Trantor - 10-06-2018, 12:19 PM - Forum: Development/Porting - Replies (10)

Hi, I'm just starting to play with my newly installed system trying to make a simple project (nothing fancy, a z-code interpreter with ncurses support).
I'm basically done with the interpreter code, but now I have some problems when linking with the ncurses lib from nekoware.
I've made a simple "hello world" program in order to keep the things simple:

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
//extern "C" {
    #include <curses.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    WINDOW *mainwin;

    if ((mainwin = initscr()) == NULL) {
        fprintf(stderr, "Error initializing ncurses.n");

    mvaddstr(13, 33, "Hello, world!");


    return EXIT_SUCCESS;

My exported variables are:

declare -x CC="c99"
declare -x CFLAGS="-O2 -mips3 -I/usr/nekoware/include -TARG:proc=r4000"
declare -x LANG="C"
declare -x LDFLAGS="-L/usr/nekoware/lib -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/usr/nekoware/lib"
declare -x LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/nekoware/lib:/usr/lib32"
declare -x PATH="/usr/nekoware/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bsd:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/bin/X11:"
declare -x PS1="\\u [ \\w ]\$ "
declare -x SHELL="/usr/nekoware/bin/bash"
declare -x TERM="iris-ansi"

My compile line is:
c99 ${CFLAGS} -o curhello curhello.c ${LDFLAGS} -lncurses -v

and the error is:

Compiling main
/usr/lib32/cmplrs/be -PHASE:w:c -G8 -TARG:t5_ll_sc_bug=on -TENV:PIC -m1 -O2 -TARG:isa=mips3 -TARG:proc=r4000 -show -TARG:abi=n32 -LANG:=ansi_c -fB,/tmp/ctmB.BAAa002yq -fo,curhello.o curhello.c
Compiling curhello.c (/tmp/ctmB.BAAa002yq) -- Back End
Compiling main(0)

/usr/lib32/cmplrs/ld32 -call_shared -no_unresolved -transitive_link -elf -_SYSTYPE_SVR4 -mips3 -L/usr/nekoware/lib -rpath /usr/nekoware/lib -show -n32 -L/usr/lib32/mips3/r4000 -L/usr/lib32/mips3 -L/usr/lib32 /usr/lib32/mips3/crt1.o -o curhello curhello.o -lncurses -dont_warn_unused -Bdynamic -lc /usr/lib32/mips3/crtn.o -warn_unused
ld32: ERROR   33 : Unresolved text symbol "initscr32" -- 1st referenced by curhello.o.
       Use linker option -v to see when and which objects, archives and dsos are loaded.  
ld32: INFO    152: Output file removed because of error.
c99 ERROR:  /usr/lib32/cmplrs/ld32 returned non-zero status 2

I've installed the ncurses-5.4 from mips3 branch of nekoware. I've also tried to search for the symbol into libncurses.so:

asperi [ ~/mac/curses ]$ nm /usr/nekoware/lib/libncurses.so | grep initscr
[149]   |   6457472|     212|FUNC |GLOB |DEFAULT  |MIPS_TEXT|initscr

and it seems to be here.

Any clues on how to solve this problem?

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