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  More subdirectories on ftp
Posted by: bjornl - 10-06-2018, 08:43 AM - Forum: Site Discussion - No Replies

Couldn't it be an idea to make more subdirectories on the ftp for software that have more than one file that belongs together.
Some software 'packages' have this, but not all.
Even software with single file could have a subdirectory to make parent directory more readable.

It is of course one more level in the directory tree and maybe that can be a problem.

It is the uploader who need to make it look good Smile

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  Irix Freeware
Posted by: Infiltratr - 10-06-2018, 03:32 AM - Forum: IRIX/Software - Replies (1)

Hi There

I have a fairly complete dump of the old Irix freeware programs (from 2004) but I could not find a copy of those on the FTP site.  Do we have them somewhere that I have not seen?  I have noticed that 2 of my tardists are corrupt (fw_expat-1.95.6.tardist and fw_readline-4.3.tardist) and I would like to get working versions of them.

My other question is, if we don't have them anywhere, should I dump a tarball of them into the ftp incoming directory for others?

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  Trouble with Medea Videoraid RTS
Posted by: bjames - 10-03-2018, 10:13 PM - Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair - Replies (4)

My Medea Videoraid RTS arrived and I have been trying to get this working with my Octane.  The Medea raid uses LVD (VHD68 pin) connector.  So im using an HD68 to VHD68 cable and the terminator that came with the raid.  

The problem is when I start the system (Raid started first), on boot up i get aseries of messages;

timeout on adapter 1 target 6
tm0=0xed2a26521, tm1 0xed ect ect

Timeout on adapter 1 target 7
.... ...

timeout on adapter 1 taget 8

and so on and so on

It seems to just repeat these timeouts.

Is the octane not compatible with the UW320 VHD68 drives?

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  Testing a hard drive or raid from Irix 6.5.28
Posted by: bjames - 10-03-2018, 04:18 AM - Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair - Replies (1)

I’m familiar with Irix’s confidence test for perriferals, I was wondering what tools Irix has to test a drives integrity or a JBOD raid device. 

I have purchased a few Medéa raids and was able to initialize and mount the raid devices with no issue, but I have no idea if there are any bad sectors.

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  XLc fix
Posted by: uunix - 10-02-2018, 08:18 PM - Forum: IBM - Replies (7)

So.. my woes continued with no dt on the IBM, I did though discover that it was caused by me fitting the GXT6500P in one slot and moving it.. thus the ghost of the original still existed.. So I did a selective install..  I say selective, because I only selected the graphics CDE environment. What that meant to IBM was wipe the whole system!! GREAT..

Anyway, no point crying over spilt AIX..

Some years back on the neckochan site, a very kind person gave me a script to ensure that XLc demo never ran out.. nudge nudge wink wink..

It was in my necko PMs..  and stupidly I either didn't save it anywhere other than the IBM or I just can't find it.

Are you here?

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  Octane PCI cage and Ultra SCSI PCI cards
Posted by: bjames - 10-01-2018, 03:48 PM - Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair - Replies (7)

Looking to connect 2 or Medea Video Raid RTS's that use the Ultra 160 VHD68 SE LVD connections.  I know I need to find a PCI cage first.

My question is what Ultra SCSI UW160 cards are compatible.. Adaptect? or do I have to stay with SGI or Qlogic. 

I dont want Differential as I went that road with the XIO Ultra scsi board and cannot get it to see any of my drives - even though port 1 is supposed to be auto sensing and works with SE.

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  Presenter/02 cable?
Posted by: BackPlaner - 10-01-2018, 11:51 AM - Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair - No Replies

Hi all, 

I've had a Indy presenter monitor panel (not 1280 version} collecting dust for a while and I'd like to hook it up to my 02, which I think I just got the appropriate video card for. 
Unfortunately I can't seem to figure out what cable I need to connect the two? Any ideas what it is or where to get one? 

Here's a pic, thanks in advance, 


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  Picture time
Posted by: BackPlaner - 10-01-2018, 11:11 AM - Forum: SGI Discussion - Replies (3)

Outside my old work one day not so long ago... 
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  newb questions regarding static/shared builds
Posted by: gijoe77 - 10-01-2018, 11:04 AM - Forum: Development/Porting - Replies (3)

Hi all,

I'm not really sure how to ask this question, so I might just ask in a confusing manner, but when building software is there a real advantage nowadays to build it to use shared libraries or is it better off to build statically?  I was thinking about this as I just installed nekoware's git to test it vs my own build, and there was a bunch of other dependencies I had to install, I was wondering if building it statically would of saved some headaches?  I used to hear how building stuff to use shared libraries saved HDD space but this was in the days when HDD was scarce.  I guess what I want to ask is what is the real penalty for building static binaries?  Does anyone have a general rule of thumb on this topic?

also, when building a static binary, whats the prefered way to do it?  I saw in some configure scripts a "--disable-shared" and "--enable-static", and googling around I saw one can do LDFLAGS=-static, but to be very honest I haven't really playe much with it.

Would Nekoware's dependency issues on various packages have been "better" if the packages had been build statically?

Thanks again y'all for putting up with my newb/RTFM type questions Smile

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  Discreet Flame 7 setup
Posted by: bjames - 10-01-2018, 01:09 AM - Forum: IRIX/Software - Replies (4)

To setup stone wire in Flame 2008, the command is sw_config...  so something like that.

What is the equivelent command to open the stone drive configuration in Flame 7?

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