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Posted by: JacquesT
02-03-2019, 05:36 PM
Forum: IRIX/Software
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My XMMS install throws up loads of Libcurl.so.4 errors in console. I've tried symlinkig .so.5 but it asks for a specific SGI version? Any ideas?

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Posted by: Raion
02-02-2019, 09:47 PM
Forum: Site Discussion
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I've added a git repo for those who want to copy the archive.irix.cc contents for themselves and to allow collaboration

https://bitbucket.org/projectkitsune/iri...k-archive/

I have a few rules with pull requests:

  • Do not delete content from the root archive without approval
  • Keep assets to a minimum and don't needlessly duplicate content.
  • Apocrypha modifications must be approved by me directly.
Other than that, have fun.

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Posted by: Raion
02-01-2019, 07:40 PM
Forum: Development/Porting
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Alongside my continued efforts to move us to Dokuwiki I'm working on documenting a lot of what wasn't ever touched on in Nekochan. This includes development topics. It's my goal to turn the development techpubs, old nekochan posts, and info on the old nekochan wiki into something standardized.

I don't want people to shy away from MIPSPro and native tools because they aren't well documented. I want to ensure that these tools can continue to be used where applicable for obvious reasons.

If you have specific topics you want covered, I'd like to try and see what I can do to make that a reality.

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Posted by: vladio
02-01-2019, 06:01 PM
Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair
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I'm going to try to address an issue with my Onyx2 rack - The IR unit shows the yellow "High" temp led and runs the large blower at the top on high all the time. This isn't a critical issue but I really enjoy fixing things so I think I'm going to see what I can do, not to mention it sounds a bit louder than a new GE GEnx turbofan when it's running. I swapped the MSC's on it and still get "High" on the IR, just thought I'd take that element out of the equation as it's a simple swap. In my research I saw that there's a few causes for the "High" trigger; obviously high temperatures - my computer room stays cool in the winter and it shows High at start up, A bad fan somewhere can cause the trigger for High (I'm thinking this is the cause) and possibly a sensor. I'm going to pull the PSU cover tonight and check the internal fans, not sure how much I can see without pulling the top PSU.

Just curious if anyone's been able to address this issue and offer up some advice.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted by: Raion
01-29-2019, 07:04 PM
Forum: Site Discussion
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Good afternoon everybody. I believe it is important to share with everybody how we're doing and how far we have come from our humble beginnings. This is also my way of being transparent about what's going on, what our plans are, our failures and our successes.

 First up, I would like to thank each and every user here for their support in use of the Wiki, Forums, Discord and IRC. We are coming close to over 500 users. 

Next I would like to thank our wonderful contributors and VIPs as well as my staff. I'd also like to address Praetor as he has disappeared from the community. He and I have had some personal disagreements and fights that had nothing to do with the community and I unfortunately did have to remove him from his staff posts after being reinstated for a few months due to repeated breaches of my personal boundaries. This was not something that I made arbitrarily and I really feel heavy hearted about it. He was my friend and he was here from the beginning. I hope he is willing to return and reconcile with us one day. 

Our successes have been quite big. The discord is dense and active with over 500 messages a day on average. I have moved us to a stable forum platform and solved all the major problems. The new wiki is coming along. 

I'd also like to address our failures. IRIX Vault is no longer coming due to community feedback doubting the utility of it. Thus I have shelved the project indefinitely. IRIXOne is still in development hell and will probably continue to be for the foreseeable future. Ultimately I blame this on my failures as a leader. The staff has been overwhelmingly patient and loyal as I've come to terms with some of these failures. irisware has made far less progress than I was hoping this is an unfortunate side-effect of my high expectations and perfectionist attitude as I do not want our community be stuck with a subpar free open source software distribution. I appreciate everybody's patience. For those of you who only browse the forums you might not be aware of some of the controversies in the discord. My inexperience leading the community of the size led to a number of instances where I ended up not communicating expectations to my staff and appearing to come across as arbitrarily enforcing rules as I saw fit. This is nobody's fault but my own and I am learning from the experiences that have come there. people are also aware that I have some controversial opinions on political and social issues. Some people have not taken very kindly to this. I am sorry that the people involved feel that way but I'm also not going to fake being a person that I'm not. Ultimately I am a user here as well as the owner and operator.

There was talk at one point about democratizing the leadership of this place but unfortunately I was not on board with this because I ultimately believe it would have led me to be written out of the site and to lead to a lot of changes that I am not comfortable with. I understand people's concerns with everything being centralized. Rest assured there are multiple backups being kept around by multiple people and I do have the ability to pass the keys on to somebody else even if I become incapacitated. 

Ultimately I want people to understand a couple of things. This was not started as a Nekochan clone or replacement. I started this because I saw a number of deficiencies in the community that were not being met. The communities were stagnating, the active user base was not engaged, many many people came on to the site just to troll or divert topics and documentation was unstandardized, scattered, and even esoteric to a certain degree. This will never replace what Nekochan was, but I hope to make it even greater. 

Again I would like to thank everybody in this community for standing by me, my contributors, loyal and patient staff, and every single user of this site even those who I have had disagreements with. It's the year 2019 and I know that we will continue to only prosper more and more as a community.

I did not communicate this to staff or other people prior to posting the main reason being that this comes from me, unfiltered and completely and totally honest.

Ultimately I love this community with all my heart and I know that we are only beginning to tap into our potential. 

Much love,

Raion (Kaz)

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Posted by: Raion
01-29-2019, 06:43 PM
Forum: Site Discussion
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As I have said before in prior announcements we are in the process of migrating from MediaWiki to Dokuwiki.

I have loaded it onto newwiki.irix.cc for the time being. Registration is currently disabled because I am still developing it but I wanted to get some community feedback on the look and feel. The forum will have its look and feel updated to match as soon as MyBB 1.9.x is stable and I've developed the new theme for it. 

You will see updates soon as I continue working on adding some documentation that I have been drafting for a while. you will notice that most of the hardware articles did not make it over, this is because we need some time to get some of our customizations to MediaWiki migrated.

I will let you know when registration is open, I unfortunately I'm not able to migrate commit history or user accounts so you will need to register again, although I am also looking into potential other options. 

The main reasons for moving are simple:
Performance - Dokuwiki is based after flat files which work better with our setup.
Backing up - no database needs to be dumped.
Security - much better track record against fan and hacking.

Please feel free to comment on this change and let me know what you think. Anything from the look and feel to the format, to extension suggestions I'm open for.

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Posted by: vladio
01-29-2019, 06:35 AM
Forum: Beginners' Questions/Tips
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Bummer about Nekochan! I haven't turned on the old SGI's in years, powered up the Octane and tried to visit the site and nada. What a wealth of info that was.

I've tried to fire up the Onyx2 over the last couple years and it won't boot. I get the blue screen and it sits there, the graphics module never boots. It's been years since I adopted the Onyx2 from a Nekochan member that was trying to find it a home. It worked, no problems, but I had a hard time finding time to play with it so it's been sitting. I've run into this boot problem before and worked the issue out using the console on my Octane but, for the life of me, I don't remember what I did to get the two to talk. I still have the serial cable connected between the Onyx and the Octane but can't remember the syntax to start the communication. If I remember... it was "cu" something. Can anyone help me out with this? I was a graphics guy, did modeling and animation, but, unfortunately, we worked on PC's in the early 90's so my experience with IRIX is slim. 

Any help is appreciated!

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Posted by: Irinikus
01-28-2019, 05:37 PM
Forum: Digital/HP/Compaq
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I now have Doom, Hexen and ROTT running on my AlphaStation 255, and they are running similar performance to what they did on my 486!  

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Posted by: Raion
01-27-2019, 09:43 PM
Forum: Site Discussion
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Hey guys,

Little update   

CB_HK has graciously donated some vector drawings to us. I have created a T-shirt, stickers and mugs from them:

https://teespring.com/sgi-onyx-merchandise

We also have added as a trial a new patreon replacement, Ko-Fi:

https://ko-fi.com/irixnetwork

This is being soft-launched - it's basically a tip jar.

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Posted by: Irinikus
01-27-2019, 09:02 AM
Forum: Digital/HP/Compaq
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If I wanted to compile Blender to run on the Alphastation 255 under Windows NT4, what resources would I need to do so?

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