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by dexter1
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair
Topic: Network Install Onyx2 Missing eaddr
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Network Install Onyx2 Missing eaddr

Yes. All systems from ip27 onwards will run 6.5.30, with the exception of ip28 (indigo2 R10000)
by dexter1
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Art/CG/Rendering
Topic: Rendering in Maya 6.5 (A simple speaker drive unit.)
Replies: 50
Views: 1686

Re: Rendering in Maya 6.5 (A simple speaker drive unit.)

We are in the process of looking for alternatives to the forum software to perform a migration in the future to a new system. Due to security issues attachments are currently disabled, see the post from Raion-Fox: http://forums.irix.cc/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=359
by dexter1
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: IRIX/Software
Topic: Indy 8-bit Virtual24 technology
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Indy 8-bit Virtual24 technology

When installing IRIX on the Indy it will automatically set the colordepth of the X server to 8 bit. It doesn't matter if you have an XL8 or XL24 graphic card, or any other system for that matter. This colordepth is set in /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers. See this link for some example configurations. Usua...
by dexter1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: SGI Discussion
Topic: Do you leave your machines plugged in, when they're not in use?
Replies: 20
Views: 362

Re: Do you leave your machines plugged in, when they're not in use?

I physically unplug machines which are not in use. I do have an O2 which I use on a daily basis and that stays plugged in and I turn it on and off whenever I need it, except when I am on vacation or too busy to work on it, then I pull the plug. The room which contains the O2 also has a fire alarm. A...
by dexter1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: SGI Discussion
Topic: Do you leave your machines plugged in, when they're not in use?
Replies: 20
Views: 362

Re: Do you leave your machines plugged in, when they're not in use?

We've had this question earlier on Nekochan forum. You are working with computer equipment that is at least 15 years old. Some stuff is approaching 30 years. As JanJaap mentioned on Nekochan, leaving the stuff running unsupervised (AKA asleep) is a potential fire hazard. Like JanJaap I have a wife a...
by dexter1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Development/Porting
Topic: Does anyone have/know of libport.so.1 lib ?
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Does anyone have/know of libport.so.1 lib ?

What would help is the list of functions from libport.so which the executable needs. 'elfdump' can help you with tracing the unknown functions or subroutines.
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elfdump -h <executable>
if I remember correctly.
by dexter1
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Development/Porting
Topic: Some compilation info
Replies: 24
Views: 586

Re: Some compilation info

These are preprocessor symbols or 'define's defined by including header files and performing a compile which includes a preprocessor stage, like most regular compile stages. The symbol '__sgi' (not '__sgi__') is defined when compiling c code under IRIX. I'm not sure if gcc will set that define but I...
by dexter1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Development/Porting
Topic: newbie questions - porting dgen (Genesis EMU) /w MIPSpro unresolved test symbol "pow
Replies: 29
Views: 880

Re: newbie questions - porting dgen (Genesis EMU) /w MIPSpro unresolved test symbol "pow

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export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib"
is the environment setting you need to set to tell the linker which path it needs to search for libraries.
by dexter1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Beginners' Questions/Tips
Topic: Mount Irix CDROM on other OS
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Mount Irix CDROM on other OS

The filesystem on IRIX CD-ROMs is EFS, not XFS or iso9660. Linux and netBSD have kernel drivers or userland programs that can mount these cd's.
In Linux you need to load module efs.o before mounting an IRIX cd or equivalent cd image.
by dexter1
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair
Topic: Cleaning up an Indigo
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Cleaning up an Indigo

Nice work on those feet.
I've dealt with the snotty rubber feet situation before and came up with replacement feet made of leather from a patch I saved. It resists slip and heat quite well. Add double sided tape and cut the shape with a sharp knive