The SUN JavaStation-10 "Krups"

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The SUN JavaStation-10 "Krups"

Post by Irinikus » Fri May 25, 2018 11:22 pm

I have two of these machines, but only one power supply brick, so for all intensive purposes I only have one machine. (The one in Cape Town simply serves as a desktop ornament.)

The Javastation, although a good idea and a display of forward thinking at the time, was not a very successful product, due to it's poor performance under "Java OS".

It's certainly one of the most aesthetically beautiful looking products produced by any computer manufacturer ever!

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Re: The SUN JavaStation-10 "Krups"

Post by M.G. » Sat May 26, 2018 7:37 am

The one I owned was full of scratches and scuff marks and didn't look as good as yours. Nice pictures also.

The only thing I never liked about this system, is how weak/brittle the shell is and how surprisingly large and space-consuming it is... (Especially considering how small the actual board is.)

What do you run on yours? I mostly ran the NetBSD/sparc (SPARCv8) release with JavaStation support.

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Re: The SUN JavaStation-10 "Krups"

Post by Irinikus » Sat May 26, 2018 8:33 am

M.G. wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:37 am
The one I owned was full of scratches and scuff marks and didn't look as good as yours. Nice pictures also.

The only thing I never liked about this system, is how weak/brittle the shell is and how surprisingly large and space-consuming it is... (Especially considering how small the actual board is.)

What do you run on yours? I mostly ran the NetBSD/sparc (SPARCv8) release with JavaStation support.
As far as I know, the plastics are about the same as your average SGI in terms of brittleness. (It's unfortunately the nature of the game!)

As soon as I get an appropriate SUN keyboard, I will put it to use. It will not boot if it doesn't detect a keyboard. (When I turn it on, it complains about there not being a keyboard present and then the screen goes blank.) I think that it automatically starts outputting to serial.

When I order all of the necessaries for my V880z from WildFire systems, I will order a PS/2 keyboard for it too. (I want to get everything from one place to save on shipping costs.)

The JavaStation that I'm going to use is fitted with the FLASH memory card and 64MB of RAM. I am aware that it performs best with LINUX on it but I want to keep it original, so I will make use of the Java OS that's loaded on the FLASH card. (For better or worse!)

The motherboard takes up most of the inside of the case:

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Obviously there will be relatively large open spaces on either side of the motherboard to allow for the curved outer design
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Re: The SUN JavaStation-10 "Krups"

Post by Irinikus » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:36 am

I have finally got to take a look at my Javastation.

When I turn it on I get the following:

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It then got to a screen full of colourful stars floating around and only the mouse curser was visible and it was movable movable, and that was that!

Is it not meant to get to a state where it displays a menu?

Note of the fact that it's not connected to a network and the it's internal battery hasn't been replaced since it was originally shipped.

Any ideas?
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