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acronym wrote: being someone that has 2 @300 5200 boards idling, i'm quite interested in this

c'mon you don't need two, why not sell me one this r5k@200 Mhz O2 is driving me insane :mrgreen:
yep, but I only want the board ;)
...if yes, does anyone know if it's possible to import Quicktime MJPEG A files into it... I know it works with Shake for OS X.
Thanks a lot for the yafray build and bringing it back to my mind... judging by the pictures in the gallery, it really seems some active development was done since I looked the last time :)

If it really works that good with blender, it's time to finally learn that strange GUI ;)
nvukovlj wrote: This is partly a fault of their marketing as they haven't done much to raise awareness about the program, but nevertheless the situation regarding the IRIX port was critical.

well, marketing has never been a strenght of Realsoft - which is pretty sad, since Real3D (as it was called back then) is around since the days of Amiga and has always been a very powerful package (though with a steep learning curve, but this seems to be better now). And I never understood why so little was done to actually sell it. I remember the early days of Cinema 4D and Real3D, Real3D was always the better package and (later) much cheaper too.

So, give it a chance, it's a great tool and it really deserves more support, especially for it's price. Even the windows version is not really expensive for 700,- EUR.

Too bad they don't have an OS X version, I'd buy it immidiately.
a little bit OT, since this is obviously not an SGI, but a cool Unix workstation nevertheless, so I hope it's ok here ;)

I'm looking for an HP Visualize J280/J282 or J2240 - preferable from Germany or nearby northern Germany due to the weight of these beasts.
The Keeper wrote: and they have a nasty tendency to fail, presumably due to heat. I have three of them on the shelf that don't work, for one reason or another.

it is because of the heat. The problem is that the connectors of the RAM chips desolder due to the heat over time. I have four defective TRAMs here, all four of them are failing because of this. It's not too difficult to fix (done it on two last night, leaving me with a shiny new MXI :) ), but that's of course nothing for the average buyer.

SE/SSE TRAMs are newer and possibly better designed; I haven't seen any bad SE/SSE TRAMs yet.

I have - but it doesn't happen too often.
yep. Unscrew the four screws at the bottom, then lift the black top ;)

BTW, for checking the joints I used a small plastic stick and carefully went along the lines of the IC pins - everything that moved needed soldering and everything that might have only moved because I tipped it with the stick would've needed solder after a few hours of operation anyway :mrgreen:
of course you could replace the RAMs on the module, but why? It's not the RAMs which are failing. They just desolder themselves due to the heat - the chips are fine, the joints aren't ;)
I'll give it a shot :)
no, I haven't tried, I usually do it via network install ;)
well, how should IRIX know that you upgraded your system to Vpro? ;)

Google is your friend here:
hm, there should be a lot more .vfos, including one for 1280x1024@60. Maybe it's still not everything installed properly?

BTW, a friend told me that V6/V8 cards have a bug with the 60Hz resolution, something about beeing able only to use a 16 Bit buffer, so you might be better off with 1280x1024@59 Hz.
two SE cards will work just fine. I remember someone installed three, but this is not supported (but seems to work).
no, open your CDs (base + current m-stream) in inst or swmgr and be sure to check the complete gfx system for install, no matter if it tells you that it's already installed. So look for eoe.sw.gfx, x_eoe.sw, eoe.sw64.gfx and x_eoe.sw64

That should do the trick.
try to do it with cdrecord. Ain't there a fink package for it?
Actually it's nothing that I really need, it would be for my personal collection.

But I wouldn't mind a C3000 either, but I guess my hobby budget is too small for one ;)
LoWeN wrote: It also sounds but that's not at all clear that the ESI/ESSI/EMXI familly is "much" stronger than the SI/SSI/MXI familly but no one can give a clear benchmark for that.

not that much faster, around 15-30% I'd say. But yes, less heat ;)