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The message in a bottle is: IRIX for the desktop is not dead, even if there were no life signs for a long time.
Or has it died already and this is news from the other side?
Let´s have a look at the inst conflicts... and see.
Hamei,

yep, me - right now. Works like a charm!
A TightVNC server on a NT4 crapbox to give me some access to windnose only programs, mainly DigiMap for route planning and GPS navigation.

Some guesses:
ping OK?
Remote TightVNC server up and running?
Do you get the little Xwindow for IP and password entry when calling vncviewer manually?
there´s lots of stuff in .xnviewrc and a .xnview directory in my home dir.

Cheers

Walther
Hi,

I confess I did not read this thread completely yet...
just downloaded the iconbar tardist, swmgr... voila:

iconbar requires the default visual to be TrueColor with depth of 24
exiting...

mmmh. Is MaxImpact/TRAM Video on an Indigo2 R10k less?
Is there some FAQ or howto for iconbar?
Hello to all!

There is a commercial tool available for conversion of various CAD geometry formats called Polytrans SGI.
This is the only one I found capable of exporting CAD 3D files - IGES, VDA, STL, IV etc. - into LightWave3D 5.0 .

Now I wonder if anybody of the real experts here knows another way...
No need for a fullsize multi-purpose fromall-toall format conversion program!
Only one thing: import from a single (Pro/E generated) 3D into LightWave.

Any hint greatly appreciated!
mis,

thanks a lot for that kind response and generous offer!
It´s not a single data set I want to convert, but do it on a regular base, and of course I will take a brief look at chromecow.

If this is of interest to anybody else but me: Polytrans by Okino ( http://www.okino.com ), a command line tool which was originally made for use on IRIX is still available as Polytrans SGI - unfortunately okino´s other fine product, the NuGraf renderer is not.

What a shame...
oh, I´m sure it can do much more than I need, but it is about 500$ which is quite a lot for a single command line utility.
From the point of view you mentioned you´re right.
500 bucks is peanuts for big biz - but a lot for an hobbyists budget.
And before I go to buy I´m first trying all the expertise at nekochan here ;-)

In the mean time I found another program - all by myself - that does the trick even in demo mode:
Deep Exploration on http://www.righthemisphere.com (a lot of 3D stuff there),
but I dunno if there is an IRIX versions (assumeably not - sigh).
Unfortunately their site appears seriously mangled when viewed with mozilla firefox - checked with IE only? Bad sign.

C´mon, anybody a free solution on IRIX?
did you give SCUMMVM and older LucasArts games a try?
From loom, day of the tentacle, sam and max to monkey island 1+2, indiana jones... everything running fine on IRIX:
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Can it be really true that you like adventures and never played one from LucasArts? These games are totally addictive...

It´s too sad that the virtual machine for them (scummvm) can only run the older ones - the later, e. g. Full Throttle or (my very favourite) Grim Fandango have never been reached by anything in artistic quality - and will never be because their creator, genius Tim Schafer left LucasArts and has focused his work on Micro$%&§ XboX... even Full Throttle II, while officially announced and with previews already available then was cancelled.

I remember about the time I played Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis I also gave Sierras Space Quest a try... oh boy, how ugly and boaring this was compared to what I already knew. I trashed it soon after.

I´d strongly recommend that you go close that knowledge gap asap - and travel with Manny Calavera and Glottis through a world so full of art deco buildings and cool jazz tunes that this alone would be well worth buying an old peecee... perhaps hide it in a cabinet and only access it via tightvnc in truecolor mode.
sorry for posting an image a bit _large_ but it´s the only one I managed to find locally.
At least it shows manni´s office building on an IRIX desktop...
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Too sad (as said above) neither Manni nor Ben run on SCUMMVM/IRIX.
The posted pic is only a imgview window on an 4DWM desktop...
dear iconsmith - where to put these to make them functional?
hell is this:

9# cd /usr/lib/filetype/ && make
make: file `Environment variables' line 512: Syntax error
the little fox... I found one in /usr/lib/desktop/iconcatalog/pages/C/Freeware,
but it is the link to the gimp executable... how to import the icon into iconsmith then?
Hello,

(me again) I have now successfully connected a LG IDE DVD multiwriter to an O2 via an ACARD 7720 SCSIDE adaptor.

To be more precise, it´s a LG GSA-4081B which is praised by the manufacturer to read and write all formats including DVD-RAM.
The UDF file format is built-in since IRIX 6.5.20 AFAIK
(though formatting via GUI still does not work - one must try the formatRMedia [/device] command instead).

Tested so far is reading of data from CD and DVD - none of the frequent SCSI errors I got with my Indigo2 :-) .
I have some reason to estimate that writing CD and DVD will also work via cdrecord.prodvd.

But what makes it worth posting here is the fact that the blue plastic cover neatly fits the LG drive,
only the position of the eject button is slightly different.
This gap can be bridged with a piece of metal ar plastic glued in place (the way I did it, better ideas welcome).
Audio output, volume control and LEDs vanish behind the blue cover, though.
The inner, black plastic part can also be mounted, if one doesn´t mind to stymy it using a sharp knife and also use some glue with it.

Find this Interesting? Have a look at the similarities between the original CDROM and the DVD multiwrite drive and see for yourself:
(hope you don´t mind that this pic is large )

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nearly all my SGI machines run firefox 9.2 now and are about to be upgraded to 9.3 (thank you, foetz).

However, a problem remained - good old netscape 4.8 now reports
INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: Could not load libjavaplugin_oji.so: linking error= 2057:netscape: rld: Fatal Error: Cannot Successfully map soname '/luisa_data/KONRAD/.netscape/java/lib/libjavaplugin_oji.so' under any of the filenames /usr/me/.netscape/java/lib/libjavaplugin_oji.so

System error?:: Error 0

and also - too sad - /usr/sbin/infosearch does not work any more like it did before:
I am running an apache web server on an Indigo R4000 machine for that fast and highly valuable information source.
I can still access it by a remote login to that machine (where there is no firefox) but the neat GUI Toolchest-Help-Online Books Highway is unavailable :-(

Has anybody here please an idea how to get NS4.8 resp. Infosearch back to work?

TIA
I have tried that already - no change.
IMO NS complains about something *missing* so removing could only make things worse... anyway, a file of that name (found on another machine) brought into position and
INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: Could not load the function CreateOJIFactory

System error?:: Error 0
Now there´s some progress to report about.

The drive is properly recognized by IRX apparently
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but trying to UDF format a DVD-RAM via GUI
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does bring up an error about the formatRMedia usage
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Now manually entered:
1# formatRMedia -u -d/dev/rdsk/dks0d4s0
The formatting software was not able to get access to the drive.
Make sure that no shells, views, or other programs are using the media in the drive and try again

...oops, must have been the volume descriptor!
2# formatRMedia -u -d/dev/rdsk/dks0d4vol
error code 1 on exit of mkfp.

that does not look too promising, does it?
Only
3# formatRMedia -u -d/dev/rdsk/dks0d4vh

returns no error, but makes no sense (and does nothing)
the XCDroast & cdrecord.proDVD device scan gives
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but as soon as XCDroast accesses the drive
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:-(
to my very surprise XCDroast wrote to the DVDRAM like a charm
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:-)
next I have to get me some other type of writeable DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, whatever).
good news and bad news...

as usual, the bad ones first: I seem to have been too excited about the mechanics...
I completely forgot that in that O2 there´s an Yamaha V769970 instead of an ACARD 7720U:

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and for the good ones:
all of a sudden UDF formatting of a DVD-RAM worked flawlessly,
even without the need to open a shell for it... pure GUI:

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guess what? I tried again (same medium) and it fell back into its old behaviour.

Well, doesn´t really matter... I can copy from/to DVD-RAM now as if it were a harddisk. Nice!
about performance of DVD-RAM drives... the IDE drive I interfaced on an
O2 performs or _not_ - by now I wouldn´t recommend this for day-to-day
or missiom critical use... it always reads CD and DVD, but writes randomly
(could not figure out what the reason is). With some media (or from time to time?) it goes

1# formatRMedia -u -d /dev/rdsk/dks0d4vol
dksc0d4vol: [Alert] Illegal request: Illegal logical block address (asc=0x21, asq=0x0), Block #8945912 CDB: 2a 0 0 88 80 f8 0 0 20 0
error code 1 on exit of mkfp.


I have a native SCSI DVD-RAM and am running 6.5.22 (which AFAIK
includes the patch) on an Indigo2 R10k machine - a combination that
yet not a single time has shown or reported any erroneous (erratic?)
behaviour. I´m using this for backups and am pretty content with it.

hamei:
phaser350 printers are pretty cheap at eBay, especially those ones with a worn out paper transport rubber wheel.
I got mine with that for about 100$ and fixed it myself. Not too difficult if you have the service manual at hand ;-)
The black stix for Phaser printers are for _free_, did you know? No other printer works cheaper...
another addendum.... about hardware:
far better than the LG fits a Toshiba SD-R5272 which needs no mechanical changes but does not write DVD-RAM.
About Software:
my O2 does not yet recognize audio CDs automatically (dunno why).
The whole thing freezes instead for a minute, and another... and another...
and can be unlocked by pulling the power supply from the drive for a short moment.
Console reports

    1% ALERT: SCSI command on (0,4,0) timed out after 60 secs.
    ALERT: SCSI bus reset on controller 0.
    ALERT: SCSI command on (0,4,0) timed out after 60 secs.
    ALERT: SCSI bus reset on controller 0.
    ALERT: SCSI command on (0,4,0) timed out after 60 secs.
    ALERT: SCSI bus reset on controller 0.
    dksc0d4vol: Device not ready: Not ready to perform command (asc=0x4, asq=0x1)
    dksc0d4vol: Device not ready: Not ready to perform command (asc=0x4, asq=0x1)
    dksc0d4vol: Device not ready: Not ready to perform command (asc=0x4, asq=0x1)
    dksc0d4vol: NOT READY; retrying
    dksc0d4vol: Device not ready: Not ready to perform command (asc=0x4, asq=0x1)
    ALERT: SCSI command on (0,4,0) timed out after 60 secs.
    ALERT: SCSI bus reset on controller 0.
    ALERT: SCSI command on (0,4,0) timed out after 60 secs.
    ALERT: SCSI bus reset on controller 0.
    ALERT: SCSI command on (0,4,0) timed out after 60 secs.
    ALERT: SCSI bus reset on controller 0.
    ALERT: SCSI command on (0,4,0) timed out after 60 secs.
    ALERT: SCSI bus reset on controller 0.
    ALERT: SCSI command on (0,4,0) timed out after 60 secs.
    ALERT: SCSI bus reset on controller 0.


This is driving me nuts!
Especially because I definitely know of someone who has exactly this sort of drive/adaptor/O2 working fine.
But I swear I´ll find out...
Success at last!
I have to apologize because I made a really dumb mistake - left the "block size" jumper on the Yamaha adaptor in place where it _mustn´t_ be.

Now everything works fine! mediad automatically recognizes all type of media I could grab...
data CD, CDR. CDRW, audio CD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DWD-RW, DVD-RAM...
the latter read only though with the Toshiba SD-R5272 which fits so neatly into O2.

Even irixdivx now plays my Steve Martin All of Me DVD:

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Great! Btw, will irixdivx evolve further eventually? Version 0.96 IMO means "not yet finished" but there has been no progress since july 2003.

It´s about time for the irix xine port now...

hamei:
you´re damn right - it is very important to ask senders of Phaser350 printers from eBay for extremely good packaging - the first one that reached me was severely damaged during shipment; then another sender in professional manner made use of a huge wooden crate and a lot of hard foam - luckily the printer survived transport.
squeen wrote: Lastly, there is VNC or TightVNC (freeware) client/servers which sends a rasterized desktop across the network.


Yep. Don´t miss to use the true colour option of TightVNC...

I got me an empty teal Indigo2 housing from ebay to put some Wintel crap running NT4 into.
Stacked onto some R10k I2s it looks quite impressive,
but I´d better connect a pedal switch for the frequent reboot M$ products require when running real software.

Unfortunately I did not find out yet how to make NT pass the stupid press-this-and-that alerts so it does not run headless. sigh...

Walther
Vincentoo wrote: I got it working on my linux debian portable.


any progress since then anybody?
How to make this 5DWM thingie work on a Debian Woody?

Just curious...
drylnn wrote: I just think its not initializing the monitor every single time


AFAIK Indigo2 output is pure analog RGB - with SOG of course. No initializing at all...
so it´s - as the other posters stated - most obviously the monitor which is to blame for not catching the signal.

What´s that adaptor you mentioned for?
Yup - it is well worth to replace the link on the mozilla ports site:
http://www.mozilla.org/ports/
which only (mis-) leads to a page of sgi that simply points back to where one came from :-(

btw., what´s the difference between the builds from foetz´ contrib dir and the newkoware build? Icons?

Walther
phrosty-boi wrote: R5k 180Mhz
256mb ram


now its about time for the [email protected] CPU module...
gives +67% speed and an option for 233% with [email protected]
(eventually 400% if [email protected] works - fingers crossed!)

don´t forget that there are pretty lame web servers out there...

Walther
edefault wrote: lame web servers out there...


...and as if to punish me for my arrogance, some Debian Woody variant (called Xandros) offered me to upgrade to FF1.04 lately (I had FF1.0 previously installed by myself - and it was much faster than the mozilla monster that originally came with the distro). I gladly accepted, but to my disappointment it is now incredible slow. Where to unlock the brake?

Walther
foetz wrote: so if it works -> nice.
if not -> never mind. try next version :D


Uh, oh. What if I have to configure my JetDirect 500X printserver via its web interface?
That one is so heavily javaed that FF1.07 does not display it,
even my iMacs Safari refuses to talk to that device.

Sigh.

Walther
Valueing life is not weakness; disregarding it is not strength. -Mirage-
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foetz wrote: use cups :lol:


How can CUPS work around Hewlett-Packards Firmware in the JedDirect 500X printserver device eventually ?

Btw., I´m pretty content with Impressario.

Walther
Valueing life is not weakness; disregarding it is not strength. -Mirage-
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foetz wrote: to modify the toolchest systemwide edit /usr/lib/X11/system.chestrc or /usr/lib/X11/nodesktop.chestrc.


that´s what I always do ;-) and also /usr/lib/X11/remote.chestrc of course
(in case I´m too lazy to walk over to that machine I want to work on).

Btw, just another question:
How do I invoke a program from the local toolchest on a remote machine?
By clicking an item in the _local_ toolchest that makes e. g. Firefox run remotely but display locally _without_ logging in on that remote machine first?

Maybe something like
f.checkexec.sh.le REMOTE-SERVER:/some-directory/some-executable
is possible?

This could possibly work around the library mismatch problems I encountered with Firefox (see another thread).

TIA

Walther
Valueing life is not weakness; disregarding it is not strength. -Mirage-
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edefault wrote: This could possibly work around the library mismatch problems I encountered with Firefox


OK, to be more specific: Firefox/Thunderbird runs fine when invoked on a tcsh prompt after an rlogin [email protected], but locally goes
    3% 2617:/usr/freeware/mozilla-thunderbird/thunderbird-bin: rld: Fatal Error: Cannot Successfully map soname 'libgtk-1.2.so.1' under any of the filenames /usr/nekoware/lib/libgtk-1.2.so.1:/usr/freeware/mozilla-thunderbird/libgtk-1.2.so.1:/usr/freeware/mozilla-thunderbird/plugins/libgtk-1.2.so.1:/usr/local/thunderbird/lib/mre/mre-1.0.6/libgtk-1.2.so.1:/usr/lib32/libgtk-1.2.so.1:/usr/lib32/internal/libgtk-1.2.so.1:/lib32/libgtk-1.2.so.1:/opt/lib32/libgtk-1.2.so.1:/usr/nekoware/lib/libgtk-1.2.so.1.1:/usr/freeware/mozilla-thunderbird/libgtk-1.2.so.1.1:/usr/freeware/mozilla-thunderbird/plugins/libgtk-1.2.so.1.1:/usr/local/thunderbird/lib/mre/mre-1.0.6/libgtk-1.2.so.1.1:/usr/lib32/libgtk-1.2.so.1.1:/usr/lib32/internal/libgtk-1.2.so.1.1:/lib32/libgtk-1.2.so.1.1:/opt/lib32/libgtk-1.2.so.1.1:

no matter how often I install fw_gtklib_1.2(blabla).

TIA

Walther
Valueing life is not weakness; disregarding it is not strength. -Mirage-
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Arti77 wrote: Just wanted to say I love iconbar SQueen. I just started using it and love it, thanks for a great program, it really adds functionalty to Irix!


Mee, too... can´t be without it any more...

in fact, I made iconbar start automatically through the -loginrc, which raises a question:

how to avoid multiple instances of iconbar (interfering each other) when logged in as another user on the same desktop?

Walther
Valueing life is not weakness; disregarding it is not strength. -Mirage-
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I have been reading this thread up to here with great concern, since all my full-equipped Indigo2 R10kq195MHz (Phobos G160, 1GB etc.) were recently replaced by [email protected] Fuels...

About quality of PSUs: even the R10k "Impact" PSUs tended to fade (fail) some time (two of mine did).

There was a nice recipe for repair (replacement of dried-out capacitors in the PSU) later.

Make up some ATX PSU as a Fuel PSU replacement is not difficult? Good to know. Fingers crossed (mee, too) - here there´s no problem so far.

In case it is an issue of firmware on the mobo maybe SGI has fixed this already? You know, patches 5737 and 5404 AFAIK were about IP35 PROM - swmgr alerted for a PROM flash when istalling these on 6.5.22...

Ar am I heavily wrong here?

Walther
Valueing life is not weakness; disregarding it is not strength. -Mirage-
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I have to second that this is an excellent hardware hack. Congrats!
If there only were more of this here.

I´d build me one optical SGI mouse immediately from a spare granite one but...
...I´m a convert - into a spaceball (Cordless TrackMan FX, to be precise) addict already.
Once one has worked with a trackball mice are no longer an option.
Y´know: no more RSI pain because precision work gets done with the fingers instead of the arm.
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have a look at this:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&&item=110044732051
these are the ones that can make a RM5271 O2 a 600MHz RM7000 machine.

(just in case someone wants to know)
Valueing life is not weakness; disregarding it is not strength. -Mirage-
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afaik there once came a screen saver with IRIX (named "CPU eater") which was quite similar.
Or was it a background? On my Fuels, none of these seem to apply any more - light blue only.

The Cube: rotational axis is meant to be vertical, and no lone tree hanging from a desert ceiling ;)
Valueing life is not weakness; disregarding it is not strength. -Mirage-
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Actually, there is no such thing (and has never been) as a 600MHz R7000 O2...
But: anyone who can trade in a RM5271 CPU module will get one in return,
since in the mean time I became the "lucky" high bidder on that auction 8-) .
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pm sent.
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