The collected works of yetanother**ixuser - Page 1

just saw some of it on ebay and bought a few of it...just do find out its not what i expected.
first i bought 2 Octanes and an Deskside Origin2000. I was satisfied by the origin but the octanes really pisses me of (they was dual R10k 250's) so i put them back to ebay.
the origin was my private main fileserver in my unix lab over a year or so, put it was recently replaced by a SUN UE450 and donated to a local university.
Reason was IRIX, which is not as flexible and modern and not well maintained , as Solaris is these days.

The only SGI i now own, is a Octane 2 but it also not satisfies me, but its nice to have one.
I dont use it that much but what shalls
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<snip>What were you running on those Octanes that didn't make you happy ?
if it was gfx related, what gfx board did you use ? <snip>

nothing special, just day to day stuff like web, mail,..but for such things its unuseable for "me" which not means others are not happywith it.
GFX was dual ESSI i think.

<snip>* Reason was IRIX, which is not as flexible and modern and not well maintained , as Solaris is these days. */

What do you mean by flexible, and why is it not maintained well ? Actually, I think, IRIX is one of the better OS there is and it is very scalable. <snip>
we had a discussion a while back about migrate from origin3800 to the altix, with the result management decided in conclusion with SGI representative to buzz off the origin.
SGI said they can not guarantee the future of IRIX over a relevant timespan and called it obsolete. Also the admin staff was not that happy with the origin, and cried for altix. they said IRIX is complicated and unflexible.
there were no pros for IRIX/MIPS at all.
so now we have a new compute cluster with the flexibility of linux, with the so beloved (sh)itanium.
this box is overkilled with nfs shares, boot in safe mode and disable nfs :twisted:
Stonent wrote: What did you use to edit the file in Windows? I've got out of memory errors just trying to open 2 or 3 mb files with Notepad.



use "UltraEdit" and you are done
as long as i remember correctly, true64 hoppiest edition (or whatever it is called), comes with an "single user" restriction. So only root is allowed to log in until you decide to spend some money on a abandoned piece of software, which true64 and some others (irix) is.
actually i dont know it for sure, cause my alpha times has past me by long times ago, and i never crumbled around with the tru64 hoppy crap.

compaq states that the "noncommercial Package License" of tru64 is restricted to one machine 8) and one user :twisted: .

from google.groups:

...blablabla...Die Software ist ohne Lizenz nicht zu benutzen (nur der Admin kann
sich auf den system account - aeh als root - einloggen), man
kann quasi nichts damit anfangen......blablabla

feel free to translate it to english.... :roll:
after all i think the initial posters problem is that he has *NO* license at all, no commercial and no hoppiest one. :idea:
i like this kind of discussion,....
there are two kind of people...
* the profis: WinXP+peecee with watercooling and overclocked 5000+Mhz +Emule
*the idiots(like me) digging around with end of live hard and software and "exotic" OSes

...but if just one little problem occurs to that so called profs, they call me(idiot) to solveve their shit.
...its ok, i charge them euro 80.- per hour for now. :twisted:

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i always use exceed3D for stuff like this > works perfectly
hmmm.....
why not install foundation from cd-drive as common, and the rest of the crap over nfs from the linux box or from an local dir. i see no need to boot from the overlays at all.
discussions welcome!
actually i have an "TRITEC Sparc Server" and looking forward to aquire an Ultra2 from one off my buddys :P
ulenz wrote: What is NASTRAN ?


Nasa Structural Analysis System, whatever that shit might do!?

Maybe something like finite element crap.
hmmm....not so bad, since my learning curve will drop cause only solaris, aix and of course linux are left for production use.
agreed :twisted:
what are you expecting....everybody is cooking with water :lol:

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:Octane: Dual 300R12K - 2GB - SE
i would keep it in the building during demolition an let it R.I.P....way to old crap which promises headache only :?
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hmm...no offense rather first hand experience...messed around with this kind of machine and as said...headache only, at least for me :-)
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maybe this helps....

http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi ... /ch02.html

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The DMediaPro DM5 daughterboard provides specialized, high-resolution, digital video imagery capabilities for SGI workstations with VPro graphics and a Dual Channel Display (DCD) option. Note that not every SGI workstation with VPro graphics may be upgraded to work with DMediaPro DM5. Contact your SGI sales or service representative if you have any questions regarding workstation compatibility with the DM5 option.
Note: Your workstation must have a V12 (or higher) VPro graphics board with a Dual Channel Display option installed. The system must be running IRIX version 6.5.16 or later. Systems running 6.5.16 require a software extension (patch) to support DM5.
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15 years in unix/linux sysadmin/engineering...actually doing solaris/hp-ux and veritas vm / ha

and to follow up Oskar45...no wonder long time it guys gets burned out...the whole it biz is a big bubble full of dottled crib sheet addicts, highly talented to give theirselves melodic sounding characterizations like IT Enabler/System Architect eg....

but the truth is....thumbs down.
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..hm i believe i read a post somewhere here that a member owns one of this units...wasnt it neko himself :?: i dont remember

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dennis ritchie, a significant conrtibutor in unix/c is now history.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/13/dennis_ritchie/
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chatuser wrote:
I think the "industry" is killing its own propietary hardware and software using these "practices".


i could not care less about, since before all the open source zealots creeped out of their sh*tholes and expected everything for free, it was well known practice that one have to pay for support.

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hmm...a IBM PS/2 MODEL CL57 SX is available in my area. is it worth to get it and try AIX 1.3 on it btw. is the 80MB harddisk enough?
http://ps-2.kev009.com:8081/ohlandl/AIX ... ments.html talks about space reqs but i'm not entirely clear about.

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i386SX, 20 MHz
Math. Coprocessor i387SL
10 MB Ram
1x int 1,44 MB Floppy
LCD VGA 10,4
80 MB Micro Channel HD
Battery dead (of course)
maybe mca network card in communication port (awaiting sellers response)
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beer and metal :lol: and needs excessive derusting
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concerning shell laziness...my .env file *gg*

Code:

[email protected]:/home/me> cat .env
export UNAME=somemachine
export  myid=`id | sed -n -e 's/).*$//' -e 's/^.*(//p'`
export  bold=`tput smso`
export  norm=`tput rmso`
#set prompt: login & system name (reverse video) & path (normal)
if [ $myid = root ]
then    typeset -x PSCH='${bold}#:${norm}\${PWD}> '
PS1="${bold}#:${norm}\${PWD}> "
else    typeset -x PSCH='>'
PS1="${bold}[email protected]$UNAME:${norm}\${PWD}> "
PS2=">"
PS3="#?"
fi
export PS1 PS2 PS3
set -o vi
bash




and guess what...openssh is available :lol: a real smart admin here

[email protected]:/home/me> ssh -v
OpenSSH_3.8.1p1, OpenSSL 0.9.6m 17 Mar 2004

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hi,

i would edit "/etc/filesystems" and remove the nfs mounts, or just set the mount switch to false...

example ->

/some/mountpoint:
dev = "/directory/on/nfsserver"
vfs = nfs
nodename = nfsservername
mount = true <----set this to false
options = bg,soft,intr,sec=sys
account = false

chris

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WTF?

Image

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this helps a lot :-)

http://publib16.boulder.ibm.com/pseries/index.htm
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/unix
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/myde ... t/?lang=en
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/myde ... lang=en_us
http://aix-administration.blogspot.com/ ... io-to.html
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wiki ... zation/VIO
http://aix4admins.blogspot.com/
http://www.torontoaix.com/home
http://www.wmduszyk.com/

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libdwarf is in the packages SPROdwrfb and SPROdwrfx.

do # pkgchk SPROdwrfb SPROdwrfx
if not there, install the packages.

i dont know on which cd this crap is on, cause i only use jumpstart to install solaris machines., but when i comes to compiler deployment i would generally recommend to install ALL the packages.

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*looool* is this rick james?? :lol:
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the only ibm stuff that resembles your description are the old AS/400 e series...

Image

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as the system tells you to replace "42R7430 "...this looks not very promising. 42R7430 is the systemboard :?

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yes, we absolutely need another derivate on x86, because there is so much to sack up in this area :lol:

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kjaer wrote:
Your choice, but it's not engendering a lot of interest in hearing what you have to say I think.



hmm.. i for myself like to read hamei's posts. i dont care much about computers, have to work all day with that crap. i own a MBP, thinkpad lifebook,elitebook and at work i mess around with massive unix servers. for me its all the same....machines which steals my time, nothing glorious in it.

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Code:
[email protected]: /usr/dt/palettes # oslevel -s
6100-06-03-1048
[email protected]: /usr/dt/palettes # cat Default.dp
#ed00a8007000
#9900991b99fe
#89559808aa00
#500056006500
#c600b2d2a87e
#49009200a700
#b70087008d00
#938eab73bf00


Code:
[email protected]: /usr/dt/palettes # oslevel -s
7100-01-01-1141
[email protected]: /usr/dt/palettes # cat Default.dp
#ed00a8007000
#9900991b99fe
#89559808aa00
#500056006500
#c600b2d2a87e
#49009200a700
#b70087008d00
#938eab73bf00

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the T's are indeed not made for linux. as a former long time solaris admin, we used the T3/T4 as virt platform. i can not imagine whats the deal running linux on them...when
i can not use ldoms i dont need a T. better get some intel box for debian.

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highest spec? you are kiddin *gg* the ES is midrange. the GS are really BIG and will eat the ES without any problem.

http://www.compaq.com/alphaserver/gs1280/

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- Can it connect to VPN's via PPTP?

as long as you are unable to compile it yourself from source -> no

- Is there Java 6 support? (I assume it's a download from IBM)

yes

- If I buy a version with 5L or 6.1, can I contact IBM for 7.1?

of course you can contact ibm, and they will of course sell you aix

- Can it play 720p and 1080p videos?

funny, but no

- No Flash I assume?

you assumed correctly

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bgalakazam wrote:
Hmm, so there is no alternative to connect to VPN? I mean if there is no VPN connectivity... not really a workstation in my world.

Any way to virtualize with PowerVM? I know POWER5 supports it.


per definition powervm is the way to go when it comes to power virtualization, and once again ibm will, kindly as they are, sell you the needed license.
but the 9111 has no support for a real hmc, which is needed for powervm, and i heavily doubt that the workstation line supports powervm anyway.
maybe the power5 is vm capable, but there are so many other dependencies around it, like vio and hmc, which a "workstation" can not handle.

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