The collected works of zahal - Page 1

Good question, I also tried to find a database of tag numbers a couple of days ago. I gave up and just used one, hopefully no other app I have installed uses it. So far so good. Nice to have realplayer8 on the IconCatalog with a custom made icon. BTW, has anyone tried to compile helixplayer?
I get a coredump too, irix 6.4.22, o2
:x
Hello,
I'm about to purchase a panasonic LF-D291 scsi dvd-ram.
Does anyone have any experience with this model?
Update:

I finally got the DVD-RAM. Upgraded the firmware (from A-130 to A-150) on a pee-cee. Drive works great in the pee-cee. I will attach it to the o2 and start making tests.
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Update:

I installed the LF-D291 on a Sun 611 case and hooked it up to the o2 (6.5.22).

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negev 13% hinv -mv
CPU: MIPS R5000 Processor Chip Revision: 10.0
FPU: MIPS R5000 Floating Point Coprocessor Revision: 10.0
1 300 MHZ IP32 Processor
Main memory size: 1024 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 1 Mbyte on Processor 0
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
FLASH PROM version 4.18
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version ADAPTEC 7880
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
CDROM: unit 4 on SCSI controller 0
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version ADAPTEC 7880
CDROM: unit 4 on SCSI controller 1
On-board serial ports: tty1
On-board serial ports: tty2
On-board EPP/ECP parallel port
CRM graphics installed
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Iris Audio Processor: version A3 revision 0
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x9004, device 0x8078) PCI slot 1
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x9004, device 0x8078) PCI slot 2
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x11c1, device 0x5811) PCI slot 3
Video: MVP unit 0 version 1.4
AV: AV1 Card version 1, O2Cam type 1 version 0 connected.
Vice: TRE
Dual Channel Display


Yes, that's an Adaptec FireConnect on PCI slot3 (sadly, unrecognized since I'm only at 6.5.22).

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negev 1# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (mips-sgi-irix6.5) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
scsibus0:
0,0,0     0) *
0,1,0     1) 'HP 36.4G' 'ST336706LC      ' 'HP04' Disk
0,2,0     2) *
0,3,0     3) *
0,4,0     4) 'TOSHIBA ' 'DVD-ROM SD-M1401' '1F09' Removable CD-ROM
0,5,0     5) *
0,6,0     6) *
0,7,0     7) *
scsibus1:
1,0,0   100) *
1,1,0   101) *
1,2,0   102) *
1,3,0   103) *
1,4,0   104) 'MATSHITA' 'DVD-RAM LF-D200 ' 'A150' Removable CD-ROM
1,5,0   105) *
1,6,0   106) *
1,7,0   107) *



Nice, DVD-ROM and 9.4GB DVD-RAM !

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negev 5# scgcheck
Scgcheck 2.01 (mips-sgi-irix6.5) SCSI user level transport library ABI checker.
Copyright (C) 1998,2001 Jörg Schilling
Checking if your implementation supports to scan the SCSI bus.
Trying to open device: '(NULL POINTER)'.
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'
Max DMA buffer size: 262144
scsibus0:
0,0,0     0) *
0,1,0     1) 'HP 36.4G' 'ST336706LC      ' 'HP04' Disk
0,2,0     2) *
0,3,0     3) *
0,4,0     4) 'TOSHIBA ' 'DVD-ROM SD-M1401' '1F09' Removable CD-ROM
0,5,0     5) *
0,6,0     6) *
0,7,0     7) *
scsibus1:
1,0,0   100) *
1,1,0   101) *
1,2,0   102) *
1,3,0   103) *
1,4,0   104) 'MATSHITA' 'DVD-RAM LF-D200 ' 'A150' Removable CD-ROM
1,5,0   105) *
1,6,0   106) *
1,7,0   107) *
----------> SCSI scan bus test PASSED
For the next test we need to open a single SCSI device.
Best results will be obtained if you specify a modern CD-ROM drive.
Enter SCSI device name [0,6,0]: 1,4,0
Trying to open device: '1,4,0'.
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'
Max DMA buffer size: 262144
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 4
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   : SYNC
Vendor_info    : 'MATSHITA'
Identifikation : 'DVD-RAM LF-D200 '
Revision       : 'A150'
Ready to start test for second SCSI open? Enter <CR> to continue:
First SCSI open OK - device usable


I tried CDs, DVDs...all worked fine.
Then I tried a DVD-RAM cartridge. Desktop icon seemed to have mounted, but double-clicking it gave a message "still not able to determine type of filesystem" or something along those lines.
So I tried to format, but it would spit out messages about how to use the command.
Tried command line "formatRMedia", with HFS, and FAT, but it would only do something if format type was xfs or efs. It would start to format, then spit out some error message.
Turns out both sides of the cartridge were formated as FAT32. I hooked the drive to a pee-cee (can I call it mactel??) and formated both sides as UDF 2.0.

Hooked the drive back to the o2, and inserted the cartridge. It mounted right away!
Drag and drop works fine, I moved several files to the DVD-RAM without any trouble at all.
Seems like this drive is "irix friendly" !!

Total success so far! I believe there's one for sale on eBay right now. Mine is beige (black looks nicer!)
:twisted:
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I did a quick benchmark test:
Copying the following file (81mb) from hard drive to DVD-RAM:

81032646 Aug 7 00:10 visit1_4_4.irix6.tar.gz

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negev 18# time cp visit1_4_4.irix6.tar.gz /CDROM2
0.024u 6.425s 0:11.62 55.4% 0+0k 1242+129io 1pf+0w


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with every new os release by the evil m$ it's no wonder that a large percentage of computers today are STILL running windows 95
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People have the power to make change.
A good boycott on m$ goods, with wide and convincing coverage would make a difference.

There's many examples out there...

http://www.boycottgillette.com/

http://www.billoreilly.com/site/product?pid=18704

http://www.boycottmadeinchina.org/
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Has anyone tried WalkInside?
Looks interesting, but couldn't find a demo download :evil:

http://www.walkinside.com/walkinside/vi ... ty_sgi.htm
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GeneratriX wrote: I've used a Toshiba DVD-RAM without too much success on my O2, and I've always wondered what could be the result if instead of use the IRIX tools, were formating the media on a PeeCee... now, you confirms my suspictions!


I don't know if using "fx" one can format a DVD-RAM. I have used "fx" to format 230MB MOs (on a olympus 230mb MO drive), and it worked fine on a o2. I'm getting some more DVD-RAM cartridges tomorrow, and I'll try to format them with "fx" and see if that works (I already filled up the one that came with the drive). I also have 640MB MO drives (Fujitsu MCE3064SS) which I haven't hooked up to the o2 yet (I installed one internally on my maxed out Mystic ColorClassic replacing the floppy drive).
Buy you are right, using a peecee for a few tasks is inevitable. I finally sucumbed and got me a PC. Seems it was the only way (or easiest way) to upgrade firmware in the DVD-RAM, and also on some PCI cards...
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propellerhead software has released Rebirth RB-338 for free.
However, seems like source code is still not available (only binaries for mac and pc)...maybe it's time to fire up the email machines and request they release source code :twisted:

http://www.rebirthmuseum.com
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Hello,
I want to display some x11 stuff from my sun to a windoze box. VNC works fine in most cases, but when GL apps are involved it just won't do. Are there any other free options around (I dont want to spend lots of $$ on Hummingbird).
Thanks
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recondas wrote:
While searching for a firmware update, I discovered Panasonic has a downloadable utility that will allow LF-D2xx and LF-D3xx (4.7gig) drives to write to non-cartridge DVD-RAM disks. There's also a UDF format utility, a tool to set dvd region and test/copy DVD-RAM disks. The software is windows only, the XP version is here:
http://panasonic.co.jp/psec/support/dvd ... ownxp.html

<zahal - where did you find you firmware update?>


Yes, and some DVD-RAM cartridges have removable disks which can be used on drives that dont physically accept a cartridge.
Where did I find that firmware update....I must have googled a while before finding it. I'm almost sure I must have found the firmware in one of those pages that have loads of rpc-1 firmware for all kinds of dvd drives. Actually, I *think* this was the page:

http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php

yup, that's the page.
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You could also run Windows NT on that alpha box, just be sure to have plenty barfbags around. :P
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managed resistance wrote: I have to admit that I lost count of how many times I laughed while reading this thread. Then I realized that this thread pretty much sums up the type of people that use and like SGI computers: creative, independent, free-spirited, intelligent, cynical, and witty.

I read with great interest how people seem to have come to the same conclusion about SGI: They've lost the plot.

I just took a very quick look at SGI's website prior to surfing on over to Nekochan, and I was rather befuddled. It seems that SGI has adopted this very patronizing community responsibility position, while remaining focused on markets like defense and government contracts. It's just insane.

I wonder if the good folk at SGI even really have a clue as to what they're doing. I mean, it's nice that they have this wonderful program of hiring welfare recipients and feeding the homeless, but um... how does this fit into the grand scheme of things. Philanthropy aside, SGI should have as its objective, the broadening of its target market... or, failing that, diversifying into new markets that will provide them with the scope and depth that they will require in order to remain a viable corporate entity.

I mean, it just seems ridiculous what the folks at SGI are doing. There should be little wonder as to why SGI is failing: They haven't a fucking clue!


Well, you don't have to be a rocket surgeon to figure that one out...
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Sun hardware (current):

Enterprise 3500 (4x400mhz)
UltraBook IIi
StorEDGE D1000
StorEDGE A1000

Hardware I have had in the past but no longer have:
3 Ultra 10
2 Ultra 5
1 Ultra 60
1 Ultra 2
1 SparcStation 10
1 SparcServer 20
2 Sparcstation 5

Wanted hardware:
Blade 2000
Qube 2
Ray 1
JavaStation (Krups)

Sun Hardware for sale:
1.2GHz USIII Cu modules
SUN PCI III (1.4ghz Athlon)
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ajerimez wrote: $300,000 for SGI? WAY overpriced! :)

Seriously though, SGI has a market cap of $114 million. If we can scrounge up that amount we can buy the company and raid the supply room.


Well, creditors would be the first to scavenge the wharehouses. When they're done, we'd still owe them, and they would go after OUR hardware!
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Yes, they're going to take it home one more time. Any neko-soccer fans out there??
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Seems like a fake laptop. The screen is clearly a Presenter 1280. I bet there's an Indy inside that yellow crate.

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zr0hero wrote:
I have a few more pics I might post when I get home.

Its great to see how SGIs were viewed in the 90s: the ultimate workstations. How the times change...


Right, nowadays hollywood has gone intel...MI:3 is full of "winux" lapcraps.

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"I'm just a gigolo..." :twisted:

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heh...right, since this is the title throwing thread, you might as well add "certified"


VenomousPinecone wrote:
zahal wrote:
"I'm just a gigolo..." :twisted:


Dont go selling yourself short now, your a personal entertainment technician. :P

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hamei wrote:
josehill wrote: It would be nice to be able to buy a common USB2 card, slap it into any PCI SGI box (like an O2, or even an O2K, not just the more recent machines), and then connect one or two $250 500 GB USB2 drives and have them work without having to sacrifice a goat first, rather than pay the same amount for a 73 GB SCA drive.

I'm hoping that the newish cheap nas devices will fill that gap. There's a new kuro box coming out soon that sounds good. Real good.

I'm putting a lot of hope into this kurobox thingy for mundane tasks and saying a little prayer every night that someone somewhere will sell me an 800 mhz fuel processor for cheap. Overall, it's hard to beat Irix on MIPS.


http://www.freenas.org
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Kinda looks like a NeXT monitor...and a NeXT cube!!
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Duct tape.

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psergiu wrote: A warm hello to all the Sun-ers on Nekochan.

I recently aquired one complete Tadpole/RDI UltraBook IIi (400Mhz, 512Mb ram, 1*12 Gb hdd, ATI video, battery) and one incomplete UltraBook (166Mhz, functional but no ram, hdd, battery & power brick) to be used for spare parts for the IIi ...

After some struggle with the Solaris 10 installation (as only the 3/05 Solaris 10 images are compatible with the boot image from tadpole's site) i finaly managed to have a portable Sparc machine :)



You can install Solaris 10 11/06 right off the DVD. Your UltraBook IIi will work fine, just don't expect pcmcia support.

psergiu wrote: As i saw that there are other UltraBook owners here on Nekochan, i want to ask you some questions (for which i did not find answers using google):

- I have an Accurite Travel Floppy 144 without any power brick. I connected the floppy to the UltraBook but i didn't find any device associated with it. Do i need some special voodoo to enable it ? Do i need a power brick for it ? (if so, can anyone tell me the req voltage and connector polarity ?)


No idea, haven't had the need for floppy support in my UB.

psergiu wrote: - Does anyone know of other PCMCIA cards usable under Solaris 10 other than the ones listed on tadpole's site ?


I've used wifi (cisco 340 & 350), CF & SD cards (via CF to PCMCIA and PCMCIA multireader), CF serial card in CF to PCMCIA adapter.

psergiu wrote: - Do you know from where i can source some more HDD caddys for the UltraBook ? I would very much like to have separate hdds installed with every Solaris version. Are the caddys or the connectors compatible with some other PC laptops ?


I got one on eBay. Don't know if a PC caddy will work.

psergiu wrote: - How do you protect your case from scratches ?



Clip your nails?
Paint will chip here and there depending on use and abuse, that's inevitable.


psergiu wrote: And some Solaris N00B questions (RTFM answers ok as long as you provide a link :) ):

- I tried installing the latest 10_Recommended patches and ALL refused to install with various error codes. Is there any trick on installing the patch cluster on Solaris 10 3/05 ?

- Did anyone succesfuly updated the Solaris 10 on their UltraBook to 11/06 ? How ? In my tries, i managed to install a botched 11/06 (with the 3/05 Tadpole boot cd and a lot of manual intervention). Except from some driver errors at boot it worked ok until i installed the latest patch cluster. Which FUBARed a ton of drivers including some Tadpole OEM ones :(

- I know my HP/UX, my Linux & my IRIX ... but i am a Solaris novice. Any links from where i can get some info on Solaris 10 and it's particularities ? (the latest Solarises worked with were 1.1 and 2.5.1 back in their day)

Thank you all very much.


You can install 11/06 without the Tadpole boot cd. You wont have the extra laptop features (pcmcia, power management...) so your UB will basically be a Ultra10. Otherwise stick to 3/05 and install patches that don't require a kernel patch. If you patch the kernel, you'll also loose pcmcia support. There's work in progress in OpenSolaris in order to support UltraBooks.
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That same table lists sparc32 as "testing" and sparc64 as "dev only", yet QEMU compiles just fine on Solaris 10 , and I've used it (win 2k) without any issues at all. The status information in that table is surely outdated.
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DJV 0.7.0 was working ok.
Upgraded to 0.7.1 and on starting up djv_view it just dies out and spits :

Code:
XRequest.146: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) 0x32
XRequest.146: GLXBadContext 0x4800003
ERROR GLX Context Bind


I'm on a 400mhz r12k O2, Irix 6.5.22

Going to download and install 0.7.2 and see if that problem is fixed.

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:O2: 400MHz R12k - Apple G4 Cube dual 500MHz/GF6200 - Newton Messagepad 2100 - Apple PowerBook 2400c/[email protected] - DECstation5000/133 - Apple Workgroup Server 9150/120 - Apple Macintosh IIfx - Apple Macintosh Color Classic (Mystic upgrade) - Sun Cobalt Cube 3 - Tadpole RDI UltraBook IIi
No 0.7.2 tardist available yet, so I had to downgrade to 0.7.0
I also get a codec error:

Code:
[codecinfo] Error:  xine

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:O2: 400MHz R12k - Apple G4 Cube dual 500MHz/GF6200 - Newton Messagepad 2100 - Apple PowerBook 2400c/[email protected] - DECstation5000/133 - Apple Workgroup Server 9150/120 - Apple Macintosh IIfx - Apple Macintosh Color Classic (Mystic upgrade) - Sun Cobalt Cube 3 - Tadpole RDI UltraBook IIi
Would be nice to see if those pci ATI X1550 work in the O2. Too bad there's only one pci slot.
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:O2: 400MHz R12k - :320: Dual 550MHz PIII - Apple G4 Cube dual 500MHz/GF6200 - Newton Messagepad 2100 - Apple PowerBook 2400c/[email protected] - DECstation5000/133 - Apple Workgroup Server 9150/120 [email protected] - Apple Macintosh IIfx - Apple Macintosh Color Classic (Mystic upgrade) - Sun Cobalt Cube 3 - Tadpole RDI UltraBook IIi - Digital HiNote Ultra II - HP 200LX
BTW, What's the R12ka optimized port status? Can you dualboot from the same drive (R12ka o2 only has room for one internal drive)? Just remembered the o2's power supply outputs 170 watts, would it be able to handle a 'big' pci card like the 6200 or a x1550 + 2 15k scsi drives+USB/Firewire chains?? The BFG 6200 OC says it requires at least a 250 watt power supply -the reason I've put on hold my project to stick one of those inside the qube3.
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tillin9 wrote:
Anyway... sorry for being long. :oops:


Quite informative, thanks for taking the time. Yes, I could use the r12k o2's heatsink to grill tofu...I thought it ate up more power but based on your info there seems to be some juice left on the PS for a decent video card after all. I'm about to get a larger drive (146gb) for my main o2, but since the R1xK bug wasn't ironed out in the o2 board(and Linux hasn't come up with a patch for it) it seems I'll have to use the rm5200 for testing...
Got a bunch of IBM USB keyboards with built-in fingerprint reader...would be nice if they worked with the o2...what kinda not so common usb hardware have you tried on your o2?
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Downloaded firefox 2008, but after fixing perms on run-mozilla.sh, still only root can run firefox. Tried with both versions, gtk1 and gtk2. Anyone else having problems running 2008?

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Is it only me? Many files in firefox/components , firefox/dictionaries and firefox/res (and subdirectories within res) had 0600 permission, so only the owner of the files (root:sys in my case) could fire up firefox. chowning the whole firefox directory would let just the new owner to use firefox. After fixing perms on those places, I could get firefox to work for any user.

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Gray Fox wrote: The new Mac OS cant be installed on systems under 867Mhz even if the got a CPU upgrade. Unless you can get it to work. But jess didnt get it to work on her mac. G4 Mac with G4 Dual 1.6GHz CPU upgrade is what she's got.


Just read this at cubeowner:

http://www.cubeowner.com/forums/index.p ... opic=13004

Seems I'll have to hook up my Cube in target disk mode in order to install 10.5
Or find the plist that has the supported machines....
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BTW, has anyone performed a CLEAN INSTALL? Can you format your boot volume as ZFS?
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Hello,
I need to use MOPAC a bit, and I'd like to use my o2 for it:

http://www.webmo.net/support/mopac_sgi.html

Compilation is straightforward, but I don't have MIPSpro compilers.

Anyone care to compile a neko_MOPAC ??? ;)

Thanks.

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Dr. Dave wrote: I should try to get my SAN set up - Keeper knows what loads of stuff I have, including now a pair of Brocade fabric switches... QLA2200's support IP-over-FC on the PC side, and I have some Prisa dual-port NetFX PCI cards for the SGI side.


Hey, did you manage to reset the passwords on those Silkworms?
I'm holding off a purchase of some 2800's til I can figure out how to reset the password.
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After several versions of pidgin on IRIX coredumping on me, I was now using AdiumX on a Mac for IM purposes.

Today, I downloaded pidgin 2.4.1 and compiled it....no more nat-pmp error during compilation, that was a good sign!
Upon startup, no crash....and...it seems to work just fine (tried MSN account and google talk account)!!

Must also add that this time I compiled with gcc 4.3.0 (previous compiles were made with gcc 4.2.x series).
GCC 4.3.0 seems to have picked up on speed compared to previous 4.x compilers...a quick run of the good old dhrystone test seems to indicate that 4.3.0 binaries are now as speedy as 3.4.x ones.

I've already recompiled GIMP 2.4.5 with GCC 4.3.0 and speed improvements are also noticeable.

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:O2: 400MHz R12k - :320: Dual 550MHz PIII - Apple G4 Cube dual 500MHz/GF6200 - Newton Messagepad 2100 - Apple PowerBook 2400c/[email protected] - DECstation5000/133 - Apple Workgroup Server 9150/120 [email protected] - Apple Macintosh IIfx - Apple Macintosh Color Classic (Mystic upgrade) - Sun Cobalt Cube 3 - Tadpole RDI UltraBook IIi - Digital HiNote Ultra II - HP 200LX
Last version of Pidgin I had previously compiled was 2.3.1, and that was with GCC 4.2.2. Had been trying several versions of Pidgin with GCC 4.2.x before that too. All of them would coredump when trying to sign on to any account (it would work if --nologin option was passed on, then crash if any acount was enabled).

Upgraded GCC to 4.3.0 and later downloaded and compiled Pidgin 2.4.1 with good results. As I mentioned, binaries produced with GCC 4.3.0 are a lot faster than previous 4.2.x builds.

Don't have MIPSpro so I can't confirm if a native build would compile and execute correctly.
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:O2: 400MHz R12k - :320: Dual 550MHz PIII - Apple G4 Cube dual 500MHz/GF6200 - Newton Messagepad 2100 - Apple PowerBook 2400c/[email protected] - DECstation5000/133 - Apple Workgroup Server 9150/120 [email protected] - Apple Macintosh IIfx - Apple Macintosh Color Classic (Mystic upgrade) - Sun Cobalt Cube 3 - Tadpole RDI UltraBook IIi - Digital HiNote Ultra II - HP 200LX