[rescue] old sgi on ebay

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 7 19:11:46 CDT 2001

On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Corda Albert J DLVA wrote:

> BTW, this appears to be one of the earlier Motorola 680x0 based
> (Pre-MIPS) SGIs. I _think_ it uses intel Multibus boards. If my
> memory serves me, the early version of IRIX that runs on this
> doesn't support X (but I might be wrong...)  There is a FAQ
> floating around somewhere that describes these early beasts
> (including the follow-on 3xxx series of pre-MIPS SGI boxes), and
> you should probably try to latch onto a copy (which the FAQ's 
> creator will happily send you, if you can find his email address.)
> Try checking the deja archives of comp.sys.sgi.hardware...

I think that you might be right about the lack of X.  I think that Irix 3
was where X was introduced to that.  I think that 2 had NeWS though.  I'd
love such an old SGI, but that is too big of a machine (I limit myself to
things that don't take full racks, or require special power feeds).  If
only it were one of the smaller 2?00 machines, or a 3?00 machine.
> BTW, I'm also relatively local to this item (Fredericksburg, VA)
> I wonder how many of us are actually in the Washington D.C. area?

I'm not really in the DC area, but I consider it a reasonable distance for
interesting things and/or events.

Joshua Boyd

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