[rescue] Tadpole 3GX + extras for sale
justin at justinhaynes.com
Mon Dec 5 01:05:55 CST 2011
I don't know, but I do have all of the media for the 3GX
I prefer to run OpenBSD on mine as it is one of the few (only? in my
estimation and research) current operating systems still being maintained
on this architecture. It runs quite well, and if you hard code one of the
drivers for 32bpp X will run just fine at that color density. It's just
that the userland utilities don't exist to change it dynamically.
Now if I can just solve the SCSI to IDE problem I can have a completely
silent Tadpole with a SDD IDE dirve in it. :-)
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:35 AM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry, the last message I sent was ridiculous.
> The second part was a very misguided attempt to fish for commercial
> abandonware recommendations, but it was too poorly worded to even
> comprehend. Blame it on being up 24+ hours for finals.
> On that note though, what is the legal status of Tadpole-compatible Solaris
> media? I wouldn't mind being able to fresh-install Solaris 2.6.
> - Ian
> On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 7:54 PM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I remember my dad having one when I was a kid, and I've been looking to
> > get into mid-90s Sparc gear.
> > I have another 3GX, but it's kinda shitty and I haven't used it much yet.
> > This is the first one I've seen on ebay in a while, so this was kind of
> > impulse buy. I want to be able to at least keep one running between them.
> > Anyway,
> > Truth be told, I have very little Solaris / sun4 experience, and I've
> > dealt mainly with Irix over the years.
> > The appeal of a Sparc laptop was just too much, but now that I've got
> > what are some must-haves?
> > I know about the Sun freeware site, and I'm gonna go there to get a build
> > environment set up, but is there any essential, neat software
> > for this era of system I should hunt down as opposed to just compiling a
> > bunch of psuedo-modern stuff on it?
> > -- Ian
> > On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Jay York <jay_york at verizon.net> wrote:
> >> Congrats. I paid over a grand for mine. That was a little while ago.
> >> Before that, at work, I think we paid almost $15K for one, new.
> >> -Jay
> >> On Sun, 2011-12-04 at 19:06 -0800, Ian Finder wrote:
> >> > Well, I bought the damn thing.
> >> >
> >> > Is $202 too much for a damn sparcbook?
> >> >
> >> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150709639417
> >> >
> >> > If Caleb is reading this, I should have the money I owe him as well :)
> >> >
> >> > -- Ian
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> > Ian Finder
> > (206) 395-MIPS
> > ian.finder at gmail.com
> Ian Finder
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> ian.finder at gmail.com
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