[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 171, Issue 7
jjhudak at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 09:49:52 CST 2017
thank you for the clarification.
So, a general question - what was the fastest Indy made (in the desk top
Did they all use the MIPS processors?
I've searched a bit but cant find a listing of the machines and associated
On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Mike Spooner <mike.spooner.ux at gmail.com>
> For reference, the SGI IDO *5.3* kit did not use (and thus does not
> require) FlexLM licences.
> The ability to obtain the CDROM from SGI and the ability to install it, was
> considered sufficient back then.
> It was the transition to Irix 6.x (and the rebranding of the compilers as
> "MIPSpro") that introduced
> FlexLM licencing for the Development Kits.
> One thing to watch out for for the Indy, is that not all varieties of Indy
> are supported by the earliest drops of 5.3.
> There were specific later drops of 5.3 that added support for R5000,
> 2Mb-cache R4400, "newer" graphics options, and so on. See
> http://www.sgistuff.net/software/irixhistory/ for details.
> I also have SGI-original Irix 5.3 (11/94) CDROMs, ideal for my R3000
> Indigo, and also for 100MHz R4000- and the 150MHz R4400-based
> Indigo/Indy/Indigo2. If you have a 175MHz or faster Indy, you'll need a
> later edition of 5.3 (or go with 6.2); if you have the rare 133MHz
> R4600-based Indy, I believe you will need Irix 6.2 as a minimum.
> > Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:12:06 -0600
> > From: Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us>
> > To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> > Subject: [rescue] license: WAS::::::::::::::Re: Sources of IRIX?
> > Message-ID: <953218f5-2c1c-c183-fa15-71723385eab6 at oryx.us>
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> > Hello Alex,
> > Thanks for the offer on your notes, I would like to take you up on it.
> > I just acquired a different toy today, but my next goal is to pick up an
> > SGI Fuel.
> > I'm glad this discussion popped up, I'm collecting all the IRIX notes I
> > can.
> > Its been (6) years since I was at a shop with lots of SGI hardware, and
> > sometimes stuff gets forgotten.
> > Anything you can share is appreciated.
> > Jerry
> > On 02/ 8/17 02:54 PM, Alex D wrote:
> > > You need to google for mipsPro FlexLM license files... It's been a
> > since
> > > I played around with them, but it's a pretty simple text file, that
> > > products to a hostID and a license type / expiry timeframe. I can go
> > > through my notes if anyone cares... Just edit with vi, and restart the
> > license
> > > manager...
> > >
> > > For installation you need to start off with the base CD's for a release
> > and
> > > then apply the updates. IIRC SGI called them foundations and overlays?
> > Package
> > > dependencies are very important in IRIX and the install/upgrade tool
> > strictly
> > > enforces this.
> > >
> > > Again it's been a while since I played with this so my info might not
> > 100%
> > > accurate.
> > >
> > > Now if anyone has a personal iris 4d series that they want rid of let
> > know.
> > > Even better would be a 3100 series (68k).
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > Alex
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