[rescue] spaerc10 +x1059a+fastethernet

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jan 21 15:07:51 CST 2018

  Wow.  What a damn fine system.  I believe I literally drooled just a
bit when I was reading this description. :)


On 01/21/2018 01:50 PM, john wrote:
> Well it works and works well. The X1059a FastEthernet s-bus card cost
> $29 +/- from MemoryX and the FastEthernet 2.1 installation ISO shared by
> one of our members worked like a charm.BB  Tests reveal that I'm getting
> 100 mbs which is 10 times the speed i had before.
> I now have the following: SPARC 10 with Turbo-GX frame-buffer, the
> X1059a FastEthernet card, two Ross 625 Hyper CPU's, 484 Megs of RAM,
> (good thing it doesn't cost $695 per 4 megs like it did in 1991) the V5
> SCSI2SD adapter on a 3d printed sled, and (gasp) 4 2.1 Gig SD drives on
> a 16 gig industrial micro-sd chip.
> Also the SPARCprinter S-Bus card along with the printer, 2.3 gig Sun
> Exabyte drive, and a Sun CDROM with the Sony drive replaced with a good
> matsushita cd. Also the audiobox. I also have a Sun QIC tape drive for
> me to discover that all of the belts on my old tapes are stretched.BB 
> After tons of searching I was never able to find a source for new belts.
> Print processing with NewsPrint for FRAME and GhostScript (GhostPrint)
> for everything else.BB  I can network print from the linux machines and
> the apple to the SPARCprinter but haven't yet figured out how to print
> to it from Windows 10 - installing PPD printers in Windows 10 isn't
> obvious.
> So thanks to two of our readers here for the FastEthernet software and
> the advice and old SPARC10 which I parted out to fix my original machine.
> best regards,
> john ferguson
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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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