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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparc Station 1+ with debian.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ultra 5, 256M RAM 2 x 8G IDE drives

Upgraded from SuSE 7.3 as Gentoo was the only up-to date distro I could find - and it rocks....

Running 32bit userland - can you do 64? bootstrap seemed to fail with CHOST=sparc64....linux

BTW: Anybody found a decent fix to the audioctl -w play.pause=0 problem yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dual 32/64bit userland is one of those things that we'll be working on after the 2004.0 release. I have a pretty much working dual 32/64 glibc (manual, no ebuild yet) and a better gcc, but they need 2.6 headers...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Got a few SPARC units for fooling around at home.. 8O


one Ultra-10:
- UltraSPARC IIi @440MHz, 256MB RAM
- 9GB IDE disk; 18GB (10Krpm Cheetah) SCSI disk @X6540
- Sun 21" @fb0 (Creator3D s3)
- Sun 20" @fb1 (PGX24)
== Currently running Solaris 8


one Ultra-1/170E
- UltraSPARC I @167MHz, 256MB RAM
- 2x 4.2GB (7200rpm); 1x 18GB (10Krpm) disk unipack
- Sun 21" @fb0 (ffb)
- Sun 20" @fb1 (cg6+)
== Was running SuSE 7.1; Loaded Gentoo into the 18GB disk and compiling glibc at this very moment.


Keen to find a better OS for the U10; I think it's a decent machine to do some productive work. Needs something as stable as, but faster and more fun then, the Solaris.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an Ultra 80 with one processor, a gig of ram and an elite3d m6 video card running gentoo. I installed it this weekend. I started from stage 3 cause I had a paper to write on monday and I needed time to compile X and a window manager after the installation was done.

This is a really kick ass system. Thanks Gentoo guys.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bung-foo wrote:
I've got an Ultra 80 with one processor

If you're patient, you can probably get another CPU or three on ebay for cheap. That'd be super-sweet...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ciaranm said:"If you're patient, you can probably get another CPU or three on ebay for cheap. That'd be super-sweet..."

That is so the idea. I'm just waiting for my tax return to get the second one ;-) And the next two will be affordable around the start of spring quarter. College kicks ass.

When that happens, I would be willing to donate some processor cycles to building things for gentoo development. Who should I let know about that when I have the additional procs?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bung-foo wrote:
When that happens, I would be willing to donate some processor cycles to building things for gentoo development. Who should I let know about that when I have the additional procs?

irc.freenode.net, #gentoo-sparc is the best place, there's usually at least one of us awake. Currently our main build machine is a four-way netra that a user has kindly given us shell on.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool. when the time comes I'll drop by and talk with you guys about setting something up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of three days ago:
3 SS-10's
2 SS-20's
1 Axil Ultima 2 dual 200MHz.

As of tonight:
1 SS-10
1 SS-20
1 Axil Ultima 2.

GREAT machines.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ultra 1, 167MHz, 160MB RAM, CG6, 10Mbit Lance. 3x2.1G Seagate SCSI drives (one in CDROM bay). External 4x/8x CD-R drive and 4x 6-cd changer (Pioneer DRM-604X, with the 2048/512 byte switch :D).

Added 80mm fan above CPU since the little internal fan is too stuck to turn. :lol:

The three drives are in a raid0 array mounted as root, not as much for performance as for the single contiguous 5.8G root.

Type 5C keyboard (the version with the PC-style layout, control next to alt and meta, capslock to the left of A, esc left of F1 instead of a dead key).

17" Sun monitor (with a 1" border all around the image - ???).

The CG6 totally sucks performance-wise. It's ok in a console, but X is almost a waste of disk space. Only worth it for gedit with syntax highlighting :)

Quite a nice box for some light C programming, and makes a real nice network server.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

odyssues

    TYPE: Sun Ultra 60
    USE AS: primary desktop
    KERNEL(S): 2.4.23 [vanilla], 2.6.1 [sparc-development-sources]
    CPU(S): 2x300 MHz Sun UltraSparc IIi
    RAM: 512 MB
    SCSI: Symbios Logic SYM22801 Dual Channel Controller
    HD: 2x Seagate 9.1 GB SCSI (10k rpm)
    FRAMEBUFFER(S): Creator3D, Elite3D
    DISPLAY(S): 2x Sony SDM-X73/B


Currently using strip when I build a 2.6.1 kernel, but it is not necessary for the 2.4.23 kernel.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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17" Sun monitor (with a 1" border all around the image - ???).


... there is no way to adjust it?

Does it require a remote to adjust, perhaps? I have this random remote control for a Sun monitor, and I'm not sure what it goes to...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just added a sparcstation 20 to my collection, was gonna use it for stage building and testing. Unfortunately, the CPU's broken (can't do bunzip2 properly). Anyone wanna give me a couple of spares? :P
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... there is no way to adjust it?

Does it require a remote to adjust, perhaps? I have this random remote control for a Sun monitor, and I'm not sure what it goes to...


Nope. The controls on the front are H and V convergence, V centering, and contrast. That's it. Nothing on the back.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the process of running it on an Ultra 10 with a 333MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM (upgrading ASAP), and a 20 GB IDE hard drive. New to the architecture, so I don't know if what I have is good, bad, or ugly. Started with a stage one install, and it's still compiling. Been going on for about 9 or 10 hours now. :D

ciaranm, I might have a sparcstation 20 here that I could donate.. Might, cause I don't yet know what I want to do with it. It's a dual 60 MHz machine though, I think 128 MB of RAM, and a 9 GB HD. Also has a CDROM drive. Give me a few days to think about it, and I'll let you know.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... there is no way to adjust it?

Does it require a remote to adjust, perhaps? I have this random remote control for a Sun monitor, and I'm not sure what it goes to...


Nope. The controls on the front are H and V convergence, V centering, and contrast. That's it. Nothing on the back.


That blows.

The H & V convergence were things I hadn't seen before. I got my Sun 20E20, plugged it in, and cursed for like five minutes. "WTF? THIS MONITOR SUCKS!" At least I played around with it and discovered those controls eventually...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparcserver 10 with 128MB (?) of RAM and 4.3 and 9GB SCSI drives, if I can ever get it up and running. I've trying to run it headless and had all kinds of problems finding a properly wired null modem, so I have to build one. Failing that, I need to grab a keyboard off of Ebay or something so I can at least try to troubleshoot the thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:04 am    Post subject: Null modem adaptors Reply with quote

Odd. I went into a Radio Shack and asked for one, and they actually had one! :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got a SparcServer 1000 w/8 sm61 processors 60MHz w/1MB Cache
2GB of RAM
2x9Gig 7200RPM narrow SCSI drives
CDROM 2X speed, slot load
2 200Mb Fiberchannel Sbus Cards
2 UltraWide SCSI Sbus cards
CDDI card
100Base TX Sbus Card
2 narrow SCSI adaptors (one with 10BaseT and one without)

Sun Ultra5 with 360MHz UltraSparc IIi processor
256MB RAM
30GB 7200RPM IBM HDD
OEM CDROM and Floppy
4 port USB adaptor
(Creator3D waiting for an Ultra10 Chassis)

Sun Sparc20 w/2 147MHz Ross HyperSparc processors 1MB Cache each
512 MB RAM
Double Wide CGsix frame buffer card W/4MB RAM
Working on Getting Gentoo up on it but it ain't easy with the Hypersparcs.

2 Sun 101 RAID arrays, both have all 30 slots full. The first has 10x4.5GB 7200RPM and 20x2.1GB 7200RPM drives and the second has 5x4.5GB 7200RPM and 25x2.1GB 7200RPM drives. All drives are SCA Fast/Wide Barracudas.

P4 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM, Adaptec 29160 SCSI controler, 9.1GB 10K Cheetha SCSI, 18.2GB Barracuda SCSI, 60GB and 80GB WD ATA drives (ATA SUCKS), LSI 7202XP-LC 2 port 2Gb FC-AL controler, 253GB Sun A5100 FC-AL array,.........Knoppix (hay it works, Gantoo later)

One last thing, Don't know Shit about getting Linux up on Suns! (':)')

Mike


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

frpet wrote:
I probably have some of the oldest machines in this forum


Nope.

Seven of these:

cat /proc/cpuinfo
cpu : Texas Instruments, Inc. - MicroSparc
fpu : TI MicroSparc on chip FPU
promlib : Version 3 Revision 2
prom : 2.12
type : sun4m
ncpus probed : 1
ncpus active : 1
BogoMips : 49.66
MMU type : TI Tsunami

Classic sparcs, per the front label.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I have Gentoo up and running from Stage 3 on Ultrasparc-IIi (Ultra 10 333MHz with 384 Mo of core). As for goodies, this will be a webserver and mail host, though I kicked off a Gnome2 install last night (about half-way thru now). Thank the gods (and my telco) for broadband!

Other machines: wife's Dell Laptop running XP (*spit*); my two laptops running SuSE 9.0 / KDE3.1, and the two towers running SuSE 7.0 and 9.0.

The SPARC is lovely and quick!

Cheers, nice to be on board,
Iain.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got my second testing Sunblade 150 Ultrasparc IIe 650Mhz 256 MB mem and 40 gig harddrive, attempting to put Aurora on it..i know i know....just for testing purposes, i am trying to sell Gentoo(which i already got installed fine on my other one :) to the professor teaching the class using these computers :P
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an Ultra 5 at work that is also getting the Gentoo treatment. I want to run Apache, Perl, PHP and some XML/XSLT software on it, so there shouldn't be a lot to install.

Anyone here got any experience with Gentoo on Ultra 5? My Ultra 10 seems to be fine, should I expect any major differences in how I roll-out Gentoo?

I noticed that if I emerge PHP, there are quite a lot of X dependencies; anyone got any advice about how to emerge a bare-bones PHP install? What USE flags should I negate?

Thanks,
Iain.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iain@hythe.net wrote:
Anyone here got any experience with Gentoo on Ultra 5? My Ultra 10 seems to be fine, should I expect any major differences in how I roll-out Gentoo?

An Ultra 5 is just an Ultra 10 in a smaller box. Only real difference is that there's one less PCI slot and no room for a UPA card in the u5. Oh, and officially (haha) Sun don't support the faster CPUs in the u5.

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I noticed that if I emerge PHP, there are quite a lot of X dependencies; anyone got any advice about how to emerge a bare-bones PHP install? What USE flags should I negate?

From the looks of things, -X -qt might be a good start... emerge -pv gives pretty good hints usually.
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