Computers

Getting PCRE to compile on Solaris 9 SPARC

So there are some folks who are still trying to run modern things on old SPARC machines still. I pulled out my old Solaris server that I used to host a backup of my website back in 2013, dusted it off and booted it up
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Without missing a beat, not taking backups or snapshots other than the existing website and database itself, I decided to apply these updates and and just let it fly. Oh boy how we crashed and burned.

Computers Software

Make lto-cm compile

lto-cm doesn’t compile, here are some tips! Those of you who are looking to check out the lto-cm utility located here https://github.com/scangeo/lto-cm may find that the damn thing doesn’t compile. Here are some quick notes that allowed me to get it up and running. Many thanks to my friend Kevin for discovering this. I have decided to […]

Computers

E2900 / V1280 Enable GUI

I have a XVR-100 and a USB card installed in my E2900. To enable the graphical console login in Solaris 10 I have done the following post installation: #/usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -e # svcadm enable # ln -s /dev/fbs/pfb0 /dev/fb # fbconfig -xserver Xorg # reboot I did repeat these steps after another install, and had some […]

Computers

News and info for August 2017

Howdy!   Alright, I must admit that it has been quite a while since I really have posted anything. There has been a lot going on, but finding time to sit down and write things isn’t always easy. First off, the site has been moved off of Fookushima, the G5 Quad has been removed from […]

The Complaint Department

The Geek Group Chris Boden IRC Incident of 2015

Many of you remember this video where I didn’t give the full story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqEzsRoLsn8 Recently, this video was brought to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkjFtN8SWfo Now it’s time for that full story: I refrained from posting this originally because I thought it would have been a good thing to do. Recently there was a video posted to […]

Computers

How to Install IRIX from a Hard Drive

After getting more involved with SGI stuff as of lately I must admit it is a real bear to get IRIX loaded onto these puppies. This is for several reasons, one of which being I don’t have an external SCSI CD-Rom drive always laying around. Maybe I do now,  but changing CDs and hoping that […]

Computers

December what?

Welcome and for those are read the site, thankyou! It’s really all of you that keep me going. I could pack all this in and go to work at a regular place and do the bare minimum for only self benefit but where does the rest of the world benefit from that? It doesn’t! My […]