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From: cdb@baca_rude.thoughtport.com (cdb) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Iomega Zip drive query Date: 1 Jul 1996 00:13:33 GMT Organization: The ThoughtPort Authority, Inc. Message-ID: <4r757d$eov@chinx4.thoughtport.net> References: <4quorf$fts@nntp.ucs.ubc.ca> In article <4quorf$fts@nntp.ucs.ubc.ca> pad@robo.ethics.ubc.ca (Peter Danielson) writes: > I've seen the recent postings about connecting Iomega's Jaz drive > to Nexts and read the NextAnswer on this subject, but I have > an Iomega Zip drive that I would like to use to transport files > from an isolated NeXT at home to one at the office. My black Next slab > will recognize Mac formatted Zip disks in the drive but behaves > irratically when connected. Is there a fix avaiable? > > -- > Peter Danielson (604) 822 0537 > Department of Philosophy & Fax (604) 822 8627 > Centre for Applied Ethics Email pad@robo.ethics.ubc.ca > University of British Columbia http://www.ethics.ubc.ca/~pad > 227 - 6356 Agricultural Rd Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z2 I too would like to use an Iomega Zip drive (yet unpurchased), to transport stuff back and forth from home NeXT --- work Macs. PC Connection (formerly NeXT Connection) says the Zip drive won't work with NeXT. But a friend told me he's seen numerous posts here saying how and that the drive will work with NeXT. My question: shouldn't the Zip drive behave like a SyQuest, i.e. able to initialize/read/write either Mac or NeXT format? And if not, is there something special one needs to do to make it work with NeXT? I searched some archives/FAQs but didn't dredge anything up. Feel free to point me to where I could have looked. . . Assistance much appreciated. Chris Borden cdb@thoughtport.com
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: luomat@charisma.nerc.com (Timothy J. Luoma) Subject: Re: Iomega Zip drive query Message-ID: <slrn4te8m7.fl8.luomat@charisma.nerc.com> Date: Mon, 01 Jul 1996 01:56:40 GMT References: <4quorf$fts@nntp.ucs.ubc.ca> <4r757d$eov@chinx4.thoughtport.net> >I too would like to use an Iomega Zip drive (yet unpurchased), to >transport stuff back and forth from home NeXT --- work Macs. PC Connection >(formerly NeXT Connection) says the Zip drive won't work with NeXT. But a >friend told me he's seen numerous posts here saying how and that the drive >will work with NeXT. My question: shouldn't the Zip drive behave like a >SyQuest, i.e. able to initialize/read/write either Mac or NeXT format? And >if not, is there something special one needs to do to make it work with >NeXT? > >Chris Borden >cdb@thoughtport.com > Yes, the ZIP drive (SCSI version) will work with the NeXT. But, why not get a SyQuest drive instead? The EZ-drive works great (I've got one), and you get 116 megs per disk after formatting for the NeXT. You can also format for MAC. DOS-formatted disks can be used, but you cannot format for DOS. If you need more info, let me know. TjL -- Timothy J. Luoma, currently with nothing witty to put in his .sig luomat@nerc.com <<--NEW address NeXTMail adored (SUN/MIME OK!) Watch this space for my WEBPAGE, coming soon!
From: sanguish@digifix.com Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.announce,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.marketplace,comp.sys.next.programmer,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.bugs,comp.soft-sys.nextstep Subject: NEXTSTEP Resources on the Internet Date: 1 Jul 1996 04:15:16 GMT Organization: Digital Fix Development Distribution: inet Message-ID: <4r7jck$744@digifix.digifix.com> Topics include: Stepwise NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Information WWW site eduSTEP WWW site NeXT Software, Inc. 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From: Michael.Hoelzl@jk.uni-linz.ac.at (Michael Hoelzl) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 20:03:09 GMT Organization: Student of Jurisprudence Message-ID: <4r6mkh$16ai@alijku04.edvz.uni-linz.ac.at> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <4qetvg$phi@Mars.mcs.com> <4qns1v$pmg@news.iastate.edu> <4qsatt$a03@nntpd.lkg.dec.com> <jc.835950791@atcmpg> jc@atcmp.nl (Jan Christiaan van Winkel) wrote: >BUT: full tower ATX cases are hard to come by (at least here in the Netherlands). >Any suggestions why/when? Here in Austria the new ATX Bigtower-Cases should be available within the next 2 weeks. Our local dealer has only ATX-Midtower until now. My German dealer allready has the Bigtower in his pricelist (about 200 DM). I'm also waiting for the XP55T2P4, which should come the case... Gruss, Michael
From: "Andrew M. Priasmoro" <ampriasm@students.wisc.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT Mouse. Date: Mon, 01 Jul 1996 01:24:36 -0500 Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison Message-ID: <31D76F24.1755@students.wisc.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi, Does NeXT mouse use bus type connector? If not, what type of connector does it use? Does any one know if I could use NeXT mouse for IBM PC system? Thanks in advance. Andrew.
From: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org (Mike Frisch) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Date: 28 Jun 1996 19:00:20 -0400 Organization: Northstar Technologies, Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Message-ID: <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <4qetvg$phi@Mars.mcs.com><4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <4qetvg$phi@Mars.mcs.com> <4qns1v$pmg@news.iastate.edu> <4qv37a$lgr@ocean.netrover.com> In-reply-to: smiley@netrover.com's message of 27 Jun 1996 22:50:18 GMT In article <4qv37a$lgr@ocean.netrover.com> smiley@netrover.com (Colin) writes: > You MUST buy an ATX case with this new power supply in order to make these > motherboards work. These cases also support "soft power" which means you > think that your computer is off but it isn't totally off (which is good for > things like receiving faxes and stuff like that.) There are a few vendors, Are you sure about the "SoftPower" bit? I thought you could control the power via software (much like many UNIX workstations). I didn't think it was a standby mode as you imply. Mike. -- ====================================================================== Mike Frisch Email: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org Northstar Technologies WWW: http://www.io.org/~mfrisch Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Compuserve: 76620,2534
From: herding@cs.tu-berlin.de (Bernd Herding) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXTlaser powersupply hosed Date: 1 Jul 1996 12:14:45 GMT Organization: Technical University of Berlin, Germany Message-ID: <4r8ffl$pg5@news.cs.tu-berlin.de> References: <4r4rkg$oj2@is05.micron.net> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit luke-adamson@tamu.edu (Luke Adamson) writes: >After an hour of fiddling, poking, unscrewing, and foobling with the >single-most tricksome piece of hardware I've ever seen, I've finally gotten ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ OH YES... ;-( >...almost to the power supply. From where I'm at now, I can't see a fuse.. >I'm curious, does anyone even know _if_ the NeXTlaser printers _have_ fuses >in their power supplies? They have. The power supply is divided into two parts. The switch you mentioned is in the one part, the fuse you're looking for should be in the other (the main part), if I remember correctly. >If no one knows where I might find the tricksome little devil, does someone >know who's servicing black hardware these days? Bell Atlantic. Someone other might post their number. I'm not from here... :-) Good luck, Bernd
From: aalto@white.nmt.edu (Eugene Aalto) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: 68060 in NeXTs? Date: 1 Jul 1996 15:46:59 GMT Organization: New Mexico Insitute of Mining and Technology Message-ID: <4r8rtj$n7m@newshost.nmt.edu> References: <31D0DCAB.5059@msi.se> <DtrpBI.DGq@nidat.sub.org> Peter Nitezki (nitezki@nidat.sub.org) wrote: : In <31D0DCAB.5059@msi.se> Harald Ellmann wrote: : > I am sure this quesyion has been asked before, but I recently : > browsed the Motorola homepage aund found a statement, that the 68060 : > is fully user-code compatible to the 68040.Does this mean, that it : > theoretically would be possible to run a NeXT Computer with this an : > 68060? : > If yes, has anyone made an attempt to do this? Just curios... : > : Years ago, when the 060 was announced, some people stated an interest in : developing adapter solutions for NeXT machines (remember, all of you? ;-) : But the bleak market outlook and/or technical problems scared them all away. : What a pity! : -- : Peter Nitezki | Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org # Blessed art thou who knoweth : Staarenbergstr. 44 | Tel.: +49 7251 62495 # not about the pleasure and : D-76703 Kraichtal | Fax : +49 7251 69215 # delight of being hooked : GERMANY | E-mail defunct, sorry # up to the Net. Peter 1,3-5 I looked into doing this a while ago. At first it looked easy. The hardware issues are very simple and getting the chip in and working would be easy. A company even makes an adapter to put a `060 into an '040 socket. The catch: the '060 is user code compatible, but not system code compatible. I came up with no less than about ten serious software problems that had to be addressed before it would work. This would require a kernel patch and probably a new ROM. I heard a rumor NeXT used to sell the source to their kernel back around version 1 or 2. Is kernel source available at all for NS 3.X? It might also be possible to convince NeXT to leak the machine specific micro-kernel source, along with precompiled modules and objects required to compile a kernel. Surely the Motorola micro-kernel is no longer a vital trade secret. Also, maybe there is some programmer at NeXT who would be willing to do the modifications to the source for the '060, compile it, and make it available. It would give NS 4.0 a bigger market if they made it available for "060'ed" black hardware. The kernel modifications needed should be fairly simple, but I am not going to spend months reverse engineering the kernel without source code. If any would be mad kernel hackers out their want more specific details on the 060's incompatibilities, email me. A 50 MHz '060 would be a nice upgrade, my '040 is a little slow. Too bad there will be no '070. The '060 beats the crap out of an equivalent clock speed pentium, but it seems that R+D on the 680x0 line has stopped and the 66MHz '060 is the best there will be. Eugene Aalto aalto@nmt.edu
From: allman@pat.mdc.com (Mark Allman ) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXTlaser powersupply hosed Date: 1 Jul 1996 15:49:11 GMT Organization: McDonnell Douglas, Houston Division Message-ID: <4r8s1n$hlg@cisu2.jsc.nasa.gov> References: <4r4rkg$oj2@is05.micron.net> <4r8ffl$pg5@news.cs.tu-berlin.de> In article <4r8ffl$pg5@news.cs.tu-berlin.de>, herding@cs.tu-berlin.de (Bernd Herding) writes: |> luke-adamson@tamu.edu (Luke Adamson) writes: |> ( -- snip -- ) |> >If no one knows where I might find the tricksome little devil, does someone |> >know who's servicing black hardware these days? |> |> Bell Atlantic. Someone other might post their number. |> I'm not from here... :-) |> |> Good luck, Bernd From the FAQ: USA hardware service has been purchased by Bell Atlantic. They will be supporting the Authorized Service Centers and are selling extended warranty contracts. Decision One Voice: 800 499 6398, or 800 848 NeXT Fax: 510 732 3078 -- Mark Allman -- Sr. Engineer, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, allman@pat.mdc.com -- Grad. Student, Physics, Univ. of Houston, ghost@ghost.neosoft.com
From: cdvorak@pepvax.pepperdine.edu (Charles Dvorak) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: 040 Cube cursor dead (Motorola) Date: 1 Jul 1996 19:24:18 GMT Organization: Pepperdine University Distribution: world Message-ID: <4r98l2$mv2@moon.pepperdine.edu>
From: shaynes@ibm.net Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Monitors other than Next on a slab?? Date: 1 Jul 1996 21:19:50 GMT Message-ID: <4r9fdm$182c@news-s01.ny.us.ibm.net> Hello, Some time ago there was a post about a company that manufactured cables that would allow one to use a monitor other than the black Nexts. Any information would be greatly appreciated. many thanks steve haynes shaynes@ibm.net
From: Yvan Frey <yvan_frey@studio.disney.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.programmer,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Novell connection dies after a while Date: Mon, 01 Jul 1996 15:31:43 -0700 Organization: Walt Disney Pictures & TV Message-ID: <31D851CF.42F8@studio.disney.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit CC: yvan_frey@studio.disney.com Hi there! We're running NEXTSTEP on Intel and have setup Novell connectivity. (I had to edit /etc/rc and add a frame type parameter to the npsd call. Then it worked.) Unfortuately, now the connection is dropped after a while and the login panel shows up again. I've read about similar, yet quite different problems (connection dies when copying files that are more than 1M on a token ring net). Does or did anybody experience the same? Any hints? NEXTSTEP is running on a Compaq 5133, with the build in ethernet controller and I'm using the latest drivers provided by NeXT on www.next.com. Thanks in advance, Yvan Frey Walt Disney Pictures & TV
From: Paul Kim <trout@rahul.net> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Iomega Zip drive query Date: 1 Jul 1996 22:41:24 GMT Organization: a2i network Message-ID: <4r9k6k$1pu@samba.rahul.net> References: <4quorf$fts@nntp.ucs.ubc.ca> <4r757d$eov@chinx4.thoughtport.net> <slrn4te8m7.fl8.luomat@charisma.nerc.com> NNTP-Posting-User: trout In article <slrn4te8m7.fl8.luomat@charisma.nerc.com>, Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@charisma.nerc.com> wrote: > >But, why not get a SyQuest drive instead? The EZ-drive works great (I've got one), and you >get 116 megs per disk after formatting for the NeXT. You can also format for MAC. >DOS-formatted disks can be used, but you cannot format for DOS. > >If you need more info, let me know. > While I have no direct experience with the EZ-drive, my previous experience with Syquest media has been a nightmare. I can recall numerous times where I lost data because of rigorous handling of the disks. On the other hand, I've thrown Zip disks around without any loss of data. This basically swayed me towards getting a Zip drive. YMMV. paul kim trout@rahul.net trout@denizen.com
From: "George" <scorpio@compulink.gr> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Problem with my modem and Windows NT 3.51 Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 01:48:51 +0300 Organization: University of Ioannina, Math Dept. Message-ID: <01bb679f.79180960$010200c0@hermes.compulink.gr> I have a Boca Online Express M144AI modem. It a little bit strange modem. In order to work, it creates it's own COM port. The problem is that I can't make it work under Windows NT. (I took me about two months to find its drivers for Windows 95.) Any drivers? Any ideas? Please, don't post, just email me at "scorpio@compulink.gr" Thanx
From: kassad@saul7.u.washington.edu (J. M. Reiter) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: modem Date: 01 Jul 1996 16:25:59 -0700 Organization: none Sender: kassad@saul7.u.washington.edu Message-ID: <iiw4tnr369k.fsf@saul7.u.washington.edu> NNTP-Posting-User: kassad Does any one have any preferences for a fast modem to hook up to a cube? Thanks Joel Reiter -- __ "Shutdown provides an automated shutdown procedure which a super-user can use to notify users nicely when the system is shutting down, saving them from system administrators, hack-ers, and gurus, who would otherwise not bother with niceties." -NeXT Shutdown(8) man page
From: wjabi@umich.edu (Wassim M. Jabi) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: HELP: Pentium 166MHz vs. Sun SparcStation 5 Date: 1 Jul 1996 23:42:29 GMT Organization: University of Michigan Engineering, Ann Arbor Message-ID: <4r9np5$7r5@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~wjabi/ Hello: Could you please comment on the advantages disadvantages of getting a Pentium 166MHz vs. a Sun SparcStation 5? The machine will be used for research in Computer-Aided Design, Graphics (solidThinking/Renderman, AutoCAD, Microstation) as well as a web server (with WebObjects). I would like to start exploring VRML, Java, and video conferencing. Both will be configured to be compatible with NS/OpenStep: Dual Boot partitions. 20" Monitor 64MB RAM 2 Gig HD + another external (for second OS) SCSI Controller Ethernet Card Decent Video Graphics Card The Sun can either have windows emulation (wabi???) or a PC Card. Issues to consider: OS (Unix vs. DOS), Price/Bang for the Buck, Raw Speed, Software availability, Compatibility, hardware robustness, abilities to run a Web Server, Video/Graphics, Future directions (NEO/Solaris vs. Windows 95/NT). Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. -- Wassim M. Jabi Doctoral Program in Architecture University of Michigan 2000 Bonisteel Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069 wjabi@umich.edu (Text/MIME/NeXTMail) http://www-personal.umich.edu/~wjabi/
From: scp@sonia.math.ucla.edu (S. Port) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: frozen cursor on Next Cube Date: 1 Jul 1996 22:46:45 GMT Organization: UCLA Mathematics Department Distribution: world Message-ID: <4r9kgl$20ou@uni.library.ucla.edu> My client has a Next cube running 3.2 on which the cursor freezes immediately after boot. At the logon panel or immediately after it begins about 1" down and left and slowly drifts to the top left corner. It won't move after this point (so to speak). Next Cube 040 25mhz 28/400 NS 3.2 optical removed floppy 17" megapixel No liquids were spilled or so he claims and it appears so. The mouse was exchanged with no results. The keyboard was cleaned inside and out with no results. No bent pins on any connectors. Has anyone seen this problem before. He Obviously a siginal is getting through because the drift to the top can be prompted by pushing the mouse. dread on NeXT1 MouseScaling is 5 2 2 3 6 4 10 5 15 6 22 Any info would be appreciated. Please email to cdvorak@pepperdine.edu as this accounts mail is redirected. Thanks Charlie Dvorak PS Battery was exchanged about 4 months ago.
From: mow@navigator.de (Markus Wenzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: HELP:Need Mac 7.5 Print Driver for NeXT laser printer Date: 1 Jul 1996 06:51:52 GMT Organization: Navigator Message-ID: <4r7si8$1dq@marsu.navigator.schwaben.com> References: <4qfe4e$efr@butch.lmsc.lockheed.com> <Dtt4Mv.5B3@interpc.de> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Cc: jens@ipc.de In <Dtt4Mv.5B3@interpc.de> Jens Ch. Gloede wrote: > Joe McReynolds <joemc@lmsc.lockheed.com> writes > > Anyone know where I can get a Mac (OS 7.5.2) printer driver (i.e., > a > > chooser extension) which will drive a NeXT laser printer!? No luck > in > > the Mac archives I've searched. Thanks much for any help! > > > > How did you connect the NeXT Laser to your Mac? > Or heven't you solved that problem before looking for a driver? > > > so long, > jens ch. gloede Joe was asking for a printer driver. He did not say that he intends to connect the Nextlaser physically with the Mac. Or did I get him wrong? -- Navigator Markus Wenzel info@navigator.de IT Consulting & System Administration http://www.neworbit.de/navigator/
From: mow@navigator.de (Markus Wenzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: RAID solution with DPT controller Date: 1 Jul 1996 22:18:54 GMT Organization: Navigator Message-ID: <4r9ise$qn@marsu.navigator.schwaben.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Cc: mburg@twotribes.de Hello, I'd like to meet someone who has experience with a RAID system under Nextstep, driven with a DPT RAID controller. Mainly, I am interested in: - Which RAID level do you use? Which disk type? How big is the cache? - How easy/difficult was the setup? - What about performance and stability? - How do you consider the price/performance ratio compared with an expensive standalone RAID array? - Any caveats? Lots of questions, but I am happy for any information about this topic. -- Navigator Markus Wenzel info@navigator.de IT Consulting & System Administration http://www.neworbit.de/navigator/
From: mow@navigator.de (Markus Wenzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Wanted: Network performance benchmark suite Date: 1 Jul 1996 22:24:52 GMT Organization: Navigator Message-ID: <4r9j7k$qn@marsu.navigator.schwaben.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Cc: mburg@twotribes.de Hello, I am looking for a tool capable of analyzing TCP/IP network performance. Doing ftp with various file sizes gives a first impression, but I'd like to find something which has some builtin logic to compute a mean value of the naked throughput out of a few different transfers. Second question: Is there anyone using Fast Ethernet with Nextstep? Did you make any benchmarks? What were the results? Thanks for any answer. -- Navigator Markus Wenzel info@navigator.de IT Consulting & System Administration http://www.neworbit.de/navigator/
From: dale@wco.com (Dale Tersey) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Re: Do you own a socalled `refurbished' B&W Megapixel monitor? Date: 2 Jul 1996 05:10:17 GMT Organization: Computer Recycling Project Message-ID: <4raavp$c7f@news.wco.com> References: <DtLzGB.K7E@AWT.NL> In article <DtLzGB.K7E@AWT.NL>, G.C.Th.Wierda@AWT.nl (Drs G. C. Th. Wierda) says: > >If you do, please contact me. I'd like to know your experiences. > >-- >Gerben Wierda, > Stafmedewerker Adviesraad voor het Wetenschaps- >en Technologiebeleid. Javastraat 42, 's-Gravenhage > Staff member Advisory Council for Science and >Technology Policy, The Hague, The Netherlands >Tel (+31) 70 3639922 Fax (+31) 70 3608992 > >"One foolish wise man can state more than a thousand wise fools can >question." The Computer Recycling Project has received a number of VERY DIM Megapixel monochrome monitors. We were able to successfully refurbish most of them by using a "zapitator" on the CRT to blow the oxides off of the exiter filaments. Apparently these monitors are very prone to oxidation of the filaments which greatly reduces the picture brightness. A few of the monitors, however, didn't come up very far. - Dale
From: mah@ka4ybr.netmha.com (Mark A. Horton KA4YBR) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Iomega Zip drive query Date: 2 Jul 1996 02:48:24 -0400 Organization: Mark Horton Associates Message-ID: <4ragno$sha@ka4ybr.netmha.com> References: <4quorf$fts@nntp.ucs.ubc.ca> <4r757d$eov@chinx4.thoughtport.net> <slrn4te8m7.fl8.luomat@charisma.nerc.com> Timothy J. Luoma (luomat@charisma.nerc.com) wrote: : Yes, the ZIP drive (SCSI version) will work with the NeXT. : But, why not get a SyQuest drive instead? The EZ-drive works great (I've got one), and you : get 116 megs per disk after formatting for the NeXT. You can also format for MAC. : DOS-formatted disks can be used, but you cannot format for DOS. : If you need more info, let me know. : TjL I agree... plus the EZ is going for around $119.00 (US) with TWO cartridges thanks to Syquest's recent price cut of 40%! I'm thinking of getting one so that I'll have both the Zip and the EZ drives. Regards, Mark ------------------------------------------------------------ Mark Horton Associates mah@ka4ybr.netmha.com Systems and Network Performance Tuning mah@ka4ybr.atl.ga.us +1.404.373.2526 : 33 45 31 N / 084 16 59 W
From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Q:ATI Mach64 2VRAM Works in NEXT? Date: 2 Jul 1996 12:04:02 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4rb37i$mgk@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <06-27-1996.1868@interpia.net> (torrance@interpia.net) wrote: > Well I have Mach64 Graphic card in my PC ... > After finish my installation NS marked my graphic card then I never > Worried about Graphic card...however after NS pop-up I screamed... > becouse the color was worse then win95..so so... the screen looks like... > well...just looks like foggy! not clear...(color but foggy) > any way i using Samsung moniter(SAMTRON)15" I suspect that your 15" monitor does not have enough bandwidth for the screen resultion you're driving it at. That can result in images that seem "out of focus". Use a lower resolution. Or buy a real monitor - the 15" monitors are not really suitable for high-resolutions. Hope this helps, Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
From: Paul WINDEY <windey@lpthe.jussieu.fr> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Hard drive for Black Hardware with NS 3.3 Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 15:12:34 +0200 Organization: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (PARIS VI) Message-ID: <31D92042.6407@lpthe.jussieu.fr> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I would like to replace an old 400 MB internal disk on a NextStation Color and NeXTStation Turbo Color, both running NS 3.3 with new internal disks of 2 GB. I have seen that some are known not to work. Could somebody supply a list (partial or not) of the disks with their model numbers which are known to work with this configuration or a URL where one can find this info. Please reply via e-mail Thanks very much for your time -- Paul Windey, LPTHE Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) Bte 126 4pl Jussieu F-75252 Paris CEDEX 05, FRANCE e-mail: windey@lpthe.jussieu.fr tel: 33-1-4427 7456 (Secretariat: 4427 4121) FAX: 33-1-4427 73 93 ou 7088
From: hkusumo@socs.uts.EDU.AU (Haris Kusumo) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: help installing next Date: 2 Jul 1996 22:40:58 +1000 Organization: School of Computing Sciences, UTS Message-ID: <4rb5cr$9t@linus.socs.uts.EDU.AU> Summary: help installing next Keywords: help installing next Hi, I am trying to install NeXT ver 3.3 on my intell platform. When I try to install it after loading the kernel and installation window comes up and start coping files to my harddrive for a while I got timeout error message for my CD-ROM. I use CD-ROM to install NT, SCO Unix OSR5, SCO Unix Unixware with out any problems. Does any body have similar problem to this? My PC config. Super Micro motherboard with Intel Pentium 100Mhz 64 MB RAM Diamon Stealth VRAM 64 Adaptec 2940 1 GB Fujitsu HDD SCSI ID=0 1 GB Seagate HDD SCSI ID=1 2 BG Seagate HDD SCSI ID=2 external NEC CDR-510 (3 speed) SCSI ID=4 Intel Express Network card Audio Pro sound card Can any body tell me if I missing something here? I get my Next about 1 year ago, I haven't installed it since my old machine doesn't have enough ram and slow 486. I also check SCSI termination, it's terminated ok. I'll be appreciated if you could reply to hkusumo@socs.uts.edu.au NB: From my memory when it load the kernel it print version 3.3.3.8 do I need to the the upgrade to get it working with my new machine or load updated kernel/boot disk ? Thanks in advance.
From: aisbell@cubicsol.com (Art Isbell) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Re: Do you own a socalled `refurbished' B&W Megapixel monitor? Date: 2 Jul 1996 15:02:04 GMT Organization: Netcom Distribution: world Message-ID: <4rbdlc$4h@dfw-ixnews10.ix.netcom.com> References: <DtLzGB.K7E@AWT.NL> <4raavp$c7f@news.wco.com> dale@wco.com (Dale Tersey) wrote: > The Computer Recycling Project has received a number of VERY DIM Megapixel > monochrome monitors. We were able to successfully refurbish most of them > by using a "zapitator" on the CRT to blow the oxides off of the exiter filaments. Doesn't filament oxidation suggest the presence of oxygen which might be due to the reported vacuum leaks of some of these monitors? If so, won't reoxidation occur leading to dimming? -- Art Isbell NeXT/MIME Mail: aisbell@cubicsol.com Trego Systems Voice/Fax: +1 408 335 2515 CaseServ: NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Voice Mail: +1 408 335 1154 managed care solutions US Mail: Felton, CA 95018-9442
From: allman@pat.mdc.com (Mark Allman ) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: A quick thanks (Re: Nextstation power supply) Date: 2 Jul 1996 15:19:16 GMT Organization: McDonnell Douglas, Houston Division Message-ID: <4rbelk$t1c@cisu2.jsc.nasa.gov> Many will understand that downtime costs. Thanks for the answers to my question last week. My NeXTstation is again humming right along (knock on wood). -- Mark Allman -- Sr. Engineer, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, allman@pat.mdc.com -- Grad. Student, Physics, Univ. of Houston, ghost@ghost.neosoft.com
From: Arnold.Creten@ping.be (Arnold Creten) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: update b.b. 1.0a Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 04:25:15 GMT Organization: EUnet Belgium, Leuven, Belgium Message-ID: <4rbq1s$hf@news1.Belgium.EU.net> some ideas please! I have (recently) a black box 68030, 16 mega, maxtor 330, canon optical 256 mb, system release 1.0a - very first edition!! How and where can i find updates .. os 2 or 3.1 (compatibilty?), dikdrve etc For a good price? - :-))) Suggestions.. please Email : Arnold.Creten@ping.be Yes, for Europe - Belgium.
From: par@MCS.COM (Peter Richardson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Errors on NE2000 network card Date: 2 Jul 1996 17:25:25 -0500 Organization: MCSNet Services Message-ID: <4rc7kl$nps@Mercury.mcs.com> I know that the NE2000 is not officially supported, but there are many people using them. I am hoping that somebody can tell me what this error is and how to fix it. It seems to slow the system dramatically. The message is: NE2000: - NS8390TriggerSend() called with transmitter busy Help. Peter Richardson
From: ab@purdue.edu (Allen Braunsdorf) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Re: HELP: Pentium 166MHz vs. Sun SparcStation 5 Date: 2 Jul 1996 22:17:34 GMT Organization: Purdue University Message-ID: <4rc75u$mn1@mozo.cc.purdue.edu> References: <4r9np5$7r5@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> wjabi@umich.edu (Wassim M. Jabi) wrote: >Could you please comment on the advantages disadvantages of getting >a Pentium 166MHz vs. a Sun SparcStation 5? >Issues to consider: >OS (Unix vs. DOS), Price/Bang for the Buck, Raw Speed, Software >availability, Compatibility, hardware robustness, abilities to run a >Web Server, Video/Graphics, Future directions (NEO/Solaris vs. Windows >95/NT). Under NEXTSTEP (that is, if both machines run it), many of your issues are nearly non-issues. There are older NEXTSTEP (actually NeXTSTEP or earlier :-) programs that won't run on the Sun, but programs you compile yourself or of recent vintage will run the same on each machine. UNIX programs you have source to will work the same on both. Web servers probably fall into that category. As far as video hardware goes, it depends on what you're doing and how fast your drivers are. Sun hardware's pretty solid, but not necessarily fast. (It's not slow.) I'd imagine you can get more raw CPU for your buck from a Pentium, but I don't know. My SPARC 5/85 comes in at about 81.7 MIPS on NWBench (about 5 times a black NeXT). I'd guess a 110 is nearly linearly faster. How's a Pentium do? (I like NXbench, but it isn't compiled 4-way. :-( ) ab
From: Alex <amstar@mail.phonet.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Notebook: 486DX2/50, 8.4"Active Color, 4/200 - $820 Date: 27 Jun 1996 15:31:29 GMT Organization: American Starlex Message-ID: <4qu9gh$uqg@iorich.phonet.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit ATTENTION: reply to sales@amstar.com Following is a pricelist for SHARP notebook computers with basic specs only. Complete specs are available upon request. Shipping & handling are not included PC6781: 386SL20, 10.4"Mono, 2/80 - $320 PC6781-4: Same model with 4M RAM - $400 PC6781-6: Same model with 6M RAM - $430 PC6781-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $510 PC6881: 386SL25, 8.4"Active Color, 2/80 - $500 PC6881-4: Same model with 4M RAM - $580 PC6881-6: Same model with 6M RAM - $610 PC6881-8: Same model with 16M RAM - $690 PC7700: 486SX25, 10"Mono, 4/124 - $550 PC7700-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $660 PC7750: 486DX33, 10"Mono, 4/124 - $600 PC7750-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $710 PC8150: 486DX33, 9.4"Color, 4/200 - $710 PC8150-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $820 PC8650: 486DX33, 8.4"Active Color, 4/200 - $790 PC8650-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $900 PC8650II: 486DX2/50, 8.4"Active Color, 4/200 - $820 PC8650II-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $930 PC8660: 486DX2/50, 9.4"Active Color, 4/320 - $990 PC8660-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,100 PC8700: 486DX2/50, 8.4"Active Color, 4/250, Sound - $990 PC8700-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,100 PC8700-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,190 PC8700-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,300 PC8800: 486DX4/75, 10.4"Color, 8/500, Sound - $1,330 PC8800-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,440 PC8800-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,530 PC8900: 486DX4/75, 10.4"Active Color, 8/320, Sound - $1,430 PC8900-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,540 PC8900-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,630 PC3010: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 4/320 - $980 / (new): $1,200 PC3010-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,090 / (new): $1,310 PC3010-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,080 / (new): $1,400 PC3050U3: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 8/320, Sound, Modem - $1,200 PC3050U3-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,310 PC3050U5: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 8/500, Sound, Modem - $1,250 PC3050U5-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,360 PC3050U5-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,450 PC3020: 586/100, 10.4"Color, 8/515 - $1,330 PC3020-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,440 PC3020-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,530 PC3060: 586/100, 10.4"Color, 8/515, Sound, Modem - $1,450 PC3060-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,560 PC3060-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,650 PC3030 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 8/515 - $2,050 PC3030-16 (new): Same model with 16M RAM - $2,460 PC3070 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 16/1.1, Sound - $2,620 PC9000 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 8/1.1, 6x CD-ROM - $2,800 PC9000-16 (new): Same model with 12M RAM - $3,000 PC9030 (new): P120, 11.3"Active Color, 8/1.1, 6x CD-ROM - $3,650 PC9030-16 (new): Same model with 16M RAM - $3,850 PC9070 (new): P133, 12.1"Active Color, 16/1.1, 4x CD-ROM - $5,050 All units are refurbished By Sharp with 30 day warranty (unless indicated as new) UPGRADES & ACCESSORIES: Memory: 2M $80 / 4M $110 / 8M $200 / 16M $380 / 32M $740 (except for 3030/3070) PCMCIA Modems: 2,400 - $25 / 14,400 - $70 / 28,800 - $155 PCMCIA CD-ROM drives: $200 & up. Notebook Cases: $15 & up Review on http://www.pcworld.com/reprints/sharp.htm American Starlex International Company 7551 Main Street, Suite 207, Ralston, NE 68127 Phone (402) 596-0431 Fax (402) 596-0432 Internet http://www.amstar.com/ E-mail sales@amstar.com Last update 6/19/96
From: Alex <amstar@mail.phonet.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Notebook: 386SL25, 8.4"Active Color, 2/80 - $500 Date: 27 Jun 1996 15:29:58 GMT Organization: American Starlex Message-ID: <4qu9dm$ukv@iorich.phonet.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit ATTENTION: reply to sales@amstar.com Following is a pricelist for SHARP notebook computers with basic specs only. Complete specs are available upon request. Shipping & handling are not included PC6781: 386SL20, 10.4"Mono, 2/80 - $320 PC6781-4: Same model with 4M RAM - $400 PC6781-6: Same model with 6M RAM - $430 PC6781-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $510 PC6881: 386SL25, 8.4"Active Color, 2/80 - $500 PC6881-4: Same model with 4M RAM - $580 PC6881-6: Same model with 6M RAM - $610 PC6881-8: Same model with 16M RAM - $690 PC7700: 486SX25, 10"Mono, 4/124 - $550 PC7700-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $660 PC7750: 486DX33, 10"Mono, 4/124 - $600 PC7750-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $710 PC8150: 486DX33, 9.4"Color, 4/200 - $710 PC8150-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $820 PC8650: 486DX33, 8.4"Active Color, 4/200 - $790 PC8650-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $900 PC8650II: 486DX2/50, 8.4"Active Color, 4/200 - $820 PC8650II-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $930 PC8660: 486DX2/50, 9.4"Active Color, 4/320 - $990 PC8660-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,100 PC8700: 486DX2/50, 8.4"Active Color, 4/250, Sound - $990 PC8700-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,100 PC8700-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,190 PC8700-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,300 PC8800: 486DX4/75, 10.4"Color, 8/500, Sound - $1,330 PC8800-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,440 PC8800-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,530 PC8900: 486DX4/75, 10.4"Active Color, 8/320, Sound - $1,430 PC8900-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,540 PC8900-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,630 PC3010: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 4/320 - $980 / (new): $1,200 PC3010-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,090 / (new): $1,310 PC3010-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,080 / (new): $1,400 PC3050U3: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 8/320, Sound, Modem - $1,200 PC3050U3-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,310 PC3050U5: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 8/500, Sound, Modem - $1,250 PC3050U5-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,360 PC3050U5-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,450 PC3020: 586/100, 10.4"Color, 8/515 - $1,330 PC3020-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,440 PC3020-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,530 PC3060: 586/100, 10.4"Color, 8/515, Sound, Modem - $1,450 PC3060-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,560 PC3060-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,650 PC3030 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 8/515 - $2,050 PC3030-16 (new): Same model with 16M RAM - $2,460 PC3070 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 16/1.1, Sound - $2,620 PC9000 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 8/1.1, 6x CD-ROM - $2,800 PC9000-16 (new): Same model with 12M RAM - $3,000 PC9030 (new): P120, 11.3"Active Color, 8/1.1, 6x CD-ROM - $3,650 PC9030-16 (new): Same model with 16M RAM - $3,850 PC9070 (new): P133, 12.1"Active Color, 16/1.1, 4x CD-ROM - $5,050 All units are refurbished By Sharp with 30 day warranty (unless indicated as new) UPGRADES & ACCESSORIES: Memory: 2M $80 / 4M $110 / 8M $200 / 16M $380 / 32M $740 (except for 3030/3070) PCMCIA Modems: 2,400 - $25 / 14,400 - $70 / 28,800 - $155 PCMCIA CD-ROM drives: $200 & up. Notebook Cases: $15 & up Review on http://www.pcworld.com/reprints/sharp.htm American Starlex International Company 7551 Main Street, Suite 207, Ralston, NE 68127 Phone (402) 596-0431 Fax (402) 596-0432 Internet http://www.amstar.com/ E-mail sales@amstar.com Last update 6/19/96
From: Alex <amstar@mail.phonet.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Notebook: 386SL25, 8.4"Active Color, 2/80 - $500 Date: 27 Jun 1996 15:30:02 GMT Organization: American Starlex Message-ID: <4qu9dr$unr@iorich.phonet.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit ATTENTION: reply to sales@amstar.com Following is a pricelist for SHARP notebook computers with basic specs only. Complete specs are available upon request. Shipping & handling are not included PC6781: 386SL20, 10.4"Mono, 2/80 - $320 PC6781-4: Same model with 4M RAM - $400 PC6781-6: Same model with 6M RAM - $430 PC6781-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $510 PC6881: 386SL25, 8.4"Active Color, 2/80 - $500 PC6881-4: Same model with 4M RAM - $580 PC6881-6: Same model with 6M RAM - $610 PC6881-8: Same model with 16M RAM - $690 PC7700: 486SX25, 10"Mono, 4/124 - $550 PC7700-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $660 PC7750: 486DX33, 10"Mono, 4/124 - $600 PC7750-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $710 PC8150: 486DX33, 9.4"Color, 4/200 - $710 PC8150-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $820 PC8650: 486DX33, 8.4"Active Color, 4/200 - $790 PC8650-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $900 PC8650II: 486DX2/50, 8.4"Active Color, 4/200 - $820 PC8650II-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $930 PC8660: 486DX2/50, 9.4"Active Color, 4/320 - $990 PC8660-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,100 PC8700: 486DX2/50, 8.4"Active Color, 4/250, Sound - $990 PC8700-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,100 PC8700-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,190 PC8700-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,300 PC8800: 486DX4/75, 10.4"Color, 8/500, Sound - $1,330 PC8800-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,440 PC8800-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,530 PC8900: 486DX4/75, 10.4"Active Color, 8/320, Sound - $1,430 PC8900-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,540 PC8900-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,630 PC3010: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 4/320 - $980 / (new): $1,200 PC3010-8: Same model with 8M RAM - $1,090 / (new): $1,310 PC3010-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,080 / (new): $1,400 PC3050U3: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 8/320, Sound, Modem - $1,200 PC3050U3-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,310 PC3050U5: 486DX2/66, 10.4"Color, 8/500, Sound, Modem - $1,250 PC3050U5-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,360 PC3050U5-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,450 PC3020: 586/100, 10.4"Color, 8/515 - $1,330 PC3020-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,440 PC3020-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,530 PC3060: 586/100, 10.4"Color, 8/515, Sound, Modem - $1,450 PC3060-12: Same model with 12M RAM - $1,560 PC3060-16: Same model with 16M RAM - $1,650 PC3030 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 8/515 - $2,050 PC3030-16 (new): Same model with 16M RAM - $2,460 PC3070 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 16/1.1, Sound - $2,620 PC9000 (new): P100, 11.3"Color, 8/1.1, 6x CD-ROM - $2,800 PC9000-16 (new): Same model with 12M RAM - $3,000 PC9030 (new): P120, 11.3"Active Color, 8/1.1, 6x CD-ROM - $3,650 PC9030-16 (new): Same model with 16M RAM - $3,850 PC9070 (new): P133, 12.1"Active Color, 16/1.1, 4x CD-ROM - $5,050 All units are refurbished By Sharp with 30 day warranty (unless indicated as new) UPGRADES & ACCESSORIES: Memory: 2M $80 / 4M $110 / 8M $200 / 16M $380 / 32M $740 (except for 3030/3070) PCMCIA Modems: 2,400 - $25 / 14,400 - $70 / 28,800 - $155 PCMCIA CD-ROM drives: $200 & up. Notebook Cases: $15 & up Review on http://www.pcworld.com/reprints/sharp.htm American Starlex International Company 7551 Main Street, Suite 207, Ralston, NE 68127 Phone (402) 596-0431 Fax (402) 596-0432 Internet http://www.amstar.com/ E-mail sales@amstar.com Last update 6/19/96
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Toshiba Tecra 720 drivers? Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 23:00:18 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960702225820.17872A-100000@cais2.cais.com> References: <4r6dh5$485@news.service.uci.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII To: Steve Frank <safrank@uci.edu> In-Reply-To: <4r6dh5$485@news.service.uci.edu> Bifrost Workstations (713) 952-9949 has it. I saw a demo of the Toshiba Tecra 720CDT running NEXTSTEP 3.3 in 1024x768 mode. It was beautiful. Robert La Ferla Registered OPENSTEP Consultant On 30 Jun 1996, Steve Frank wrote: > A few weeks ago someone posted about the distribution of drivers for the > Toshiba Tecra 720 laptop. I didn't save the post, but am now interested. > Could someone please forward the post? > > -- > -------------------------------------------------- > Steven Frank | > Dept. of Ecology and | Tel: 714-824-2244 > Evolutionary Biology | Fax: 714-824-2181 > Univ. of California | email: safrank@uci.edu > Irvine, CA 92697-2525 | > >
From: mib@microweb.com (MIB) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Toner for a NeXT laser printer? Date: 3 Jul 1996 05:12:14 GMT Organization: Microweb Communications Message-ID: <mib-0307961010460001@sport12.microweb.com> What type of toner will I need for a NeXT laser printer and where can I buy it? Mib
From: mpaque@pacbell.net (Mike Paquette) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: 68060 in NeXTs? Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 06:39:30 GMT Organization: Electronics Service, Unit No. 16 Message-ID: <4rd4on$oiu@news.snfc21.pacbell.net> References: <31D0DCAB.5059@msi.se> <DtrpBI.DGq@nidat.sub.org> nitezki@nidat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) wrote: >Years ago, when the 060 was announced, some people stated an interest in >developing adapter solutions for NeXT machines (remember, all of you? ;-) >But the bleak market outlook and/or technical problems scared them all away. The mc68060 is USER code compatable, but not SUPERVISOR codde compatable. Several opcodes and bits of functionality NeXT took advantage of in thier kernel and boot ROM vanished or were supplanted in the new chip design. Some bus timing and AC characteristics changed. Supporting the new chip would require a new ROM and kernel, and extensive simulation runs before I'd be confident it would play well with NeXT's ASICs. Mike Paquette I don't speak for my employer, and they don't speak for me. mpaque@pacbell.net Personal E-mail mpaque@next.com NeXT business mail only, please
From: bresink@informatik.uni-koblenz.de (Marcel Bresink) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Re: HELP: Pentium 166MHz vs. Sun SparcStation 5 Date: 3 Jul 1996 08:53:27 GMT Organization: University Koblenz / Germany Message-ID: <4rdce7$r4@newshost.uni-koblenz.de> References: <4r9np5$7r5@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> <4rc75u$mn1@mozo.cc.purdue.edu> ab@purdue.edu (Allen Braunsdorf) wrote: > I'd imagine you can get more raw CPU for your buck from a > Pentium, but I don't know. My SPARC 5/85 comes in at about > 81.7 MIPS on NWBench (about 5 times a black NeXT). I'd > guess a 110 is nearly linearly faster. How's a Pentium do? A Pentium-133 machine has about 120.5 VAX-MIPS on NXBench. A Pentium-166 should be 20 percent faster. Marcel --- Marcel Bresink, University of Koblenz, Computer Graphics Lab, Institute for Computer Science Rheinau 1, D-56075 Koblenz, Germany
From: Stephan Waerther <S.Waerther@tu-bs.de> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: (no subject) Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 11:19:57 +0200 Organization: TU Braunschweig, FRG Distribution: world Message-ID: <31DA3B3D.28F5@tu-bs.de> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit CC: S.Waerther@tu-bs.de Subject: Re: EDO ram in TurboStation---Is it possible? Date: 28 Jun 1996 22:24:31 GMT From: rragner@panther.vm.iastate.edu (Rod Ragner) Organization: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware References: 1 In article <4r17el$mj8@pacific.mps.ohio-state.edu> gil@atlantic (Gil Rivlis) writes: > I'd like to buy some ram now that prices have fallen, but > would like to be able to reuse them in the future in my > (dream on) P6 machine. > > So, can I use EDO ram in s mono NeXTStation Turbo? > > Thanks, > Gil > -- > gil@grinch.appcyb.com No way! NeXT computers only support FPM (either parity or non-parity) RAM. But, EDO only gives a 1% performance increase over FPM. Also, Triton-II and Natoma chipsets support ECC with FPM Parity RAM (there is no such thing as EDO Parity). Therefore, (if I were buying RAM today I would) buy 60ns FPM Parity 72-pin SIMMs. If you can afford it, get 32MB SIMMs (they work in my Turbo, my Turbo Color and my 133MHz Pentium just fine). -- Rod Ragner, UNIX Systems Administrator/NEXTSTEP Application Developer Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, 2630 Vet. Med. Bldg., Ames, Iowa 50011 Voice: (515) 294-1727, FAX: (515) 294-6961 or 3564, (NeXT Mail accepted) Email: rragner@@iastate.edu
From: Stephan Waerther <S.Waerther@tu-bs.de> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: SimmS Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 11:20:53 +0200 Organization: TU Braunschweig, FRG Distribution: world Message-ID: <31DA3B75.63B@tu-bs.de> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit CC: S.Waerther@tu-bs.de Subject: Re: EDO ram in TurboStation---Is it possible? Date: 29 Jun 1996 01:39:03 GMT From: pbrown@math.berkeley.edu (Paul R. Brown) Organization: University of California, Berkeley Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware References: 1 , 2 Rod Ragner (rragner@panther.vm.iastate.edu) wrote: : Therefore, (if I were buying RAM today I would) buy 60ns FPM Parity 72-pin : SIMMs. If you can afford it, get 32MB SIMMs (they work in my Turbo, my : Turbo Color and my 133MHz Pentium just fine). Stop me if I'm wrong, but don't 60ns SIMMS fool the memory chip in the NeXT into thinking that they're 100ns because it doesn't know to look for anything faster than 70ns?!? Paul
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.sysadmin From: hocker@waldo.com (Matthew Hocker) Subject: Re: Do you own a socalled `refurbished' B&W Megapixel monitor? Message-ID: <Dtxou5.7Bq@waldo.com> Followup-To: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Organization: The WaldoNet Group References: <DtLzGB.K7E@AWT.NL> <4raavp$c7f@news.wco.com> <4rbdlc$4h@dfw-ixnews10.ix.netcom.com> Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 20:56:29 GMT And what, pray tell, is a "zapitator"? Art Isbell (aisbell@cubicsol.com) wrote: : dale@wco.com (Dale Tersey) wrote: : > The Computer Recycling Project has received a number of VERY DIM Megapixel : > monochrome monitors. We were able to successfully refurbish most of them : > by using a "zapitator" on the CRT to blow the oxides off of the exiter : filaments. -- __ | Matthew Hocker, B.Eng (McGill) | /\_\ | "Believer in all things well-engineered" | BMW CCA #124947 \/_/ | hocker@waldo.com | AOPA #012475939 NeXTSTEP! | NeXTmail and MIME welcomed here | PP-ASEL
From: mandrews@bob.Wittenberg.EDU (Mike Andrews) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Video driver for STB Horizon 64? Date: 3 Jul 96 15:40:58 GMT Organization: Wittenberg University, Springfield OH Message-ID: <mandrews.836408458@bob.wittenberg.edu> Anyone have any idea which video driver might work with an STB Horizon 64 under NEXTSTEP 3.3? (This wasn't my choice of video card...) As best I can tell, it has a Sierra SC15064 (Falcon/64) chipset in it (which I'd never heard of) and I don't see anything in NeXTanswers about it. Anyone know where I can get a driver, or am I stuck in 640x480? -- -- Mike Andrews - mandrews@wittenberg.edu - mandrews@termfrost.org (NeXT) -- Programmer/Analyst, webmaster/netnews guy, Wittenberg Univ, Springfield OH -- http://www.termfrost.org/~mandrews/ "Don't get even, get odd..."
From: bleimeyer@mayo.edu (Robert Bleimeyer) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Nextstep on DELL Dell OptiPlex GXpro Date: 3 Jul 1996 16:06:22 GMT Organization: Mayo Foundation Message-ID: <4re5pu$aar@tribune.mayo.edu> I'm considering a Dell OptiPlex GXpro as a new desktop. Has anyone had experience with loading NS 3.3 on one of these? ------------------------------------------------------ Robert R. Bleimeyer Mayo Foundation Research Computing Facility 200 SW First Street Rochester, MN 55905 USA Internet: bleimeyer.robert@mayo.edu ------------------------------------------------------
From: mdadgar@auspex.com (Mark Dadgar) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Toshiba Tecra 720 drivers? Date: 3 Jul 1996 17:26:44 GMT Organization: Auspex Systems, Santa Clara Message-ID: <4reagk$jto@alpha1.auspex.com> References: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960702225820.17872A-100000@cais2.cais.com> In article <Pine.BSI.3.93.960702225820.17872A-100000@cais2.cais.com> Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> writes: > Bifrost Workstations (713) 952-9949 has it. I saw a demo of the > Toshiba Tecra 720CDT running NEXTSTEP 3.3 in 1024x768 mode. It was > beautiful. > I'm typing this on one. It's *amazing*. This was how NEXTSTEP was meant to be run (if you don't have a cool, black laptop handy :) ). - Mark -- Mark Dadgar - Systems Engineer - Auspex Systems - http://www.auspex.com mark_dadgar@auspex.com - (408) 986-2429 (office) - (408) 980-0121 (fax) " ... men of reason, not of rhyme ... " - Kevin Gilbert, 1966-1996 NeXTMail and MIME happily accepted
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: >2.1 GB Hard Drive Success Story on Moto68k Date: 3 Jul 1996 10:55:03 -0700 Organization: Primenet Services for the Internet Message-ID: <4rec5n$h76@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> Since there are questions regarding what drives work well in Slabs & Cubes, I thought I'd pass on information regarding the drive I purchased & installed last week. My machine(s) 1 Turbo Color Slab, 80MB. 1 Mono Cube, 40MB. Hard Drive: Hp Surestore 2000LP, model #C3725, 3.5" wide, 1"high. It's a SCSI-II device. Capacity (unformatted) 2.1GB. Rot speed 5600RPM, 9.5-10.5 av seek Warranty 5 years I picked this drive up for $375.00 you may be able to do better. This device works right out of the box, if you want a blocksize of 512 bytes. If you want a 1024 blocksize, you *cannot* use sdformat, Hp does something strange with the mode sense lookup table, and it will think it is a 4GB device and the format will fail. A supplied disk (and 1" thick documentation book in various languages) along with the help of a PC running DOS will allow you to change parameters such as the block size, cache settings, etc. I highly recommend setting it up via PC before attempting to install it on a slab/cube. My settings: SCSI-II Mode Write Cache Enabled (16 segments) SDTR (Synch communications) inhibit Auto spin-up on power up Support Unit Attention. When performing a format, the NeXT will format a 512-byte block disk into one 2GB partition, while a 1024-byte block exceeds some threshold of filesystem size and it gets partitioned into two even chunks (slightly bigger than 1GB). This drive replaced a Fujitsu 1GB model, and it is a bit noiser when performing seeks. Nonetheless, it's perfectly tolerable 3' in front of you on the desk. Disclaimer: Of course, YMMV. I am not selling these, nor am I associated with anyone who is. Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: "R.R. Hornback" <rjhorn@databeam.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Imagine 128 Series 2 Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 13:17:03 -0600 Organization: DataBeam Corporation Message-ID: <31D975AF.94C@databeam.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hello, Has anyone had any luck using the Number Nine Imagine 128 Series 2 Video Card with NeXTSTEP 3.3? The Imagine 128 driver from NeXT works great with the Number Nine Imagine 128, but I haven't had any luck with the new Series 2 card. Any help would be greatly appreciated. -- R.R. Hornback Support Engineer DataBeam Corporation
From: frank@this.net (Frank M. Siegert) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Re: Do you own a socalled `refurbished' B&W Megapixel monitor? Date: 3 Jul 1996 18:50:47 GMT Organization: NO ORGANIZATION, INC. Message-ID: <4refe7$p3v@bias.ipc.uni-tuebingen.de> References: <DtLzGB.K7E@AWT.NL> <4raavp$c7f@news.wco.com> <4rbdlc$4h@dfw-ixnews10.ix.netcom.com> <Dtxou5.7Bq@waldo.com> Cc: hocker@waldo.com In <Dtxou5.7Bq@waldo.com> Matthew Hocker wrote: > And what, pray tell, is a "zapitator"? > > > Art Isbell (aisbell@cubicsol.com) wrote: > : dale@wco.com (Dale Tersey) wrote: > > : > The Computer Recycling Project has received a number of VERY DIM Megapixel > : > monochrome monitors. We were able to successfully refurbish most of them > : > by using a "zapitator" on the CRT to blow the oxides off of the exiter > : filaments. > Sounds like a device right out of a Flash Gordon movie... -- Frank M. Siegert [frank@this.net] -- Home Page http://hades.tue.schwaben.de/~frank NeXTSTEP, Linux & PostScript Guy "In cantonese C++ is called C ga ga"
From: dwhosken@students.wisc.edu (Daniel W. Hosken) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Crashing and CD-ROM drive Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 14:42:26 +0100 Organization: University of Wisconsin, Madison Message-ID: <dwhosken-0307961442260001@144.92.21.167> I have a rather confusing (at least to me!) problem: When we boot up our Intel machine with the external SCSI CD-ROM drive on, the machine will crash within 3 or 4 days (usually when noone is logged in). When we boot up without the CD-ROM drive on (still attached, but not powered up) the machine remains stable. This behavior has been pretty consistent. System: P90 (Neptune chipset?) NeXTSTEP 3.2 user and developer JCEAGLE 1160 PCI SCSI card (symbios driver) NEC 501 external 4x SCSI CD-ROM drive Diamond PCI video Cogent PCI ethernet ISA soundcard Here are the messages from /usr/adm/messages the last time it crashed: Jun 26 20:00:00 martenot mach: sd0: UNIT ATTENTION; Retrying. Jun 26 20:00:00 martenot mach: target:0 lun:0 op:Read block:861824 blockCount:16 Jun 26 20:15:00 martenot mach: sd0: UNIT ATTENTION; Retrying. Jun 26 20:15:00 martenot mach: target:0 lun:0 op:Write block:983424 blockCount:16 Jun 26 20:58:29 martenot mach: BUS RESET issued due to 'cFRun: Parity Error' on ha=0 id=3 lun=0 Jun 26 20:58:29 martenot mach: sd0: UNIT ATTENTION; Retrying. Jun 26 20:58:29 martenot mach: target:0 lun:0 op:Write block:677280 blockCount:14 Jun 26 21:15:31 martenot mach: sc0: Command (0x2a) timed out. Jun 26 21:15:31 martenot mach: sd0: I/O Timeout; Retrying. Jun 26 21:15:31 martenot mach: target:0 lun:0 op:Write block:983424 blockCount:16 The sd0 unit attention messages and BUS RESET messages continue for a while. The CD-ROM drive is on SCSI id 3. If anybody has any clues, we'd greatly appreciate it! Dan Hosken dwhosken@students.wisc.edu -- Dan Hosken dwhosken@students.wisc.edu
From: robin@pswtech.com Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: What's the _BEST_ PCMCIA Enet adapter for NS3.3 Date: 3 Jul 1996 19:53:03 GMT Organization: PSW Technologies Message-ID: <4rej2v$gqn@digdug.pswtech.com> I have Tecra720CDT (Toshiba) portable. I would like to get a good PCMCIA ethernet adaptor for it. Does anyone have any ideas as to which one is the best adapter (assume it must have a NS3.3 driver please) for NEXTSTEP 3.3 _and_ Win95. Please respond via e-mail, I'll summarize to the net. -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** These are my opinions... Mine! All Mine! Minemineminemineminemine! *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Robin D. Wilson robin@pswtech.com PSW Technologies 701 Canyon Bend Dr. 9050 Capital of Texas Hwy Pflugerville, TX 78660 Austin, TX 78759 (512) 251-1737 (512) 343-6666
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <luomat@nerc.com> Message-ID: <199607031938.PAA09224@nerc.com> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> Date: Wed, 3 Jul 96 15:38:11 -0400 Subject: Re: NeXTprinter trouble Cc: comp-sys-next-hardware@antigone.com Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary Return-Receipt-To: luomat@nerc.com I believe that you may need to clean the rollers to the printer. The procedure was described here awhile back. If you do not have it, you can get a copy of it, send an email to my address with the SUBJECT: send-ascii printer-cleanroller or, to get all the information I have compiled on the NeXTPrinter, send a message with the SUBJECT send-ascii printer-misc For more information about this service, send email with SUBJECT send-ascii info TjL -------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> NeXTMail adored! (MIME/SUN also accepted) NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info http://www.nerc.com/~luomat [ first stages of construction ]
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <luomat@nerc.com> Message-ID: <199607031933.PAA09147@nerc.com> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> Date: Wed, 3 Jul 96 15:33:14 -0400 Subject: Re: Toner for a NeXT laser printer? Cc: comp-sys-next-hardware@antigone.com Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary Return-Receipt-To: luomat@nerc.com mib@microweb.com (MIB) on 3 Jul 1996 wrote: > What type of toner will I need for a NeXT laser printer and where > can I buy it? [ note: you can get this information by sending me a message with the subject: send-ascii printer-toner which will get you the answer to this question, or use subject: send-ascii printer-misc to get toner and much more information on the NeXT laser printer For more information on this service, send email with the SUBJECT: send-ascii info ] Here's the contents of the document 'printer-toner' We are using HP LaserJet2 cartridges. I think that in addition they are the same as for HP LaserJet III - the Office Depot people should know. ------------------------------------------------------------------ toner cartridge for HP Laserjet II, IID,III, IID HP ref : HP 92295A ------------------------------------------------------------------ Canon E-PS ------------------------------------------------------------------ There are companies which will take your cartridge in exchange for a new one which will save you considerable amount of $$$. [ checkout http://www.itsnet.com/commercial/sti/ ] TjL -------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> NeXTMail adored! (MIME/SUN also accepted) NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info http://www.nerc.com/~luomat [ first stages of construction ]
From: zhao@crl.nmsu.edu (Z. Zhao) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: 2xQ: 4.GB for NS/I 3.3/4.0 ? Monitor ? Date: 02 Jul 1996 19:48:31 -0600 Organization: Computing Research Lab/New Mexico State University Sender: zhao@sparta.crl.nmsu.edu Message-ID: <yeg3f3at8cw.fsf@sparta.crl.nmsu.edu> I have bought a pentium 200 pro system w/ 4.0GB HD, w/o monitor. Q1. Do I need to partition the 4GB scsi HD into 2x2GB, since I was told that NS/I 3.3 couldn't handle > 2GB HD. Can 4.0? Q2. I am in search of a top-line 20"/21" monitor. I surfed homepage of Nokia and Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi 20H seems to be very good, but not in market. Is Nokia 445x(TCO) the best choice? BTW, I don;t really trust Viewsonic. ;/ I have two Sony 17se's, they are very good, but not in 20". Thanks in advance, zhao
From: jmacinne@sfu.ca (James MacInnes) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Putting 16meg SIMMS in a NeXTStation Color? Date: 3 Jul 1996 23:55:53 GMT Organization: Simon Fraser University Message-ID: <4rf1a9$bdo@morgoth.sfu.ca> I have a NeXTStation Color and I am wanting to upgrade it to 32 megs. I am doing this by putting two 16meg simms into slots 0 and 1. The NeXT however, only recognized these simms as being 4 megs each (total of 8 megs). Is it the case that I can only put 4 meg simms into this machine? Is there a way of putting 16 meg simms into it? Jim. -- Jim MacInnes Email: jmacinne@sfu.ca CPROST/David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication SFU @ Harbour Centre: 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, Canada Phone: +1-604-291-5169 Fax: +1-604-291-5165
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Dear NeXT: DPT PM2144UW driver Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 23:04:56 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703230004.29496B-100000@cais2.cais.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Dear NeXT, When will you be releasing a driver on NeXTAnswers for the DPT PM2144UW PCI Ultra Wide SCSI card? DPT PM2144UW. High-Performance PCI-to-Wide Ultra SCSI adapter. Key features of these products include: * Upgradable half-sized card design * Integrated processor for reduced SCSI and CPU overhead * 133MB/s PCI bus-mastering with scatter/gather data transfers * SCSI-1, SCSI-2, SCSI-3 and Fast/Wide SCSI support with active termination, overlapped I/O and tagged command queuing for increased SCSI performance * SmartPower feature for energy saving when adapter is idle for an extended period of time * SCSI Plug and Play compatible with SCAM Level 2 support for auto device identification and auto termination * Connectors for both Wide and Narrow SCSI devices * ASPI protocol for universal connectivity with third-party applications I can only imagine how fast this card would be with 16MB of cache with the new Seagate ST34371W Ultra Wide SCSI drives on a Pentium Pro 200!!! Robert La Ferla Registered OPENSTEP Consultant
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: modem Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 23:14:27 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703230802.29496D-100000@cais2.cais.com> References: <iiw4tnr369k.fsf@saul7.u.washington.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII In-Reply-To: <iiw4tnr369k.fsf@saul7.u.washington.edu> I have a very strong recommendation. The new Diamond Supra Sonic V336+. This has to be the most amazing modem I have ever seen. $250. Excellent data performance. Excellent fax performance. It's black. It has a 2-line illuminated LCD display which gives you real-time info on connection type and speed. Works with NXFax. It is voice capable and comes with a headset/mic. It even comes with telephony software for Windows and Mac. The modem firmware is flash upgradable. In fact, I bought the V.34 (28.8) version and downloaded a flash update from www.supra.com which instantly turned my modem into a 33.6 modem!!! An all-around winner in price/performance/features. Don't hesistate. Buy it. Robert La Ferla Registered OPENSTEP Consultant On 1 Jul 1996, J. M. Reiter wrote: > > Does any one have any preferences for a fast modem to hook up to a > cube? > > Thanks > > Joel Reiter > -- > __ > "Shutdown provides an automated shutdown procedure which a super-user can > use to notify users nicely when the system is shutting down, saving them > from system administrators, hack-ers, and gurus, who would otherwise not > bother with niceties." -NeXT Shutdown(8) man page > >
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 23:16:02 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703231512.29496E-100000@cais2.cais.com> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk><4qetvg$phi@Mars.mcs.com><4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk><4qetvg$phi@Mars.mcs.com> <4qns1v$pmg@news.iastate.edu><4qv37a$lgr@ocean.netrover.com> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII In-Reply-To: <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> I think it does both. Robert La Ferla Registered OPENSTEP Consultant On 28 Jun 1996, Mike Frisch wrote: > In article <4qv37a$lgr@ocean.netrover.com> smiley@netrover.com (Colin) writes: > > > You MUST buy an ATX case with this new power supply in order to make these > > motherboards work. These cases also support "soft power" which means you > > think that your computer is off but it isn't totally off (which is good for > > things like receiving faxes and stuff like that.) There are a few vendors, > > Are you sure about the "SoftPower" bit? I thought you could > control the power via software (much like many UNIX workstations). I > didn't think it was a standby mode as you imply. > > Mike. > -- > > ====================================================================== > Mike Frisch Email: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org > Northstar Technologies WWW: http://www.io.org/~mfrisch > Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Compuserve: 76620,2534 > > >
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: x86 NextStep hardware vendors Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 23:17:33 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703231642.29496F-100000@cais2.cais.com> References: <4r4lag$e9r@shiva.usa.net> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII In-Reply-To: <4r4lag$e9r@shiva.usa.net> Try Bifrost Workstations (713) 952-9949. Great bunch of folks that really know hardware and NEXTSTEP. Robert La Ferla Registered OPENSTEP Consultant On 30 Jun 1996, Matthew Cable/USA.NET Inc. wrote: > Anyone know of good reputable dealers that have premade and custom NeXTSTEP > Intel platforms? I've checked out apache digital, and they seem fairly good, > but I'm looking for more possibilities. > > -- > #!/usr/bin/perl -- Matthew Cable -- USA.NET -- Senior System Administrator > $fof='8a*)v2*^Gf#*5S="!jh!;F)]#T):)#&f5kR^(%!E<F#Pf)@2farf&*#ahgu)%C:V5R'; > print;$arf=eval{$foo="t1!A53%%1!RBF13!\@$%r/R!$7A39\@aB-z^*#\\)BAS/13/4d"; > eval{print;};$foo=~tr/A-Z0-9%$!@!//d;$foo;};$tmp="\$fof=~$arf;";eval $tmp; > eval;eval;eval;$\=unpack(u35,$fof)."\n";print #;)>#;0>#:|#8)#;P#80#:o#;)#; > >
From: Garance A Drosehn <gad@eclipse.its.rpi.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Re: HELP: Pentium 166MHz vs. Sun SparcStation 5 Date: 3 Jul 1996 20:40:16 GMT Organization: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, USA Message-ID: <4relrg$ntm@usenet.rpi.edu> References: <4r9np5$7r5@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> wjabi@umich.edu (Wassim M. Jabi) wrote: > Hello: > > Could you please comment on the advantages disadvantages of > getting a Pentium 166MHz vs. a Sun SparcStation 5? > > The machine will be used for research in Computer-Aided Design, > Graphics (solidThinking/Renderman, AutoCAD, Microstation) as well > as a web server (with WebObjects). I would like to start exploring > VRML, Java, and video conferencing. > > Both will be configured to be compatible with NS/OpenStep: > Dual Boot partitions. > 20" Monitor > 64MB RAM > 2 Gig HD + another external (for second OS) > SCSI Controller > Ethernet Card > Decent Video Graphics Card I'd go with the Pentium box. Last I checked, a decent video card for a SPARC was much more expensive that the hottest video card you can get for Intel-based hardware. SS-5's are "old technology" (for Sun), nearly at the bottom of their product line. I'd rather buy a pretty-much "current technology" Pentium box. I'd also say that pentiums would give you more flexiblity should you want to try other operating systems. With the SPARC you only have NeXTSTEP and Solaris, with Intel you still have both of those as well as many others. (admittedly Solaris for Intel isn't as widely supported as Solaris for Sparc, but I don't know how much that would effect you). --- Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad@eclipse.its.rpi.edu Senior Systems Programmer (MIME & NeXTmail capable) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy NY USA
From: lbarry@nas.com (Lisa A. Barry) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: HELP! Date: Thu, 04 Jul 96 02:44:24 GMT Organization: Network Access Services, Inc. Message-ID: <4rfavn$4rh@barad-dur.nas.com> I need HELP!!!! I have a lot of questions and any help would be greatly appreciated. My machine came with a nice manual that said how to put the pieces together and turn it on, and a "User's Guide" that tells a little about the file system, the text editor, how to set the clock, and similar odds & ends, but that's all there is. Nothing like a "system overview for the programmer," or even a list of what software comes with the system (there is some) or what it's supposed to do. Nevertheless, I managed to find a C compiler, an assembler, and what passes for online documentation. The documentation is incomplete, like an appendix, the stuff you read after you've read the real manual. Are there more complete manuals? Where do I find out exactly what language the compiler expects? (Other systems usually provide a "Language Reference Manual" or some such.) What are the assembler linkage conventions? How do I change the amount of memory a program gets at load time? For that matter, what is the default memory size, where is it specified, and how do I change it? How do I communicate with (set a flag for, or suspend, or maybe kill) a running program? How do I run more than one program at a time? (Open several Terminal windows? How?) How do I switch running programs between foreground & background? How do I set up a subroutine library? How do I get a library (or collection of libraries) to be automatically searched at load time? Somehow, I escaped getting on any mailing lists when I sent in the warranty card, so I never get any advertising, not even from Next, and I have no idea what kind of software is available. I don't mean "applications", I want to write "programs", for my own use, without buttons, sliders, etc. What compilers are available, in what languages (C, fortran, basic, whatever)? Is the compiler itself user-friendly (Next's is definitely user-hostile.) Does it provide a user-friendly operating environment for its programs, or are they meant to run naked under unix? What library functions does it have? Must I go to IMSL or NAG? Since the bit-string manipulations I want to do are practical only at the assembler level, what are the linkage conventions for assembler subroutines? A more specific question: how do I set up the Mail program so that my From address will also work as a To address. Right now it won't; you have to use the Reply-To address. The problem is related to the fact that all my mail goes through a university computer system, and the university system requires that I use the particular From address that I do. Sending mail out is no problem. To get mail in, my system runs a program called PopOver, that fetches mail from my mailbox on the university system. Mail sent to my mailbox bounces back and forth between my system and the university system until it generates a "too many bounces" error message. I used to get those messages when I was running NextStep release 3.0 (that's the operating system), but when I upgraded to release 3.3 the error messages, too, started to bounce back and forth, and there is no limit to the number of bounces an error message can make, so we changed my system so that it simply refuses to recognize error messages from the university system. (I forget how we changed it; I think we commented out a line or two in some command file.) Final question, for now. This is about the typesetting program TeX, a version of which comes with the system. Its input is marked-up ascii, and must have a .tex suffix; its output is device-independent printer code, with a .dvi suffix. Now, TeX is the antithesis of WYSIWYG: the markup language is so messy that you need another program -- in this case, TeXview, which also comes with the system -- to let you preview on the screen what the printed output will look like. The problem is that the system is set up so that all .tex files open in TeXview, which is fine for previewing but makes it impossible to edit a .tex file! So how do I change the TeXview setup so that it will let me edit a .tex file? Thanks for any and all help!! Ray
From: Salvo@AccessOne.com(Marc Salvatori) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Re: 2xQ: 4.GB for NS/I 3.3/4.0 ? Monitor ? Date: 4 Jul 1996 05:23:39 GMT Organization: AccessOne Message-ID: <4rfkgr$ed2@news.accessone.com> References: <yeg3f3at8cw.fsf@sparta.crl.nmsu.edu> Cc: zhao@crl.nmsu.edu In <yeg3f3at8cw.fsf@sparta.crl.nmsu.edu> Z. Zhao wrote: > Q1. Do I need to partition the 4GB scsi HD into 2x2GB, since I was > told that NS/I 3.3 couldn't handle > 2GB HD. Can 4.0? I believe the 2G partition limit remains the same for 4.0. > Q2. I am in search of a top-line 20"/21" monitor. I surfed homepage > of Nokia and Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi 20H seems to be very good, > but not in market. Is Nokia 445x(TCO) the best choice? I am very satisfied with my 445X; I have used it for almost two years. The 21-inch Nanao is worth a look as well. -- >< Marc J. Salvatori | >< >< mailto:salvo@accessone.com | MIME & NeXTMail are accepted ><
From: schmidt@humerus.mae.cornell.edu (Peter Schmidt) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: SCSI bus hung. What now? Date: 4 Jul 1996 05:29:40 GMT Organization: CU-HSS Program in Biomechanical Engineering Sender: ps17@cornell.edu (Verified) Message-ID: <4rfks4$34j@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> While installing a 1GB Micropolis 4110 drive inside my 68040-25 cube, I found that the machine refuses to recognise the disk. I went to the ROM monitor and tried NeXT> bsd bsd(0,0,0) SCSI bus hung I then enabled the SCSI test, which dumps out with error code 65, which I see means, "Cannot load counter with test pattern" What do I do now? Configuration: NeXT cube 040 25MHz 16MB RAM Boot device: Cannon 256MB optical drive New Disk: Microp 4110, SCSI-ID 1 I've played with the MASTER/SLAVE synch jumpers, etc, but shouldn't the drive be recognised in any event? -pete ps17@cornell.edu
From: wjabi@umich.edu (Wassim M. Jabi) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: ADVICE: Pentium Pro 200 Configuration Date: 4 Jul 1996 05:45:28 GMT Organization: University of Michigan Engineering, Ann Arbor Message-ID: <4rflpo$s8h@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~wjabi/ Hello: I am trying to do my homework regarding configuring a Pentium Pro 200 MHz within a $6000-$6500 range. The following is submitted for your evaluation and feedback. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Mainboard: ASUS P/I-P6RP4 (Orion) (B0 stepping (or better) of the Orion PCI chipset with write posting enabled) CPU: Intel Pentium Pro 200, 256K L2 Cache System RAM: 64MB FPM 60ns, Nonparity Hard Disk: Seagate 32550N 2.1GB Fast SCSI II SCSI Adapter: Adaptec 2940 PCI Video: ELSA Winner 2000 Pro/X, PCI, 8MB VRAM Video Driver: OmniPentiumProDriver Ethernet: Cogent EM-960C, 32bit PCI, Combo Case/Chassis: Mini Tower, 5 Bay, 250W Power Supply Floppy Drive: 3.5in, 1.44 MB, Teac CDROM: Toshiba 5401 4X SCSI Multimedia: Creative Labs Sound Blaster-16 Monitor: Sony 20SF2 Trinitron 20in .30dp Keyboard: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 104Key Mouse: Microsoft Ergonomic Serial Mouse Accessory: Sony SRS-D2KPC Speaker, 20W Amp, W/Subwoofer I am mainly interested in avoiding any glaring bottlenecks that I may have created. This machine is to function as a CAD research Workstation with solidThinking/BMRT Rendering, a Web Server, WebObjects, VRML, Java, Video Conferencing etc. I made a few compromises (and more are probably needed) in order to bring down the price. For instance, I don't care about having a fast CD-ROM since I will only use it for software installation once every few months. Same goes for expansion slots and ??Wide SCSI?? which I don't anticipate putting to use. My last question to you is: Do you have any idea how much should I be paying for this system (sans software)? Thanks. -- Wassim M. Jabi Doctoral Program in Architecture University of Michigan 2000 Bonisteel Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069 wjabi@umich.edu (Text/MIME/NeXTMail) http://www-personal.umich.edu/~wjabi/
From: falco@news.io.org (Golan Klinger) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Has anyone tried TP560? Date: 4 Jul 1996 06:12:02 GMT Organization: Vex.Net Message-ID: <slrn4tmo4h.49m.falco@vex.net> References: <murao.96Jun57812@methuss.in.kobe-u.ac.jp> <4pqo6s$hs5@news.next.com> <murao.96Jun184654@methuss.in.kobe-u.ac.jp> Wow, what a thread. Running NeXTStep on a Thinkpad 560 is exactly what I'd like to do. Having never used NeXTStep for Intel, I don't know how advanced its notebook support is (PCMCIA, APM etc.) and I have my doubts about running NeXTStep at 800x600 (640x480 must be gruesome). Any insights anyone has about NeXTStep on a notebook would be much appreciated. I am most curious about RAM usage. I believe the maxium RAM in a 560 is 40 megs but I can't see that being a limitation. What about disk usage? Thank you for your attention. Golan Klinger [falco@vex.net] For long you live and high you fly And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry Good, fast or cheap. And all you touch and all you see Pick two... Is all your life will ever be
From: fred@mlink.net (Patrique Lalonde) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: CD-R drives on NeXTSTEP Date: Thu, 04 Jul 1996 07:18:28 GMT Organization: Mlink Internet, Montreal, Canada Message-ID: <31db6f32.11960119@nntp.mlink.net> Bonjour all, I currently have a NeXT Dimension system and a Win95 intel system. I am in the process of getting my hands on a Yamaha CDR100 recorder. It will come with the software for the Win95 / NT OS but what is currently available on the NEXSTEP side? I would like to be able to create Rockridge format instead of ISO so I can keep file permissions and symbolic links on my CDs. Any suggestions or solutions? Should I think of another drive? Please if possible, reply to the e-mail address below. I have been having quite some trouble getting news recently. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Patrique Lalonde pat@sim.qc.ca
From: "Andrew M. Priasmoro" <ampriasm@students.wisc.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: WTB: NeXT Color Station Turbo. Date: Thu, 04 Jul 1996 05:44:54 -0500 Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison Message-ID: <31DBA0A6.8F6@students.wisc.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Dear NeXT Sellers, I would like to buy a NeXT Color Station Turbo with the following configurations: - 33MHz NeXT Color Station. - 16 to 32 MHz RAM. - 400 and above NeXT Hard Drive. - 17" to 21" NeXT black Color Monitor. - NeXT Black ADB Keyboard (non-ADB is acceptable). - NeXT Black ADB Mouse (non-ADB is acceptable). - NeXT Black Sound Box. - NeXT Black Monitor Cable. - NeXT Black Power Cords. - NeXT Black CD-ROM 2X to 4X (if available). - NeXT Black 2.88MB Floppy Drive with capability to write and read 1.44MB and below. - NeXT Black 14.4Kbp and up Modem (below 14.4Kbp is acceptable as long as it's black NeXT). - NeXT 400Dpi Laser Printer. - Running NeXTStep 3.3 operating system. - TCP/IP Dial-up Programs included to hook up the system to the internet over the phone line. - Inclusion of some softwares is acceptable. I would be happy to hear the offer as soon as possible. Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Andrew Priasmoro.
From: jbf@frazer.com (James B. Frazer) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: 21" Monitor Flicker Date: 4 Jul 1996 11:30:57 GMT Organization: frazer.com Message-ID: <jbf-0407960731070001@news.tiac.net> I've become aware of a 10 Hz flicker in the green component in the lower left quadrant of my 21" Hitachi monitor. It's a very low modulation effect - hardly noticable - but worrysome. Any idea whether how I can tell whether this is a DAC or a monitor problem (short of figuring out how to hook up an alternate monitor)? Any idea what the problem is? Barney
From: jbf@frazer.com (James B. Frazer) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Mouse Failure? Date: 4 Jul 1996 11:26:36 GMT Organization: frazer.com Message-ID: <jbf-0407960726470001@news.tiac.net> Lately I have the impression that my black mouse is sending extra clicks. Ie, a single click to select a file seems to open it instead. Is this a well known mouse failure mode and, if so, do I just replace the microswitches? Barney
From: paul@plsys.co.uk (Paul Lynch) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Has anyone tried TP560? Date: 4 Jul 1996 15:45:28 GMT Organization: P & L Systems, Ltd. Message-ID: <4rgouo$jol@ironhorse.plsys.co.uk> References: <murao.96Jun57812@methuss.in.kobe-u.ac.jp> <4pqo6s$hs5@news.next.com> <murao.96Jun184654@methuss.in.kobe-u.ac.jp> <slrn4tmo4h.49m.falco@vex.net> Cc: falco@news.io.org In <slrn4tmo4h.49m.falco@vex.net> Golan Klinger wrote: > Wow, what a thread. Running NeXTStep on a Thinkpad 560 is exactly > what I'd like to do. Having never used NeXTStep for Intel, I don't know how > advanced its notebook support is (PCMCIA, APM etc.) and I have my doubts > about running NeXTStep at 800x600 (640x480 must be gruesome). Any insights > anyone has about NeXTStep on a notebook would be much appreciated. I am most > curious about RAM usage. I believe the maxium RAM in a 560 is 40 megs but I > can't see that being a limitation. What about disk usage? 640x480 is reasonably gruesome; but 16 bit colour makes it feel much better. If you can get 800x600 or 1024x768, it will be worth the extra cost. I use 640x480x16, and it is acceptable the way that I use it (which is with MetroTools and menu and dock off-screen). Some people might want to use Fiend, and either WideScreen or VirtSpace. Anything higher resolution than 1024x768 won't be easily readable on a laptop display. Power Management isn't any better than a gimmick, IMHO. PCMCIA support is OK, if you have supported devices and a supported PCMCIA chipset. Be careful of the latter, as NeXT only support one of the many PCMCIA chipsets (Intel). Anything with 32 Mb or better will be OK. I run a 500Mb IDE disk, which is a little tight on space (with developer installed and a number of apps). There is no excuse to get anything smaller. One convenient feature is if you can swap disks easily. I keep 3.2, 3.3, 3.2J and (sorry) WIndows 95 on different disks. Paul -- Paul Lynch (NeXTmail) paul@plsys.co.uk Tel: (01494)432422 P & L Systems Fax: (01494)432478 http://www.plsys.co.uk/~paul
From: schmidt@radius.mae.cornell.edu (Peter Schmidt) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: 72 pin simm socket in cube Date: 4 Jul 1996 17:07:34 GMT Organization: CU-HSS Program in Biomechanical Engineering Sender: ps17@cornell.edu (Verified) Message-ID: <4rgtom$dh0@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> My NeXT cube has one socket which looks a lot like a 72 pin simm socket on it, empty, which I don't know what to do with. My system is NeXTcube (68040-25MHz): Number SIMM slots: 16 SIMM group size: 4 SIMM type: 30-pin low profile SIMM access rating: 100 ns The 72 pin socket is (as the board is mounted in the cube) in the top, aft most quarter of the board. Any help on what this socket is would be apreciated. Could it be related to my scsi error? (I doubt it, but wouldn't it be cool if I could fix my hung scsi by putting in a socketed component, and also soup-up the system?) -pete ps17@cornell.edu
From: bruce_walenius@crd.lotus.com (Bruce Walenius) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NextCube Date: Thu, 04 Jul 1996 13:21:40 -0400 Organization: Lotus Development Canada Ltd. Message-ID: <bruce_walenius-0407961321400001@130.103.46.3> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit How well do you guys know NeXT? I know very little about it except for the coporate history. I pulled a NeXT machine out of storage and have set it up here as a test machine. It is running System Release 2.1, is a NeXTCube, model N1000A with a 68040 processor, and 16 MBs RAM. I want to upgrade the OS to the current standard. It looks like NextStep 4.0 appears to be the current system of choice. Is this correct? How do I get the upgrade and can my machine handle it? I am also looking for a browser. Through this newsgroup and the software one, over the last couple of days, I have gleaned that SpiderWoman appears to be the NextStep OS browser of choice. Any ideas? I assume that NextStep is the OS to follow System Release 2.2. Anybody have any pointers for me? Unfortunately, my company will probably not invest any more money into the platform since the product we used to make for it went end-of-life more than two years ago. Any responses would be appreciated. BTW, just in case you guys cut me to shreds over my lack of knowledge on the NEXT platform, I support Lotus Notes for a living on 6 different UNIX platforms, NT, MacOS, OS/2 WARP and any version of Windows you care to run. I'm not boasting, it's just that I don't need a lesson on what a CPU is or anything like that. I really know absolutely nothing about the NeXT platform and would like to know more. Thanks in advance......................BW
From: schmidt@radius.mae.cornell.edu (Peter Schmidt) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: SCSI bus hung. What now? Date: 4 Jul 1996 17:32:20 GMT Organization: CU-HSS Program in Biomechanical Engineering Sender: ps17@cornell.edu (Verified) Message-ID: <4rgv74$e1u@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> References: <4rfks4$34j@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> A follow-up to my own posting-- some info I didn't mention: Peter Schmidt (schmidt@humerus.mae.cornell.edu) wrote: > While installing a 1GB Micropolis 4110 drive inside my 68040-25 cube, I > found that the machine refuses to recognise the disk. What I mean here is that when logged in as root, scsimodes /dev/rsd0a scsimodes /dev/rsd0b scsimodes /dev/rsd1a etc... all return "no such device" Also, even though the disk is jumpered to start the spindle at power-on, the spindle does not start. The light flashes for an instant, then goes dim and there is no response. all attempts to mount /dev/sd0a report no device, etc. I think that the key to the problem is this: > I then enabled the SCSI test, which dumps out with error code 65, which I > see means, > "Cannot load counter with test pattern" Once again, any help is apreciated. -pete
From: mhovan@BLaCKSMITH.com (Michael A. Hovan III) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Wanted: Network performance benchmark suite Date: 4 Jul 96 14:03:52 Organization: /Net/knuth/Users/mhovan/.organization Message-ID: <MHOVAN.96Jul4140352@thompson.BLaCKSMITH.com> References: <4r9j7k$qn@marsu.navigator.schwaben.com> In-reply-to: mow@navigator.de's message of 1 Jul 1996 22:24:52 GMT >> I am looking for a tool capable of analyzing TCP/ network >> performance. Doing ftp with various file sizes gives a first >> impression, but I'd like to find something which has some builtin >> logic to compute a mean value of the naked throughput out of a few >> different transfers. FTP as a performance test is about worthless... You need to look into netperf. I think you can find information about it on http://www.cup.hp.com someplace. Check yahoo for details... >> Second question: Is there anyone using Fast Ethernet with >> Nextstep? Yes. We are using the cogent EM-110 card. >> Did you make any benchmarks? What were the results? Between 2 133Mhz Pentium's one running NS3.3 and one running NT3.51 Server we got almost 70Mbps using the netperf UDP test. TCP tests were in the mid 30's of Mbps. I am going to be deploying a 30 machine net at the end of the month that is going to be about 50% 100Mbps NS machines. If you need more details let me know. Mike Hovan Mike_Hovan@BLaCKSMITH.com
From: sams@best.com (Samuel G. Streeper) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: ADVICE: Pentium Pro 200 Configuration Date: 4 Jul 1996 12:36:13 -0700 Organization: BEST Internet Communications Message-ID: <sams.836508846@shellx> References: <4rflpo$s8h@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> In comp.sys.next.hardware you write: >I am trying to do my homework regarding configuring a Pentium Pro 200 >Video: ELSA Winner 2000 Pro/X, PCI, 8MB VRAM >Monitor: Sony 20SF2 Trinitron 20in .30dp At least in the 17" monitors, the Sony SF line isn't capable of syncing at high frequencies to high resolutions. You will want at least 70Hz at 1152x864 or preferably 1280x1024. You may need to upgrade to the SE line to get the fast syncing. The Sonys are fine monitors, of course. I assume you checked out NextAnswer 1937? You only need 8 Megs of VRAM for 32 bit color at high resulutions; if you will be going for 16 bit color or resolutions like 1152x864 4 megs are fine. Your other choices all look good. >I made a few compromises (and more are probably needed) in >order to bring down the price. For instance, I don't care about having >a fast CD-ROM since I will only use it for software installation once >every few months. A good assumption, and 4x in practice is plenty fast. >Same goes for expansion slots and ??Wide SCSI?? >which I don't anticipate putting to use. Wide SCSI doesn't make sense until you have devices that can saturate a normal fast SCSI bus. Better to get a fast drive with a low seek time. >My last question to you is: Do you have any idea how much should I be >paying for this system (sans software)? No, but most of these parts have become quite affordable. (RAM around here has fallen below $200 for 32 megs. Ouch!) You will only get bit on the monitor, CPU, and perhaps the P6 motherboard. Considering that you can put together a really rocking 17" Pentium system for ~$3K, your budget seems more than adequate. cheers, -sam (ps my apolgies if I sent this twice...)
From: armin.schmidt@mail.utexas.edu (Armin Schmidt) Newsgroups: comp.soft-sys.nextstep,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: [Q] information about NeXT computers Date: 4 Jul 1996 20:22:21 GMT Organization: The University of Texas at Austin Distribution: inet Message-ID: <armin.schmidt-0407961536200001@slip-29-14.ots.utexas.edu> Hello world, I'm interested in NeXT computers, but apparently it is hard to get information about these computers, as they are obsolete (right?). Does anybody have some kind of table what NeXT computers and accesories are/were available, what their configuration was? Where do I get information about the 'inside life' of those machines (processor, bus system, etc.)? Where can I buy them? (I now from a company called DeepSpace, but that cannot be all ?!?) I would really appreciate it if anybody out there helps me! Thanks! Y'all have a nice day Armin mail: armin.schmidt@mail.utexas.edu fax: 512-452-3864
From: abbott@news-host.ms.uky.edu (Joel Gartholamew Abbott) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NEC CDRom problems Date: 4 Jul 1996 20:37:51 GMT Organization: DataBeam Corp. Message-ID: <4rha2v$8hq@service3.uky.edu> References: <DtM6Au.FIK@cam-ani.co.uk> Ian Stephenson (ians@cam-ani.co.uk) wrote: : I picked up a CD rom drive (VERY cheaply) at the weekend - an NEC : Multispin (presumably x2). : However when I connect it to my NeXT (black), at boot up though the NeXT : spots that there's something at the appropriate SCSI id, when it should : print out the device id string it prints "Command rejected". It then : continues to boot correctly, but without the CDRom. : The termination was correct, I've used the cable succsesfully before. : The drive was the only external device (but I've connected external : devices previously). I suspected a dead drive, but it works fine on my : Mac, so it looks like some kind of firmware clash - this is most : unexpected. I've used Nec x4 drives previously, and they worked fine. I think I had the same problem at one point. If I am thinking of the same model, I changed some jumpers on the back of the CD to dumb it down to a SCSI-1 device, and then I think it worked fine. Speaking of NEC CD drives, I have one of those new atapi NEC 8X CD on my Dell Dimension PPro system, but it doesn't want to work. Anyone had any luck with these? Anxiously awaiting Image-128 Series 2 support, -- Joel Abbott, DoD#272, abbott@inslab.uky.edu, http://www.inslab.uky.edu/~abbott
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) Subject: Re: 72 pin simm socket in cube Sender: news@novice.uwaterloo.ca (Mr. News) Message-ID: <Du1qyq.Don@novice.uwaterloo.ca> Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996 01:32:49 GMT References: <4rgtom$dh0@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> Organization: University of Waterloo In article <4rgtom$dh0@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu>, Peter Schmidt <schmidt@radius.mae.cornell.edu> wrote: >My NeXT cube has one socket which looks a lot like a 72 pin simm socket on >it, empty, which I don't know what to do with. > No doubt there will be hundreds of answers, but... It's not really a SIMM socket. It's for a gizmo (board? I've never seen one...) that holds 192K words (I think) of DSP memory. -- David Evans (NeXTMail OK) dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca Computer/Synth Junkie http://bbcr.uwaterloo.ca/~dfevans/ University of Waterloo "Default is the value selected by the composer Ontario, Canada overridden by your command." - Roland TR-707 Manual
From: sanguish@digifix.com (Scott Anguish) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: CD-R drives on NeXTSTEP Date: 5 Jul 1996 03:14:40 GMT Organization: Digital Fix Development Message-ID: <4ri1b0$id9@digifix.digifix.com> References: <31db6f32.11960119@nntp.mlink.net> In-Reply-To: <31db6f32.11960119@nntp.mlink.net> On 07/03/96, Patrique Lalonde wrote: >Bonjour all, > >I currently have a NeXT Dimension system and a Win95 intel system. >I am in the process of getting my hands on a Yamaha CDR100 recorder. >It will come with the software for the Win95 / NT OS but what is >currently available on the NEXSTEP side? I would like to be able to >create Rockridge format instead of ISO so I can keep file permissions >and symbolic links on my CDs. > >Any suggestions or solutions? Should I think of another drive? >Please if possible, reply to the e-mail address below. I have been >having quite some trouble getting news recently. > GSCorp has software to create the ROCKRIDGE image, and depending on the software that you get with the drive, you can take that ISO image and write it to the CD. If your software doesn't support that (i.e. Corel CD 1.0 didn't as I recall) then there are free DOS programs to do it. No reason to re-think the drive though, the Yamaha CDR-100 is certainly an excellent piece of hardware. BTW. I've heard that others have also ported mkisofs of NEXTSTEP (although I've not tried, and never been able to track a copy down for NEXTSTEP) -- - Scott Anguish - sanguish@digifix.com (NextMail) next-announce@digifix.com (comp.sys.next.announce submissions) http://www.stepwise.com/ (Stepwise NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Information Server)
From: blenko-tom@cs.yale.edu (Tom Blenko) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: replacement for cube 25MHz 68040 processor Date: 5 Jul 1996 00:37:25 -0400 Organization: Yale University Computer Science Dept., New Haven, CT 06520-2158 Distribution: world Message-ID: <4ri665INNgg9@NEBULA.SYSTEMSZ.CS.YALE.EDU> The 25MHz 68040 processor in my cube is temperature sensitive (crashes after running above a certain temperature for some time) and I'd like to replace it. Should a 33MHz 68040 be an exact substitute? Can I use anything other than another 25MHz 68040 (preferrably an XC or MC)? Tom
From: marcel@cs.tu-berlin.de (Marcel Weiher) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Re: which 2GB hard drive to use? Date: 5 Jul 1996 06:05:22 GMT Organization: Technical University of Berlin, Germany Message-ID: <4ribb2$5aa@news.cs.tu-berlin.de> References: <31DBA818.6714@lpthe.jussieu.fr> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Paul WINDEY <windey@lpthe.jussieu.fr> writes: [2 GB disks for station?] After my Fujitsu 1 gig (less than 5 years old, where's that #$%!@ invoice?!) started flaking on me, I got a Seagate Hawk 2XL, (simply because it was available quickly. I am very pleased. There were no problems installing, and the drive is certainly fast, fast enough to saturate the cube's SCSI implementation. Then again, most modern drives probably are... There is no point in getting a FAST or WIDE model, as the cube will support neither (will it even work with the WIDE?). One thing I did to make it scream is get BuildDisk to initialize the disk with optimal parameters, the default being way to slow. To do this I renamed the 'disk' command in '/usr/etc/', which BuildDisk uses to initialize new disks, to 'disk1', and install the following script as 'disk'. ---------------------- optimizied disk-script ------------------ #!/bin/sh # call the old disk to format the driver /usr/etc/disk1 $@ # now tune the drive, assuming /dev/rsd1a is being built # (this could be parsed from the arg, but that's not n # necessarily reliable and simply not worth it for a # one-off) /usr/etc/tunefs -a 16 -d 0 -e 512 /dev/rsd1a # I partitioned my disk, so second partition gets optimized, too. # Remove this if you haven't partitioned your disk. /usr/etc/tunefs -a 16 -d 0 -e 512 /dev/rsd1b -------------------------- end ---------------------------------- After running BuildDisk, I restored the old 'disk' command and now have a really snappy sysyem. Measured performance for large files is up to about 1.5 - 2.5 MB/s, up from 700K/s for my old disk with the default parameters (which cause a 2:1 interleaved block layout strategy). The write-cache on the drive was already enabled, but I was not able to reformat to 1024 byte sectors using formatter 1.2. Marcel
From: gcasa@wam.umd.edu (Gregory John Casamento) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: HELP: Crystal CS4232 Chipset w/ NSFIP3.3 Date: 5 Jul 1996 04:22:52 GMT Organization: University of Maryland College Park Message-ID: <4ri5as$21g@cville-srv.wam.umd.edu> Hi, I have the CS4232 chip set in my machine. This chipset is part of sound card. Has anyone successfully gotten sound working with this chipset?? I have an AST Advantage 822. Thanks in advance for any help. -- Gregory John Casamento -- gcasa@wam.umd.edu (c) G. Casamento -- Permission to distribute on MS network denied!!
From: gcasa@wam.umd.edu (Gregory John Casamento) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: HELP: NSFIP3.3 Modem problem Date: 5 Jul 1996 04:19:11 GMT Organization: University of Maryland College Park Message-ID: <4ri53v$21g@cville-srv.wam.umd.edu> Hi, I just recently purchased a new system and decided to run NSFIP3.3 on it. The only real problem I am having with the machine is that the modem I own is what is called a "DSP" modem. What this means is that instead of having a UART (like a 16550, 16450, etc..) the modem uses the CPU in the machine as the UART. Is the any way to use this modem with NeXTSTEP?? Are there any special drivers for this type of modem?? Will I have to get a new modem?? Thanks, -- Gregory John Casamento -- gcasa@wam.umd.edu (c) G. Casamento -- Permission to distribute on MS network denied!!
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <y_ohta@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp> Message-ID: <9607050842.AA04116@ccews2.cc.okayama-u.ac.jp> Subject: send-ascii printer-misc Cc: comp-sys-next-hardware@antigone.com From: y_ohta@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp (Yoshio Ohta) Organization: Okayama Univ. Med. School Date: Fri, 05 Jul 96 17:41:50 In-Reply-To: <199607031933.PAA09147@nerc.com> References: <199607031933.PAA09147@nerc.com> Mime-Version: 1.0
From: jbf@frazer.com (James B. Frazer) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Suggestions For NS On Sun? Date: 5 Jul 1996 13:18:15 GMT Organization: frazer.com Message-ID: <jbf-0507960918270001@news.tiac.net> I notice that Sparc 10s are getting pretty cheap, and wonder if this is an interesting upgrade path (and no, I don't want OS under Solaris). So ... Does NS on Sun offer a reasonable advance in performance over NS on a Turbo Color slab? If so, what is a reasonable minimum configuration? Barney
From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: CD-R drives on NeXTSTEP Date: 5 Jul 1996 14:43:33 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4rj9ml$kp0@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <31db6f32.11960119@nntp.mlink.net> Patrique Lalonde (fred@mlink.net) wrote: > Bonjour all, Salut. > I currently have a NeXT Dimension system and a Win95 intel system. > I am in the process of getting my hands on a Yamaha CDR100 recorder. > It will come with the software for the Win95 / NT OS but what is > currently available on the NEXSTEP side? I would like to be able to > create Rockridge format instead of ISO so I can keep file permissions > and symbolic links on my CDs. Writing CDROMS requires precise timing on the SCSI bus. That's why you usually won't find a program to write CDROMS under a UNIX system. Expect to not be able to actually _burn_ the CDROM under NEXTSTEP. However, you can still use the NEXTSTEP system to master. There exists a commercial app with a GUI, but I was not satisfied with it. What I disliked most was the fact that it did ot produce error messages (or warnings)i when pathnames where not compliant with the format that you have currently selected. I have successfully been able to compile a LINUX app called "mkisofs" which has no GUI, but does a far better job. It supports ISO and Rockridge, but does not let you create hybrid PC/Mac CDROMS. However, if you need to burn the CDROM under another OS, why not do the mastering there, too. I've heard that Mac programs for CD production are superior to their Windows equivalent (no wonder), but that would require additional hardware. In any case, remember that software usually only supports a subset of the drives. Unless you buy a bundle, make sure the two are compatible. If you buy a bundle, make sure the software that comes with it works for you. Of course, an external drive costs more, but also gives you more flexibility. Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: 21" Monitor Flicker Date: 5 Jul 1996 14:54:23 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4rjaav$kp0@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <jbf-0407960731070001@news.tiac.net> James B. Frazer (jbf@frazer.com) wrote: > I've become aware of a 10 Hz flicker in the green > component in the lower left quadrant of my 21" > Hitachi monitor. It's a very low modulation effect - > hardly noticable - but worrysome. Any idea whether > how I can tell whether this is a DAC or a monitor > problem (short of figuring out how to hook up an > alternate monitor)? Any idea what the problem is? Hooking up an alternate monitor is really easy, provided you can find one with sync on green. Build your own adaptor, (the wiring can be found in the NeXT FAQ, I think), or get the pigtail adaptor. It just works. Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
From: schmidt@radius.mae.cornell.edu (Peter Schmidt) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: [Q] information about NeXT computers Followup-To: comp.soft-sys.nextstep,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,,comp.sys.next.advocacy Date: 5 Jul 1996 15:15:05 GMT Organization: CU-HSS Program in Biomechanical Engineering Sender: ps17@cornell.edu (Verified) Distribution: inet Message-ID: <4rjbhp$3nn@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> References: <armin.schmidt-0407961536200001@slip-29-14.ots.utexas.edu> Armin Schmidt (armin.schmidt@mail.utexas.edu) wrote: : I'm interested in NeXT computers, but apparently it is hard to get : information about these computers, as they are obsolete (right?). First of all, virtually nothing is obsolete. Everything just gets priced into a new category. I find that a working 68040 computer with 16MB RAM, a laser printer, a rewritable optical disk and a 17" monitor (not to mention DSP, etc), even if it needs a little work, all for $450, to be anything but obsolete. : Does anybody have some kind of table.... Since little of the information available on the NeXT seems to have been collected in one place, I've put together http://biomech.mae.cornell.edu/~schmidt/next/ And by the way, my name is schmidt, too; no, I didn't create an account for you! -pete
From: dekorte@colt.suite.com (Steve Dekorte) Newsgroups: comp.soft-sys.nextstep,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: [Q] information about NeXT computers Date: 5 Jul 1996 19:10:31 GMT Organization: OnRamp Technologies; ISP; Dallas/Ft Worth/Houston, TX USA Distribution: inet Message-ID: <4rjpb7$8ar@news.onramp.net> References: <armin.schmidt-0407961536200001@slip-29-14.ots.utexas.edu> Cc: armin.schmidt@mail.utexas.edu Armin Schmidt wrote: > Does anybody have some kind of table what NeXT computers and accesories > are/were available, what their configuration was? You might find something like that in NeXTanswers at http://www.next.com/. I'd like to put together some web pages on NeXT HW myself, when I have the time. -- Steve Dekorte "C++/Java, the COBOL of the 90s" NeXTstep consultant - Anaheim, CA (NeXTmail,MIME) http://www.batech.com/~dekorte/dekorte/index.html
From: smiley@netrover.com (Colin) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Date: 5 Jul 1996 22:39:36 GMT Organization: netROVER Inc. Message-ID: <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk><4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable In message <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> - mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org (Mike Frisch)28 Jun 1996 19:00:20 -0400 writes: :> :>In article <4qv37a$lgr@ocean.netrover.com> smiley@netrover.com (Colin) writes: :> :>> You MUST buy an ATX case with this new power supply in order to make these :>> motherboards work. These cases also support "soft power" which means you :>> think that your computer is off but it isn't totally off (which is good for :>> things like receiving faxes and stuff like that.) There are a few vendors, :> :> Are you sure about the "SoftPower" bit? I thought you could :>control the power via software (much like many UNIX workstations). I :>didn't think it was a standby mode as you imply. I guess that I stated it rather poorly. Yes, software can control the power of the computer but I was trying to say that outside events (such as receiving a fax) can turn on the computer as well. -- smiley@netrover.com "A salesperson worst enemy is an educated consumer."
From: "Jonathan W. Hendry" <steeldrv@ix.netcom.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Re: HELP: Pentium 166MHz vs. Sun SparcStation 5 Date: Fri, 05 Jul 1996 19:17:01 -0400 Organization: Steel Driving Software, Inc. Message-ID: <31DDA26D.6C03@ix.netcom.com> References: <4r9np5$7r5@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> <4relrg$ntm@usenet.rpi.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Garance A Drosehn wrote: > > wjabi@umich.edu (Wassim M. Jabi) wrote: > > Hello: > > > > Could you please comment on the advantages disadvantages of > > getting a Pentium 166MHz vs. a Sun SparcStation 5? > > > > The machine will be used for research in Computer-Aided Design, > > Graphics (solidThinking/Renderman, AutoCAD, Microstation) as well > > as a web server (with WebObjects). I would like to start exploring > > VRML, Java, and video conferencing. > > > > Both will be configured to be compatible with NS/OpenStep: > > Dual Boot partitions. > > 20" Monitor > > 64MB RAM > > 2 Gig HD + another external (for second OS) > > SCSI Controller > > Ethernet Card > > Decent Video Graphics Card > > I'd go with the Pentium box. Last I checked, a decent video card > for a SPARC was much more expensive that the hottest video card > you can get for Intel-based hardware. SS-5's are "old technology" > (for Sun), nearly at the bottom of their product line. I'd rather > buy a pretty-much "current technology" Pentium box. > > I'd also say that pentiums would give you more flexiblity should > you want to try other operating systems. With the SPARC you only > have NeXTSTEP and Solaris, with Intel you still have both of those > as well as many others. (admittedly Solaris for Intel isn't as > widely supported as Solaris for Sparc, but I don't know how much > that would effect you). It would also be much cheaper/easier to upgrade the PC's hardware later on, should it become desireable. I'd suspect an Intel motherboard swap would be much more affordable than a Sparc. (If it is even possible on the SS5).
From: "Jonathan W. Hendry" <steeldrv@ix.netcom.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Intel motherboard suggestions? Date: Fri, 05 Jul 1996 19:23:30 -0400 Organization: Steel Driving Software, Inc. Message-ID: <31DDA3F2.559A@ix.netcom.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Anyone know a good Pentium motherboard for NeXTSTEP/NT/and Linux? I've seen some motherboards with onboard SCSI and/or sound. How are those? Thanks, Jon
From: mow@navigator.de (Markus Wenzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Dear NeXT: DPT PM2144UW driver Date: 5 Jul 1996 06:57:31 GMT Organization: Navigator Message-ID: <4riecr$2gb@marsu.navigator.schwaben.com> References: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703230004.29496B-100000@cais2.cais.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Cc: rdl@cais.com In <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703230004.29496B-100000@cais2.cais.com> Robert La Ferla wrote: > Dear NeXT, > > When will you be releasing a driver on NeXTAnswers for the DPT > PM2144UW PCI Ultra Wide SCSI card? > I thought all DPT cards work with the DPT SCSI driver due to the EATA protocol. Am I wrong ? Please tell me, I am about to buy such a beast. -- Navigator Markus Wenzel info@navigator.de IT Consulting & System Administration http://www.neworbit.de/navigator/
From: lars@vergil.ping.de (Lars-Ulrich Kahl) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Soundblaster Vibra 16 pnp - nothing is working Date: 6 Jul 1996 08:34:28 GMT Organization: FernUni Hagen Message-ID: <4rl8ek$i4@ilex.FernUni-Hagen.de> Hello, everything looks fine: Jul 6 10:04:24 vergil mach: SB16 probed Jul 6 10:04:24 vergil mach: SoundBlaster16 hardware version is 4.13 Jul 6 10:04:24 vergil mach: SoundBlaster16 at dma channel 1 irq 5 Jul 6 10:04:24 vergil mach: Registering: SoundBlaster16 but no sound - (yes the sound is maximum in Prefrences) what can i do now ciao lars -- ------------------------------------------------------------ * Lars-Ulrich Kahl NeXT-Mail please! lars@vergil.ping.de * * Lars-Ulrich.Kahl@FernUni-Hagen.de * * B L A C K B O X - NeXT Club Schwerte * * The Interpersonal Computer Club * * next-club-schwerte@vergil.ping.de * ------------------------------------------ "Turn your 486 into a Gameboy: Type WIN at C:\>"
From: mtie@carleton.edu (Michael Tie) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Connecting a NeXTLaser printer to a Win 95 machine Date: 1 Jul 1996 19:39:48 GMT Organization: Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA Message-ID: <4r99i4$6pm@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> Hi Folks, Is it possible to connect a NeXT Laser printer to a PC and print to it under Dos/Windows or Windows95? If so, how? Thanks, -Mike Tie -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Michael N. Tie mtie@carleton.edu Department of Math/CS phn: (507) 663-4067 Carleton College fax: (507) 663-4312 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
From: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org (Mike Frisch) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Followup-To: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Date: 6 Jul 1996 01:14:06 GMT Organization: Northstar Technologies, Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Message-ID: <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk><4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> Colin (smiley@netrover.com) wrote: : I guess that I stated it rather poorly. Yes, software can control the : power of the computer but I was trying to say that outside events (such as : receiving a fax) can turn on the computer as well. Ok, this may be possible, but it will definitely need a special modem (not just special software). As I understand it, once the machine is shut off, it'll take human intervention to get it going again. If it is possible to restart the machine with software, then it's not really shut off because it'll be responding to interrupts. I know the IBM Aptiva machines do something similar with regard to the FAX receive, but AFAIK, the machine simply sits in a "stand by" mode waiting for an interrupt (much like a "green" BIOS would on most new motherboards). Sorry to doubt you, Vern, but I am quite confused as to the functionality of the "software switch" and what exactly it may be used for. -- ====================================================================== Mike Frisch Email: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org Northstar Technologies WWW: http://www.io.org/~mfrisch Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Compuserve: 76620,2534 #! rnews 0 Path: innuendo.tlug.org!saturn.tlug.org!saturn.tlug.org!not-for-mail From: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org (Mike Frisch) Newsgroups: misc.forsale.computers.workstation Subject: Re: FS:Sun/Exabyte 8500 external DAT drive Date: 6 Jul 1996 01:16:38 GMT Organization: Northstar Technologies, Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Lines: 20 Message-ID: <4rkepm$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> References: <4rgigv$ei@ghostwheel.bga.com> <WBE.96Jul5134838@crucible.psr.com> <4rk5tu$ibv@cwis-20.wayne.edu> NNTP-Posting-Host: saturn.tlug.org X-Newsreader: TIN [UNIX 1.3 950824BETA PL0] Brian Thompson (brian@eng.wayne.edu) wrote: : 2. I personally don't see ANY problem with the decision to post it here. : I really like the idea that I don't have to search 80 newsgroups : to find WORKSTATION RELATED hardware AND software and that people : will see a "want to buy" for workstation related stuff without : having to post it to 80 newsgroups... I don't want to dwell on the subject, nor do I want to make a full fledged thread out of this, but I agree with you. I'd much rather see workstation peripherals in this newsgroup than Intel stuff... Mike. -- ====================================================================== Mike Frisch Email: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org Northstar Technologies WWW: http://www.io.org/~mfrisch Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Compuserve: 76620,2534
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: lars@vergil.ping.de (Lars-Ulrich Kahl) Subject: SB Vibra - working as SB 8 Message-ID: <Du49Du.C7@vergil.ping.de> Sender: lars@vergil.ping.de (Lars-Ulrich Kahl) Organization: NeXT Club Schwerte, Germany Date: Sat, 6 Jul 1996 10:05:54 GMT Hello, now i tried the opposite - i disabeled pnp in the isa-config installed the SB8 driver instead of the SB 16 pnp - the card is working fine . SB 16 and sb 16 pnp 16 bit or 8 bit DMa nothing is working -# whats wrong anymore ??? Ciao Lars -- ------------------------------------------------------------ * Lars-Ulrich Kahl NeXT-Mail please! lars@vergil.ping.de * * Lars-Ulrich.Kahl@FernUni-Hagen.de * * B L A C K B O X - NeXT Club Schwerte * * The Interpersonal Computer Club * * next-club-schwerte@vergil.ping.de *
From: rhawkins@iastate.edu (Rick Hawkins) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Date: 6 Jul 1996 17:04:01 GMT Organization: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA Message-ID: <4rm6a1$218@news.iastate.edu> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> In article <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org>, Mike Frisch <mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org> wrote: >Colin (smiley@netrover.com) wrote: >: I guess that I stated it rather poorly. Yes, software can control the >: power of the computer but I was trying to say that outside events (such as >: receiving a fax) can turn on the computer as well. > > Ok, this may be possible, but it will definitely need a special >modem (not just special software). There have been a couple of apple portables that do such tricks. The original portable had an "awake at" setting in a control panel, and i'm pretty sure that there was a later modem in which the modem could end sleep. Anyway, once such things are built into the power supply, and there is an "exit from sleep/mostly powerd down" type status, it shouldn't be too tough to have a line for any peripheral to do this. rick -- R E HAWKINS rhawkins@iastate.edu
From: rencsok@channelu.com (Randy Rencsok) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: 68060 in NeXTs? Date: 6 Jul 1996 17:23:39 GMT Organization: Michigan State University Message-ID: <4rm7er$g0a@msunews.cl.msu.edu> References: <4rd4on$oiu@news.snfc21.pacbell.net> In article <4rd4on$oiu@news.snfc21.pacbell.net> mpaque@pacbell.net (Mike Paquette) writes: > nitezki@nidat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) wrote: > > >Years ago, when the 060 was announced, some people stated an interest in > >developing adapter solutions for NeXT machines (remember, all of you? ;-) > >But the bleak market outlook and/or technical problems scared them all away. > > The mc68060 is USER code compatable, but not SUPERVISOR codde > compatable. Several opcodes and bits of functionality NeXT took > advantage of in thier kernel and boot ROM vanished or were supplanted > in the new chip design. Some bus timing and AC characteristics > changed. > > Supporting the new chip would require a new ROM and kernel, and > extensive simulation runs before I'd be confident it would play well > with NeXT's ASICs. I probably have a list of 6-10 people who showed interest in doing this port (a couple quite serious and with experience) but doing the kernal and boot ROM work w/o source made the whole project too difficult. Now if the source were available for these someone might try it. The whole proposition of making money off a 060 upgrade is whole other endeavor completely! :) :( And why everyone dissappeared or lost interest.. I'm glad Mike still posts once and a while on various topics concerning black and most particularly Dimension questions etc. And glad to hear on the compressed backstores for i860, and NeXT Time 2.0. At least a little is being done. And BTW as a ND owner (2 now) I'll probably buy at least 1 4.0 upgrade. So along with Steve Weintz that makes two.. :) I know if I could wring out some more technical info and/or some sources I'd be doing more with my hardware and probably working on software. You know there are a lot of us out here wondering why none of the technical info has surfaced on the now aging Black Hardware. Does anyone have a clue on what attitude NeXT would take if technical info started appearing on the web? There are those of us out here that are still interested. Randy Rencsok rencsok@channelu.com
From: kris@xmission.com (Kristopher Magnusson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Intel motherboard suggestions? Date: 6 Jul 1996 18:22:23 GMT Organization: XMission Internet (801 539 0900) Message-ID: <4rmasv$484@news.xmission.com> References: <31DDA3F2.559A@ix.netcom.com> I've been following the reviews of PCs, and the machines with Tyan motherboards seem to be chalking up higher benchmarks than machines with Intel or ASUS boards. If I were buying a new PC today, I would *not* buy one with integrated components. Usually you pay more for those boards, and the components are low- to midrange in performance. There are some boards with integrated Adaptec 7870s, etc., but that just increases the probability that you'll have to replace the board due to an Adaptec failure. I've bought one board and one Adaptec due to failures of my personal machine, and with integrated components I would have bought two boards and two Adaptecs. But Pentium Pros are so cheap these days, I wouldn't buy anything else. Dell has a nice machine that should be NEXTSTEP compatible, and Bifrost would certainly have a kick-ass machine for not much more. ........................kris Jonathan W. Hendry (steeldrv@ix.netcom.com) wrote: : Anyone know a good Pentium motherboard for NeXTSTEP/NT/and : Linux? : : I've seen some motherboards with onboard SCSI and/or sound. How : are those? : : : Thanks, : : Jon -- Kristopher Magnusson kris@xmission.com (no NeXTmail, please) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contains freshness saver packet. DO NOT EAT.
From: mib@microweb.com (MIB) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Suggestions For NS On Sun? Date: 6 Jul 1996 20:33:20 GMT Organization: Microweb Communications Message-ID: <mib-0707960131470001@sport26.microweb.com> References: <jbf-0507960918270001@news.tiac.net> In article <jbf-0507960918270001@news.tiac.net>, jbf@frazer.com (James B. Frazer) wrote: > I notice that Sparc 10s are getting pretty cheap, and wonder > if this is an interesting upgrade path (and no, I don't want > OS under Solaris). So ... > > Does NS on Sun offer a reasonable advance in performance > over NS on a Turbo Color slab? > > If so, what is a reasonable minimum configuration? > > Barney Well lets think about this. Trubo Color NeXT system 33mhz 68040 CSIC chip. Sun Sparc Station 10 ~110mhz Risc chip. I have a Sun Sparc 2 (40mhz) that runs about as fast as my NeXT turbo.
From: pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu (Paul R. Brown) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Connecting a NeXTLaser printer to a Win 95 machine Date: 6 Jul 1996 22:57:53 GMT Organization: University of California, Berkeley Message-ID: <slrn4ttrdh.81c.pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> References: <4r99i4$6pm@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> In article <4r99i4$6pm@zorak.acns.carleton.edu>, Michael Tie wrote: >Is it possible to connect a NeXT Laser printer to a PC and print to it >under Dos/Windows or Windows95? If so, how? In order to connect a PeeCee to a NeXT printer, you need a rather large interface card known as a NeXTstation. They go for about $500 in c.s.n.marketplace... Paul
From: rchin@mizar.usc.edu (Robin Chin) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Using EIDE with NeXTSTEP 3.2? Date: 6 Jul 1996 19:12:41 -0700 Organization: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Sender: rchin@mizar.usc.edu Distribution: world Message-ID: <4rn6ep$2tj@mizar.usc.edu> Cc: rchin Hello, Is there a way to use an ATAPI CD-ROM drive under NeXTSTEP 3.2? I have been using a 2x CD-ROM drive with an Adaptec 1542 controller and I want to get a faster CD-ROM drive. Since there is a rather noticeable price differencial between SCSI and ATAPI CD-ROM drives, and I only use my CD-ROM to load files occasionally, I would rather get an ATAPI drive. Problem is that the IDE driver that comes with NeXTSTEP 3.2 does not support EIDE. I tried the EIDE driver that comes with NeXTSTEP 3.3 already and I could not get it to work. No, I don't want to upgrade to NeXTSTEP 3.3 (unless you are talking about less than $50 for the upgrade :) ). Any help will be appreciated. Chung
From: "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com>, "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Date: Sat, 6 Jul 1996 23:35:47 -0700 Organization: Seanet Online Services, Seattle WA Message-ID: <01bb6bcf$2cf24da0$f84eb6cc@nickc> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> <4rm6a1$218@news.iastate.edu> Okay --- first off. You do need a special case and power supply. It should have the extra 3.3v supply too. * There is a fan on the bottom of the supply * The main power switch is on the back of the supply, where you plug the cord in. The Venus ATX, for example, has a S/B switch. This is called the sleep mode. The power switch *like on AT cases* is actually the sleep off switch. This actually supplies power to the m/b, etc. As for software switching, I haven't seen any yet. But ATX is still young. Nick ps. A Venus ATX p6-200 /w 64 megs running NT server 3.51 is FAST!!!
From: Arnold.Creten@ping.be (Arnold Creten) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: help for Applecd sc plus Date: Sun, 07 Jul 1996 16:41:34 GMT Organization: EUnet Belgium, Leuven, Belgium Message-ID: <4rnmnb$nu7@news1.Belgium.EU.net> I received recently this hardware - prob. it is defect. Make it sens to have a repair to use it with a cube 68030 ? Thanks for a reaction. Arnold.Creten@ping.be
From: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org (Mike Frisch) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Followup-To: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Date: 7 Jul 1996 00:14:43 GMT Organization: Northstar Technologies, Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Message-ID: <4rmvhj$bq5@saturn.tlug.org> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> <4rm6a1$218@news.iastate.edu> Rick Hawkins (rhawkins@iastate.edu) wrote: : Anyway, once such things are built into the power supply, and there is : an "exit from sleep/mostly powerd down" type status, it shouldn't be too : tough to have a line for any peripheral to do this. Ok, now I am confused. If "SoftPower" doesn't really turn the machine off (ie. no power to the motherboard), then how is it different from a standby mode on any system with Green BIOS? It can be made to "awake" when there's any interrupt (which can include a modem). As for actually, putting the system into standby mode, most new motherboards have a hardware connection to do so. Mike. -- ====================================================================== Mike Frisch Email: mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org Northstar Technologies WWW: http://www.io.org/~mfrisch Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA Compuserve: 76620,2534
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: magnus@darwin.uchicago.edu (Magnus Nordborg) Subject: Micron Magnum Pro 200 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Message-ID: <960707092311.405AAFcR.magnus@koa> Keywords: compatibility, P6 Sender: news@midway.uchicago.edu (News Administrator) Organization: University of Chicago -- Academic Computing Services Mime-Version: 1.0 (Generated by Eloquent) Date: Sun, 7 Jul 1996 14:23:11 GMT I am considering an upgrade from Micron: Magnum Pro 200 (A) $2,199 (http://www.mei.micron.com/products/micron/sheets/mag200a.htm) 200MHz Intel Pentium Pro Processor 256 K Internal CPU SRAM cache 16MB EDO Ram (upgradeable to 128 MB) 3 ISA, 2PCI, 1 ISA/PCI Slot shared Phoenix Plug-n-Play Flash BIOS (Upgradeable) Intel 82450KX PCI Chipset 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy disk drive 1.2MB/S 8X Eight Speed ATAPI IDE CD ROM drive 32-bit local bus Enhanced IDE hard drive controller 1.0GB PCI Enhanced IDE hard disk drive Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Video Card w/2MB EDO & MPEG Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 sound card for 3.3/4.0. I would keep my present BusLogic 946C SCSI adapter, SCSI disk, memory, monitor, and Diamond Stealth 64 2MB VRAM card. I would very much appreciate any comments or warning regarding this system. In general, how difficult is it to get EIDE/ATAPI and SCSI to work simultaneously? Thanks a lot, -Magnus --- Magnus Nordborg Department of Ecology & Evolution The University of Chicago 1101 E. 57th St. Chicago, IL 60637-1573 USA magnus@darwin.uchicago.edu (NeXT Mail, MIME) +1.312.702-1093 phone (lab) +1.312.667-5331 phone (home) +1.312.702-9740 fax
From: Henry.Gessau@abc.se Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Date: Sun, 07 Jul 1996 13:14:38 GMT Organization: None Message-ID: <31dfb804.2478824@news.abc.se> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> <4rm6a1$218@news.iastate.edu> <01bb6bcf$2cf24da0$f84eb6cc@nickc> On Sat, 6 Jul 1996 23:35:47 -0700, "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com>, "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com> wrote: > ps. A Venus ATX p6-200 /w 64 megs running NT server 3.51 is FAST!!! What is a "Venus ATX"? Who makes it? What chipset does it use? Does it support SDRAM? -- Henry
From: dave@turbocat.snafu.de (David Wetzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Suggestions For NS On Sun? Date: 7 Jul 1996 12:51:05 GMT Organization: Turbocat's Development, Germany Message-ID: <4robrp$a4@turbocat.snafu.de> References: <jbf-0507960918270001@news.tiac.net> <mib-0707960131470001@sport26.microweb.com> mib@microweb.com (MIB) wrote: (...) > Well lets think about this. > > Trubo Color NeXT system > 33mhz 68040 CSIC chip. > > Sun Sparc Station 10 > ~110mhz Risc chip. > > I have a Sun Sparc 2 (40mhz) that runs about as fast as my NeXT turbo. A Pentium at 133 Mhz would be faster and cheaper, I think. My old SIS based mainboard and a P100 is 4 times faster than a turbo color. (in drystones) But you get a nicer designed case with the sun. _ _ _(_)(_)_ David Wetzel, Turbocat's Development, (_) __ (_) Buchhorster Strasse, D-16567 Muehlenbeck/Berlin, FRG, _/ \_ Phone +49 33056 82151, Fax +49 33056 82152 (______) dave@turbocat.snafu.de (NeXTMail,MIME)
From: M. WILKINS <mwilkins@earthlink.net> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.marketplace,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.programmer,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.northstar,comp.sys.nsc.32k,comp.sys.oric,comp.sys.palmtops,comp.sys.pen,comp.sys.powerpc,comp.s Subject: I'LL TELL YOUR FUTURE, NOW!!! Date: 7 Jul 1996 22:53:52 GMT Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc. Distribution: inet Message-ID: <01bb6c56.57337d00$3f5bface@mwilkins> I'LL TELL YOUR FUTURE, NOW!!!!! JUST CALL 1-900-868-4100 EXT. 7607 $3.99per min. must be 18yrs Serv-U(619)645-8434
From: chadw <pry.8@osu.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: next machine for sale Date: Sun, 07 Jul 1996 18:11:49 -0700 Organization: The Ohio State University Message-ID: <31E06055.31F8@osu.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit CC: pry.8@osu.edu i have a next machine w/8 megs of memory for sale also includes a 100 meg HD, BW monitor, keyboard and mouse. if interested mail to: "pry.8@osu.edu"
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: modem Date: Sun, 7 Jul 1996 19:11:32 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960707190411.7777C-100000@cais2.cais.com> References: <iiw4tnr369k.fsf@saul7.u.washington.edu> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703230802.29496D-100000@cais2.cais.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703230802.29496D-100000@cais2.cais.com> I forgot to mention that this modem supports Caller ID, Silent Answer, Distinctive Ring as well as all the major protocols (MNP10, V42bis, etc...) You can flash upgrade the modem firmware using NEXTSTEP using any program that supports XMODEM file transfers. Robert La Ferla Registered OPENSTEP Consultant
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Subject: Re: Connecting a NeXTLaser printer to a Win 95 machine Message-ID: <Du66pu.6wL@nidat.sub.org> Sender: nitezki@nidat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Organization: private site of Peter Nitezki, Kraichtal, Germany References: <4r99i4$6pm@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> Date: Sun, 7 Jul 1996 11:03:29 GMT In article <4r99i4$6pm@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> mtie@carleton.edu (Michael Tie) writes: > Is it possible to connect a NeXT Laser printer to a PC and print to it > under Dos/Windows or Windows95? If so, how? > Sort of, yes ;-) If you get a NeXTstation or qube with Samba installed on it you can print from a Win95 machine that is networked to it. But it is a loud and affirmative NO if you meant to plug it into an Intel box, somehow. -- Peter Nitezki | Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org # Blessed art thou who knoweth Staarenbergstr. 44 | Tel.: +49 7251 62495 # not about the pleasure and D-76703 Kraichtal | Fax : +49 7251 69215 # delight of being hooked GERMANY | E-mail defunct, sorry # up to the Net. Peter 1,3-5
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus From: VCCS <venkat@vccs.com> Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies In-Reply-To: <31dfb804.2478824@news.abc.se> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.93.960707204724.26318E-100000@iglou> To: Henry.Gessau@abc.se Sender: news@iglou.com (News Administrator) Organization: VCC Systems References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> <4rm6a1$218@news.iastate.edu> <01bb6bcf$2cf24da0$f84eb6cc@nickc> <31dfb804.2478824@news.abc.se> Mime-Version: 1.0 Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 00:49:53 GMT On Sun, 7 Jul 1996 Henry.Gessau@abc.se wrote: > On Sat, 6 Jul 1996 23:35:47 -0700, "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com>, > "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com> wrote: > > > ps. A Venus ATX p6-200 /w 64 megs running NT server 3.51 is FAST!!! > > What is a "Venus ATX"? Specs on the INTEL VS440FX are available at VCCS www.vccs.com > Who makes it? > What chipset does it use? > Does it support SDRAM? No. At present time no PRO P6 chipset supports SDRAM. > -- > Henry -- Specs on Systems and on available MBs from Asus / DEC Alpha AXP / Cyrix / Intel / Micronics / Octek / SuperMicro and Networking/ISDN Equipment from 3Com / Ascend / Cisco / IBM / Motorola / US Robotics are on pages below Venkat Thirumalai http://www.vccs.com venkat@vccs.com Fax # 888.VCC.SYSTEMS VISA / MC
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <luomat@nerc.com> Message-ID: <199607080141.VAA04065@nerc.com> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> Date: Sun, 7 Jul 96 21:41:14 -0400 Subject: 28.8 modems for NeXT hardware Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary Return-Receipt-To: luomat@nerc.com I am looking for recommendations for 28.8 modems for use with a non-turbo NeXTStation running Steve Perkins PPP. Being a student, I'm looking for the best-for-cheapest modem I can get. Is there any special requirement one must get when dealing with NeXT hardware and modems? I've got a MultiTech 14.4 running on it now. Will I be able to use the same cable to connect a new modem to the NeXT? (I'm using /dev/cufa). This modem came with my NeXT, so I really don't know anything about them and any special things I should be aware of (as usual). Any help will be most appreciated. My ISP provides 28.8, so I figure I should be using it! Thanks! TjL -------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> NeXTMail adored! (MIME/SUN also accepted) NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info http://www.nerc.com/~luomat [ first stages of construction ]
From: VCCS <venkat@vccs.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: cmsg cancel <Pine.GSO.3.93.960707204724.26318E-100000@iglou> Control: cancel <Pine.GSO.3.93.960707204724.26318E-100000@iglou> Date: 8 Jul 1996 02:37:49 GMT Organization: Jump Point Communications, Inc. Message-ID: <4rps9t$2o0@news.jump.net> Article cancelled from NR/2
From: "Patrick Ketelaar" <ketelaar@ix.netcom.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.marketplace,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.programmer,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.northstar,comp.sys.nsc.32k,comp.sys.oric,comp.sys.palmtops,comp.sys.pen,comp.sys.powerpc Subject: Re: I'LL TELL YOUR FUTURE, NOW!!! Date: Sun, 7 Jul 1996 22:36:14 -0400 Organization: Netcom Distribution: inet Message-ID: <01bb6c76.7bdde120$6589d3c6@#ketelaar> References: <01bb6c56.57337d00$3f5bface@mwilkins> Wait- I can tell my own future- I'm not gonna call, not gonna spend 3.99 a minute, gonna save for the win version of the pilot sdk. pat -- Patrick Ketelaar- Ketelaar@ix.netcom.com Disney Maps for Newton http://www.netcom.com/~ketelaar/orion.html The above is my opinion, I could be wrong, but who cares? > M. WILKINS <mwilkins@earthlink.net> wrote in article <01bb6c56.57337d00$3f5bface@mwilkins>... > I'LL TELL YOUR FUTURE, NOW!!!!! > > JUST CALL 1-900-868-4100 EXT. 7607 > > $3.99per min. > must be 18yrs > Serv-U(619)645-8434 > > >
From: heller@attila.imo.physik.uni-muenchen.de (Helmut Heller) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: PC power supply for mono slab -- does it work??? Date: 8 Jul 1996 09:49:37 GMT Organization: Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, Muenchen (Germany) Distribution: world Message-ID: <4rqljh$n7p@sparcserver.lrz-muenchen.de> Hello, it happened again! The power supply in my mono turbo slab broke again and, again, it was the power MOS FET switching "transistors". Arghh! OK, I replaced them and now it is running, but I don't know for how long. Since I broke the little ceramic heat sink plate during my repair, I suspect that the heat contcat is no longer good enough and it will burn out soon for the third time. Instead of buying an original replacement part, I would rather use a cheap PC power supply (outside the slab housing, of course). The rating on the NeXT power supply is 5V, 7A; +12V, 4A; -12V 3A. While the 5V and the +12V seem to be OK with a PC-type power supply, the PC power supplies usually deliver only around 0.5A on the -12V lead. And I noticed that the -12V are routed to the monitor... Here my question: is this a problem, i.e., will my NeXT mono turbo slab run from a PC-type power supply? Has anyone done this before and can give advice? Any PC-type power supplies to recommend or warn from? Please answer by e-mail, I will then update my NeXT power supply repair page (http://www.imo.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~heller/NeXT/power_supply.html) accordingly. -- Servus, Helmut (DH0MAD) ______________NeXT-mail welcome_________________ FAX: +49-89-2394-4607 "Knowledge must be gathered and cannot be given" heller@attila.imo.physik.uni-muenchen.de ZEN, one of BLAKES7 Phone: +49-89-2394-4565 ------------------------------------------------ Dr. Helmut Heller, Ludwig Maximilians University | G i b D O S | Institute for Medical Optics, Theoretical Biophysics Group | k e i n e |
From: ischo@bubble.yonsei.ac.kr (cho in sung) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Adaptec 2940 with ZIP but without SCSI HDD Date: 8 Jul 1996 10:17:44 GMT Organization: Yonsei University Message-ID: <4rqn88$io0@exodus.yonsei.ac.kr> I was using P90 system with 2 EIDE HDD and NS3.3j. And recent days I purchased ZIP drive and Adaptec 2940 SCSI adapter. But I cannot format ZIP diskette for NeXTSTEP. I tried fdisk, but NeXTSTEP said because there is no BIOS installed, it cannot collect ZIP diskette's physical data, such as cylinder, track, etc. How can I format ZIP diskette with my computer? Thank you in advance, Insung Cho ischo@bubble.yonsei.ac.kr and a member of NeXaMo (Korean NeXTSTEP user's group)
From: s124177@student.uq.edu.au (Chih-lu Han) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Alternative CDR dive for Black Date: 8 Jul 1996 12:52:06 GMT Organization: University of Queensland Message-ID: <4rr09m$mhj@hobyah.cc.uq.oz.au>
From: Jason Heideloff (jheidelo@alleg.edu) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Exabyte Tape Drives Date: 8 Jul 1996 16:04:39 GMT Organization: Allegheny College Message-ID: <4rrbin$neb@speering.alleg.edu> If anyone is using the Exabyte Mammoth Tape Drives or the 8505XL on NEXTSTEP 3.3 machines (NeXT or Intel), please send me e-mail. I would like to hear any experiences with these drives. Thanks, Jason Heideloff Allegheny College
From: jheidelo@alleg.edu Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Exabyte Tape Drives Date: 8 Jul 1996 15:58:57 GMT Organization: Allegheny College Message-ID: <4rrb81$ncb@speering.alleg.edu> If anyone is using the Exabyte Mammoth Tape Drives or the 8505XL on NEXTSTEP 3.3 machines (NeXT or Intel), please send me e-mail. I would like to hear any experiences with these drives. Thanks, Jason Heideloff Allegheny College
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From: mib@microweb.com (MIB) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Make a Turbo Color faster? Date: 8 Jul 1996 18:35:19 GMT Organization: Microweb Communications Message-ID: <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com> Is there any way to speed up a NeXT Turbo Color system? mib
From: mtie@carleton.edu (Michael Tie) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: P5-166 or P6-200 Date: 8 Jul 1996 20:26:52 GMT Organization: Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA Message-ID: <4rrquc$r4@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> Hi, I need to purchase a couple of machines for our department, and I'm looking for some advice. We're currently looking at Gateway computers, and I'm debating between P5-166 machines and the P6-200. The prices are pretty darn close. Is the P6 worth the extra $$$? The last Gateway that we purchased had a Wearnes 6x CD, and that turned out not to be NS3.3 compatible. Gateway now sells their machines with 8x CDs. Has anyone gotten these drives to work? Thanks for your help, -Mike Tie -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Michael N. Tie mtie@carleton.edu Department of Math/CS phn: (507) 663-4067 Carleton College fax: (507) 663-4312 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
From: thrall@serv.net (Dean Johnson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Installed memory problem Date: 8 Jul 1996 22:38:07 GMT Organization: ServNet Internet Services Message-ID: <4rs2kf$hv8@brockman.serv.net> With RAM prices so low I just upgraded my PPro from 32 MB to 96 MB, but now have a problem. It should register with 96 but it shows only 64. I remember seeing that others had had this problem and that it might be some configuration problem with Configure.app and the way it maps memory. I want to rule out everything before I start thinking that I have bad chip(s). Any help is appreciated, dean
From: smiley@netrover.com (Colin) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Followup-To: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Date: 8 Jul 1996 22:42:04 GMT Organization: netROVER Inc. Message-ID: <4rs2rs$hoe@ocean.netrover.com> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> <4rm6a1$218@news.iastate.edu><4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> <4rm6a1$218@news.iastate.edu> <4rmvhj$bq5@saturn.tlug.org> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable In message <4rmvhj$bq5@saturn.tlug.org> - mfrisch@saturn.tlug.org (Mike Frisch)7 Jul 1996 00:14:43 GMT writes: :> :> Ok, now I am confused. If "SoftPower" doesn't really turn the :>machine off (ie. no power to the motherboard), then how is it different :>from a standby mode on any system with Green BIOS? It can be made to :>"awake" when there's any interrupt (which can include a modem). Not much. Most IBM personal computers made today are prime examples of SoftPower computers (especially the Aptiva). SoftPower is like a "super sleep" mode: the computer is NEVER totally off. For example, at my last workplace they worked with Aptivas and every time I'd plug one of those things in the computer would turn itself on for about two seconds then turn itself off no matter if the power button was on or off. -- smiley@netrover.com "A salesperson worst enemy is an educated consumer."
From: Celestial Avatar <weinberg@ic.sunysb.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Epson printers? Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 18:14:06 -0400 Organization: State University of New York at Stony Brook Message-ID: <Pine.HPP.3.91.960708181226.7667B-100000@csws13.ic.sunysb.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII I would really like to use either the epson stylus color pro or the epson stylus color 1500. The pro has postscript software but, neither of them have hardware PS. Other than using the DOTS program can anyone figure out how I can use the printer with NS 4.0? Thanks Adam ****************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************** High-Tech and On-line Weinberg@ic.sunysb.edu ****************************************************************************** ******************************************************************************
From: rakesh@fountainhead.granite.com (Rakesh Dubey) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Installed memory problem Date: 08 Jul 1996 16:54:56 -0700 Organization: C-u 50 All Hail Emacs Sender: rakesh@fountainhead.granite.com Message-ID: <wu687yfghb.fsf@fountainhead.granite.com> References: <4rs2kf$hv8@brockman.serv.net> In-reply-to: thrall@serv.net's message of 8 Jul 1996 22:38:07 GMT In article <4rs2kf$hv8@brockman.serv.net> thrall@serv.net (Dean Johnson) writes: > > With RAM prices so low I just upgraded my PPro from 32 MB to 96 MB, > but now have a problem. It should register with 96 but it shows only > 64. I remember seeing that others had had this problem and that it > might be some configuration problem with Configure.app and the way it > maps memory. I want to rule out everything before I start thinking > that I have bad chip(s). > > Any help is appreciated, > > dean You don't say whether you are running 3.2 or 3.3. NS 3.2 relied on a BIOS call to get the size of installed memory, the BIOS routine chokes if you have more than 64MB installed. In 3.3, NS added a memory sizer in booter which should find the installed memory. You can also do this at boot prompt by typing maxmem=100663296 (i.e. 96 * 1024 * 1024). And if this works fine add this to Kernel flag by running Configure. -rakesh -- Rakesh Dubey rakesh@arp.com
From: me@venetia.pgh.pa.us Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: US Robotics Sportster Modem and NXFax Date: 9 Jul 1996 00:09:37 GMT Organization: Pittsburgh OnLine, Inc. Message-ID: <4rs801$iq7@dropit.pgh.net> My local IPS uses US Robotics Sportster Modems that can run as fast as 33.6K b/s. I can get one for a fairly decent price and I would like to know if this modem is supported by NXFax or if there is any other FAX software for the NeXT that supports it. ----- Bob Peirce Venetia, PA 412-941-6883 me@venetia.pgh.pa.us [HOME (NeXT)] rbp@investor.pgh.pa.us [OFFICE]
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Make a Turbo Color faster? Date: 8 Jul 1996 17:24:01 -0700 Organization: Primenet Services for the Internet Message-ID: <4rs8r1$flb@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com> mib@microweb.com (MIB) wrote: >Is there any way to speed up a NeXT Turbo Color system? The best way I found to speed it up is to add more RAM, additionally, it's the only thing that I know you really can do. Since RAM prices have gotten so cheap, I kicked up my machine from 32MB to 80MB (from 8,8,8,8 to 8,8,32,32) and the increase in performance is quite noticable. Especially when running Omniweb and other memory-intensive applications like TIFFanyII, not hitting the swapfile helps a lot. The only other thing that *could* speed it up a tad is probably a dedicated swap disk, but we are reaching a bit here. This was a technique used back in my OS/2 days as a way to speed up disk access times. Putting the swap file on the most-active partition on the least-used volume will ensure that the heads are mostly whare you want them. If the swapfile is on the root drive, and you are swapping (with other disk accesses) those 12ms seek times really start to add up. I'd try the memory first. -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: shess@tundra.winternet.com (Scott Hess) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Make a Turbo Color faster? Date: 08 Jul 1996 21:00:13 -0500 Organization: Is a sign of weakness Sender: shess@tundra.winternet.com Message-ID: <acraqmuqxe.fsf@tundra.winternet.com> References: <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com> In-reply-to: mib@microweb.com's message of 8 Jul 1996 18:35:19 GMT In article <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com> mib@microweb.com (MIB) writes: >Is there any way to speed up a NeXT Turbo Color system? Find a higher building to drop it from, and gravity will do the rest. OBHelp: memory, memory, memory. If you have under 32M, you ain't livin'. For a color system, it'd be nice to have even more. 48M or 64M shouldn't be too costly. Next, make certain that you have a speedy hard disk, and possibly more than one to spread the load. Later, -- scott hess <shess@winternet.com> (WWW to "http://www.winternet.com/~shess/") Work: 12550 Portland Avenue South #121, Burnsville, MN 55337 (612)895-1208 <I want to become so famous that people buy tapes of me reading source code>
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) Subject: Re: Make a Turbo Color faster? Sender: news@novice.uwaterloo.ca (Mr. News) Message-ID: <Du8y6I.2Is@novice.uwaterloo.ca> Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 22:51:53 GMT References: <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com> Organization: University of Waterloo In article <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com>, MIB <mib@microweb.com> wrote: >Is there any way to speed up a NeXT Turbo Color system? > You could add more memory, install a faster disk, or try to hunt down one of the 5 or so Nitro boards in the world. That's about it. -- David Evans (NeXTMail OK) dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca Computer/Synth Junkie http://bbcr.uwaterloo.ca/~dfevans/ University of Waterloo "Default is the value selected by the composer Ontario, Canada overridden by your command." - Roland TR-707 Manual
From: icardena@sumter.cso.uiuc.edu (Ian Patrick Cardenas) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 9 Jul 1996 03:31:29 GMT Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana Message-ID: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> Keywords: nextstep ultrawide scsi I'm looking to buy a UltraWide controller to be used with NEXTSTEP, Windows95, and WindowsNT. I've read the FAQs and looked at a bunch of reviews, etc but would like some real world opinions from owners of the peripherals. The machine I'll be using it on is used as a server and a personal workstation and will eventually have multiple 2GB drives on it (hence the UltraWide choice). I've pretty much narrowed it down to one of: Adaptec 2940UW BusLogic BT-958 DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW (available 7/29, so I don't think anyone owns one one of these but comments on other DPT controllers - like the PM2140W - would be welcome) I like these cards as Adaptec, well, is adaptec. The BusLogic seems to have a following and supports NEXTSTEP. DPT because they specifically support NEXTSTEP and I like the idea of being able to upgrade to RAID and the Cache Module (even if I never do). Now, I've heard that the Adaptec 2940UW has been recalled by adaptec but could find now official announcement from them. If this is true I'd hesitate to get the adaptec. Unfortunately, I know little about other SCSI controller vendors. I'd appreciate any comments (email or followup). I'll post a summary of any articles mailed to me. PS I've pretty much decided on an IBM UltraStar ES UltraWide Hard Drive to mate with the card. Any comments here? Thanks much, -- Ian P. Cardenas (icardena@uiuc.edu) CCSO Sites Technical Support "Are they as successful as who,Microsoft? Only drug lords from South America are as successful as Microsoft." -Tim Byars, on the success of NeXT Computer, Inc.
From: Rich Miner <miner@wildfire.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Can I digitize video on Intel? Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 01:46:21 -0400 Organization: Wildfire Message-ID: <31E1F22D.7358@wildfire.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit CC: rsilvers@media.mit.edu Are there any video input cards supported under NextStep on PCI bused Pentium Pros? Something like a Matrox Meteor which does 640x480 would be good. I do not need 30 frames/sec. Please reply to rsilvers@media.mit.edu as this is not my account.
From: Augusto Rodrigues <asrodrig@fis1.fc.up.pt> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Next memory upgrade Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 11:05:21 +0100 Organization: Universidade do Porto Message-ID: <31E22EE1.3714@fis1.fc.up.pt> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hello. I'm considering increasing the memory of my black Next. I have a mono turbo slab (Motorola '040, 33 MHz), with 16Mb. I'd like to add another 16Mb. I know the appropriate simms are 72-pin, 70 ns. But not all simms are equal, and most/all memory places don't know what a black Next is. I've seen other posts refering what other, more common, hardware should people refer to when ordering memory (e.g., Macs) but only for other, older Nexts (e.g.,a Mac IIci for 25MHz slabs). What would be an equivalent machine I could reference to ask the sales people memory for? Did anyone had this problem before that could post/mail me the answer? Thanks to all. A. Rodrigues
From: jq@papoose.quick.com (James E. Quick) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Installed memory problem Date: 9 Jul 1996 07:41:50 -0400 Organization: PHCS Message-ID: <4rtghu$atp@papoose.quick.com> References: <4rs2kf$hv8@brockman.serv.net> In article <4rs2kf$hv8@brockman.serv.net>, Dean Johnson <thrall@serv.net> wrote: > >With RAM prices so low I just upgraded my PPro from 32 MB to 96 MB, >but now have a problem. It should register with 96 but it shows only >64. I remember seeing that others had had this problem and that it >might be some configuration problem with Configure.app and the way it >maps memory. I want to rule out everything before I start thinking >that I have bad chip(s). > >Any help is appreciated, You did not mention some key information about your configuration. What brand+model of motherboard are you using? What P6 chipset and stepping are you using? How many SIMM slots on your motherboard? Provide a List of sizes and speeds for each SIMM also include whether a SIMM is single or double sided. This information is key to isolating the problem. Some mother boards will treat all SIMMs in the same row of memory as the same size, so you if you have installed 2-16MB and 2-32MB your system may only be recognizing your 32MB SIMMs as 16MB resulting in the 4*16 == 64 that you are seeing. I would recommend that you read the motherboard documentation that came with you system, and refer to what it says about the memory organization. What forms of interleaving does it support? If you are lucky it will also contain tables of valid memory configurations. Also, you might try a couple of experiments. Try booting with just a pair of SIMMs in the lowest slot. Does it correctly recognize each pair of SIMMs? You might try swapping the positions of the new and old SIMMs. (I have a 2-way interleave system with 4 slots which will only recognize the first 8 MB if I place 2 32x1 in bank 0 and 2 32x4 in bank 1. It recognizes all 40MB with 2 32x4 in bank 0 and 2 32x1 in bank 1). In addition, there are known bugs in the Intel 82450 chipset which are only seen when SIMMs of different dimensions are present in the same row. http://www.intel.com/procs/support/ppro/450kxgx.htm (though I don't really know if they would result in the behavior you are seeing). Hope this helps. N.B. If my email address at quick.com bounces, try jq@phcs.com. I'm in the middle of a very messy, (and unwanted) provider change. -- ___ ___ | James E. Quick jq@quick.com / / / | Private HealthCare Systems NeXTMail O.K. \_/ (_\/ | Systems Integration Group (617) 895-3343 ) | "I don't think so," said Rene Descartes. Just then, he vanished.
From: pete@ohm.york.ac.uk (-bat.) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: mkisofs Re: CD-R drives on NeXTSTEP Date: 9 Jul 1996 12:02:54 GMT Organization: The University of York, UK Message-ID: <4rthpe$sg2@netty.york.ac.uk> References: <4ri1b0$id9@digifix.digifix.com> > BTW. I've heard that others have also ported mkisofs of NEXTSTEP (although > I've not tried, and never been able to track a copy down for NEXTSTEP) I just compiled it and it ran fine. I make images like this and then write them to CD's using WinOnCDToGo under windows 3.1. Thjis works very nicely. word of warning about mkisofs though - it won't write druiectly to your DOS partititon. I have no idea why. This is annoying as I have to keep twice the amound of spare disc space lying around. -bat.
From: David Grindrod <grindrod@mailhost.NMR.EMBL-Heidelberg.DE> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Notebooks and NeXTSTEP 3.0 Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 15:54:35 +0200 Organization: EMBL Distribution: world Message-ID: <31E2649B.167E@mailhost.NMR.EMBL-Heidelberg.DE> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Does anyone have any recomendations on which notebookto buy with NeXTSTEP. Two makes we are interested in are NEC and Compac. It would be interesting to hear from anyone who has experience of using NeXTSTEP on such machines. We would be interested in a Dock unit aswell. Is there any general information on NeXTSTEP and Notebooks. I have checked NextAnswers and there does not seem to be much information. Are there any notebooks that will definite not work with NeXTSTEP. Mail replies aswell as postings would be appreciated. Thanks in Advance. Dave -- --------------------------------------------------------------- David grindrod, NMR System Manager, EMBL Heidelberg. Email: mailto:grindrod@EMBL-Heidelberg.DE HTML Home Page: http://www.NMR.EMBL-Heidelberg.DE/grindrod/
From: par@MCS.COM (Peter Richardson) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Followup-To: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Date: 9 Jul 1996 09:13:10 -0500 Organization: MCSNet Services Message-ID: <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> Ian Patrick Cardenas (icardena@sumter.cso.uiuc.edu) wrote: : I'm looking to buy a UltraWide controller to be used with NEXTSTEP, : Windows95, and WindowsNT. I've read the FAQs and looked at a bunch of : reviews, etc but would like some real world opinions from owners of the : peripherals. The machine I'll be using it on is used as a server and a : personal workstation and will eventually have multiple 2GB drives on it : (hence the UltraWide choice). I've pretty much narrowed it down to one of: : Adaptec 2940UW : BusLogic BT-958 : DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW (available 7/29, so I don't think anyone owns one : one of these but comments on other DPT controllers : - like the PM2140W - would be welcome) I have the Adaptec 2940UW. I have DOS/Windows 3.11, Windows NT, and NeXTStep installed. It works well. I have never tried any of the others, so can't compare the speeds. All I know is that the thing is REAL fast. I would assume that all Ultra Wides are REAL fast compared to what I was using though. Peter Richardson
From: torchint4@aol.com (David Webster) Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.hardware.video,comp.sys.mac.printing,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.marketplace,comp.sys.next.marketplacem,comp.sys.sgi.hardware,comp.sys.sun.hardware,de.com.misc,de.comp.sys.amiga.tech,de.comp.sys.amiga.tech,fido.ger.hardware,fido.ger.transputer,fido.hardware-ger,fido7.hardw.cdrom,fido7.hardw.microwave,fido7.hardw.pc.cpu Subject: *****Hardware Help Center Announcement***** Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 14:20:43 GMT Organization: Torch usa Message-ID: <4rtppb$vqg@decius.ultra.net> Torch USA announces a website to supply answers to hardware related questions. The SOS Help Center is a fee based service staffed by industry professionals with years of experience solving hardware questions. Submit your question through our ask questions portion of our website and receive your answer within 48 hours or less. Check us out at www.torch-usa.com or by phone at 800 300 2199
From: roberto.arrocha@wcom.com (Roberto Arrocha) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Jaz Drive Problems Date: 9 Jul 1996 15:39:57 GMT Organization: WilTel Distribution: world Message-ID: <4rtugd$shu@gateway.wiltel.com> Keywords: iomega jaz NEXTSTEP OPENSTEP I've installed a Jaz Drive on a NS3.3 Intel box. I've got thsi disktab entry from the net and updated /etc/disktab. iomega jaz|iomega jaz 1GB|iomega jaz 1GB G.5512/1:\ :ty=removable_rw_scsi:nc#1021:nt#64:ns#32:ss#512:rm#5394:\ :fp#320:bp#0:ng#0:gs#0:ga#0:ao#0:\ :os=sdmach:z0#64:z1#192:\ :pa#0:sa#2045952:ba#8192:fa#1024:ca#3:da#4096:ra#5:oa=time:\ :ia:ta=4.3BSD:aa: I was able to format a disk with and without this disktab entry. BTW, my version of the drive is not G.5512, it is Rev G.60. After I loaded OPENSTEP, my system would not recognize the formatted drive. It would not even allow me to re-format a disk. I then attached the drive to a HP 715/100 running NS3.3. I modified the disktab entry as above. The system sees the drive: mach: iomega jaz 1GB Rev G.60 as sd1 at sc0 target 4 lun 0 .but is not able to read the contents. Can someone help me figure what the source of the problem might be? Thanks, -- Roberto Arrocha WorldCom Advanced Software Technology 8665 New Trails Drive The Woodlands, TX 77381 Phone: 713.364.4141 Email: roberto.arrocha@wcom.com Fax: 713.362.6415
From: shaynes@widomaker.com (Steve Haynes) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Re: Next memory upgrade Date: 9 Jul 1996 15:30:36 GMT Organization: EQB Industries Message-ID: <shaynes-0907961036330001@pm1-13.wmbg.widomaker.com> References: <31E22EE1.3714@fis1.fc.up.pt> In article <31E22EE1.3714@fis1.fc.up.pt>, Augusto Rodrigues <asrodrig@fis1.fc.up.pt> wrote: > Hello. > > I'm considering increasing the memory of my black Next. > I have a mono turbo slab (Motorola '040, 33 MHz), with > 16Mb. I'd like to add another 16Mb. I know the appropriate > simms are 72-pin, 70 ns. But not all simms are equal, and most/all > memory places don't know what a black Next is. I've seen > other posts refering what other, more common, hardware should > people refer to when ordering memory (e.g., Macs) but only for > other, older Nexts (e.g.,a Mac IIci for 25MHz slabs). > > What would be an equivalent machine I could reference to ask > the sales people memory for? > Did anyone had this problem before that could post/mail me the > answer? > > Thanks to all. > > A. Rodrigues Augusto, I am not affiliated with these people in any way but they have incredible prices on memory for Black Nexts. The company is Deep Space Technology and you want to speak with Shannon 1-301-663-3033 he evidently is a large dealer of used black hardware. good luck.
From: David Grindrod <grindrod@mailhost.NMR.EMBL-Heidelberg.DE> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Re: Notebooks and NeXTSTEP 3.0 Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 17:55:01 +0200 Organization: EMBL Distribution: world Message-ID: <31E280D5.2781@mailhost.NMR.EMBL-Heidelberg.DE> References: <31E2649B.167E@mailhost.NMR.EMBL-Heidelberg.DE> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Sorry the subject line should have been Re: Notebooks and NeXTSTEP 3.3 Dave -- --------------------------------------------------------------- David grindrod, NMR System Manager, EMBL Heidelberg. Email: mailto:grindrod@EMBL-Heidelberg.DE HTML Home Page: http://www.NMR.EMBL-Heidelberg.DE/grindrod/
From: roberto.arrocha@wcom.com (Roberto Arrocha) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Jaz Drive Problems Date: 9 Jul 1996 16:10:02 GMT Organization: WilTel Distribution: world Message-ID: <4ru08q$so9@gateway.wiltel.com> References: <4rtugd$shu@gateway.wiltel.com> Keywords: Iomega Jaz NEXTSTEP OPENSTEP System does not recognize Jaz drive. I get the following error msgs: probing for DOS probing for CDROM init_device: SDIOCGETCAP: I/O error init_device: SDIOCGETCAP: I/O error probing for mac probing for cdaudio .and an error Panel with: "The scsi disk is unreadable." on OPENSTEP for Intel and SPARC. The disk was formatted under NEXTSTEP 3.3 on Intel. Any ideas what the problem might be? -- Roberto Arrocha WorldCom Advanced Software Technology 8665 New Trails Drive The Woodlands, TX 77381 Phone: 713.364.4141 Email: roberto.arrocha@wcom.com Fax: 713.362.6415
From: jmcnamar@onramp.net (Jason L. McNamara) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Dear NeXT: DPT PM2144UW driver Date: 9 Jul 1996 17:25:38 GMT Organization: OnRamp Technologies; ISP; Dallas/Ft Worth/Houston, TX USA Message-ID: <4ru4mi$qar@news.onramp.net> References: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703230004.29496B-100000@cais2.cais.com> Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> writes > When will you be releasing a driver on NeXTAnswers for the DPT > PM2144UW PCI Ultra Wide SCSI card? > > DPT PM2144UW. High-Performance PCI-to-Wide Ultra SCSI adapter. > mow@navigator.de (Hallo Markus!) writes + I thought all DPT cards work with the DPT SCSI driver due to the EATA + protocol. Am I wrong ? Please tell me, I am about to buy such a beast. The 2144UW will be out in a couple weeks (RSN, says DPT). The driver from NeXT does work (quite well) with the 2044W and the 2144W. These are half-length cards also in the SmartCache IV series. And yes, the add-on RAM cache module is supported. Jason -- Jason McNamara / jmcnamar@onramp.net (NeXTMail encouraged!) Bifrost Workstations, Inc. NEXTSTEP, OpenStep, and WebObjects 10850 Richmond Ave, Suite 270 on Intel, SPARC, & HP systems Houston, TX 77042 http://www.stepwise.com/bwi.html 713.952.9949 voice / 713.952.9934 facsimile
From: ftouhi@iro.umontreal.ca Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NEED ENCIRCLE FOR NEXT FOR INTEL Date: 9 Jul 1996 18:19:32 GMT Organization: Universite de Montreal Distribution: world Message-ID: <4ru7rk$pbb@epervier.CC.UMontreal.CA> HI : i want to know if someone has Encircle (IRC Client) for INTEL) ? Encircle is an IRC Client. But i found it just for Next. I have NextStep for INTEL. So i need it for Intel. Thanks a LOTS Majid Ftouhi mail- to ftouhi@iro.umontreal.ca
From: Scott Mewett <mewett@mpr.ca> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Make Non-Turbo Faster (Was: Re: Make a Turbo Color faster?) Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 23:16:15 -0700 Organization: MPR Teltech Ltd. Message-ID: <31E34AAF.5ED2@mpr.ca> References: <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com> <acraqmuqxe.fsf@tundra.winternet.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I all this talk about making a turbo faster is making me jelous. I thought my system was pretty good considering its age. I'm wanting a turbo now. ;) Is my non-turbo color as far as i can get it? I have 32 MB and a 1gig i think it is about a 9ms drive. Is this probably all I can do until I can afford a Turbo color. Or if someone has a Mono turbo cube that wants to trade i would be interested.(i would probably have to pay some money too. :() Scott
From: steen@x1.us.ohio-state.edu (Steen Hansen) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: MacIntosh keybd/barcode scanner on black hardware? Date: 9 Jul 1996 20:32:24 GMT Organization: University Technology Services Message-ID: <4rufko$2bi@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> Is it possible to connect a MacIntosh keyboard to an old NeXtstation (black hardware)? I'd like to put a barcode scanner on one machine, and have heard that a Mac-compatible scanner could be used, by plugging it into the mouse port. Anyone doing this? Thanks Steen -- Steen Hansen (Hviid), Computer Specialist, The Ohio State University Watching TV and drinking beer has a lot in common: Too much makes you stupid.
From: John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 9 Jul 1996 20:52:41 GMT Organization: monoChrome, Inc., NJ, USA Message-ID: <4rugqp$9qn@news4.digex.net> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> par@MCS.COM (Peter Richardson) wrote: > I have the Adaptec 2940UW. I have DOS/Windows 3.11, Windows NT, and NeXTStep installed. It works well. I have never tried any of the others, so can't compare the speeds. All I know is that the thing is REAL fast. I would assume that all Ultra Wides are REAL fast compared to what I was using though. I have the 2940UW also. And an older DPT2024. The adaptec is OK. But all DPT's in my experience are much more robust and perform better. If a driver comes out to support the DPT_UW, then I recommend getting that. Otherwise, the 2940UW is an ok second choice. -- Thanks, be well, take care, later, John Kheit )^> %^) =^) monoChrome, Inc. | New York Law School NEXTSTEP Developer | Opinions expressed represent me only MIME, SUN, & NeXTmail OK | http://cnj.digex.net/~jkheit mailto:jkheit@cnj.digex.net | Telepathy...It's coming...
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From: mib@microweb.com (MIB) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Cdrom on NeXT Black HW? Date: 9 Jul 1996 21:54:23 GMT Organization: Microweb Communications Message-ID: <mib-1007960252460001@sport15.microweb.com> which scsi ID would a 2x SCSI Cdrom need to be at to be used on black next HW? mib
From: david@dbynum.async.csuohio.edu (D E Bynum) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Intel Marl mainboard-any problems? Date: 10 Jul 1996 00:34:05 GMT Organization: Cleveland State University Message-ID: <4rutpt$m7g@csu-b.csuohio.edu> Recently some correspondents to this group have said they were eager to run NS 3.3/Openstep on the Intel Marl board (ATX form-factor, 430HX chipset). Is someone actually doing so, successfully, and happy with it? Any problems? David
From: "Bruce F. Webster" <bwebster@bfwa.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT laser printer fails to feed paper completely Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 18:25:20 -0700 Organization: Bruce F. Webster and Associates, Inc. Message-ID: <31E30680.62DB@bfwa.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit For the second time in the past few years, I find myself with a NeXT laser printer that has stopped feeding paper all the way through. It does the initial feed (engaging the leading edge of the paper), but then does nothing, causing the system to respond with a "Paper is jammed" message. If anyone has an idea as to how to fix this, let me know. Thanks. ..bruce.. -------------------------------------- bruce f. webster | bwebster@bfwa.com | Bruce F. Webster and Associates, Inc.| http://www.bfwa.com/~bwebster | --------------------------------------
From: darrin@research.canon.com.au (Darrin Smart) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: mkisofs Re: CD-R drives on NeXTSTEP Date: 10 Jul 1996 13:14:10 +1000 Organization: Canon Information Systems Research Australia Message-ID: <4rv762$5u8@freddie.research.canon.com.au> References: <4ri1b0$id9@digifix.digifix.com> <4rthpe$sg2@netty.york.ac.uk> pete@ohm.york.ac.uk (-bat.) writes: >I just compiled it and it ran fine. I make images like this and then >write them to CD's using WinOnCDToGo under windows 3.1. Thjis works >very nicely. word of warning about mkisofs though - it won't write >druiectly to your DOS partititon. I have no idea why. This is annoying as >I have to keep twice the amound of spare disc space lying around. .. and if you are going to boot Win 3.1 just to write the image, check out the file2cd program (see http://www.cd-info.com/CDIC/Technology/CD-R/FAQ.html), which can dump an image to your CD-R from the dos command line. It only supports a few recorders, though. - Darrin -- Darrin Smart, Software Engineer | darrin@research.canon.com.au Canon Information Systems Research Australia | Phone +61-2-805-2942 PO Box 313 NORTH RYDE NSW 2113 | Fax +61-2-805-2929
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: epimbe@world.std.com (James C Vlcek) Subject: 25MHz slab, Fujitsu 2263SA disk died Message-ID: <DuB4xJ.IyD@world.std.com> Summary: Won't spin up, apparently Sender: vlcek@byteware.com (James Vlcek) Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 03:12:55 GMT I have a 1991-vintage 25MHz slab, into which I installed a Fujitsu 2263SA 660MB drive shortly after purchase. These drives were quite popular with NeXT users at the time, although their seek noise was legendary. Well, the drive finally (and abruptly) died on me a couple of days ago. It sounds like it's trying to spin up, but then abruptly seems to give up and spin back down again. I replaced the thing the very same day with a much quieter and very much faster Seagate, but there's still some data I'd like to recover from the Fujitsu. Anyone else had experience with these Fujitsus, as in "bringing them back to life" if only briefly to recover data? (Once I've got the data off it, I won't feel bad chucking the thing. It's a monster; incredibly heavy, slow, and loud. Impressive, the technological gains of the past five years...) Jim Vlcek vlcek@byteware.com
From: jburton@nwu.edu (Joshua W. Burton) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXT laser printer fails to feed paper completely Date: 10 Jul 1996 03:44:45 GMT Organization: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US Message-ID: <4rv8vd$1pa@news.acns.nwu.edu> References: <31E30680.62DB@bfwa.com> "Bruce F. Webster" <bwebster@bfwa.com> wrote: > For the second time in the past few years, I find myself with a > NeXT laser printer that has stopped feeding paper all the way > through. It does the initial feed (engaging the leading edge of > the paper), but then does nothing, causing the system to respond > with a "Paper is jammed" message. We _just_ had the same problem, with a salvaged NeXTprinter at work. It's allegedly a problem with the rollers, where they get too dry to grab the leading edge of the paper. There is a great big roller at the front, which pulls the leading edge in, and then a set of five little rollers on a spindle that are supposed to take it from there. I spent most of this very morning taking the blasted thing apart, per the instructions in the FAQ (lost four screws, found three, and one of the three wasn't mine---don't try this without a long set of tweezers handy!). I got the case off, and moved the front assembly (with the case-opening button on it) out of the way. To be honest, I think I could have gotten at those five rollers nearly as well without even taking the printer apart. Anyway, a dose of isopropyl alcohol on them did no good at all. I wonder if they are even turning properly, but can't think of any way to find out, so I'll probably go through the same futile exercise again later this week, and try to clean them more thoroughly. If you manage to solve your problem, please send me email about what you did, as I am stuck at this point. ``You know how dumb the average +--------------------------------------+ person is? Well, half of them are | Joshua W. Burton (847)677-3902 | even dumber than THAT.'' | jburton@nwu.edu | -- J. R. `Bob' Dobbs +--------------------------------------+
From: marcel@system.de (Marcel Weiher) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Make Non-Turbo Faster (Was: Re: Make a Turbo Color faster?) Date: 10 Jul 1996 05:37:44 GMT Organization: Unlimited Surprise Systems, Berlin Message-ID: <4rvfj8$auc@unlisys.unlisys.net> References: <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com> <acraqmuqxe.fsf@tundra.winternet.com> <31E34AAF.5ED2@mpr.ca> Cc: mewett@mpr.ca In <31E34AAF.5ED2@mpr.ca> Scott Mewett wrote: > > Is my non-turbo color as far as i can get it? > > I have 32 MB and a 1gig i think it is about a 9ms drive. I recently bought a Pyro upgrade for my cube. After managing to do the required hardware mods to the backplane, I noticed a definite qualitative speed improvement. Before I had gotten fully used to this, my old HD died. Having read enough about the Berkeley fast file-system (and slightly annoyed that the default NeXT parameters were sub-optimal, making my original disk slow to ~700K/s) I tricked BuildDisk into creating a file-system with optimized parameters. It now runs at 1.5-2.5MB/s. With those two changes together, I hardly recognized my old cube :-) Marcel
From: caggiano@wtv.com (Alan Caggiano, Psy.D.) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Re: Do you own a socalled `refurbished' B&W Megapixel monitor? Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 22:58:22 -0600 Organization: Thin Client Group Message-ID: <caggiano-0907962258220001@sf-027.sfo.com> References: <DtLzGB.K7E@AWT.NL> <4raavp$c7f@news.wco.com> <4rbdlc$4h@dfw-ixnews10.ix.netcom.com> <Dtxou5.7Bq@waldo.com> In article <Dtxou5.7Bq@waldo.com>, hocker@waldo.com wrote: > And what, pray tell, is a "zapitator"? Yes, this could extend the lives of a batch o' black boxes yeh? > : > monochrome monitors. We were able to successfully refurbish most of them > : > by using a "zapitator" on the CRT to blow the oxides off of the exiter > : filaments. > -- Alan Rosseland-Caggiano, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist , "Ease of use means it IS easy to use, not it SHOULD BE easy to use."
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Cdrom on NeXT Black HW? Date: 10 Jul 1996 01:40:03 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4rvq93$pns@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <mib-1007960252460001@sport15.microweb.com> mib@microweb.com (MIB) wrote: >which scsi ID would a 2x SCSI Cdrom need to be at to be used on black next HW? Any ID is fine as long as it's not used (and not #7). CDPlayer.app, I've been told, prefers the CDROM to be on ID#1, so I guess that's your best bet. If you have a boot device (disk) hanging off the SCSI bus, the CDROM ID should be higher than the boot device (disk). My setup: Disk1(#0), CDROM(#1), Disk2(#2), NeXT_Color_Printer(#4), Zip(#5) and the NeXT SCSI controller(#7) -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Make Non-Turbo Faster (Was: Re: Make a Turbo Color faster?) Date: 10 Jul 1996 01:43:01 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4rvqel$q1l@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <mib-0807962333440001@sport15.microweb.com> <acraqmuqxe.fsf@tundra.winternet.com> <31E34AAF.5ED2@mpr.ca> <4rvfj8$auc@unlisys.unlisys.net> marcel@system.de (Marcel Weiher) wrote: >Before I had gotten fully used to this, my old HD died. Having read enough >about the Berkeley fast file-system (and slightly annoyed that the default >NeXT parameters were sub-optimal, making my original disk slow to ~700K/s) I >tricked BuildDisk into creating a file-system with optimized parameters. It >now runs at 1.5-2.5MB/s. > You would not happen to wish to go into details on this would you? :) This is the slowest aspect of my Turbo Color. -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: paul@plsys.co.uk (Paul Lynch) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Cdrom on NeXT Black HW? Date: 10 Jul 1996 10:32:57 GMT Organization: P & L Systems, Ltd. Message-ID: <4s00sp$pjp@ironhorse.plsys.co.uk> References: <mib-1007960252460001@sport15.microweb.com> <4rvq93$pns@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> Cc: rworne@primenet.com In <4rvq93$pns@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> Robert Worne wrote: > mib@microweb.com (MIB) wrote: > >which scsi ID would a 2x SCSI Cdrom need to be at to be used on black next > HW? > > Any ID is fine as long as it's not used (and not #7). CDPlayer.app, I've > been told, prefers the CDROM to be on ID#1, so I guess that's your best bet. > If you have a boot device (disk) hanging off the SCSI bus, the CDROM ID > should be higher than the boot device (disk). CDPlayer likes /dev/sd1a, which isn't the same as target 1. The default target for the internal disk on black hardware is 1, so anywhere from 2 to 6 should be used for the CDROM. Paul -- Paul Lynch (NeXTmail) paul@plsys.co.uk Tel: (01494)432422 P & L Systems Fax: (01494)432478 http://www.plsys.co.uk/~paul
From: ttl@sti.fi (Timo Lehtinen) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: A strange NeXT Printer problem ... Followup-To: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Date: 10 Jul 1996 10:11:51 GMT Organization: Telecom Finland News Service Message-ID: <4rvvl7$sha@kuikka.inet.fi> Hello, I wonder if anyone might have any clues as to how to solve the following problem: Environment: Color NeXTstation (non-turbo) NeXTstep 3.0 NeXT 400 dpi Printer NeXTstep has been installed from scratch on a new system disk. The printer is new (has been lying unused up until now). At boot time on "Starting Local Services ..." I hear the print engine start and after approx. 3 secs stop (I assume this is normal). The problem: Any attempts to print from any app will result in the print engine starting and immediately stopping. Nothing gets printed and no paper feed (even partial) happens. The UI reports: "Some or all of the pages in your print request couldn't be printed". The following lines get written to /usr/adm/lpd-errs : Server:Local_Printer[95]: chico: root - start Server:Local_Printer[95]: Cannot open device: No such device (Note that /dev/lpd/printer exists and in general everything is intact as immediately after NeXTstep installation ...) I'd appreciate any ideas on how to solve this. Thanks, -- Timo Lehtinen Kivihaantie 8 c, FIN-00310 Helsinki, Finland Stream Technologies Inc. Tel: +358 0 4774 8020, Fax: +358 0 4774 8021
From: dave@turbocat.snafu.de (David Wetzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Speed Date: 10 Jul 1996 10:18:07 GMT Organization: Turbocat's Development, Germany Message-ID: <4s000v$ja@turbocat.snafu.de> Hi! There was a thread about compiling BlackSpace on various machines. Can someone with a new PPro or P200 update this list? Thanks _ _ _(_)(_)_ David Wetzel, Turbocat's Development, (_) __ (_) Buchhorster Strasse, D-16567 Muehlenbeck/Berlin, FRG, _/ \_ Phone +49 33056 82151, Fax +49 33056 82152 (______) dave@turbocat.snafu.de (NeXTMail,MIME)
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Timothy Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> Subject: Re: NeXT laser printer fails to feed paper completely Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.94.960710074547.366A-100000@nerc1.nerc.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 07:58:10 -0400 References: <31E30680.62DB@bfwa.com> To: "Bruce F. Webster" <bwebster@bfwa.com> In-Reply-To: <31E30680.62DB@bfwa.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII On Tue, 9 Jul 1996, Bruce F. Webster wrote: > For the second time in the past few years, I find myself with a NeXT > laser printer that has stopped feeding paper all the way through. It > does the initial feed (engaging the leading edge of the paper), but then > does nothing, causing the system to respond with a "Paper is jammed" > message. > > If anyone has an idea as to how to fix this, let me know. Thanks. > ..bruce.. There are two possibilities: 1) the rollers need to be cleaned 2) the fuser gear needs to be replaced You have two options for getting information on how to clean the rollers and replace the gear: 1) send me email with SUBJECT of send-ascii printer-misc 2) goto: http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/printerinfo.html Goto http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/ for general NeXT info Goto http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/printerinfo.html#ROLLERS to jump right to the instructions on cleaning the rollers Goto http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/printerinfo.html#GEAR to jump right to the instructions for replacing the fuser gear (including where to buy the replacement gear) Good luck TjL ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> NeXTMail adored! (MIME/SUN also accepted) NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info Now in infancy: http://www.nerc.com/~luomat
From: s124177@student.uq.edu.au (Simon Chih-L Han) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: MacIntosh keybd/barcode scanner on black hardware? Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 21:48:08 +1000 Organization: Centre for Research in Vascular Biology, the UQ Message-ID: <s124177-1007962148080001@pipi.anatomy.uq.oz.au> References: <4rufko$2bi@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> In article <4rufko$2bi@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>, steen@x1.us.ohio-state.edu (Steen Hansen) wrote: > Is it possible to connect a MacIntosh keyboard to an old NeXtstation (black > hardware)? I'd like to put a barcode scanner on one machine, and have heard > that a Mac-compatible scanner could be used, by plugging it into the > mouse port. Anyone doing this? > > Thanks > > Steen > > -- > Steen Hansen (Hviid), Computer Specialist, The Ohio State University > > Watching TV and drinking beer has a lot in common: Too much makes you > stupid. I am now using a NeXT black ADB keyboard with my MAC.
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.marketplace,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.programmer,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.northstar,comp.sys.nsc.32k,comp.sys.oric,comp.sys.palmtops,comp.sys.pen,comp.sys.powerpc,comp.s From: M. WILKINS <mwilkins@earthlink.net> Sender: M. WILKINS <mwilkins@earthlink.net> Subject: cmsg cancel <01bb6c56.57337d00$3f5bface@mwilkins> Control: cancel <01bb6c56.57337d00$3f5bface@mwilkins> Message-ID: <cancel.01bb6c56.57337d00$3f5bface@mwilkins> Followup-to: junk References: <01bb6c56.57337d00$3f5bface@mwilkins> Date: 7 Jul 1996 22:53:52 GMT Spam-cancel: "I'LL TELL YOUR FUTURE, NOW!!!"
From: pete@ohm.york.ac.uk (-bat.) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NextStep on military kit ? Date: 10 Jul 1996 12:01:08 GMT Organization: The University of York, UK Message-ID: <4s0624$k2i@netty.york.ac.uk> I don't suppose anyone out there has tried to get NS running on the new LXI ruggedised PC from EDS have they ? Any comments/experiences you want to share before I try and tackle it ? -bat.
From: dsmith@ldnrid48. (Doug Smith) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Communicate PCMCIA 28.8 Modem card Date: 10 Jul 1996 12:05:36 GMT Organization: First Chicago NBD Corporation, Chicago IL, USA Message-ID: <4s06ag$39n@news.cmg.fcnbd.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Dear all, I have an NEC Versa laptop running 3.3 with the following patches installed:- Intel 82365 PCMCIA Adaptor update (3.33) PCMCIA Bus Support driver (3.34) NeXTStep release 3.3 Patch update 1 I am wondering if I can use the Communicate PCMCIA modem card (connexion analogue 2880), with NeXTStep on this NEC VERSA or on any other laptops (mainly the Compaq Elite range). Basically, I get the "PCMCIA0 bus registration" message on bootup, but no identification of the card itself (which figures as I havn't installed a driver). Is there a driver available for this card? and also what device will it become which I would tip/cu to? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Doug Smith.
From: tf@uran.informatik.uni-bonn.de (Thomas Fuchs) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: imagine video and AWE32 Date: 10 Jul 1996 12:53:14 GMT Organization: Computer Science Bonn, Germany Message-ID: <4s093q$mes@news.rhrz.uni-bonn.de> References: <4qpkll$bea@crcnis3.unl.edu> In article <4qpkll$bea@crcnis3.unl.edu>, tshores@unlinfo.unl.edu (thomas shores) writes: >Hi all, >I have a few questions about drivers, and I would appreciate some >advice if any is available on this equipment. > >First, does anyone know if the Next Imagine128 driver is compatible >with the latest Imagine123 Series 2 card. I saw no mention of the >latest card in Nextanswers, but I'm wondering if it might be fully >backwards compatible with the original Imagine128. In this vein, has >anyone had any experience with the #9MotionPCI video card and >Nextstep. > >Secondly, is there a Nextstep driver for the Creative Labs AWE32 sound >card. All I found was Soundblaster 8/16. Are they compatible. > >I should say these questions are coming from my interest in installing >Nextstep on the Dell Dimension XPS with SDRAM. The above mentioned >hardware comes with it as a default. Has anyone successfully >installed Nextstep on this system, or have any words of wisdom about >trying it? Thanks for any answers. > >Tom Shores >University of Nebraska > -- +-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+ | Thomas Fuchs | Tel.: +49-228-550-292 | | System Administration | Fax.: +49-228-550-382 | | Institut f"ur Informatik III | | | Universit"at Bonn | e-mail: | | R"omerstrasse 164 | tf@informatik.uni-bonn.de | | 53117 Bonn | tf@cs.uni-bonn.de | +-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
From: Xavier.Nicolay@polytechnique.fr (Xavier NICOLAY) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: A strange NeXT Printer problem ... Date: 10 Jul 1996 12:51:16 GMT Organization: Ecole Polytechnique Message-ID: <4s0904$heb@polytechnique.polytechnique.fr> References: <4rvvl7$sha@kuikka.inet.fi> In article <4rvvl7$sha@kuikka.inet.fi> ttl@sti.fi (Timo Lehtinen) writes: Hello, I wonder if anyone might have any clues as to how to solve the following problem: Environment: Color NeXTstation (non-turbo) NeXTstep 3.0 NeXT 400 dpi Printer NeXTstep has been installed from scratch on a new system disk. The printer is new (has been lying unused up until now). At boot time on "Starting Local Services ..." I hear the print engine start and after approx. 3 secs stop (I assume this is normal). The problem: Any attempts to print from any app will result in the print engine starting and immediately stopping. Nothing gets printed and no paper feed (even partial) happens. The UI reports: "Some or all of the pages in your print request couldn't be printed". The following lines get written to /usr/adm/lpd-errs : Server:Local_Printer[95]: chico: root - start Server:Local_Printer[95]: Cannot open device: No such device (Note that /dev/lpd/printer exists and in general everything is intact as immediately after NeXTstep installation ...) I'd appreciate any ideas on how to solve this. Thanks, -- Timo Lehtinen Kivihaantie 8 c, FIN-00310 Helsinki, Finland Stream Technologies Inc. Tel: +358 0 4774 8020, Fax: +358 0 4774 8021 How is your printer device ? crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 8, 0 Jul 10 12:01 /dev/np0 crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 39, 0 Nov 12 1994 /dev/nps0 the port of the NeXT printer is /dev/np (see man 4 np) -- Xavier NICOLAY Architecte Systeme UNIX Ecole Polytechnique Service Informatique et Telematique (SITX) 91128 PALAISEAU Cedex E-mail: Xavier.Nicolay@polytechnique.fr
From: tf@uran.informatik.uni-bonn.de (Thomas Fuchs) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: disktab entry for Quantum XP32150W Date: 10 Jul 1996 14:02:23 GMT Organization: Computer Science Bonn, Germany Message-ID: <4s0d5f$m6e@news.rhrz.uni-bonn.de> Hi, can anyone tell me the /etc/disktab entry for the Quantum XP32150W ? Thanks in advance. Thomas +-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+ | Thomas Fuchs | Tel.: +49-228-550-292 | | System Administration | Fax.: +49-228-550-382 | | Institut f"ur Informatik III | | | Universit"at Bonn | e-mail: | | R"omerstrasse 164 | tf@informatik.uni-bonn.de | | 53117 Bonn | tf@cs.uni-bonn.de | +-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
From: schmidt@radius.mae.cornell.edu (Peter Schmidt) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Error Code 65 is bad on cube Date: 10 Jul 1996 16:37:43 GMT Organization: CU-HSS Program in Biomechanical Engineering Sender: ps17@cornell.edu (Verified) Message-ID: <4s0m8n$9rj@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> Just got off the phone with Bell Atlantic NeXT hardware service, and they say that failing the SCSI test with Error Code 65 (cannot load test pattern in counter) is bad, and they wouldn't repair it, just send me a new motherboard. For $550. Thanks to everyone who replied to my message "SCSI Bus hung. What now?" but it appears that my problems are bigger than what we thought. So, my question is, does anyone know of a reference on the NeXTcube archetecture, so that I can attempt to repair the board myself? -pete
From: uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de (Uli Zappe) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: ADVICE: Pentium Pro 200 Configuration Date: 4 Jul 1996 16:10:46 GMT Organization: J. W. Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt/Main Message-ID: <4rgqe6$r4@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de> References: <4rflpo$s8h@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> wjabi@umich.edu (Wassim M. Jabi) wrote: > Hello: > > I am trying to do my homework regarding configuring a Pentium Pro 200 > MHz within a $6000-$6500 range. The following is submitted for your > evaluation and feedback. Any help you can give me will be greatly > appreciated. Funny. Apart from the fact that I'm still running a Pentium and have a larger harddisk this configuration is exactly mine :-) > Mainboard: ASUS P/I-P6RP4 (Orion) > (B0 stepping (or better) > of the Orion PCI chipset with > write posting enabled) You might want to wait for the Natoma boards cause after all I've heard they will be better and cheaper at the same time. > System RAM: 64MB FPM 60ns, Nonparity Given current prices and your intended use I would think of more RAM. I use 80 MB at the moment and still feel short of RAM in graphic intensive applications. > SCSI Adapter: Adaptec 2940 PCI obvious choice > Video: ELSA Winner 2000 Pro/X, PCI, 8MB VRAM This card I can highly recommend. I run it for a year now and am totally satisfied. > Ethernet: Cogent EM-960C, 32bit PCI, Combo Fine choice > Multimedia: Creative Labs Sound Blaster-16 Given your interest in Mulitmedia I'd recommend a Ensoniq card to avoid all the well known problems with the SB driver. Besides, the Ensoniq is the only card for NEXTSTEP being able to run MIDI *and* sound > Keyboard: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 104Key I gave Microsoft a try with this one as it looks really good and is nice to use. BUT - after one year of use already lots of the letters on the keys begin to fade... It seems that Microsoft can't even build reliable hardware :-(( > Mouse: Microsoft Ergonomic Serial Mouse Same with that. Really nice mouse, but the microswitches went ill after 1 year of use. Bye Uli -- _____________________________________________________________________ Uli Zappe Lorscher Strasse 5 D-60489 Frankfurt Germany Phone: +49 (69) 9784 0007 E-Mail: uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de (NeXTMail - Mime - ASCII) PGP: public key on request Member of WiNG (Wiesbaden NEXTSTEP Group) _____________________________________________________________________
From: John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: ADVICE: Pentium Pro 200 Configuration Date: 10 Jul 1996 18:11:53 GMT Organization: monoChrome, Inc., NJ, USA Message-ID: <4s0rp9$mdv@news4.digex.net> References: <4rflpo$s8h@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> <4rgqe6$r4@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de> uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de (Uli Zappe) wrote: > > Mouse: Microsoft Ergonomic Serial Mouse > Same with that. Really nice mouse, but the microswitches went ill after 1 year of use. The new Logitech mouse man is the best mouse I've ever used. I think even better than NeXT's excellent hocky puck... -- Thanks, be well, take care, later, John Kheit )^> %^) =^) monoChrome, Inc. | New York Law School NEXTSTEP Developer | Opinions expressed represent me only MIME, SUN, & NeXTmail OK | http://cnj.digex.net/~jkheit mailto:jkheit@cnj.digex.net | Telepathy...It's coming...
From: ppai@soback.kornet.nm.kr (BongOk Kim (kornet)) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: digitize video board Date: 10 Jul 1996 19:51:49 GMT Organization: KORNET (Korea Telecom) Message-ID: <4s11kl$fer@usenet.kornet.nm.kr> Yes. You can get purchase digitize video board on Intel. Please check follow web site: http://fast-multimedia.com/fast/html/products/products.html http://www.ipc.de/information/products/index.html Best regards, YoungHoon Kil From South Korea. ppai@soback.kornet.nm.kr http://soback.kornet.nm.kr/~ppai
From: bruce_walenius@crd.lotus.com (Bruce Walenius) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXTcube Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 15:49:15 -0400 Organization: Lotus Development Canada Ltd. Message-ID: <bruce_walenius-1007961549150001@130.103.46.3> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Does anybody know if I can mix RAM speed on a NeXTcube 68040-25MHz? I found a FAQ which suggests that running RAM slower than 70ns moves the clock speed to 100ns if it detects any non-70ns SIMMS. This suggests you can mix and match although the FAQ didn't come right out and say so. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.............BW
From: frank@this.net (Frank M. Siegert) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Error Code 65 is bad on cube Date: 10 Jul 1996 20:03:37 GMT Organization: NO ORGANIZATION, INC. Message-ID: <4s12ap$gsn@bias.ipc.uni-tuebingen.de> References: <4s0m8n$9rj@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> Cc: schmidt@radius.mae.cornell.edu In <4s0m8n$9rj@newsstand.cit.cornell.edu> Peter Schmidt wrote: > Just got off the phone with Bell Atlantic NeXT hardware service, and they > say that failing the SCSI test with Error Code 65 (cannot load test pattern > in counter) is bad, and they wouldn't repair it, just send me a new > motherboard. For $550. > > Thanks to everyone who replied to my message "SCSI Bus hung. What now?" but > it appears that my problems are bigger than what we thought. > > So, my question is, does anyone know of a reference on the NeXTcube > archetecture, so that I can attempt to repair the board myself? > > -pete > To my believe the SCSI chip is a SMD NCR 53C80, firmly soldered to the board. You can remove it, but only with very good equipment and a lot of training in doing this kind of stuff. Most likely you will destroy the rest of the board. Maybe another solution is more feasible: buy a new board and make yourself a dual-headed cube (one main board for scsi, one as a diskless client on the same backplane connected by ethernet). Bye Frank -- Frank M. Siegert [frank@this.net] -- Home Page http://hades.tue.schwaben.de/~frank NeXTSTEP, Linux & PostScript Guy "In cantonese C++ is called C ga ga"
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Pentium Pro 200 Advice Needed Date: 10 Jul 1996 14:02:01 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4s15o9$ost@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> I'm looking into an Intel box, I don't really care for one, but hell, someone else is gonna buy it for me! Simply stated, where can I get a PPro box that runs fine? (meaning it's gotta run NS as good as the Turbo I have here, just faster) Who will sell me a properly configured machine? I know there are a few NS Intel hardware dealers, but I want some feedback from those who own some of these machines. What I am looking for: PPro 200 Non-buggy motherboard chipset. Nice monitor (I am used to the 21" Hitachi in front of me) but the monitor does not have to be part of the system. Sound that doesn't konk out. No hangs on graphical boot-up Printer ports that work :) Decent video. I think I nailed all the recent glitches that show up on Intel systems. Anyway, anyone out there running a PPro with *NO* problems? -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Cdrom on NeXT Black HW? Date: 10 Jul 1996 14:05:01 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4s15tt$p3i@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <mib-1007960252460001@sport15.microweb.com> <4rvq93$pns@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> <4s00sp$pjp@ironhorse.plsys.co.uk> paul@plsys.co.uk (Paul Lynch) wrote: >CDPlayer likes /dev/sd1a, which isn't the same as target 1. The default >target for the internal disk on black hardware is 1, so anywhere from 2 to >6 should be used for the CDROM. Oops. I had it half right. I forgot about that. So, if I have it right this time: Boot disk should be the lowest ID# CD-ROM should be the second lowest ID# hang anything else off of a higher number ID# than the CD, and lower than #7, and you'll be fine. -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: dschuetz@access4.digex.net (David Schuetz) Newsgroups: sci.electronics.repair,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: WTB - Flyback for Fimi Monitor Date: 10 Jul 1996 21:54:47 GMT Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA Message-ID: <4s18r7$mva@news3.digex.net> Summary: 17" color monitor flyback going bad Keywords: fimi next color monitor flyback buy repair A while back I posted a question about my monitor, which is going fuzzy on me. I received quite a few very helpful replies, and after opening my monitor up and mucking about with the focus control (which helps somewhat, but it's still clearly not going to last), I've decided that the majority opinion is probably the correct one--I need a new flyback assembly. That said, where do I go find one? The part I'm looking for is for: NeXT (Fimi) 17" Color Monitor (approx. 1991-92) and has two sets of numbers. One set, on a white label, reads: 3119 208 31920 CM 91719T where "CM" is a small M nested inside a larger C. Elsewhere on the assembly are ambiguously placed the numbers: 6091 WH61 which might actually be upside down: 19HM 1609 [it's hard to tell which way is up]. Anyway, if anyone has any leads on where I can order such a beast, or if you have an old NeXT color monitor that's died (for something other than the flyback, naturally), PLEASE send me mail at: dschuetz@access.digex.net Thanks!!! david. dschuetz@access.digex.net
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 20:44:31 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII In-Reply-To: <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> I hear that the DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW w/4MB caching module will cost ~$1300. The DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW by itself is ~$500. These prices are steep. Given that the Adaptec 2940UW is widely supported and costs $300, I can't cost justify it. I suppose that DPT is appealing to the server market and the very high-end desktop. Robert La Ferla Registered OPENSTEP Consultant
From: John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 11 Jul 1996 01:41:01 GMT Organization: monoChrome, Inc., NJ, USA Message-ID: <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> wrote: > I hear that the DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW w/4MB caching module will cost ~$1300. The DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW by itself is ~$500. These prices are steep. Given that the Adaptec 2940UW is widely supported and costs $300, I can't cost justify it. I suppose that DPT is appealing to the server market and the very high-end desktop. All I can add is you get exactly what you pay for. I was forced to get the 2940UW b/c of a very weird compatibility issue with a particular device. It is OK at best. The DPT is so much more robust and self configuring. It automatically negotiates optimally for each device on the chain. Things are just plug and play with it more so than any other Intel SCSI solution I"ve run across. For example, try adding a device onto an adaptec that cannot deal with command queuing, and all other devices can. You will have to disable command Q'ing for all devices, b/c it's an all or nothing deal on adaptecs; on top of it, you will have to "configure" each scsi ID device manually. (e.g. put the NeXT Color Printer [no Cmnd Q] on the adaptec scsi chain, and you will have to turn Cmnd Q off for all devices]). Same thing on a dpt...plug in the device, it checks it out for you, sets protocal for it automatically optimized.... Much better controller, I cannot speak highly enough of it. That is why I kept the DPT, all my devices except the 'weird' one are on the old dpt... I view getting the UW DPT as an investment. I'll swap my mother board 3 or 4 times b4 I need upgrade the SCSI card...so it pays in the long run to get a good SCSI card. IMO. -- Thanks, be well, take care, later, John Kheit )^> %^) =^) monoChrome, Inc. | New York Law School NEXTSTEP Developer | Opinions expressed represent me only MIME, SUN, & NeXTmail OK | http://cnj.digex.net/~jkheit mailto:jkheit@cnj.digex.net | Telepathy...It's coming...
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <luomat@nerc.com> Message-ID: <199607110420.AAA29287@nerc.com> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 96 00:20:28 -0400 Subject: How much for a UPS Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary The summer months here have made power fluctuations very bad (monitor flicks increasing) I have thought about getting a UPS, but was wondering how much they would cost.... would like to hear from people who are using an UPS as to how it works, how much it cost, etc. Thanks TjL
From: thedrjay@aol.com (The Dr Jay) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Installed memory problem Date: 11 Jul 1996 03:33:22 -0400 Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Sender: root@newsbf02.news.aol.com Message-ID: <4s2ao2$jbf@newsbf02.news.aol.com> References: <4rs2kf$hv8@brockman.serv.net> You never stated if when you boot up the computer if you see all 96 megs of ram. You should also mention what memory modules sizes that you are using and quantities (2) 4X32, (2) 8X32 = 96 megs of ram is my best guess. You should look at your mother board manual and check if your board supports double sided ram and if all slots support double sided. If only certain memory banks support double sided ram and you upgraded with (2) 8X32 simms you will need to make sure that you installed them in one of the banks that support double sided ram. The 8X32 simms are double sided and the 4X32 are single sided. There is also the possibility that they sold you 4X32 simms as a general rule but not allways true if you dont have parity 16 meg simms will have 8 chips and 32 meg simms will have 16 chips on them. Maybe this might get you on the right track good luck.
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXTcube Date: 11 Jul 1996 01:19:01 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4s2ddl$6n0@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <bruce_walenius-1007961549150001@130.103.46.3> bruce_walenius@crd.lotus.com (Bruce Walenius) wrote: >Does anybody know if I can mix RAM speed on a NeXTcube 68040-25MHz? I >found a FAQ which suggests that running RAM slower than 70ns moves the >clock speed to 100ns if it detects any non-70ns SIMMS. This suggests you >can mix and match although the FAQ didn't come right out and say so. > I am successfully running a '040 25Mhz Cube with the following configuration: 0-3 4mb parity page mode simms 70ns 4-7 4mb parity page mode simms 70ns 8-11 1mb non-parity page mode simms 100ns 12-15 1mb non-parity page mode simms 100ns The 1 meggers are OEM with the cube, the 8 4meg simms I rescued from my 486 when I abandoned the intel platform for Black. I had numerous exception errors that were cured by ordering the latest (read: last) ROM BIOS from Decision One/Bell Atlantic, cost approx $30. The latest ROM rev is: 2.5 v66, after it was installed, no probs whatsoever. BTW: I heard (non-turbo) Cubes don't care about the mem speed, it always reports 100ns, and won't benefit from faster RAM. -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de (Uli Zappe) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 11 Jul 1996 09:38:29 GMT Organization: J. W. Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt/Main Message-ID: <4s2i2l$10o@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> wrote: > All I can add is you get exactly what you pay for. [lots of praise for DPT omitted...] But I suppose even the DPT still is not able to support power management via a SCSI command to set the HD idle, right? Bye Uli -- _____________________________________________________________________ Uli Zappe Lorscher Strasse 5 D-60489 Frankfurt Germany Phone: +49 (69) 9784 0007 E-Mail: uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de (NeXTMail - Mime - ASCII) PGP: public key on request Member of WiNG (Wiesbaden NEXTSTEP Group) _____________________________________________________________________
From: neuffer@goofy.zdv.uni-mainz.de (Michael Neuffer) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Followup-To: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Date: 11 Jul 1996 10:31:44 GMT Organization: Uni Mainz, Germany. Message-ID: <4s2l6g$rgh@kralle.zdv.Uni-Mainz.DE> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <4rugqp$9qn@news4.digex.net> John Kheit (jkheit@cnj.digex.net) wrote: : I have the 2940UW also. And an older DPT2024. The adaptec is OK. But all : DPT's in my experience are much more robust and perform better. If a : driver comes out to support the DPT_UW, then I recommend getting that. : Otherwise, the 2940UW is an ok second choice. All currently available DPT drivers already support UW. Mike -- Michael Neuffer i-Connect.Net, a Division of iConnect Corp. mike@i-Connect.Net 14355 SW Allen Blvd., Suite 140 503.677.2900 Beaverton, OR 97008
From: neuffer@goofy.zdv.uni-mainz.de (Michael Neuffer) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Followup-To: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Date: 11 Jul 1996 10:38:43 GMT Organization: Uni Mainz, Germany. Message-ID: <4s2ljj$rgh@kralle.zdv.Uni-Mainz.DE> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> Robert La Ferla (rdl@cais.com) wrote: : I hear that the DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW w/4MB caching module will cost : ~$1300. The DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW by itself is ~$500. These prices : are steep. Given that the Adaptec 2940UW is widely supported and costs : $300, I can't cost justify it. I suppose that DPT is appealing to the : server market and the very high-end desktop. If you take normal PS/2 SIMMs with parity instead of the indeed very expensive DPT ECC memory module, the price will drop to a much more reasonable amount. The DPT ECC memory modules are for people that need ultimate security and are also priced that way....... Mike -- Michael Neuffer i-Connect.Net, a Division of iConnect Corp. mike@i-Connect.Net 14355 SW Allen Blvd., Suite 140 503.677.2900 Beaverton, OR 97008
From: Delariese <Alastair@easynet.co.uk> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: 80% PRICE REDUCTION- NETWORK EQUIPMENT Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 14:21:41 +0100 Organization: Delariese Distribution: world Message-ID: <pI$KTDAlPn2xEwY6@delariese.easynet.co.uk> Mime-Version: 1.0 Low cost network equipment for sale - Clearance Sale Cisco 2500's from GBP 1400 Newbridge 3600 from GBP 3000 Spider T/A's GBP 195 Chipcom Hubs GBP 2000 Cross Com high speed LAN bridge GBP 700 Retix 4000 LAN bridge GBP 250 Cray DCX GBP 50 LAN Repeaters GBP 200 Proteon Routers from GBP 595 KNX Routers from GBP 795 8 Port Multiplexers GBP 200 call 0181 805 8383 or alastair@delariese.com for details -- Delariese
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Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <kpc@mcs.com> Message-ID: <v01530500ae0aac34212d@[205.164.39.152]> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 07:04:52 -0600 From: kpc@mcs.com (Kevin Coffee) Subject: Apple LaserWriter IIg Hello all, I'm attempting to configure an Apple LaserWriter 2g through the NextStation ('040) serial port and have gotten nowhere. Can anyone who has succeeded in this share info about what's required? According to one technical note I found through NeXT Answers, one should be able to connect the printer to either A or B using an Apple ImageWriter I cable, but this doesn't seem to work... thanks in advance, -Kevin
From: steen@x1.us.ohio-state.edu (Steen Hansen) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: MacIntosh keybd/barcode scanner on black hardware? Date: 11 Jul 1996 13:12:19 GMT Organization: University Technology Services Message-ID: <4s2ujj$jkl@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> References: <4rufko$2bi@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> <s124177-1007962148080001@pipi.anatomy.uq.oz.au> I *think* my keyboard is non-ADB, at least the connector does not fit with the exact configuration of the Mac keyboard connector. Does the signal work anyway? Do I just need to rig a special cable up? Thanks Steen In article <s124177-1007962148080001@pipi.anatomy.uq.oz.au>, Simon Chih-L Han <s124177@student.uq.edu.au> wrote: >In article <4rufko$2bi@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>, >steen@x1.us.ohio-state.edu (Steen Hansen) wrote: > >> Is it possible to connect a MacIntosh keyboard to an old NeXtstation (black >> hardware)? I'd like to put a barcode scanner on one machine, and have heard >> that a Mac-compatible scanner could be used, by plugging it into the >> mouse port. Anyone doing this? >> >> Thanks >> >> Steen >> >> -- >> Steen Hansen (Hviid), Computer Specialist, The Ohio State University >> >> Watching TV and drinking beer has a lot in common: Too much makes you >> stupid. > >I am now using a NeXT black ADB keyboard with my MAC. -- Steen Hansen (Hviid), Computer Specialist, The Ohio State University Watching TV and drinking beer has a lot in common: Too much makes you stupid.
From: neuffer@goofy.zdv.uni-mainz.de (Michael Neuffer) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Followup-To: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Date: 11 Jul 1996 13:08:35 GMT Organization: Uni Mainz, Germany. Message-ID: <4s2ucj$u73@kralle.zdv.Uni-Mainz.DE> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> <4s2i2l$10o@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de> Uli Zappe (uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de) wrote: : John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> wrote: : > All I can add is you get exactly what you pay for. : [lots of praise for DPT omitted...] : : But I suppose even the DPT still is not able to support power management via : a SCSI command to set the HD idle, right? Why would you want to do that ? To shorten the life of your harddisks ? Many of the DPT boards go into machines that run around the clock and are not powered down all too often. Just imagine a Mail or WWW or News server powering up and down the drives all the time.... If you want to power down the motor of your drives, there is a standard SCSI command (START/STOP) to do that. Mike -- Michael Neuffer i-Connect.Net, a Division of iConnect Corp. mike@i-Connect.Net 14355 SW Allen Blvd., Suite 140 503.677.2900 Beaverton, OR 97008
From: thrall@serv.net (Dean Johnson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Installed memory problem <SOLVED> Date: 11 Jul 1996 14:36:47 GMT Organization: ServNet Internet Services Message-ID: <4s33hv$20m@brockman.serv.net> References: <4rs2kf$hv8@brockman.serv.net> <4s2ao2$jbf@newsbf02.news.aol.com> In-Reply-To: <4s2ao2$jbf@newsbf02.news.aol.com> On 07/10/96, The Dr Jay wrote: >You never stated if when you boot up the computer if you see all 96 megs >of ram. You should also mention what memory modules sizes that you >are using and quantities (2) 4X32, (2) 8X32 = 96 megs of ram is my >best guess. You should look at your mother board manual and check if My apologies for not posting all relevant information about my problem. I wasn't aware of all the intricacies of RAM and its installation. Anyway, the problem is that the Orion chipset and Aurora motherboards only support memory that is the same type and size. An error that I wasn't aware of. It turns out, installing the two 8x36's next to my two 16 meg chips, that it only recognizes them as 16 megs. So anyone with the orion chipset beware about the ram you get. I am now stuck at 64 megs of ram unless I want to toss out the 2 16 megs chips and hey ram ain't that cheap yet. Thanks for all the replies that I received, dean johnson
From: grape@matrix.teuto.de (Timo Hoepfner) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Apple LaserWriter IIg Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 19:52:02 +0200 Organization: PoP Contrib.Net Bielefeld Message-ID: <199607111952021834875@[192.168.0.2]> References: <v01530500ae0aac34212d@[205.164.39.152]> > I'm attempting to configure an Apple LaserWriter 2g through the NextStation > ('040) serial port and have gotten nowhere. Can anyone who has succeeded in > this share info about what's required? > > According to one technical note I found through NeXT Answers, one should be > able to connect the printer to either A or B using an Apple ImageWriter I > cable, but this doesn't seem to work... AFAIK all Apple Postscript LaserWriters don't use a normal serial port, but a LocalTalk port. The Mac can use it's serial pots (at least the printer port) as either a normal serial port or as a LocalTalk port. Bye Timo --- Timo Hoepfner - grape@matrix.teuto.de
From: Victor Cuya <vcuya@inch.com> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 14:09:07 -0700 Organization: Prudential Securities Inc. Message-ID: <31E56D73.5D0E@inch.com> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Robert, you can also look into the offerings from ATTO Technologies. They have single and dual channem, differential and non-diff FAST/WIDE SCSI-2/3? that offers very good performance. I just ordered their VantagePCI single channel and I'm using it for a Database and Transaction server/gateway with no problems. Their driver support is very good also. Good Luck
From: John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 11 Jul 1996 18:36:44 GMT Organization: monoChrome, Inc., NJ, USA Message-ID: <4s3hjs$4r9@news3.digex.net> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> <4s2i2l$10o@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de> uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de (Uli Zappe) wrote: > But I suppose even the DPT still is not able to support power management via a SCSI command to set the HD idle, right? I'm looking for performance not conservation...and powermanagment is not a big performance thing for me. But as always, YOUR mileage may vary. -- Thanks, be well, take care, later, John Kheit )^> %^) =^) monoChrome, Inc. | New York Law School NEXTSTEP Developer | Opinions expressed represent me only MIME, SUN, & NeXTmail OK | http://cnj.digex.net/~jkheit mailto:jkheit@cnj.digex.net | Telepathy...It's coming...
From: tom@sunrise (Tom Horton) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NS on Micron P6? Date: 11 Jul 1996 19:35:17 GMT Organization: Cybernet, Boca Raton, Florida. Distribution: world Message-ID: <TOM.96Jul11153517@sunrise> I need some advice on choosing an Intel box to run NEXTSTEP. I've been using NEXTSTEP on black hardware since the beginning. I need to buy a Intel box very soon for some other work using NT. I had originally thought I'd keep using my monochrome NextStation (25 Mhz 68040) for all my NEXT work, but then it occurred to me (duh) that I should probably shoot for a machine that can also support NEXTSTEP on Intel. Unfortunately, for work reasons I haven't had time to follow where NEXTSTEP is going for the last two years or to keep up with hardware compatibility issues. So I'm scrambling to figure out what's what these days. (Wow! I feel like I've stepped into turbulent times. It seems a confusing time with 4.0 coming out.) I'm seriously thinking about Micron's 200 MHz Pentium Pro machine, which comes with 32 Mb RAM, an 8x ATAPI IDE CD-ROM, an EIDE hard drive, a Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Video card (with 2 Mb), a SoundBlaster 16, and Windows NT installed. I'll use a 17" monitor and probably be happy with 1024x768 (at least for now). If NEXTSTEP wasn't an issue, this machine (or one like it) would meet my needs. (The Micron without a monitor is $2500.) Question #1: From the configuration I've described, can I install NEXTSTEP on this machine as-is? I initially had concerns but have learned: - From NEXTANSWERS I read that one can now install NEXTSTEP from an ATAPI CD-ROM. - NEXTANSWERS #2165 describes a driver for the Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 card that's not "released" yet but is available in Beta. I really don't think I need SCSI for my non-NEXT needs, so I'd prefer *not* to spend the cash to make this a SCSI system. (I could add it later if I decide I really need it.) Can anyone report experience installing NEXTSTEP on a Micron, without SCSI? Can anyone report experience with the driver for this newly available video card? I have no personal experience using any drivers for white hardware, so I wonder if I can reasonably expect this beta driver to really work? Question #2: Should I look at Dell or Gateway for an alternative machine with similar components that might better work with NEXTSTEP? If NS wasn't an issue, I'd prefer the Micron to what those other two offer. Other vendors? Question #3: Should I go ahead and put NEXTSTEP 3.3 on this machine, or wait for 4.0? Does it matter? (4.0 might have a released version of the driver for this video card.) Some info might help you advise me. I do not really need the most powerful NEXTSTEP system. I've been reasonably happy using an older mono NEXTstation for word-processing, simple programming (without using NEXT's tools), X11 connections to our Sun, Web surfing, spreadsheets, etc. So I'm just looking for a "reasonably performing" NEXTSTEP environment. I don't have a lot of experience reconfiguring PC hardware and software to make them work (black hardware was great for me), but I do have some PC-skilled folks around me. Thanks for any help or advice you can provide. I appreciate it a lot, having been out of the loop since the magazine NeXTWorld went under. Tom Horton ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Thomas B. Horton, Associate Professor Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA Phone: 407/367-2674 FAX: 407/367-2800 Internet: tom@cse.fau.edu WWW: http://www.cse.fau.edu/~tom -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Thomas B. Horton, Associate Professor Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA Phone: 407/367-2674 FAX: 407/367-2800 Internet: tom@cse.fau.edu WWW: http://www.cse.fau.edu/~tom
From: gcl@sojourn.com (gcl) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Best Pro-200 Motherboard for Intel? Date: 11 Jul 1996 20:52:03 GMT Organization: Sojourn Systems, Lansing, MI (USA) Message-ID: <4s3phj$r4p@tkhut.sojourn.com> I'm curious which motherboard people have had luck with running a Pentium Pro 200Mhz CPU on with NeXTstep v3.3 Time to upgrade soon. Thanks. Gary (email would be cool because I will not be able to read this group for a few weeks. thanks) -- ________________________________________________________________ gcl@sojourn.com NeXTmail/LipService is prefered Founder: The NeXTstep for Intel Processors HomeBrew Mailing List Owner: Network with a NeXT '040 Cube #4173 running NeXTstep v3.3 and a Intel i486dx2-66 running NeXTstep for Intel v3.3 _________________________________________________________________
From: mpaque@pacbell.net (Mike Paquette) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: MacIntosh keybd/barcode scanner on black hardware? Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 21:12:22 GMT Organization: Electronics Service, Unit No. 16 Message-ID: <4s3qvp$fan@news.snfc21.pacbell.net> References: <4rufko$2bi@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> <s124177-1007962148080001@pipi.anatomy.uq.oz.au> <4s2ujj$jkl@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> steen@x1.us.ohio-state.edu (Steen Hansen) wrote: >I *think* my keyboard is non-ADB, at least the connector does not fit with >the exact configuration of the Mac keyboard connector. >Does the signal work anyway? Do I just need to rig a special cable up? No. The NeXT ADB and non-ADB keyboards are electrically very different. The signal protocols don't match up. The keyboard encoding is very different. Mike Paquette I don't speak for my employer, and they don't speak for me. mpaque@pacbell.net Personal E-mail mpaque@next.com NeXT business mail only, please
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc From: brianw@sounds.wa.com (Brian Willoughby) Subject: Re: which 2GB hard drive to use? Message-ID: <DuEBt6.32v@sounds.wa.com> Organization: Sound Consulting, Bellevue, WA, USA References: <31DBA818.6714@lpthe.jussieu.fr> <4ribb2$5aa@news.cs.tu-berlin.de> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 20:34:17 GMT In article <4ribb2$5aa@news.cs.tu-berlin.de>, Marcel Weiher <marcel@cs.tu-berlin.de> wrote: >After my Fujitsu 1 gig (less than 5 years old, where's that #$%!@ >invoice?!) started flaking on me, I got a Seagate Hawk 2XL, >(simply because it was available quickly. > > [...] > >The write-cache on the drive was already enabled, but I was >not able to reformat to 1024 byte sectors using formatter 1.2. Did you try using my sdformat utility? It is a replacement for NeXT's sdform, except that it allows specification of sector size for drives which have that capability. Look for the program at: ftp://next-ftp.peak.org/pub/next/binaries/util/sdformat_1.3.MIHS.tar.gz If you tell me the model number for the Hawk 2XL, I can check my database to see if anyone has had success with 1024 byte sectors on your drive. -- Brian Willoughby Software Design Engineer, BSEE from NCSU NeXTmail welcome Sound Consulting: Software Design and Development BrianW@SoundS.WA.com Bellevue, WA <http://nwlink.com/cyberartists/brianw/brianw.html>
From: kafkouli@fiu.edu Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Comments about Intel Venus ATX? Date: 11 Jul 1996 22:00:57 GMT Organization: Florida International University Message-ID: <4s3tip$e6n@isis.fiu.edu> Originator: kafkouli@sirius Hello Does anyone know if the motherboards Intel Venus ATX with a Pentium Pro 200 or 180 are creating any problems for NEXTSTEP or vice versa. Thanks for any help Regards George Kafkoulis
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <bjarni@fiton.is> Message-ID: <199607112159.VAA02346@next.fiton.is> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: Bjarni Thor Juliusson <bjarni@fiton.is> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 96 21:59:33 GMT Subject: Is any one using Jaz drive happily with NS. Hi There have been lot of discussion about the IOMEGA drives. Is any one using Jaz drive happily with NEXTSTEP at the moment? Bye Bjarni
From: rft@cg.tuwien.ac.at Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: JAZ drive performance tuning? Date: 11 Jul 1996 23:18:46 GMT Organization: Vienna University of Technology, Austria Message-ID: <4s424m$4t6@news.tuwien.ac.at> I have an Iomega JAZ drive and used NeXT's disktab entry for formatting/initializing the disk: iomegajaz-1G|iomega jaz|iomega jaz 1GB|iomega jaz 1GB H.6204/0:\ :ty=removable_rw_scsi:nc#3584:nt#4:ns#72:ss#1024:rm#5400:\ :fp#160:bp#0:\ :os=sdmach:z0#32:z1#96:ro=a\ :pa#0:sa#1032192:ba#8192:fa#1024:ca#16:da#4096:ra#10:oa=time:\ :ia:ta=4.3BSD:aa: Everything works, but I tried iozone to test the performance. The results are: about 3.5 MByte/sec reading but only 350 kByte/sec writing [I used a very large file for the test (128 MB) so that the file exceeded any possible cache sizes, i.e. the numbers should be pretty accurate]. As you can see, when reading, the drive performs as advertised, but the write speed is dismal! How do I go about tuning the performance of the jaz drive? Do I need a better (tuned) disktab entry, and reformat/initialize the drive? Or is it enough to use tunefs on the drive? If I need to use tunefs, what parameters should I use? As you can see I have a number of questions. If you have some information on how to increase the write performance, please help me. Thanks in advance for any useful information! Robert F. Tobler ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Robert F. Tobler - tel:+43(1)58801-4585,fax:5874932 Institute of Computer Graphics - mailto:rft@cg.tuwien.ac.at Vienna University of Technology - http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~rft/
From: Andre LALONDE <tralala@mlink.net> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Installing a 4.2 gyg HD startup on a black cube Date: 11 Jul 1996 23:51:34 GMT Organization: Mlink Internet, Montreal, Canada Message-ID: <4s4426$ap7@neon.Mlink.NET> Hello, I have a NeXTCube 68040 (with a 50 MgHz Pyro card) running NEXTSTEP 3.3 1- Can anyone please tell me if I can replace my 1.2 gyg startup disk by an internal 4.2 gyg? The new HD is a Hewlett-Packard Model 9B001-043 fast SCSI. Is this supported by NeXT? 2- System Installation: In order not to have to redo all my system configurations, can the contents of the old disk be copied to the new disk safely? Is there any problem in doing this? Any tricks? Thanks in advance for any help on this matter. -Andre
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 21:46:46 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960711214013.15136A-100000@cais3.cais.com> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII In-Reply-To: <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> My main gripe is the cost of the caching module. I would expect to pay $700 (total) for a ultra wide SCSI controller with a 4MB cache. $1300 is steep. As far as command queueing goes, I could buy TWO Adaptec 2940UW cards for the price of one non-caching DPT and put the non-CQ devices on one controller and the CQ devices on the other. Again, I would really like to purchase a DPT but they've priced themselves way too high. I think they must have been influenced by the NeXT Software Inc. pricing model. :-) Robert On 11 Jul 1996, John Kheit wrote: > Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> wrote: > > I hear that the DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW w/4MB caching module will cost > ~$1300. The DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW by itself is ~$500. These prices > are steep. Given that the Adaptec 2940UW is widely supported and costs > $300, I can't cost justify it. I suppose that DPT is appealing to the > server market and the very high-end desktop. > > All I can add is you get exactly what you pay for. I was forced to get the > 2940UW b/c of a very weird compatibility issue with a particular device. > It is OK at best. The DPT is so much more robust and self configuring. It > automatically negotiates optimally for each device on the chain. Things > are just plug and play with it more so than any other Intel SCSI solution > I"ve run across. For example, try adding a device onto an adaptec that > cannot deal with command queuing, and all other devices can. You will have > to disable command Q'ing for all devices, b/c it's an all or nothing deal > on adaptecs; on top of it, you will have to "configure" each scsi ID device > manually. (e.g. put the NeXT Color Printer [no Cmnd Q] on the adaptec scsi > chain, and you will have to turn Cmnd Q off for all devices]). Same thing > on a dpt...plug in the device, it checks it out for you, sets protocal for > it automatically optimized.... Much better controller, I cannot speak > highly enough of it. That is why I kept the DPT, all my devices except the > 'weird' one are on the old dpt... > > I view getting the UW DPT as an investment. I'll swap my mother board 3 or > 4 times b4 I need upgrade the SCSI card...so it pays in the long run to get > a good SCSI card. IMO. > -- > Thanks, be well, take care, later, John Kheit )^> %^) =^) > > monoChrome, Inc. | New York Law School > NEXTSTEP Developer | Opinions expressed represent me only > MIME, SUN, & NeXTmail OK | http://cnj.digex.net/~jkheit > mailto:jkheit@cnj.digex.net | Telepathy...It's coming... > >
From: ifeulner@xenon.cube.de (Ingo Feulner) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Dear NeXT: DPT PM2144UW driver Date: 11 Jul 1996 22:14:38 GMT Organization: Home, sweet home in Boeblingen, Germany Message-ID: <slrn4uav6e.qs2.ifeulner@xenon.stgt.sub.org> References: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960703230004.29496B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4ru4mi$qar@news.onramp.net> On 9 Jul 1996 17:25:38 GMT, Jason L. McNamara <jmcnamar@onramp.net> wrote: >The 2144UW will be out in a couple weeks (RSN, says DPT). The driver from >NeXT does work (quite well) with the 2044W and the 2144W. These are >half-length cards also in the SmartCache IV series. And yes, the add-on >RAM cache module is supported. What is the difference between the 2140UW and 2144UW? -Ingo. -- Smail: Ingo Feulner, Wolfacher Weg 19, 71034 Boeblingen, Germany Email: ifeulner@xenon.cube.de "You do not understand." - Kosh, Babylon 5, various episodes.
From: ifeulner@xenon.cube.de (Ingo Feulner) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: ADVICE: Pentium Pro 200 Configuration Date: 11 Jul 1996 22:12:11 GMT Organization: Home, sweet home in Boeblingen, Germany Message-ID: <slrn4uav1r.qs2.ifeulner@xenon.stgt.sub.org> References: <4rflpo$s8h@srvr1.engin.umich.edu> <4rgqe6$r4@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de> On 4 Jul 1996 16:10:46 GMT, Uli Zappe <uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de> wrote: >wjabi@umich.edu (Wassim M. Jabi) wrote: >> SCSI Adapter: Adaptec 2940 PCI > >obvious choice I don't think so. We've had MUCH trouble with the Adaptec controller and I would never suggest this one again. If you want to have REAL FAST SCSI performance then get a DPT controller with wide scsi support. It is its money worth, really. And it won't crash your computer. -Ingo. -- Smail: Ingo Feulner, Wolfacher Weg 19, 71034 Boeblingen, Germany Email: ifeulner@xenon.cube.de "You do not understand." - Kosh, Babylon 5, various episodes.
From: jut@ukrv.de (Dipl.-Ing. (FH) J.-U. Thieme) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Printing to non-postscript printers? Date: 12 Jul 1996 18:24:57 GMT Organization: Technical University Berlin, Germany Message-ID: <4s659p$h7c@brachio.zrz.TU-Berlin.DE> References: <4s5q0c$f17@math.rutgers.edu> Cc: leahy@math.rutgers.edu In <4s5q0c$f17@math.rutgers.edu> Andrew Leahy wrote: > I'm interested in finding out whether it is possible to print to a > non-postscript printer attached to a PC running NeXTStep. According > to the hardware--compatibility documentation I grabbed from > NeXTAnswers, only postscript printers are supported. However, I was > curious if non-postscript printing could be accomplished by inserting, > say, a ghostscript filter somewhere in the printing process. Since > NeXTStep doesn't seem to make use of /etc/printcap for its printing to > NeXT machines, I'm at a loss for how one might accomplish this. > > Any pointers would be appreciated. > > Thanks. > > Andrew Leahy > leahy@math.rutgers.edu > Here in the Virchow-Klinikum in berlin we are use Dots by Federico Heinz Consultora. You can also use JetPilot from interpersonal-computing GmbH in muenchen/germany for printing on non-postscript printers. CIAO JUT Prices ? See http://www.ipc.de/ or http://www.dart.de -- -------------------------------------------------------------- - Dipl.-Ing. (FH) J.- U. Thieme - -------------------------------------------------------------- - send to : jut@ukrv.de or jut@rz.charite.hu-berlin.de - - -> NeXTMail & PGP welcome <- - - phone : +49 30 450 66127 - - fax: +49 30 450 66937 - -------------------------------------------------------------- - location : virchow-hospital in berlin (germany) - --------------------------------------------------------------
From: icardena@sumter.cso.uiuc.edu (Ian Patrick Cardenas) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 12 Jul 1996 17:28:20 GMT Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana Message-ID: <4s61vk$4mh@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960711214013.15136A-100000@cais3.cais.com> I agree that $1300 would be overpriced for the PM2144UW. But after looking at prices on the 2044W and 2144W I can't image that this is correct. Current prices I've seen for the 2144WR (2144W + 0MB Cache/Raid Module) are around $600. You can throw in your own 3rd party 4MB Parity SIMM for about $40 more. How much more can they expect for an UltraWide over a Wide? Adaptec price differences for the 2940UW over the 2940 are only about $40. Robert's $700 price is more likely closer to what you'll pay. I think the $1300 price is much more likely a quote on the PM3334UW, which is the SmartRAID UltraWide controller. _That_ card frightens me. The fact that the CPU on that SCSI controller is faster then my NeXTcube is just too much :) It uses a 40MHz '040. Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> writes: >My main gripe is the cost of the caching module. I would expect to pay >$700 (total) for a ultra wide SCSI controller with a 4MB cache. $1300 >is steep. On 11 Jul 1996, John Kheit wrote: > Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> wrote: > > I hear that the DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW w/4MB caching module will cost > ~$1300. The DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW by itself is ~$500. -- Ian P. Cardenas (icardena@uiuc.edu) CCSO Sites Technical Support "Are they as successful as who,Microsoft? Only drug lords from South America are as successful as Microsoft." -Tim Byars, on the success of NeXT Computer, Inc.
From: dave@turbocat.snafu.de (David Wetzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: wich Simms for HP LJ 5MP? Date: 12 Jul 1996 13:59:01 GMT Organization: Turbocat's Development, Germany Message-ID: <4s5ln5$10r@turbocat.snafu.de> Hello! (sorry It's a bit off-topic but I have no better newsgroup) Which Simms can I use in a HP LaserJet 5 MP (PostScript) The Simms from HP are too expensive. Thanks in advance. _ _ _(_)(_)_ David Wetzel, Turbocat's Development, (_) __ (_) Buchhorster Strasse, D-16567 Muehlenbeck/Berlin, FRG, _/ \_ Phone +49 33056 82151, Fax +49 33056 82152 (______) dave@turbocat.snafu.de (NeXTMail,MIME)
From: giddings@menominee.menominee.chem.wisc.edu (Michael Giddings) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Anyone tried a Cyrix 686 with NS/OS? Date: 12 Jul 1996 19:41:27 GMT Organization: University of Wisconsin Madison Distribution: world Message-ID: <4s69p7$15ra@news.doit.wisc.edu> The subject says it all. I'm wondering if I can upgrade a machine I have to a Cyrix 686 processor and still have it run with NextStep. Thanks! Michael Giddings
From: giddings@menominee.menominee.chem.wisc.edu (Michael Giddings) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Power Management in OS/4.0? Date: 12 Jul 1996 19:43:59 GMT Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison Distribution: world Message-ID: <4s69tv$15ra@news.doit.wisc.edu> One of the biggest frustrations I have with NS 3.3 is the lack of working power management features for portables, such as Suspend/Resume. I am wondering if this situation has improved in OpenStep/Mach 4.0? That would be a big factor in my decision to buy it. . . Thanks!
From: allan@ali.bc.ca (Allan Noordvyk) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Printing to non-postscript printers? Date: 12 Jul 1996 19:11:40 GMT Organization: ALI Message-ID: <4s681c$beo@cetus.ali.bc.ca> References: <4s5q0c$f17@math.rutgers.edu> Cc: leahy@math.rutgers.edu In comp.sys.next.hardware Andrew Leahy wrote: > I'm interested in finding out whether it is possible to print to a > non-postscript printer attached to a PC running NeXTStep. According > to the hardware--compatibility documentation I grabbed from > NeXTAnswers, only postscript printers are supported. However, I was > curious if non-postscript printing could be accomplished by inserting, > say, a ghostscript filter somewhere in the printing process. Since > NeXTStep doesn't seem to make use of /etc/printcap for its printing to > NeXT machines, I'm at a loss for how one might accomplish this. > > Any pointers would be appreciated. This can be done (I have done it for my Canon BJ200) by following Avery Wang's (?) instructions for an HP550c (available at the usual archive sites). However, there are issues with throttling the speed at which data is pumped to the printer (I just wrote a simple throttle program using usleep since I couldn't be bothered to figure out the ioctl calls). Also, printing to assorted page sizes is not very slick. Currently I have to edit the filter parameters by hand. I could probably figure out a way to do it automagically but I've got a lot of other things to do. A better solution is to just purchase Dots or eXTRAPRINT since they have already figured out all of the gotchas and integrated things nicely into NS. I think their output might be somewhat nicer than what ghostscript produces as well (at least they have more dithering control options :-) I'll probably junk my current lash up and purchase one of the aforementioned packages when I get annoyed enough with the limitations, or when I get a new printer (and thus would have to recompile ghostscript and whip up another printcap). -- Allan Noordvyk, Software Artisan e-mail: allan@ali.bc.ca ALI Technologies Voice: 604.279.5422 x 317 Richmond, Canada Fax: 604.279.5468 * NeXT and MIME mail welcome * "C++ is to C as Lung Cancer is to Lung."
From: aitken@coho.halcyon.com (William E. Aitken) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: PLEASE HELP: Black hardware problems. Date: 12 Jul 1996 20:33:14 GMT Organization: Northwest Nexus, Inc. - Professional Internet Services Message-ID: <4s6cqa$4s1@news2.halcyon.com> Some hardware questions. I'm running NS3.0 on a non-turbo, non-ADB 68040 NeXT cube. 1. My OD drive seems to have succumbed to dust. I'd like to get it working again, but not enough to spend much money doing so. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get it working again. In particular, what supplies would I need, where might I get them, how would I use them? Better yet, any recommendations of people in the Seattle area who I could pay to do it for me? 2. I'm having trouble with my 10 base T ethernet. It sends out packets fine until it receives a packet and then just shuts up. If I'm reading the info from ifconfig correctly, it looks like it's in a state where every packet it sends appears to collide. I believe that it still receives packets. Has anyone seen anything like this? I might try doing a board swap for this, but am somewhat reluctant to pay Decision 1's prices without some sort of assurance that this will fix the problem. Any suggestions? Upgrading to 3.[123] is an option, although I was hoping to be able to backup over the network first. 3. Has anyone successfully put a 68030 into a cube with a 68040 and a NextDimension in it. I'm thinking about trying, but would rather avoid frying all three boards. 4. I'm beginning to suspect that my ISP is incompetent in its handling of News. In particular, I'm beginning to suspect that my posts aren't reliably getting out. Would someone from outside the halcyon.com domain pleas ACK this message? Thanks in advance. Bill. -- William E. Aitken | Formal verification is the email: aitken@halcyon.com | future of computer science --- Snail: 8500 148th Ave NE #H1026 Redmond WA | Always has been, always will be. ===============================================================================
From: firebird@exit109.com (firebird) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 00:54:52 GMT Organization: Alantic Internet Technologies, Inc. Message-ID: <31e6f330.1426512@news1.exit109.com> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960711214013.15136A-100000@cais3.cais.com> Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> wrote: >My main gripe is the cost of the caching module. I would expect to pay >$700 (total) for a ultra wide SCSI controller with a 4MB cache. $1300 >is steep. As far as command queueing goes, I could buy TWO Adaptec 2940UW >cards for the price of one non-caching DPT and put the non-CQ devices on >one controller and the CQ devices on the other. Again, I would really >like to purchase a DPT but they've priced themselves way too high. I >think they must have been influenced by the NeXT Software Inc. pricing >model. :-) DPT makes gear primarily for the industrial market. In this market, the first priority is reliability and the second is performance. The DPT generally outperforms the Adaptec (primarily because Adaptec insists that using the computer's memory as cache is faster than using hardware) and the DPT is known for reliability. The Adaptec is just known for being fast and cheap. You get what you pay for. firebird Warning. . . all unsolicited junk email will be forwarded to your postmaster, and a complaint will be filed with your local and state Better Business Bureaus. A complaint against your Internet Service Provider may also be added to their entry on The List (http:/www.thelist.com).
From: s124177@student.uq.edu.au (Simon Chih-L Han) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Looking for black mice Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 14:40:56 +1000 Organization: Centre for Research in Vascular Biology, the UQ Message-ID: <s124177-1307961440560001@pipi.anatomy.uq.oz.au> References: <4s5gb9$bt3@hpuniv.univ-lr.fr> In article <4s5gb9$bt3@hpuniv.univ-lr.fr>, stm@poseidon.univ-lr.fr (Stuart McLellan) wrote: > Help! My black mice are dying one by one! > Does anyone know a supplier (In France, UK or elsewhere)? > Donations accepted if you have a black mouse with no Next box > -- > > Stuart McLellan > Centre de Ressources Informatique > Universite de La Rochelle > Avenue Marillac > 17042 LA ROCHELLE CEDEX 01 There are several reseller in USA selling used NeXT mouse (ADB or non-ADB) and adapter to let you use cheaper PC serial mouse with blackware. You can find their info from www.stepwise.com/NeXT reseller like "dancing bear"
From: filip@filtronix.eunet.be (Filip Lingier) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 11 Jul 1996 21:27:25 GMT Organization: Filtronix Inc. Distribution: world Message-ID: <4s3rjt$d5@andromeda.filtronix.eunet.be> References: <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> Hi, Which driver is to be used with the 2144UW because NeXTanswers does not explicitly mentions the 2144. Filip -- ---------------------------- FILTRONIX ----------------------------- |-- --- \ / Software Development - OpenStep|Windows|X11 |- | X Web Design & Development - HTML|CGI|JAVA|WebObjects | | / \ ---> info@filtronix.eunet.be
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> Subject: Re: PLEASE HELP: Black hardware problems. Message-ID: <Pine.NXT.3.94.960713002629.22177A-100000@charisma> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 00:37:30 -0400 References: <4s6cqa$4s1@news2.halcyon.com> To: "William E. Aitken" <aitken@coho.halcyon.com> In-Reply-To: <4s6cqa$4s1@news2.halcyon.com> Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII On 12 Jul 1996, William E. Aitken wrote: > Some hardware questions. I'm running NS3.0 on a non-turbo, non-ADB > 68040 NeXT cube. > > 1. My OD drive seems to have succumbed to dust. I'd like to get it > working again, but not enough to spend much money doing so. Does > anyone have suggestions on how to get it working again. In > particular, what supplies would I need, where might I get them, how > would I use them? Better yet, any recommendations of people in the > Seattle area who I could pay to do it for me? I think some people have used compressed air to get it out, but I might be wrong! > 2. I'm having trouble with my 10 base T ethernet. [snip] no idea, sorry/ > 3. Has anyone successfully put a 68030 into a cube with a 68040 and a > NextDimension in it. I'm thinking about trying, but would rather > avoid frying all three boards. Don't know that I understand the question, but I'm sure I haven't heard anyone else say they have done this... > 4. I'm beginning to suspect that my ISP is incompetent in its handling > of News. In particular, I'm beginning to suspect that my posts aren't > reliably getting out. Would someone from outside the halcyon.com > domain pleas ACK this message? > email: aitken@halcyon.com consider it ACK'd. However, getting bad USENET in/out -put is not good. If you want to ensure getting your posts out and getting all the posts, consider email digests (and learn the email addresses to post to NeXT newsgroups). To find out more, send me email with the SUBJECT line send-ascii next-digest-info TjL ps -- if you need help splitting the digests up into individual mail messages (using procmail and formail) let me know.... it is done here daily automatically via my .procmailrc. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> NeXTMail adored! (MIME/SUN also accepted) NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info Now in infancy: http://www.nerc.com/~luomat
From: dcinege@superlink.net (Dave Cinege) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 13 Jul 1996 07:41:56 GMT Organization: SuperNet Inc. (908) 828-8988 Message-ID: <4s7k04$15m@earth.superlink.net> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> In <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com>, Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> writes: >I hear that the DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW w/4MB caching module will cost >~$1300. The DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW by itself is ~$500. These prices I use and sell DPT. What I currently charge including shipping: 2044W $260 (68000 20MHz) 2144W $365 (68020 20MHz) RC4040 $370 (RAID/Cache module. Fits on the back of either 2044 or 2144) The RC4040 require at least one SIMM. With the price of memory I recommend most people go right to 4mb, since the SIMMs are about $40. So your above config of 2144/RC4040/4mb is closer to $775. I haven't looked at the UW yet. I would guess the W is now out of, or on limited production and will be replaced by the UW at the same price. >are steep. Given that the Adaptec 2940UW is widely supported and costs >$300, I can't cost justify it. I suppose that DPT is appealing to the >server market and the very high-end desktop. Even if your prices were correct, you can justify anything when your system will not run. I have NEVER known Adaptec to build good products EVER. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dave 'Kill a Cop' Cinege (aka Psychopath #3) --- Super Genius at Large http://www.psychosis.com/ Prove me wrong.....VOTE Libertarian! Harry Browne for President in '96 Libertarian Party 1-800-682-1776 http://www.rahul.net/browne/ http://www.lp.org/
From: dknox@uga.cc.uga.edu (David K. Knox) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Mac Disks on PLI Superfloppy? Date: 13 Jul 1996 13:03:00 GMT Organization: University of Georgia, Athens Message-ID: <dknox-1307960912280001@192.0.2.1> Greetings NeXT Enthusiasts! I have an 030 Cube running NeXTStep 2.1 and a PLI Superfloppy external drive. The drive does a great job with NeXT and DOS formatted disks but, is there anyway to get it to read Mac Disks? Thank you for any assistance you can give me. David K. Knox
From: jsamson@istar.ca (Jean-Paul Samson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Iomega Zip drive query Date: 13 Jul 1996 16:01:39 GMT Organization: iSTAR internet inc. Message-ID: <4s8h93$5vo@news.istar.ca> References: <4quorf$fts@nntp.ucs.ubc.ca> <4r757d$eov@chinx4.thoughtport.net> <slrn4te8m7.fl8.luomat@charisma.nerc.com> In-Reply-To: <slrn4te8m7.fl8.luomat@charisma.nerc.com> On 06/30/96, Timothy J. Luoma wrote: >Yes, the ZIP drive (SCSI version) will work with the NeXT. > >But, why not get a SyQuest drive instead? The EZ-drive works great >(I've got one), and you get 116 megs per disk after formatting for >the NeXT. You can also format for MAC. DOS-formatted disks can be >used, but you cannot format for DOS. I can't read DOS-formatted EZ Drive cartridges under NEXTSTEP 3.2. Perhaps only under 3.3? Sean Samson jsamson@istar.ca -- -===================================================================- Jean-Paul Samson -==- jsamson@istar.ca -==- NeXTmail welcome, no MIME -===================================================================-
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: glen@prosoft.com (Glen Biagioni) Subject: Re: PLEASE HELP: Black hardware problems. Message-ID: <DuHs2w.2I5@prosoft.com> Sender: usenet@prosoft.com Organization: ProSoft Solutions, Inc. References: <Pine.NXT.3.94.960713002629.22177A-100000@charisma> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 17:18:31 GMT "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> writes > > On 12 Jul 1996, William E. Aitken wrote: > > > Some hardware questions. I'm running NS3.0 on a non-turbo, non-ADB > > 68040 NeXT cube. > > > > 1. My OD drive seems to have succumbed to dust. I'd like to get it > > working again, but not enough to spend much money doing so. Does > > anyone have suggestions on how to get it working again. In > > particular, what supplies would I need, where might I get them, how > > would I use them? Better yet, any recommendations of people in the > > Seattle area who I could pay to do it for me? > > I think some people have used compressed air to get it out, but I > might be wrong! > I have found that it is the head positioning mechanism rather than, say, the head itself that is the problem. There is a metal band with very fine slots that is used to count the head steps across the tracks. This seems to collect dust and cause positioning problems. I have taken the drive apart (twice now), just enough to locate this band, and lightly brushed it off. The drive is hard to take apart but I don't remember many details. I recall something about a cover and the body not easily separating because of a connector between them. I think I left them connected and carefully opened them in a hinged sort of way to get into where I needed. -- Glen Biagioni ProSoft Solutions Inc. glen@prosoft.com (NeXTmail Welcome) Bus:(604)324-3311 Fax:(604)324-9431
From: dwright1@voicenet.com (Darren Wright) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: PLEASE HELP: Black hardware problems. Date: 13 Jul 1996 22:53:52 GMT Organization: Voicenet - Internet Access - (215)674-9290 Message-ID: <4s99e0$7cu@gnews2.voicenet.com> References: <4s6cqa$4s1@news2.halcyon.com> <Pine.NXT.3.94.960713002629.22177A-100000@charisma> Timothy J. Luoma (luomat@nerc.com) wrote: : On 12 Jul 1996, William E. Aitken wrote: : > Some hardware questions. I'm running NS3.0 on a non-turbo, non-ADB : > 68040 NeXT cube. : > : > 1. My OD drive seems to have succumbed to dust. I'd like to get it : > working again, but not enough to spend much money doing so. Does : > anyone have suggestions on how to get it working again. In : > particular, what supplies would I need, where might I get them, how : > would I use them? Better yet, any recommendations of people in the : > Seattle area who I could pay to do it for me? there is a DOc out there one how to disassemlbe the drive and clean it. Check on peanuts..... : : > 2. I'm having trouble with my 10 base T ethernet. : [snip] : no idea, sorry/ me neither : > 3. Has anyone successfully put a 68030 into a cube with a 68040 and a : > NextDimension in it. I'm thinking about trying, but would rather : > avoid frying all three boards. : Absolutely! I made the right most backplane slot an ID#0 slot, and stuck and 030 board in there....works like a champ! Again., there is a doc out there named DualBackplane something or other...
From: chris@vespucci.iquest.com (Chris Fisher) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: [Q] Sim like port on black? Date: 14 Jul 1996 09:56:26 -0500 Organization: interQuest Online Services -- Huntsville, AL Distribution: world Message-ID: <4sb1qq$5rm@vespucci.iquest.com> What is the extra sim like port on NeXTstation motherboards? It is a slightly smaller than a 72pin sim. Is this for DSP ram? Or (drool) for some sort of motherboard cache? If it is for DSP ram, what application(s) would take advantage of it? -- "Perception is not in the eye of the beholder, but of his fears." - Me. (NeXTmail accepted) FreeBSD/NeXTstep/OSF/VSTa/Ultrix/SunOS/ URLs: www.nsa.org www.unix.org Linux/Unixware/Sco/Solaris/MicrosoftOS*
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <emma@titania.csse.swin.edu.au> Message-ID: <9607141600.AA00588@titania.csse.swin.edu.au> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: Emma Erin Beckett <emma@titania.csse.swin.edu.au> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 96 02:00:01 +1000 Subject: SVGA/VGA monitors attached to a Nextstation mono? Hi All, Is there any way to connect a supervga monitor to a Nextstation as a replacement for the 17" mono megapixel screen? Any info on how to go about doing this (i.e cables, adapters, documentation) would be great. Thank you Emma ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." -- Hunter S. Thompson ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Emma Erin Beckett: emma@number_one.csse.swin.edu.au
From: embuck@palmer.cca.rockwell.com (Erik M. Buck) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: lpr & lpq work but print from GUI doesn't Date: 14 Jul 1996 20:04:48 GMT Organization: Rockwell Avionics - Collins Message-ID: <4sbjt0$t4s@castor.cca.rockwell.com> References: <4r9j7k$qn@marsu.navigator.schwaben.com> <MHOVAN.96Jul4140352@thompson.BLaCKSMITH.com> Cc: mhovan@BLaCKSMITH.com We have a number of nextstep systems. All can print to network printers via lpr and examine the queue vie lpq. However, printing from the GUI does not work. All I get is the header page and nothing else. It seems like the network printer can not find the nextstep queue ? - Any suggestions ?
Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware From: minister@rinet.ru (Dmitriy Veremeev) Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Sender: usenet@news.rinet.ru (Ivan Frolcov) Organization: Ministry Message-ID: <31e90e70.2870427@news-win.rinet.ru> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s7k04$15m@earth.superlink.net> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 20:26:43 GMT dcinege@superlink.net (Dave Cinege) wrote: >In <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com>, Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> writes: >>I hear that the DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW w/4MB caching module will cost >>~$1300. The DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW by itself is ~$500. These prices > >I use and sell DPT. >What I currently charge including shipping: >2044W $260 (68000 20MHz) >2144W $365 (68020 20MHz) >RC4040 $370 (RAID/Cache module. Fits on the back of either 2044 or 2144) > >The RC4040 require at least one SIMM. With the price of memory I recommend >most people go right to 4mb, since the SIMMs are about $40. > >So your above config of 2144/RC4040/4mb is closer to $775. > >I haven't looked at the UW yet. I would guess the W is now out of, or on >limited production and will be replaced by the UW at the same price. > >>are steep. Given that the Adaptec 2940UW is widely supported and costs >>$300, I can't cost justify it. I suppose that DPT is appealing to the >>server market and the very high-end desktop. > >Even if your prices were correct, you can justify anything when your system >will not run. I have NEVER known Adaptec to build good products EVER. > Some questions: 1. Does DPT use memory interleaving - i.e. is it going to operate faster if I will use 2 SIMMs instead of just 1 ? Does it require PARITY on SIMMS ? 2. Are you _sure_ that UW model is available NOW? I called my local dealer and he said that UW modules are going to be available at the beginning of September. Is that right? 3. Do you have any info, does DPT plan to make something like RC4040, but especially for UW model (you know, RC4040 was made for Wide model) 4. Is that UW model OK? I mean, there is ONE drawback on DPT controllers, and I do NOT like it. They dont have FLASH BiOS !! That is too bad. What if UW firmware have bugs since it's pretty new? Thank you in advance. BYE. Yours, LodeRunner (Dmitriy Veremeev). E-mail: minister@rinet.ru
From: John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 14 Jul 1996 23:05:11 GMT Organization: monoChrome, Inc., NJ, USA Message-ID: <4sbuf7$qn5@news3.digex.net> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s7k04$15m@earth.superlink.net> <31e90e70.2870427@news-win.rinet.ru> minister@rinet.ru (Dmitriy Veremeev) wrote: > 4. Is that UW model OK? I mean, there is ONE drawback on DPT controllers, and I do NOT like it. They dont have FLASH BiOS !! That is too bad. What if UW firmware have bugs since it's pretty new? They replace the chips for you. You just ask for the latest, and they ship it out for $10bux including s/h. However, I do agree, that flash is the way to go.... -- Thanks, be well, take care, later, John Kheit )^> %^) =^) monoChrome, Inc. | New York Law School NEXTSTEP Developer | Opinions expressed represent me only MIME, SUN, & NeXTmail OK | http://cnj.digex.net/~jkheit mailto:jkheit@cnj.digex.net | Telepathy...It's coming...
From: icardena@sumter.cso.uiuc.edu (Ian Patrick Cardenas) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 15 Jul 1996 00:19:51 GMT Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana Message-ID: <4sc2r7$3rn@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s7k04$15m@earth.superlink.net> <31e90e70.2870427@news-win.rinet.ru> I'll try and answer some of the questions that that I can. DPT (sales@dpt.com) could prolly help you more. minister@rinet.ru (Dmitriy Veremeev) writes: >Some questions: >2. Are you _sure_ that UW model is available NOW? I called my >local dealer and he said that UW modules are going to be available >at the beginning of September. Is that right? > The UW model is not out now and is scheduled to ship on the 29th of July acording to the DPT sales rep I spoke to. >3. Do you have any info, does DPT plan to make something like RC4040, >but especially for UW model (you know, RC4040 was made for Wide model) > There will definitely be a Cacheing/RAID module for the UW. I believe the RC4040 is meant to be used with all SmartCacheIV's (including the UW) but you'd have to talk to someone else for a definitive answer. >4. Is that UW model OK? I mean, there is ONE drawback on DPT >controllers, and I do NOT like it. They dont have FLASH BiOS !! >That is too bad. What if UW firmware have bugs since it's pretty new? > I believe they replace the EPROMs for some small fee. Alternatively if you have your own EPROM burner you can download the binary images from their web page. -- Ian P. Cardenas (icardena@uiuc.edu) CCSO Sites Technical Support "Are they as successful as who,Microsoft? Only drug lords from South America are as successful as Microsoft." -Tim Byars, on the success of NeXT Computer, Inc.
From: sanguish@digifix.com Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.announce,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.marketplace,comp.sys.next.programmer,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.bugs,comp.soft-sys.nextstep Subject: NEXTSTEP Resources on the Internet Date: 15 Jul 1996 04:15:10 GMT Organization: Digital Fix Development Distribution: inet Message-ID: <4scgke$s91@digifix.digifix.com> Topics include: Stepwise NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Information WWW site eduSTEP WWW site NeXT Software, Inc. 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From: 71171.1203@COMPUSERVE.COM (Daryl Thachuk) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Objectstation service in Bay Area Date: 15 Jul 1996 07:23:24 GMT Organization: Montage Technologies Inc. Message-ID: <71171.1203-1507960034150001@hd15-066.compuserve.com> Our Objectstation 41 stopped working this afternoon. We get power to the HD, scsi card, keyboard but nothing appears on screen. Can anyone recommend a good repair shop in the Bay Area? thanx -daryl --- Daryl Thachuk Montage Technologies Inc 71171.1203@compuserve.com
From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Looking for black mice Date: 15 Jul 1996 10:28:51 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4sd6h3$l1l@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <4s5gb9$bt3@hpuniv.univ-lr.fr> Stuart McLellan (stm@poseidon.univ-lr.fr) wrote: : Help! My black mice are dying one by one! : Does anyone know a supplier (In France, UK or elsewhere)? : Donations accepted if you have a black mouse with no Next box Repairing a black mouse is a piece of cake, as long as it is only the mouse button that does no longer work. The original switch is an Omron D2F-01, DIGI-Key part number SW501-ND. It has been reported that the Cherry part #DG1C-B1AA which is available as digikey CH164-ND works fine too. Since you seem to be located in France: Digikey parts can be ordered using their Web page at www.digikey.com. It should also be possible to get mouse switches from local electronics store, however, my experience was that you often wind up paying more. I have no connection with DigiKey other then ordering stuff there. They have an excellent online catalog, and they deliver overseas at reasonable rates. Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: SVGA/VGA monitors attached to a Nextstation mono? Date: 15 Jul 1996 10:48:22 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4sd7lm$l1l@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <9607141600.AA00588@titania.csse.swin.edu.au> Emma Erin Beckett (emma@titania.csse.swin.edu.au) wrote: > Is there any way to connect a supervga monitor to a Nextstation as a > replacement for the 17" mono megapixel screen? Yes, you can, but a run-of-the-mill SVGA monitor won't do, as it does not have enough bandwidth. You'll need a good 17" monitor that supports sync on green, and handles the native black res of 1120x832. I have successfully attached an Eizo Flexscan. I think Dancing Bear made an adaptor. Find their address at www.stepwise.com. You can also make your own, they are trivial (just wired through). I seem to remember a wiring dieagram in either the NeXT FAQ or in NextAnswers. hope this helps, get back to me in personl email if you need more info, Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: mark@cyantic.com (Mark T. Dornfeld) Subject: Laptops for Openstep Organization: CYANTIC Systems Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 21:44:44 GMT Message-ID: <1996Jul14.214444.21463@cyantic.com> Nextanswers has not changed recently with regard to compatible laptops. Most of the models listed there are "old". I would like to get a summary of machines and driver combinations that are working well for for NS. In particular, which Compaq, Dell, and IBM models work with NS. The Dell Latitude XPi looks like a good candidate, but the video hardware is non-standard, and the port extender uses a Future Domain SCSI interface which has no Next support. Please email your experiences with laptops unless you feel it is worth posting. Thanks. -- -- Mark T. Dornfeld, Cyantic Systems Corporation Voice: (416) 621-6166 1 Eva Road Suite 301 Facsimile: (416) 621-6212 Etobicoke, Ontario, M9C 4Z5 CANADA Email: mark@cyantic.com
From: sprenger@rintintin.Colorado.EDU (Michael D. Sprenger) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXTstation Mono Megapixel's image detoriates within an hour Date: 15 Jul 1996 16:34:09 GMT Organization: University of Colorado, Boulder Message-ID: <4sdru1$jvv@peabody.colorado.edu> Dear readers, The weirdest thing happened to my NeXTstation mono display this weekend: Its image detoriated significantly within about an hour or so. Suddenly, everything looks very much bleached out and a bit blurry. The formerly dark gray workspace background (default color) is now almost as bright as the light gray windows. Furthermore, it not possible anymore to completely dim the monitor from the keyboard. Also, the image is now vertically offset to the point where icons along the bottom of the workspace (e.g., recycler) partly dissappear from the screen. The wierd things is that I've had this machine for 5.5 years now and the monitor has always been exceptionally sharp. Now it seems to have given up on me within only an hour. Has anybody ever encountered anything like this? Moreover, since there are no controls on the monitor itself, is there a way to fix this? It seems to me that on a real monitor, all I would have to do is to fiddle with the brightness, contrast and h-center/v-center knobs until I get a decent image again. Does someone know whether there are any companies out there that still do maintenance on NeXT hardware? Your help is greatly appreciated! Best regards, -Michael ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael D. Sprenger Optoelectronic Computing Systems, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Office: ECEE-128, Campus Box 425, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309-0425 Phone: (303) 492-5127 Fax: (303) 492-3674 E-mail: Michael.Sprenger@Colorado.EDU (NeXT/MIME/Metamail OK) WWW: http://albert.colorado.edu/~sprenger ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- -- Michael D. Sprenger
From: Harvey Rothenberg <hrberg@infinet.com> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Help! -Which UltraWide Scsi Controller should you buy? Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 12:55:29 -0700 Organization: InfiNet Message-ID: <31EAA231.2040@infinet.com> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960710204150.8702B-100000@cais2.cais.com> <4s1m3d$pkb@news4.digex.net> <Pine.BSI.3.93.960711214013.15136A-100000@cais3.cais.com> <31e6f330.1426512@news1.exit109.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Sorry, I tried to Add a topic and could not, thus this question placed here in this appropriate topic. I am trying to decide on a controller that would be supported by a Multiboot system and support the same need in Cdrom drives. Can anyone help provide a direction. I've already scanned the FAQ, but I have not had the time to look over any HOWTO's yet. I have been considering DPT, but there is an issue of RAID compatiblity between RAID implementations on the controller side. I'll thank you ahead of time for the assistance you all may provide. > > DPT makes gear primarily for the industrial market. In this market, > the first priority is reliability and the second is performance. The > DPT generally outperforms the Adaptec (primarily because Adaptec > insists that using the computer's memory as cache is faster than using > hardware) and the DPT is known for reliability. The Adaptec is just > known for being fast and cheap. You get what you pay for. > THANKS !!!!! Harvey
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: franc@xenicos.fdn.fr (Francois BIENTZ) Subject: Re: Looking for black mice Message-ID: <1996Jul15.200643.416@xenicos.fdn.fr> Sender: franc@xenicos.fdn.fr Organization: Individual. References: <4s5gb9$bt3@hpuniv.univ-lr.fr> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 20:06:43 GMT In article <4s5gb9$bt3@hpuniv.univ-lr.fr> stm@poseidon.univ-lr.fr (Stuart McLellan) writes: > > Help! My black mice are dying one by one! > Does anyone know a supplier (In France, UK or elsewhere)? > Donations accepted if you have a black mouse with no Next box > -- You can replace it with a logitech bus mouse. Francois BIENTZ
From: john@getafix.demon.co.uk (John Shirlaw) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Simplistic SIMM Question Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 21:21:57 GMT Message-ID: <837465717.16163.0@getafix.demon.co.uk> Simplistic Question on SIMMS for a NeXT Station Colour Turbo. The data I have read on upgrading the memory on a NeXT station Turbo, says that it requires 72 pin Simms, with 70 ns Access time. Is this all the relevant info I need to order more memory or is it not that simple? ie can I call any old PC memory dealer and say I want 2 8 Mb 72 no parity simms with 70 ns access time and get something I can just drop into my next? Thanks for any pointers John.
From: slush@wam.umd.edu (the Slush) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT monitor on PC? Date: 15 Jul 1996 21:55:42 GMT Organization: University of Maryland, College Park, MD Message-ID: <4seeou$bkp@dailyplanet.wam.umd.edu> Is it possible to conect a NeXT Megapixel monitor to a non-NeXT computer, specifically an IBM clone? What kind of video card would I need? Has anybody ever done this? WOuld it be possible to buy or make an adapter to do this? Let me know, -- [Jason Schlauch] | [slush@glue.umd.edu] | [slush@wam.umd.edu] [http://www.wam.umd.edu/~slush] | [Random thought:] [The thought of suicide is a great consolation: with the help of it] [one has got through many a bad night. (Nietzsche)]
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: js@euler.han.de (Juergen Sell) Subject: Re: Error Code 65 is bad on cube Message-ID: <DuLKzF.5uw@euler.han.de> Sender: js@euler.han.de (Juergen Sell) Organization: Ink Unknown References: <4s12ap$gsn@bias.ipc.uni-tuebingen.de> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 18:35:39 GMT Frank M. Siegert writes > To my believe the SCSI chip is a SMD NCR 53C80, firmly soldered to the board. > You can remove it, but only with very good equipment and a lot of training in > doing this kind of stuff. Most likely you will destroy the rest of the board. to unsolder try to first cut all the IC's legs, thus removing the corpus. This is 'dead meat' anyway. Then you merely need to unsolder single legs - with lot less heat required for working on one leg at a time. And take a break after each leg/try - or else the board might overheat. Good luck, Juergen --- Fon +49 511 92455-51 NeXTMail welcome No Mime Fax +49 511 92455-52 = What time do we live in when revolution reminds us of soap powder, = when spontaneity and freedom get associated with instant coffee, = when a politician's idea of social change is changing names = when a country posing as super know-how factory cuts expenses on education?
From: dave@turbocat.snafu.de (David Wetzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: SVGA/VGA monitors attached to a Nextstation mono? Date: 15 Jul 1996 19:57:39 GMT Organization: Turbocat's Development, Germany Message-ID: <4se7rj$1n2@turbocat.snafu.de> References: <9607141600.AA00588@titania.csse.swin.edu.au> <4sd7lm$l1l@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) wrote: (...) > Yes, you can, but a run-of-the-mill SVGA monitor won't do, as it > does not have enough bandwidth. You'll need a good 17" monitor > that supports sync on green, and handles the native black res > of 1120x832. I have successfully attached an Eizo Flexscan. I have NEVER seen a MONO-machine that gave a sync on GREEN! _ _ _(_)(_)_ David Wetzel, Turbocat's Development, (_) __ (_) Buchhorster Strasse, D-16567 Muehlenbeck/Berlin, FRG, _/ \_ Phone +49 33056 82151, Fax +49 33056 82152 (______) dave@turbocat.snafu.de (NeXTMail,MIME)
From: dcinege@superlink.net (Dave Cinege) Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: 16 Jul 1996 03:52:38 GMT Organization: SuperNet Inc. (908) 828-8988 Message-ID: <4sf3m6$am7@earth.superlink.net> In <31e90e70.2870427@news-win.rinet.ru>, minister@rinet.ru (Dmitriy Veremeev) writes: >dcinege@superlink.net (Dave Cinege) wrote: > >Some questions: >1. Does DPT use memory interleaving - i.e. is it going to operate >faster if I will use 2 SIMMs instead of just 1 ? Does it require >PARITY on SIMMS ? I dunno. I doubt it does. But do you really need a cache access time faster then 0.05ms? It needs parity...I would say only use true parity. A 1x36-70ns works great, and is dirt cheap right now >2. Are you _sure_ that UW model is available NOW? I called my >local dealer and he said that UW modules are going to be available >at the beginning of September. Is that right? No idea. I spoke with DPT about a month ago and word was July. If you wanna buy one from me I would be happy to find out. : > >3. Do you have any info, does DPT plan to make something like RC4040, >but especially for UW model (you know, RC4040 was made for Wide model) The UW is exactly the same thing as the W except for in a increase in bandwidth for *-UltraWide-* devices. Whoopy! I couldn't care less. Boy Adaptec must have great marketing......I tip my hat to anyone who can convince a customer to buy something that will give them no noticable increase in performance. >4. Is that UW model OK? I mean, there is ONE drawback on DPT >controllers, and I do NOT like it. They dont have FLASH BiOS !! >That is too bad. What if UW firmware have bugs since it's pretty new? Just do what I did....buy a EPROM programmer : > Then you can just download the new BIOS and burn it. The UW will be just like the W. In fact they only put out 1 info sheet with one picture, and it says 2044W/UW. And the only difference is the max SCSI transfer rate. I bet they will use the same BIOS as the W model. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- EMC 908-541-4214
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Simplistic SIMM Question Date: 15 Jul 1996 22:41:03 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4sfa1f$cln@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <837465717.16163.0@getafix.demon.co.uk> john@getafix.demon.co.uk (John Shirlaw) wrote: >Simplistic Question on SIMMS for a NeXT Station Colour Turbo. > >The data I have read on upgrading the memory on a NeXT station Turbo, says >that it requires 72 pin Simms, with 70 ns Access time. > >Is this all the relevant info I need to order more memory or is it not that >simple? > >ie can I call any old PC memory dealer and say I want 2 8 Mb 72 no parity >simms with 70 ns access time and get something I can just drop into my next? > That's pretty much what I did, pointed at a 8x32 70ns (32 Meg SIMM) and said "I'll take two" got home, slapped 'em in the Turbocolor (as a bonus, I got to keep two of the 8-meggers in the other slot) no problem. I would hope that they have a return policy, it will help (just in case). -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: luke-adamson@tamu.edu (Luke Adamson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Problems with Jaz under NS3.3 (bad disk?) Date: 16 Jul 1996 03:56:47 GMT Organization: Micron Internet Services Message-ID: <4sf3tv$ti@is05.micron.net> Hello all! I just got my nice, new Jaz drive (external), and have been having a gruesome time making it happy with NEXTSTEP (or, anything at all for that matter--Story ensues) The drive comes with Iomega's TOOLS disk. A collection of tools for organizating your stuff under win95/dos, etc. I backed all that up on my hard drive, and then rebooted to NS3.3. After adding the Jaz disktab (from NeXTAnswers), I attempted to format the drive with the disk command: (1) root: disk -i -t jaz /dev/rsd3a disk name: jaz disk type: removable_rw_scsi writing disk label can't write label -- disk unusable!: I/O error The only modification I made to the disktab was putting an alias for the jaz drive name as 'jaz'. IOMEGAJAZ-1G was typist unfriendly. Hpmf. So, that didn't work. Well, NeXTAnswers claims that you might have to use the sdform commad. So, I try that: (0) root: sdform /dev/rsd3a device = /dev/rsd3a block size = 512 capacity = 1021 MBytes ***FORMATTING THIS DISK CAUSES ALL DISK DATA TO BE LOST*** This will take approximately 34 minutes. Do you wish to proceed? (Y/anything) Y Disk Format in progress... ...Retrying with cdb->fc_dlf = FMTD_INDEX ...rtn = 0(d) sr_io_status = 0H Format command failed ioctl(SDIOCSRQ): I/O error ***FORMAT UNIT COMMAND FAILED*** ioctl(SDIOCSRQ): I/O error Immediately after telling it to go-ahead, the Jaz drive starts churning away (somewhat loudly) and happily formatting (I would assume). But, a couple of minutes after that, it stops, and yaks up the above message. Well, that certainly doesn't look good. Hmm.. So, I reboot back to win95, thinking I can reformat from there and try again.. Who knows what the failed disk command might have whacked. Unfortunately, win95 no longer loves my jaz disk. In fact, it sees it as write-protected & password-protected. The Jaz utilities let you format the disk even if it is password protected (by pressing Cancel if it asks you for a password), but the format process fails almost immediately, saying that zero tracks are bad, but that the format failed. No other explanation. Hmm.. at this point, I'm somewhat vexed. I can't reformat the disk to be useful under win95, and NEXTSTEP doesn't seem to love it.. Do I have actual bad media? Are there any diagnostics utils out there that I can fiddle with to determine that? I went to http://www.radical.com/TheHome/TheSolutions/RadicalSolution5.html, which looks to be a *very* potentially promising site, BUT unfortunately, that particular page is under construction, and unavailable!! %( Any ideas? Please respond by email: ladamson@micron.net. I'm a bit hesitant about throwing another disk to the gods, until I figure out what's going on with this one. Thanks for any help!! Luke Adamson ladamson@micron.net (NeXTmail fine)
From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: SVGA/VGA monitors attached to a Nextstation mono? Date: 16 Jul 1996 08:30:01 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4sfju9$1r5q@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <9607141600.AA00588@titania.csse.swin.edu.au> <4sd7lm$l1l@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> <4se7rj$1n2@turbocat.snafu.de> David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: > neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) wrote: > (...) > > Yes, you can, but a run-of-the-mill SVGA monitor won't do, as it > > does not have enough bandwidth. You'll need a good 17" monitor > > that supports sync on green, and handles the native black res > > of 1120x832. I have successfully attached an Eizo Flexscan. > I have NEVER seen a MONO-machine that gave a sync on GREEN! Mine does :-) (just kidding) Shoulda read that more carefully.. Emma wanted to attach an SVGA monitor to a *mono* station. now that of course won't work. However, I heard that there are third party suppliers that can ship a replacement tube. Here's the info: RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS 6185 Tomken Road, Units 3-5 Mississauga, Ontario L5T1X6 Tel:1-800-363-1323 Bill Anderson of McGill Uni reports that the price is 200 USD. Cheaper than an SVGA monitor, too. :-) Best wishes, Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXT monitor on PC? Date: 16 Jul 1996 08:32:03 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4sfk23$1r5q@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <4seeou$bkp@dailyplanet.wam.umd.edu> the Slush (slush@wam.umd.edu) wrote: > Is it possible to conect a NeXT Megapixel monitor to a non-NeXT computer, > specifically an IBM clone? What kind of video card would I need? Has > anybody ever done this? WOuld it be possible to buy or make an adapter > to do this? No. But you can make a few hundred bucks selling it to a NeXT user. Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
From: mmalcolm crawford <m.crawford@shef.ac.uk> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Objectstation service in Bay Area Date: 16 Jul 1996 08:49:31 GMT Organization: University of Sheffield, UK Message-ID: <4sfl2r$asp@bignews.shef.ac.uk> References: <71171.1203-1507960034150001@hd15-066.compuserve.com> In-Reply-To: <71171.1203-1507960034150001@hd15-066.compuserve.com> On 07/15/96, Daryl Thachuk wrote: > Our Objectstation 41 stopped working this afternoon. We get power to the > HD, scsi card, keyboard but nothing appears on screen. Can anyone > recommend a good repair shop in the Bay Area? > Not a fix for this problem, I'm afraid, however you might care to check out the "Canon" thread in csn.advocacy... Best wishes, mmalc. --
From: "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Comments about Intel Venus ATX? Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 02:01:48 -0700 Organization: Seanet Online Services, Seattle WA Message-ID: <01bb72f5$948c5780$f84eb6cc@nickc> References: <4s3tip$e6n@isis.fiu.edu> Well, so far, I've installed NT Server 3.51 and 4.0 beta 2; Windows 95 and OS/2. I've installed Solaris. I'm installing NextStep soon. We'll see. So far so good... Nick
From: John Douglass <douglass@access.digex.net> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.scsi,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Which UltraWide Scsi Controller did you buy? Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 07:17:14 -0400 Organization: Newton Group Message-ID: <31E3913A.B72@access.digex.net> References: <4rsjqh$b50@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4rtpdm$3jh@Mercury.mcs.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit To: Peter Richardson <par@MCS.COM> Peter Richardson wrote: > > Ian Patrick Cardenas (icardena@sumter.cso.uiuc.edu) wrote: > : I'm looking to buy a UltraWide controller to be used with NEXTSTEP, > : Windows95, and WindowsNT. I've read the FAQs and looked at a bunch of > : reviews, etc but would like some real world opinions from owners of the > : peripherals. The machine I'll be using it on is used as a server and a > : personal workstation and will eventually have multiple 2GB drives on it > : (hence the UltraWide choice). I've pretty much narrowed it down to one of: > > : Adaptec 2940UW > : BusLogic BT-958 > : DPT SmartCacheIV PM2144UW (available 7/29, so I don't think anyone owns one > : one of these but comments on other DPT controllers > : - like the PM2140W - would be welcome) > > I have the Adaptec 2940UW. I have DOS/Windows 3.11, Windows NT, and NeXTStep > installed. It works well. I have never tried any of the others, so can't > compare the speeds. All I know is that the thing is REAL fast. I would assume > that all Ultra Wides are REAL fast compared to what I was using though. > > Peter Richardson What hard drive are you using. Have you done any timing to confirm the transfer rates. They are advertised to handle 40 M/sec. John
From: Dave Timoney <davet@humongous.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus Subject: Re: ATX, P6 motherboards, & power supplies Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 07:45:17 -0700 Organization: Humongous Entertainment Message-ID: <31EBAAFD.21A1@humongous.com> References: <4qcbmh$vv1@news.image.dk> <m2vigba60r.fsf@saturn.tlug.org> <4rk5j8$ek9@ocean.netrover.com> <4rkeku$8lb@saturn.tlug.org> <4rm6a1$218@news.iastate.edu> <01bb6bcf$2cf24da0$f84eb6cc@nickc> <31dfb804.2478824@news.abc.se> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit To: Henry.Gessau@abc.se Henry.Gessau@abc.se wrote: > > On Sat, 6 Jul 1996 23:35:47 -0700, "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com>, > "Nick Carrigan" <nickc@nickc.seanet.com> wrote: > > > ps. A Venus ATX p6-200 /w 64 megs running NT server 3.51 is FAST!!! > > What is a "Venus ATX"? > Who makes it? > What chipset does it use? > Does it support SDRAM? > > -- > Henry Venus is what the public calls Intel's VS440FX motherboard (for a good laugh, type in any of the Intel motherboard "public" names in the Intel web site's search engine <g>). This is a P-150 - PP200 motherboard, that supports FPRAM or EDO. You can check out the motherboard at http://www.intel.com Dave Humongous Entertainment
From: mmccoy@saturn1.gsfc.nasa.gov (Martin McCoy) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT Color Printer Toner Cartridges Date: Tue, 16 Jul 96 20:17:14 GMT Organization: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -- Greenbelt, Maryland USA Message-ID: <4sgtca$ggd@post.gsfc.nasa.gov> Anyone know where I can get NeXT Color Printer Toner Cartridges? There are 4 cartridges in the printer. The S/Ns are: N2006 (black), N2007 (Magenta), N2008 (Yellow), N2009 (Cyan). Thanks. Martin McCoy mmccoy@saturn1.gsfc.nasa.gov CTA INCORPORATED Phone: (301) 286-1464 NASA/GSFC Code 440 Fax: (301) 286-1641 Greenbelt, MD 20771
From: jhj@daimi.aau.dk (Jens Hoerup Jensen) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT Color screen on a PC (VGA) Date: 16 Jul 1996 05:16:48 GMT Organization: DAIMI, Computer Science Dept. at Aarhus University Message-ID: <4sf8k0$i3f@gjallar.daimi.aau.dk> Summary: Is it possible to use the NeXT Color screen on a PC Keywords: Next screen monitor VGA PC I'm trying to connect a Megapixel 17" monitor to a standard ibm system (ie from a dsub 15 connection on a matrox graphics adapter to a 13W3 connection on the megapixel). My problem is how to interface the video and control signals. Has anyone got any experience from trying this at home ?? The connections are: Next Monitor 13W3: VGA RGB 15 - Dsub ------------------------------------------------------------------- Pin Pin 1 12 V 1 Red Out 2 PWR switch 2 Green Out 3 Mon Clk 3 Blue Out 4 Mon Data Out 4 res 5 Mon Data In 5 Digital Gnd 6 -12 V 6 Red In 7 GND 7 Green In 8 GND 8 Blue In 9 GND 9 nc 10 GND 10 Digital Gnd A1 Inner Red 11 res A1 Outer Red Gnd 12 res A2 Inner Green 13 Horisontal driver A2 Outer Green Gnd 14 Vertical driver A3 Inner Blue 15 res A3 Outer Blue Gnd I guess the video signals should be connected as follows: A1 Inner - 1 A1 Outer - 6 A2 Inner - 2 A2 Outer - 7 A3 Inner - 3 A3 Outer - 8 But how about the sync signals ?? Is the Megapixel able to use composite sync (ie sync modulated into the Green video signal) or should the horisontal/vertical sync signal connect to the Mon signals - like: 3 - 14 Vertical sync == clk ?? 4 - 13 Horisontal sync ?? 5 - 10 Horisontal sync ?? Ans how about the +/- 12 V. Are the crucial for the Megapixel to work ? Any comments appreciated. Thanks in advance Jens Hoerup Jensen, Denmark. Please forward any postings to me directly on: jhj@dator.dk
From: jhj@daimi.aau.dk (Jens Hoerup Jensen) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Next MegaPixel (Color) monitor on PC Date: 16 Jul 1996 07:18:11 GMT Organization: DAIMI, Computer Science Dept. at Aarhus University Message-ID: <4sffnj$j9e@gjallar.daimi.aau.dk> Keywords: Megapixel, SVGA, interfacing Hi All ! I'm trying to connect a Megapixel 17" color monitor to a standard PC system (ie from a dsub 15 connection on a matrox graphics adapter to a 13W3 connection on the megapixel). My problem is how to interface the video and control signals. Has anyone got any experience from trying this at home ?? The connections are: Next Monitor 13W3: VGA RGB 15 - Dsub ------------------------------------------------------------------- Pin Pin 1 12 V 1 Red Out 2 PWR switch 2 Green Out 3 Mon Clk 3 Blue Out 4 Mon Data Out 4 res 5 Mon Data In 5 Digital Gnd 6 -12 V 6 Red In 7 GND 7 Green In 8 GND 8 Blue In 9 GND 9 nc 10 GND 10 Digital Gnd A1 Inner Red 11 res A1 Outer Red Gnd 12 res A2 Inner Green 13 Horisontal driver A2 Outer Green Gnd 14 Vertical driver A3 Inner Blue 15 res A3 Outer Blue Gnd I guess the video signals should be connected as follows: A1 Inner - 1 A1 Outer - 6 A2 Inner - 2 A2 Outer - 7 A3 Inner - 3 A3 Outer - 8 But how about the sync signals ?? Is the Megapixel able to use composite sync (ie sync modulated into the Green video signal) or should the horisontal/vertical sync signal connect to the Mon signals - like: 3 - 14 Vertical sync == clk ?? 4 - 13 Horisontal sync ?? 5 - 10 Horisontal sync ?? Ans how about the +/- 12 V. Are the crucial for the Megapixel to work ? Any comments appreciated. Thanks in advance /-------------------------------------------------------------\ /-------------------------------------------------------------\| | ktp@dator.dk | | ,_ o || | Kjeld Tage Pharao | Dator A/S | / //\ || | Himmerlandsgade 1 | Jernbanegade 4 | ___\>>_|__ || | 9560 Hadsund | 9560 Hadsund | \\, || | +45 9857 XXXX | +45 9857 4400 | |/ \-------------------------------------------------------------/
From: ampriasm@students.wisc.edu (Andrew M. Priasmoro) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT Mouse So Slow. Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 00:36:39 -0400 Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison Message-ID: <ampriasm-1707960036390001@f180-175.net.wisc.edu> Hi, Does anyone have pointers how to accelerate NeXT Mouse? My NeXT mouse is so slow compared to my PC mouse even I have already set my NeXT Mouse to the fastest speed in preference. Thanks. Andrew. -- Andrew Priasmoro University of Wisconsin-Madison
From: John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXT Color Printer Toner Cartridges Date: 17 Jul 1996 06:10:19 GMT Organization: monoChrome, Inc., NJ, USA Message-ID: <4si04b$t44@news4.digex.net> References: <4sgtca$ggd@post.gsfc.nasa.gov> mmccoy@saturn1.gsfc.nasa.gov (Martin McCoy) wrote: > Anyone know where I can get NeXT Color Printer Toner Cartridges? There are 4 cartridges in the printer. The S/Ns are: N2006 (black), N2007 (Magenta), N2008 (Yellow), N2009 (Cyan). Someone gave me the good advice below: The best place I have found for the color cartridges is: Global Computer Supplies 1 800 8 GLOBAL 1 800 845 6225 They carry the original parts for this printer in its various incarnations: Canon BJ800/820 IBM-Lexmark 4079 ColorJet Apple Color Ink Jet For these the prices vary between 19.99-23.45 for black and between 29.65-30.65 for the color cartridges. Fortunately they also carry no-name OEM replacements, and look at the price: 13.65 for black and 14.99 for color. Here are the stock numbers: VC90145 - black VC92632 - cyan VC92633 - magenta VC90146 - yellow Same stuff, half the price! Hope this helps. And if someone knows better prices, they better send me a note! -- Thanks, be well, take care, later, John Kheit )^> %^) =^) monoChrome, Inc. | New York Law School NEXTSTEP Developer | Opinions expressed represent me only MIME, SUN, & NeXTmail OK | http://cnj.digex.net/~jkheit mailto:jkheit@cnj.digex.net | Telepathy...It's coming...
From: mmalcolm crawford <m.crawford@shef.ac.uk> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXT Mouse So Slow. Date: 17 Jul 1996 09:28:25 GMT Organization: University of Sheffield, UK Message-ID: <4sibnp$gbg@bignews.shef.ac.uk> References: <ampriasm-1707960036390001@f180-175.net.wisc.edu> In-Reply-To: <ampriasm-1707960036390001@f180-175.net.wisc.edu> On 07/17/96, Andrew M. Priasmoro wrote: > Does anyone have pointers how to accelerate NeXT Mouse? My NeXT mouse is > so slow compared to my PC mouse even I have already set my NeXT Mouse to > the fastest speed in preference. Thanks. > I wonder if you're "using it right"...? If you're used to a OC mouse you may be unaware that the speed at which the NeXT mouse moves is related to the speed at which you move it... I use the fastest setting, and if I give a quick twitch of the mouse I can get almost the whole way across the screen by moving only about 2cm. If I move the mouse very slowly, however, those same 2cm on the mat move me about 2cm across the screen. I hope this helps? Otherwise you can play with the MouseScaling dwrite; mine's at the default NeXT1 MouseScaling "5 2 2 3 6 4 10 5 15 6 22" I'm afraid I don't have docs to hand to see how you should alter it. Best wishes, mmalc. --
From: Andrea Bertolissi <andrea@ns.dedalus.it> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Next keyboard Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 13:01:50 +0100 Organization: Centro Servizi Interbusiness Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.91.960717125433.10765A-100000@ns.dedalus.it> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Hello, Where can I find a keyboard for a NextStation (TurboColor) ? Thanks in advance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Andrea Bertolissi andrea@dedalus.it Dedalus Network Services Srl, Italy
From: robert (Robert Lutwak) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXTdimension for sale Date: 17 Jul 1996 12:02:24 GMT Organization: Massachvsetts Institvte of Technology Message-ID: <4sikog$abp@senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU> References: <4sckcn$g21@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> Check out this post in comp.sys.next.marketplace: In <4sckcn$g21@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> Steve Weintz wrote: > ... > 68040 25MHz Cube -- 16 MB RAM >... > 400 MB drive (custom-mounted on a NeXTBus board in slot 4) > ... Hey, can I do this ? Are the specs available ? Does it need it's own SCSI controller, or is that available on NeXTBus ? Robert -- Robert Lutwak robert@amo.mit.edu MIT Atomic Resonance and Spectroscopy Laboratory ---- NeXTmail always welcome ----
From: eczerwo@ny.frontiercomm.net (Edmund C.) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: FOR SALE 70+ NeXTstations Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 17:17:14 GMT Organization: IBGi Message-ID: <4sisqi$1u4@swifty.cfa.org> 70 (yes 70) NeXTStations, most have 16MB RAM, 100mb Hard Drives, NeXTStep 3.2 on the drive, w/ keyboard, mouse, and N4000B MegaPixel mono monitors. Great condition - all working. Also have few with 340mg drives. Ask. $550.00 each. Interested ? Email: eczerwo@ny.frontiercomm.net (914) 928-3076 Lv. Msg.
From: gross@stimpy.ame.nd.edu (George B. Ross) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Next monitor-repair/replace? Date: 17 Jul 1996 15:09:00 GMT Organization: University of Notre Dame Message-ID: <4sivmc$27q@news.nd.edu> I've got a NeXT 17" color monitor (Fimi) that just went south. I am wondering whether it is more cost efficient to repair it or replace it. I figure a good replacement can be had for around $900 US, including adapter, shipping, etc. Thanks for any opinions on the matter. -george George B. Ross Aero/Mech Engr University of Notre Dame gross@stimpy.ame.nd.edu http://stimpy.ame.nd.edu/gross/
From: Wim J F van Geloven <wimg@delphi.tn.tudelft.nl> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Soundblaster 16 Value PnP problem Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 17:13:53 +0200 Organization: Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Physics Message-ID: <31ED0331.7D93@delphi.tn.tudelft.nl> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I have some trouble installing a soundblaster 16 Value PnP card. The card can play a sound only once. After that it gives only a tick or sometimes the appropriate sound. I tried many different drivers and these did not solve my problem. Currently I'm using the Soundblaster 16 (8 bit DMA) V3.33 , and the ISA/EISA bus support v3.32 (plug and play enabled) (My machine is a Pentium 166 Mhz on a ASUS P555TP4N motherboard 32 Mb, SCSI CDrom and Disk) I hope somebody has a clue..... kind regards Wim van Geloven Delft University of Technology W.J.F.vanGeloven@ctg.tudelft.nl
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: P.W.Gould@liverpool.ac.uk (Paul Gould) Subject: Re: NeXT Mouse So Slow. Message-ID: <Dup2Aw.AIq@liverpool.ac.uk> Sender: news@liverpool.ac.uk (News System) Cc: m.crawford@shef.ac.uk Organization: The University of Liverpool References: <ampriasm-1707960036390001@f180-175.net.wisc.edu> <4sibnp$gbg@bignews.shef.ac.uk> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 15:42:32 GMT In <4sibnp$gbg@bignews.shef.ac.uk> mmalcolm crawford wrote: > Otherwise you can play with the MouseScaling dwrite; mine's at the default > > NeXT1 MouseScaling "5 2 2 3 6 4 10 5 15 6 22" > > I'm afraid I don't have docs to hand to see how you should alter it. Funnily enough, I've been playing with my mouse acceleration today. There are a couple of apps available which make setting this dwrite a little easier (and also explain what's going on). Have a look at: <URL:ftp://next-ftp.peak.org/pub/next/binaries/next-interface/GKMouseScaler.1.1.NI.b.tar.gz> and <URL:ftp://next-ftp.peak.org/pub/next/binaries/next-interface/mouseAccel.tar.Z> Regards, Paul -- Paul Gould, Network Support Officer +44 151-794 5118 (Tel) CTI Biology, Donnan Laboratories +44 151-794 4401 (Fax) University of Liverpool, PO Box 147 P.W.Gould@liverpool.ac.uk Liverpool L69 3BX, UK (MIME/NeXTmail OK)
From: dmedhi@cstp.umkc.edu (Deep Medhi) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Advise on getting an Intel-based machine to rung NEXTSTEP Date: 17 Jul 1996 16:01:34 GMT Organization: University of Missouri at Kansas City GO ROOS! Message-ID: <4sj2ou$9rd@ns2.umkc.edu> As the subject says, I am looking at getting an Intel-pentium machine to run NEXTSTEP. I have read NeXT's web pages on Tested Compatible System. Does anyone have any comments/advice besides the ones listed their both in terms of load NEXTSTEP as well as for loading on other intel-based machines vendors not listed there (such as Gateway 2K etc). Any specific information (machine configuration etc) would be certainly helpful. Also, has any have a 2.8 Meg floppy drive with any of their intel-based machines? If possible, please respond to me directly. Thanks very much. Deep Medhi University of Missouri-Kansas City dmedhi@cstp.umkc.edu
From: mpaque@pacbell.net (Mike Paquette) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Next MegaPixel (Color) monitor on PC Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 16:14:27 GMT Organization: Electronics Service, Unit No. 16 Message-ID: <4sj3q3$qdn@news.snfc21.pacbell.net> References: <4sffnj$j9e@gjallar.daimi.aau.dk> jhj@daimi.aau.dk (Jens Hoerup Jensen) wrote: >Hi All ! >I'm trying to connect a Megapixel 17" color monitor to a standard PC >system (ie from a dsub 15 connection on a matrox graphics adapter to a >13W3 connection on the megapixel). >My problem is how to interface the video and control signals. As you noticed, the VGA cable provides seperate HSYNC and VSYNC signals (at TTL voltage levels!) for which there is no corresponding input on the Megapixel color monitor. The NeXT color monitors all expect to use composite sync on the green channel (AKA "sync on green"). There's a circuit diagram kicking around that can convert TTL sync into sync on green. I could mail this to you (it's a PostScript document) if you like. A more serious problem that you may encounter is that the NeXT monitors are not multisync. That is, they are configured for an 1120 x 832 raster with a vertical sweep rate of 68Hz. They won't sync to VGA or SVGA rates, making them less than useful in typical PC applications. Mike Paquette I don't speak for my employer, and they don't speak for me. mpaque@pacbell.net Personal E-mail mpaque@next.com NeXT business mail only, please
From: kris@news.synet.net () Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NS on Micron P6? Date: 17 Jul 1996 16:08:25 GMT Organization: Synet, Inc. Message-ID: <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> References: <TOM.96Jul11153517@sunrise> <4s549a$e0@turbocat.snafu.de> David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: > tom@sunrise (Tom Horton) wrote: > > I need some advice on choosing an Intel box to run NEXTSTEP. I've > > been using NEXTSTEP on black hardware since the beginning. I need to > > buy a Intel box very soon for some other work using NT. I had originally > > thought I'd keep using my monochrome NextStation (25 Mhz 68040) for > > all my NEXT work, but then it occurred to me (duh) that I should > > probably shoot for a machine that can also support NEXTSTEP on Intel. > (...) > I would spend the few $$ to get a SCSI system. Even a cheap NCR (aka Sybios > Logic) controller is _much_ better for multitasking. I read a review in a PC magazine the other day that benched Mode 4 EIDE disks against SCSI-2 F/W disks in a variety of environments. The SCSI and EIDE disks performed nearly equally, even running under Windows NT with multiple programs running. The next machine I get will have EIDE disks instead of SCSI. ..............kris
From: indy@beckman.uiuc.edu (Steve Weintz) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXTdimension for sale Date: 17 Jul 1996 17:39:20 GMT Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana Message-ID: <4sj8g8$qie@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> References: <4sckcn$g21@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4sikog$abp@senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU> Robert Lutwak (robert) wrote: : Check out this post in comp.sys.next.marketplace: : In <4sckcn$g21@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> Steve Weintz wrote: : > ... : > 68040 25MHz Cube -- 16 MB RAM : >... : > 400 MB drive (custom-mounted on a NeXTBus board in slot 4) : > ... : Hey, can I do this ? : Are the specs available ? : Does it need it's own SCSI controller, or is that available on NeXTBus ? Actually, it's a thoughtful hack. Someone bolted the drive to an empty NeXTBus board with its NeXTBus connector removed, cut a clearance slot in the drive bay for cables, and ran standard power and SCSI connectors to the drive. The NeXTdimension board now sits next to the motherboard in slot 4. (I goofed -- the drive board sits in Slot 2. Cube slots are numbered, from left to right, looking at the back of the cube: 6,2,0,4) It looks like this setup was done to add a second half-height internal dravie to a Cube that already had one hlaf-height and a NeXT Optical. -- Beckman Institute | S T E V E W E I N T Z | indy@shout.net Visualization Facility |------------------------------| NeXTMail preferred indy@.uiuc.edu | Gerunding adverbly, | 217.344.5303 217.244.3074 | Noun verbed. |
From: nickel@widget.ecn.purdue.edu (David A Nickel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc Subject: Q: How to prevent network from being disabled on start-up? Date: 17 Jul 1996 12:11:48 GMT Organization: Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN Message-ID: <4sila4$2di@mozo.cc.purdue.edu> I'm trying to run PPP from a NeXTStation running 3.0. I have no ethernet connections, although the previous owner may have, and config scripts may indicate this. Every time I boot, I get the message "mach: The network is disabled or your computer isn't connected to it." Later, when I start Alby ppp, I get the message "ppp: write: Network is down." I theorize that the two of these are associated. How might I stop mach from shutting down the network (whatever "the network" is)? I've tried: putting a 50 Ohm terminated BNC cable onto the thinnet port and restarting kill -USR2 <pid for nmserver> manually ifconfig'ing up the ppp0 and ppp1 interfaces without success. Help. Dave Nickel nickel@ecn.purdue.edu
From: kdb@pegasus.ece.utexas.edu (Kurt D. Bollacker) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NS on Micron P6? Date: 17 Jul 1996 18:57:59 GMT Organization: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas Message-ID: <4sjd3n$u@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu> References: <TOM.96Jul11153517@sunrise> <4s549a$e0@turbocat.snafu.de> <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> kris@news.synet.net wrote: : David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: : > tom@sunrise (Tom Horton) wrote: : > > I need some advice on choosing an Intel box to run NEXTSTEP. I've : > > been using NEXTSTEP on black hardware since the beginning. I need to : > > buy a Intel box very soon for some other work using NT. I had originally : > > thought I'd keep using my monochrome NextStation (25 Mhz 68040) for : > > all my NEXT work, but then it occurred to me (duh) that I should : > > probably shoot for a machine that can also support NEXTSTEP on Intel. : > (...) : > I would spend the few $$ to get a SCSI system. Even a cheap NCR (aka Sybios : > Logic) controller is _much_ better for multitasking. : I read a review in a PC magazine the other day that benched Mode 4 EIDE : disks against SCSI-2 F/W disks in a variety of environments. Do you remember which issue? : The SCSI and EIDE disks performed nearly equally, even running under : Windows NT with multiple programs running. With 1 disk? With 2? With 4? With 6? I agree that EIDE and SCSI are about equal with a single drive, since the physical mechanisms are the ultimate bottleneck. However, with 4 disks and half a dozen users, I'd like to see which is the better performer. Also, was the drag on the CPU measured during these tests? Was a CPU-hogging (non disk using) process running at the same time? I suspect PC magazines tests were limited to a single users standalone configuration. : The next machine I get will have EIDE disks instead of SCSI. For a single user at home, this may be the most cost effective solution. ...................................................................... : Kurt D. Bollacker University of Texas at Austin : : kdb@pine.ece.utexas.edu P.O. Box 8566, Austin, TX 78713 : :....................................................................:
From: "Nikos P. Pitsianis" <nikos@cs.cornell.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Q: NextStep and NEC 4050C ? Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 20:20:21 -0400 Organization: Dept. of Comp. Sci., Cornell U. Message-ID: <31ED8345.167EB0E7@cs.cornell.edu> References: <4sj05g$h2r@senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi people, did anybody install NS3.2-3 or 4.0 on a NEC 4050C with the 800x600 LCD? Is everything working? Please send me your comments, how-to's etc Nikos -- email: Nikos@CS.Cornell.edu Nikos P Pitsianis work: 607 255 5521 Cornell University, Dept of Computer Sc FAX: 607 255 4428 5159 Upson Hall home: 607 277 8219 Ithaca, NY 14853 http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/People/nikos/nikos.html
From: Robert La Ferla <rdl@cais.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: EIDE vs. SCSI (was Re: NS on Micron P6?) Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 22:24:21 -0400 Organization: Posted via CAIS Internet <info@cais.com> Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960717221655.21643A-100000@cais2.cais.com> References: <TOM.96Jul11153517@sunrise> <4s549a$e0@turbocat.snafu.de> <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII In-Reply-To: <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> SCSI is still superior to EIDE (ATA). SCSI drives are larger, can be internal or external, and you can have many of them (14 devices.) SCSI III (Ultra SCSI) is now available with throughput of 40MB/sec far faster than the proposed ATA 31MB/sec (approx.) For servers, you certainly have compelling reasons to go with SCSI over ATA. For workstations, there are strong reasons to go with SCSI: ATA doesn't allow for external devices, is limited to 2/4 devices max and doesn't support scanners, etc... For personal systems, EIDE is a cheaper solution. Robert La Ferla Registered OPENSTEP Consultant On 17 Jul 1996 kris@news.synet.net wrote: > > I would spend the few $$ to get a SCSI system. Even a cheap NCR (aka Sybios > > Logic) controller is _much_ better for multitasking. > > I read a review in a PC magazine the other day that benched Mode 4 EIDE > disks against SCSI-2 F/W disks in a variety of environments. > > The SCSI and EIDE disks performed nearly equally, even running under > Windows NT with multiple programs running. > > The next machine I get will have EIDE disks instead of SCSI. > > ..............kris > >
From: awang@plains.nodak.edu (Andy Wang) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: DPMS with an ELSA Winner 2000 Pro/X Date: 18 Jul 1996 01:51:56 -0500 Organization: North Dakota Higher Education Computing Network (NDHECN) Message-ID: <4skmuc$n07@plains.nodak.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I have an ELSA Winner 2000 Pro/X running on an Award BIOS Pentium machine. NEXTSTEP 3.3 is installed. I used to have a Diamond Stealth64 3400XL, but i dumped it becuase it's NS driver sucked. the ELSA is much nicer, except for one thing.. With the diamond card, i set the system in my bios to shut the video down using DPMS, and to enter Doze mode after about 30 minutes of inactivity. After 30 minutes, my monitor would shut itself down. it's a mag MXP17F monitor. With the ELSA, no matter what i set the settings to. NEXTSTEP's powermanagement will not shut the monitor off at all.. I keep my computer on all the time, but like to shut my monitor off at nights, and it was much easier with the diamond when it would just automatically power the tube off.. anyone know of anyway to get this to work with the elsa? standard DPMS stuff under OS/2 and DOS work fine. it just no longer works under NEXTSTEP... andy. -- ------------------ Dopey (Andy Wang) - NeXT or MIME mail OK ------------------- - Pro-hemp, and proud of it! - finger -l awang@plains.nodak.edu for pgp key - - What the hell is a chicken? - http://space.acm.ndsu.nodak.edu/~awang/ - ------------------------ awang@plains.nodak.edu -------------------------------
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) Subject: Re: NeXT Mouse So Slow. Sender: news@novice.uwaterloo.ca (Mr. News) Message-ID: <DupCzM.KMu@novice.uwaterloo.ca> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 19:33:22 GMT References: <ampriasm-1707960036390001@f180-175.net.wisc.edu> Organization: University of Waterloo In article <ampriasm-1707960036390001@f180-175.net.wisc.edu>, Andrew M. Priasmoro <ampriasm@students.wisc.edu> wrote: >Hi, > >Does anyone have pointers how to accelerate NeXT Mouse? My NeXT mouse is so >slow compared to my PC mouse even I have already set my NeXT Mouse to the >fastest speed in preference. Thanks. > There's a thing out there called GKMouseScaler. It's a Preferences module that allows you to draw response curves for the mouse. Very nice. -- David Evans (NeXTMail OK) dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca Computer/Synth Junkie http://bbcr.uwaterloo.ca/~dfevans/ University of Waterloo "Default is the value selected by the composer Ontario, Canada overridden by your command." - Roland TR-707 Manual
From: dave@turbocat.snafu.de (David Wetzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NS on Micron P6? Date: 18 Jul 1996 10:13:48 GMT Organization: Turbocat's Development, Germany Message-ID: <4sl2os$2gp@turbocat.snafu.de> References: <TOM.96Jul11153517@sunrise> <4s549a$e0@turbocat.snafu.de> <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> kris@news.synet.net () wrote: > David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: > > I would spend the few $$ to get a SCSI system. Even a cheap NCR (aka Sybios > > Logic) controller is _much_ better for multitasking. > > I read a review in a PC magazine the other day that benched Mode 4 EIDE > disks against SCSI-2 F/W disks in a variety of environments. Then do something like compiling INN. And do something else that uses the HD. And watch the load of the cpu compared to a SCSI-system. _ _ _(_)(_)_ David Wetzel, Turbocat's Development, (_) __ (_) Buchhorster Strasse, D-16567 Muehlenbeck/Berlin, FRG, _/ \_ Phone +49 33056 82151, Fax +49 33056 82152 (______) dave@turbocat.snafu.de (NeXTMail,MIME)
From: rft@cg.tuwien.ac.at Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Problems with Jaz under NS3.3 (bad disk?) Date: 18 Jul 1996 11:46:08 GMT Organization: Vienna University of Technology, Austria Message-ID: <4sl860$acq@news.tuwien.ac.at> References: <4sf3tv$ti@is05.micron.net> luke-adamson@tamu.edu (Luke Adamson) wrote: . [...] > After adding the Jaz disktab (from NeXTAnswers), I attempted to format the > drive with the disk command: > > (1) root: disk -i -t jaz /dev/rsd3a > disk name: jaz > disk type: removable_rw_scsi > writing disk label > can't write label -- disk unusable!: I/O error > > [...] Try formatting it wit: disk -F /dev/rsd3a before initializing it with the dis -i command. That worked for me. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Robert F. Tobler - tel:+43(1)58801-4585,fax:5874932 Institute of Computer Graphics - mailto:rft@cg.tuwien.ac.at Vienna University of Technology - http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~rft/
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <luomat@nerc.com> Message-ID: <199607181244.IAA16881@nerc.com> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> Date: Thu, 18 Jul 96 08:44:26 -0400 Subject: Re: PLEASE HELP: Black hardware problems. Cc: comp-sys-next-hardware@antigone.com Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary dwright1@voicenet.com (Darren Wright) on 13 Jul 1996 wrote: > there is a DOc out there one how to disassemlbe the drive and clean > it. Check on peanuts..... You can also get that document from me (in ASCII form) by sending me a message with the SUBJECT send-ascii clean-cube It basically describes how to open the cube and clean tha OD. TjL -------------------------------------------------------------------- I will be away from July 20-July 27 1996 Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> http://www.nerc.com/~luomat NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <bjarni@fiton.is> Message-ID: <199607181235.MAA13240@next.fiton.is> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: Bjarni Thor Juliusson <bjarni@fiton.is> Date: Thu, 18 Jul 96 12:35:01 GMT Subject: Thank you all for the Jaz drive comments Thank you all for sharing your good experience with the combination of the Jaz drive and NEXTSTEP... Regards
From: kris@xmission.com (Kristopher Magnusson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NS on Micron P6? Date: 18 Jul 1996 14:44:42 GMT Organization: XMission Internet (801 539 0900) Message-ID: <4slikq$gbd@news.xmission.com> References: <TOM.96Jul11153517@sunrise> <4s549a$e0@turbocat.snafu.de> <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> <4sl2os$2gp@turbocat.snafu.de> David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: : kris@news.synet.net () wrote: : > David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: : > > I would spend the few $$ to get a SCSI system. Even a cheap NCR (aka Sybios : > > Logic) controller is _much_ better for multitasking. : > : > I read a review in a PC magazine the other day that benched Mode 4 EIDE : > disks against SCSI-2 F/W disks in a variety of environments. : : Then do something like compiling INN. And do something else that uses the HD. : And watch the load of the cpu compared to a SCSI-system. : _ _ : _(_)(_)_ David Wetzel, Turbocat's Development, : (_) __ (_) Buchhorster Strasse, D-16567 Muehlenbeck/Berlin, FRG, : _/ \_ Phone +49 33056 82151, Fax +49 33056 82152 : (______) dave@turbocat.snafu.de (NeXTMail,MIME) Part of the benchmark included measuring CPU load during I/O intensive tasks. Again, SCSI and EIDE were neck and neck. It took a mental adjustment, but the evidence shows that EIDE is now a viable alternative to SCSI for power users. Yes, I still have SCSI disks in my workstations, but I have to realize there are fewer and fewer downsides to EIDE. ......................kris -- Kristopher Magnusson kris@xmission.com (no NeXTmail, please) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contains freshness saver packet. DO NOT EAT.
From: joel@fefcful.org (Joel Lingenfelter) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Apple LaserWriter IIg Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 08:59:07 -0700 Organization: First Evangelical Free Church Message-ID: <joel-1807960859070001@asteroid05.threedi.com> References: <v01530500ae0aac34212d@[205.164.39.152]> >I'm attempting to configure an Apple LaserWriter 2g through the NextStation >('040) serial port and have gotten nowhere. Can anyone who has succeeded in >this share info about what's required? I believe the IIg has a RS-232 DB-25 serial port on the back, as well as the localtalk port and SCSI port. Plug your next into the DB-25 serial port (NOT the SCSI port) on the IIg and you should be ok. If there is no DB-25 serial port, then you will need a mac handy to reconfigure the printer. Connect the mac to the printer using the imagewriter cable. Run "Apple Laserwriter Utility" from the mac Go into "communication options" and see what it tells you. You either need to a) set some switches on the IIg to change the 8-pin port to serial, or b) use the software to make that change (you may not be able to do this since you would then not be able to communicate with the printer via the mac). I'm sorry this is a little nebulous, but I don't own a IIg. I'm going off experience with Apple equipment in general and with the Laser Pro 630, which replaced the IIg, but is entirely different. Joel | Joel Lingenfelter -=+=- | Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be | transformed by the renewing of your mind. - Romans 12:2a
From: rakesh@fountainhead.granite.com (Rakesh Dubey) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NS on Micron P6? Date: 18 Jul 1996 11:44:32 -0700 Organization: Whatever.. Sender: rakesh@fountainhead.granite.com Message-ID: <wu7ms19zan.fsf@fountainhead.granite.com> References: <TOM.96Jul11153517@sunrise> <4s549a$e0@turbocat.snafu.de> <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> <4sl2os$2gp@turbocat.snafu.de> <4slikq$gbd@news.xmission.com> In-reply-to: kris@xmission.com's message of 18 Jul 1996 14:44:42 GMT In article <4slikq$gbd@news.xmission.com> kris@xmission.com (Kristopher Magnusson) writes: > David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: > : kris@news.synet.net () wrote: > : > David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: > : > > I would spend the few $$ to get a SCSI system. Even a cheap NCR (aka Sybios > : > > Logic) controller is _much_ better for multitasking. > : > > : > I read a review in a PC magazine the other day that benched Mode 4 EIDE > : > disks against SCSI-2 F/W disks in a variety of environments. > : > : Then do something like compiling INN. And do something else that uses the HD. > : And watch the load of the cpu compared to a SCSI-system. > > Part of the benchmark included measuring CPU load during I/O intensive > tasks. Again, SCSI and EIDE were neck and neck. > > It took a mental adjustment, but the evidence shows that EIDE is now a > viable alternative to SCSI for power users. Yes, I still have SCSI disks > in my workstations, but I have to realize there are fewer and fewer > downsides to EIDE. Actually this is getting complicated. There physical drive/mechanism is same for IDE and SCSI. The only difference is protocol. IDE can use bus-mastering just like SCSI (the Triton chip has support for it). IDE is a simple protocol so it is cheap and can be faster. On the downside it is less reliable (no parity etc.). Now it is possible to connect non-disk peripherals to IDE controllers using ATAPI protol and not many people need more than four peripherals. However ATAPI is limited. SCSI (specially SCSI-3) is better designed, more general protocol that can be run over a variety of physical media and is (probably) better suited for servers and high end systems. I used to think that IDE will die because on low cost on-board SCSI implementations but that han't been the case so far. -Rakesh -- Rakesh Dubey rakesh@arp.com
From: gad@eclipse.its.rpi.edu (Garance A. Drosehn) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NS on Micron P6? Date: 18 Jul 1996 05:44:04 GMT Organization: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, USA Distribution: world Message-ID: <4skiv4$3mp@usenet.rpi.edu> References: <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> kris@news.synet.net () writes: > David Wetzel (dave@turbocat.snafu.de) wrote: > > I would spend the few $$ to get a SCSI system. Even a cheap > > NCR (aka Sybios Logic) controller is _much_ better for > > multitasking. > > I read a review in a PC magazine the other day that benched Mode > 4 EIDE disks against SCSI-2 F/W disks in a variety of environments. > > The SCSI and EIDE disks performed nearly equally, even running > under Windows NT with multiple programs running. > > The next machine I get will have EIDE disks instead of SCSI. After several headaches with the less expensive alternatives to SCSI (not speed-related issues, but just-getting-crap-to-work), I have no intention of buying anything other than SCSI for the immediate future. (this was with assorted systems other than NeXTSTEP, so this isn't an issue of NeXT not doing something). -- Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad@eclipse.its.rpi.edu Senior Systems Programmer (MIME & NeXTmail capable) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy NY USA
From: aisbell@ix.netcom.com (Art Isbell) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: object.station boot problem Date: 18 Jul 1996 21:08:19 GMT Organization: Netcom Distribution: world Message-ID: <4sm943$8sf@sjx-ixn2.ix.netcom.com> We have an object.station that doesn't deal with power outages well. Rebooting after a power outage invariably causes some sort of floppy drive check fails just after the SCSI devices are recognized. This prevents the boot process from proceeding. In the past, repeated reboot attempts would finally "correct" the problem, but this time, that hasn't worked and we remain dead in the water :-( If we insert a floppy in the drive, the floppy check seems to pass, but then a floppy read error occurs, again preventing a successful boot. We have attempted to disable the floppy drive in the setup, but that causes a different error. The setup specifies that the boot order is C:/A: and C: is the internal boot drive. We are unable to remove A: totally from the boot order, but we tried the only other option, A:/C:, but that made no difference. Any suggestion would be appreciated. -- Art Isbell NeXT/MIME Mail: aisbell@ix.netcom.com Trego Systems Voice/Fax: +1 408 335 2515 CaseServ: NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Voice Mail: +1 408 335 1154 managed care solutions US Mail: Felton, CA 95018-9442
From: uhendjx@racer (Jonathan W. Hendry) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXTdimension for sale Date: 18 Jul 1996 21:49:12 GMT Organization: Lexis-Nexis, Dayton OH Message-ID: <4smbgo$rbq@mailgate.lexis-nexis.com> References: <4sckcn$g21@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <4sikog$abp@senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU> <4sj8g8$qie@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> Steve Weintz (indy@beckman.uiuc.edu) wrote: <snip> : It looks like this setup was done to add a second half-height internal : dravie to a Cube that already had one hlaf-height and a NeXT Optical. My approach was to cut a Budweiser can into two rectangles of aluminum, which were used to 'hang' a half-height drive underneath another half-height drive. A little wobbly, but fine since I didn't move the cube around much. -- Jonathan W. Hendry Views expressed herein do Steel Driving Software, Inc. not represent those of steeldrv@ix.netcom.com Steel Driving Software, Inc. jon@exnext.com or Lexis-Nexis
From: jaypay@age.net Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Panasonic Printer Memory Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:28:28 GMT Organization: Ontario Northland--ONLink Message-ID: <4sn2m1$b0u@onlink3.onlink.net> Does anyone have memory for sale for a Panasonic Laser printer Model Kx-P4410? der: Forte Free Agent 1.0.82 mjh@math.mit.edu (Michael J. Hopkins) wrote: >I'm the proud (?) owner of a HP 712/80 and I need to get some >more RAM. Can anyone recommend a good source for this? HP >seems pretty expensive, but I'm not sure about which 3rd party >memory will work. >Thanks in advance >Michael J. Hopkins >mjh@math.mit.edu >-- >----------------------------------- >Mike Hopkins >mjh@math.mit.edu >-----------------------------------
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: benoit@mango (Benoit Marchant) Subject: OmniPentiumPro on Compaq hardware Message-ID: <1996Jul19.071412.7804@quest.fdn.org> Sender: news@quest.fdn.org Organization: Quest International / Unilever - Neuilly, France Distribution: world, worldwide Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 07:14:12 GMT Does anybody installed the OmniPentiumPro Driver on a Compaq Deskpro XL 6200 with a 8M Matrox Millenium running OpenStep? When configured automaticaly, it find the range 0x60818000 - 0x60ffffff (length 0x7e80000). It then write: Modified Length from 0x7e80000 to 0x00400000 length mask = 0xffc00000 Modified Base from 0x60818000 to 0x60800000 Modified end is less than original end And fail to install it. If I look at the graphic hardware information with Compaq Inspect tool, I find : base address: 6200000 length: 4000 AND base address 6800000 length 800000 The Matrox has 2M + 6M extension. I found some manual settings that get it boot but e x t r e m e l y slowly . Thanks in advance for advices and explanations ! Benoit
From: mmalcolm crawford <m.crawford@shef.ac.uk> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: object.station boot problem Date: 19 Jul 1996 10:34:12 GMT Organization: University of Sheffield, UK Message-ID: <4snob4$91u@bignews.shef.ac.uk> References: <4sm943$8sf@sjx-ixn2.ix.netcom.com> In-Reply-To: <4sm943$8sf@sjx-ixn2.ix.netcom.com> On 07/18/96, Art Isbell wrote: > We have an object.station that doesn't deal with power outages well. > Rebooting after a power outage invariably causes some sort of floppy drive > check fails just after the SCSI devices are recognized. This prevents the > boot process from proceeding. In the past, repeated reboot attempts would > finally "correct" the problem, but this time, that hasn't worked and we > remain dead in the water :-( > > If we insert a floppy in the drive, the floppy check seems to pass, but > then a floppy read error occurs, again preventing a successful boot. We > have attempted to disable the floppy drive in the setup, but that causes a > different error. > > The setup specifies that the boot order is C:/A: and C: is the internal > boot drive. We are unable to remove A: totally from the boot order, but we > tried the only other option, A:/C:, but that made no difference. > > Any suggestion would be appreciated. > Sorry Art, you're probably screwed. This is what's happened to my object.station too, and seemingly also a number of others'. The floppy controller's knackered (technical term), and unfortunately it's on the motherboard... You could try setting the BIOS to tell it that the floppy isn't installed -- then you might be able to bypass it, but you'd be left with no way of accessing the floppy again. You've tried specifying the boot order -- you should try this in conjunction with the above: it appears to have worked in some cases. You can try setting the jumpers to tell the board the floppy's not there: this didn't work for me. You could try adding an IDE card with floppy controller and connecting that up to the drive: this didn't work for me either (but I may not have configured things properly, although I suspect it was actually still failing at step 1). You could try asking Canon to replace the motherboard, but, oh, they don't seem to be interested. Should I add your name to the letter I'm composing to send to Canon USA (cf my "Canon" thread in csn.advocacy)? Best wishes, mmalc. --
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <bjarni@fiton.is> Message-ID: <199607191309.NAA14590@next.fiton.is> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: Bjarni Thor Juliusson <bjarni@fiton.is> Date: Fri, 19 Jul 96 13:08:59 GMT Subject: Still trying to find SoundWorks for mk68 Hi I have tried to find the address of the SoundWorks vendor. Some one did send me an Applelink address but I got no response. Still trying to find SoundWorks for mk68 We have lost our copy of the software and would like to use our DSP Digital ears but with out SoundWorks we can't. Please help Thank you Bjarni
From: alan@osci.me.ttu.edu (Alan A. Barhorst) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.marketplace Subject: Market potential survey for black accelerators (repost) Date: 16 Jul 1996 23:51:01 GMT Organization: Texas Tech Academic Computing Services Message-ID: <4sh9t5$d42@ttacs7.ttu.edu> Keywords: black,market,accelerator Hello, I posted this last month and let it live for two weeks. I have just been able to look at the results. There have been requests for about 100 cpu's. I don't think that will be good enough, so here it is again looking for more new responses. So if you haven't replied already please do. It looks like July 31, 1996 is when I will end the survey. > Hello, I see a thread has been going around about accelerators for black > hardware 50/66 mhz. I am volunteering to assemble a list of names to > submit to Sam Goldberg (hoping to lower the price, if he is still in the > black hardware business) or to one of the Mac accelerator companies such > as Sonnet. I called Sonnet and talked to an engineer, apparantly they > tried to get their card working but did not put much effort into it. > Send the info as shown below to my email address. I will not > re-broadcast the info to the net, only to possible suppliers of the > needed equipment. > You can also tell me other companies, (Motorola would be > nice--like a 83mhz 486->586 plug and play Intel conversion), that may be > able to do the job. > I will try to get NeXT/Bell-Atlantic to release the number of > black machines on the market and the estimate of those left, which may > be snatched up by students and non-students looking to get into NS > I will end the survey on June 30, 1996. Tell your friends. > > > Name Association CPUs needed will pay/each > > Alan A. Barhorst Texas Tech U 2 $250-$325 -- AB _______________________________________________________________ Alan A. Barhorst | alan@osci.me.ttu.edu Mechanical Engineering | http://www.osci.ttu.edu/ Texas Tech University | NeXT, MIME, Sun, & ASCII mail _______________________________________________________________
From: bmw@tesla.visgen.com (Bruce Walker) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Objectstation service in Bay Area Date: 19 Jul 1996 10:41:56 -0400 Organization: Visible Genetics Inc. Message-ID: <4so6rk$6ai@tesla.visgen.com> References: <71171.1203-1507960034150001@hd15-066.compuserve.com> <4sfl2r$asp@bignews.shef.ac.uk> On 07/15/96, Daryl Thachuk wrote: > Our Objectstation 41 stopped working this afternoon. We get power to the > HD, scsi card, keyboard but nothing appears on screen. Can anyone > recommend a good repair shop in the Bay Area? Try this, it has worked for many of ours. The problem is that the vertical riser card tends to work its way upwards and out of the motherboard VLB-style socket. So, 1) open up the machine, and remove the SCSI host adapter card and any other cards you've added to the base machine config. 2) remove the two screws that hold the shiny steel reinforcing bar that runs from front to back at the top center of the chassis. 3) lift up (gently but firmly) the reinforcing bar, which will lift the vertical riser board out of its socket completely. The back end will lift higher than the front end because of obstructions at the front. 4) reseat the riser board into its socket. This requires careful repositioning and firm downward pressure. 5) replace screws, adapter cards and cover. Power it up again! This problem has occurred very often with our 41's and 31's. In some cases I had to grind the riser bar to make a better fit with many adapter cards installed. -- Bruce M. Walker | Visible Genetics Inc. | bmw@visgen.com | Suite 1000, Box 333 | Phone: 416-813-3240 | 700 Bay Street | FAX: 416-813-3250 | Toronto M5G 1Z6 | Pager: 416-609-6941
From: pete@ohm.york.ac.uk (-bat.) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: device driver for portable ? Date: 19 Jul 1996 12:04:33 GMT Organization: The University of York, UK Message-ID: <4sntkh$6sk@netty.york.ac.uk> Does anyone know where I could get a device driver for the Chips and Technologies Series 655-XXX display hardware ? I got some of the earlier drivers, but I can't make them work. If anyone knows anytghing about this then info would be much appreciated (fairly urgently). thanks, -bat.
From: wilkie@cg.tuwien.ac.at (Alexander Wilkie) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Soundblaster 16 Value PnP problem Date: 19 Jul 1996 16:28:50 GMT Organization: Vienna University of Technology, Austria Message-ID: <4sod42$i3u@news.tuwien.ac.at> References: <31ED0331.7D93@delphi.tn.tudelft.nl> Cc: wimg@delphi.tn.tudelft.nl > (My machine is a Pentium 166 Mhz on a ASUS P555TP4N motherboard > 32 Mb, SCSI CDrom and Disk) AFAIK SoundBlasters simply don't work with ASUS motherboards and bus speeds of 66Mhz (which your processor speed of 166Mhz implies). I don't know whether this is a real hardware bug or just a driver problem. just my $2E-32 Alexander Wilkie -- e-mail: wilkie@cg.tuwien.ac.at (NeXTMail preferred, MIME o.k.) www : http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~wilkie/
From: John Kheit <jkheit@cnj.digex.net> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Still trying to find SoundWorks for mk68 Date: 19 Jul 1996 17:31:49 GMT Organization: monoChrome, Inc., NJ, USA Message-ID: <4sogq5$pp4@news4.digex.net> References: <199607191309.NAA14590@next.fiton.is> Bjarni Thor Juliusson <bjarni@fiton.is> wrote: > Hi I have tried to find the address of the SoundWorks vendor. Some one did send me an Applelink address but I got no response. > Still trying to find SoundWorks for mk68 > We have lost our copy of the software and would like to use our DSP Digital ears but with out SoundWorks we can't. MetaResearch Lee Bueler 503 227-3733 metaresearch <75270.1262@compuserve.com> -- Thanks, be well, take care, later, John Kheit )^> %^) =^) monoChrome, Inc. | New York Law School NEXTSTEP Developer | Opinions expressed represent me only MIME, SUN, & NeXTmail OK | http://cnj.digex.net/~jkheit mailto:jkheit@cnj.digex.net | Telepathy...It's coming...
From: Patrick.Richter@uptime.ch Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Is any one using Jaz drive happily with NS. Date: 18 Jul 1996 11:31:18 GMT Organization: Uptime Object Factory Inc., Zurich, Switzerland Distribution: world Message-ID: <4sl7a6$62l@california.uptime.ch> Hi Yes, I am using the Jaz Drive happily with NEXTSTEP. I ve written a little disktab for using it. Bye -- Patrick Richter Elektroniker (Software) @ Uptime Object Factory Inc. Technopark Zuerich Technoparkstrasse 1 CH-8005 Zuerich, Switzerland Internet: patrick.richter@uptime.ch (NeXT-Mail and MIME welcome)
From: cdodson@vortex.cac.stratus.com (R. Craig Dodson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: RE: Soundworks address for mc68k Date: 19 Jul 1996 19:18:29 GMT Organization: Stratus Computer Inc, Marlboro MA Message-ID: <4son25$i52@transfer.stratus.com> References: <199607191309.NAA14590@next.fiton.is> In article <199607191309.NAA14590@next.fiton.is> writes: > > Hi I have tried to find the address of the SoundWorks vendor. > Some one did send me an Applelink address but I got no response. > > Still trying to find SoundWorks for mk68 > > We have lost our copy of the software and would like to use our DSP > Digital ears but with out SoundWorks we can't. > (cough....hack...blowing dust off of old manual) Ahh...here's the "Digital Ears User Manual v 0.8-1" The Address and phone # are: Metaresearch, Inc 516 SE morrison, Suite M-1 Portland, OR 97214 503-238-5728 It's been over a year since I've contacted them so I don't know if anyone's still there. Craig Dodson (Stratus Computer) cdodson@cac.stratus.com
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Subject: Re: Q: How to prevent network from being disabled on start-up? Message-ID: <Dusy90.1L2@nidat.sub.org> Sender: nitezki@nidat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Organization: private site of Peter Nitezki, Kraichtal, Germany References: <4sila4$2di@mozo.cc.purdue.edu> Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 18:05:24 GMT In article <4sila4$2di@mozo.cc.purdue.edu> nickel@widget.ecn.purdue.edu (David A Nickel) writes: > I'm trying to run PPP from a NeXTStation running 3.0. I have no > ethernet connections, although the previous owner may have, and > config scripts may indicate this. > > Every time I boot, I get the message "mach: The network is disabled > or your computer isn't connected to it." Later, when I start > Alby ppp, I get the message "ppp: write: Network is down." I > theorize that the two of these are associated. How might I stop > mach from shutting down the network (whatever "the network" is)? > > I've tried: > putting a 50 Ohm terminated BNC cable onto the thinnet port > and restarting > kill -USR2 <pid for nmserver> > manually ifconfig'ing up the ppp0 and ppp1 interfaces > without success. > This is typical of a NEXTSTEP system that was improperly removed from a network and never properly configured for standalone operations thereafter. By now this situation should have gained MFAQ status (most frequently asked question) after almost everybody now has big disks on their NeXTs ;-) There are two ways to handle this situation: 1. Get your hands on a NetInfo savy sysadmin (or becone one yourself, the online manual ain't that bad, after all :-) Remote consultation is problematic, though; too many factors to consider. 2. Reinstate the "out of the box" situation and redo the customization from scratch. This is done by replacing /etc/hostconfig and /etc/netinfo with the files found in /usr/template/client/etc. Then reboot and run SimpleNetworkStarter.app and HostManager.app afterwards. You can recover some of the info (users, printers, etc) by first nidumping and in the end niloading some of the NetInfo directories. But this is again asking for slightly advanced skills... I don't recommend to rerun SimpleNetworkStarter to cure your faulty network situation. I experienced too many failed attempt of this sort. But you could not come out worse than what you currently have, if I think about it. Probably you could give it a try if you intended to go the second way, anyhow. -- Peter Nitezki | Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org # Blessed art thou who knoweth Staarenbergstr. 44 | Tel.: +49 7251 62495 # not about the pleasure and D-76703 Kraichtal | Fax : +49 7251 69215 # delight of being hooked GERMANY | E-mail defunct, sorry # up to the Net. Peter 1,3-5
From: aisbell@ix.netcom.com (Art Isbell) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Objectstation service in Bay Area Date: 20 Jul 1996 01:35:18 GMT Organization: Netcom Distribution: world Message-ID: <4spd4m$n6n@dfw-ixnews7.ix.netcom.com> References: <71171.1203-1507960034150001@hd15-066.compuserve.com> <4sfl2r$asp@bignews.shef.ac.uk> <4so6rk$6ai@tesla.visgen.com> bmw@tesla.visgen.com (Bruce Walker) wrote: > Try this, it has worked for many of ours. The problem is that the > vertical riser card tends to work its way upwards and out of the > motherboard VLB-style socket. > > This problem has occurred very often with our 41's and 31's. In > some cases I had to grind the riser bar to make a better fit with > many adapter cards installed. Sheesh! And many of us were suckered into believing that object.stations were quality hardware. Maybe the ultimate irony is that they were high quality relative to the rest of the PC world. "Hey, Joe, have you seen my metal grinder anywhere? I need to change my PC's configuration again." -- Art Isbell NeXT/MIME Mail: aisbell@ix.netcom.com Trego Systems Voice/Fax: +1 408 335 2515 CaseServ: NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Voice Mail: +1 408 335 1154 managed care solutions US Mail: Felton, CA 95018-9442
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <kpc@mcs.com> Message-ID: <v01530502ae1542fa7f01@[205.164.39.152]> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 21:34:05 -0600 From: kpc@mcs.com (Kevin Coffee) Subject: Re: Apple LaserWriter IIg >>I'm attempting to configure an Apple LaserWriter 2g through the NextStation >>('040) serial port and have gotten nowhere. Can anyone who has succeeded in >>this share info about what's required? > >I believe the IIg has a RS-232 DB-25 serial port on the back, as well as >the localtalk port and SCSI port. > >Plug your next into the DB-25 serial port (NOT the SCSI port) on the IIg >and you should be ok. I guess I should clarify my question again. I've tried to connect an Apple LW IIg from an '040 NeXTstation using a cable from the NeXT serial port A to the RS-232C port on the LaserWriter (not the printer's mini-DIN 8 port, which is normally set for LocalTalk). An elderly NeXT Answer doc states that the Apple LaserWriter _Plus_ can be so connected using an Apple ImageWriter I cable (mini-DIN on one end DB-25 at the other). When I try to print to the LWIIg, NS indicates that it is spooling the job but nothing ends up going to the printer (according to the status lights at the printer). The print job doesn't end up sitting in the spool directory either. [FYI, the IIg and many subsequent Apple laser printers have multiple input ports that can be used simultaneously - the 2g has RS-232C, Ethernet and LocalTalk input ports. This printer is now printing requests from an Mac ethernet LAN, using ethertalk. I'm trying to configure for concurrent serial comm from the NeXT.] I'm hoping this is simply a pin-out problem, but I'd be interested to know if anyone has gotten this configuration to work successfully, and how that was accomplished. Thanks. -Kevin
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXTstation RAM question From:  petcher@covenant.edu (Donald N. Petcher) Message-ID: <31eff27b.0@news.covenant.edu> Date: 19 Jul 96 20:39:23 GMT Can I order just any 72 pin 70ns or faster SIMMS for a NeXTstation Turbo and expect them to work, or is there some other issue. I understand that the parity bit is not important. Correct? Anyone have a preferred company who knows NeXT and will meet current market prices? --- Cheers, Don Petcher Department of Physics petcher@covenant.edu Covenant College petcher@moriah.covenant.edu Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 (706) 820-1973
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: tom@hukatronic.cz (Tomas Hurka) Subject: Re: object.station boot problem Message-ID: <DuuFn7.12s@hurka.UUCP> Sender: tom@hurka.UUCP (Tomas Hurka) Organization: Hukatronic (H.C.C.) References: <4sm943$8sf@sjx-ixn2.ix.netcom.com> Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 13:18:43 GMT Hi Art, In article <4sm943$8sf@sjx-ixn2.ix.netcom.com> aisbell@ix.netcom.com (Art Isbell) writes: > We have an object.station that doesn't deal with power outages > well. > Rebooting after a power outage invariably causes some sort of > floppy drive check fails just after the SCSI devices are recognized. > This prevents the boot process from proceeding. In the past, > repeated reboot attempts would finally "correct" the problem, > but this time, that hasn't worked and we remain dead in the water > :-( > [...] > Any suggestion would be appreciated. My advice is to remove floppy-disk driver from your configuration. This way you should be able to use the computer without a floppy. To do so you can either boot with sd()mach_kernel -s "Boot Drivers"="EISABus PS2Keyboard BusLogicSCSIDriver" assuming you have the root filesystem on SCSI HD and VL-Bus BusLogic controller or you can use the original installation floppies and boot with -s rootdev=sd0a Either way, this should put you in the single-user mode, where you can go to /NextLibrary/Devices/System.config directory and remove the "Floppy" from "Boot Drivers" in Instance0.table. Best regards, -- Tomas Hurka tom@hukatronic.cz NeXTMAIL and MIME OK (international mail <50 KB accepted)
From: dwright1@voicenet.com (Darren Wright) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: New disk...how to install????? Date: 21 Jul 1996 03:18:41 GMT Organization: Voicenet - Internet Access - (215)674-9290 Message-ID: <4ss7ih$dqb@goodnews.voicenet.com> I've got NS 3.2 Motorola. I'm installing a new 2.0GB disk, over my old 1.3GB. I've created a disktab and formatted the drive.... Now, how do I get NS installed? If I boot from the boot floppy, it flops...but how to I get all the new NS stuff over? Is there a way to copy all the old drive to the new one?, or can I do a clean install from the CD? Any suggestions? -Darren
From: kwong@morgan.ucs.mun.ca (Kai S. Wong) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: 72 pin PC SIMM on color station Date: 21 Jul 1996 03:10:04 GMT Organization: Memorial University of Newfoundland Message-ID: <4ss72c$rlp@coranto.ucs.mun.ca> hello, Is it possible to use 70ns PC SIMM in my next station color? Please let me know, Thanks ! --kai-- -- email: kwong@morgan.ucs.mun.ca url: http://web.cs.mun.ca/~kwong/
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: How can I connect HP Laserjet 5MP to black hardware? Message-ID: <1996Jul20.190201.83042@cc.usu.edu> From: slpv9@cc.usu.edu (Jaeyang Park) Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 01:03:18 GMT I'm considering buy a NeXTStation mono Turbo. Can I use my HP Laserjet 5MP (Postscript Level II) with it? If possible, what kind of cable is needed? where can I get it? thank you, Jaeyang Park. Email : slpv9@cc.usu.edu ( I can't read NeXTMail now , ascii please)
From: Arnold.Creten@ping.be (Arnold Creten) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT users in Belgium? Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 02:04:17 GMT Organization: EUnet Belgium, Leuven, Belgium Message-ID: <4sthan$oes@news.Belgium.EU.net> I am new in the area. I have a 68030 with hd and od. Contacts in Belgium please? Arnold.Creten@ping.be
From: dave@turbocat.snafu.de (David Wetzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: New disk...how to install????? Date: 21 Jul 1996 14:39:42 GMT Organization: Turbocat's Development, Germany Message-ID: <4stffe$lt@turbocat.snafu.de> References: <4ss7ih$dqb@goodnews.voicenet.com> dwright1@voicenet.com (Darren Wright) wrote: (...) > Now, how do I get NS installed? If I boot from the boot floppy, it > flops...but how to I get all the new NS stuff over? Is there a way to > copy all the old drive to the new one?, or can I do a clean install from > the CD? Mount your new disk as /new. Then as root: dump 0f - /| (cd /new; restore xf -) (Wait....) Answer with yes. _ _ _(_)(_)_ David Wetzel, Turbocat's Development, (_) __ (_) Buchhorster Strasse, D-16567 Muehlenbeck/Berlin, FRG, _/ \_ Phone +49 33056 82151, Fax +49 33056 82152 (______) dave@turbocat.snafu.de (NeXTMail,MIME)
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: lwilson@netcom.com (Louis Wilson) Subject: Image area rotation on Mono Display Message-ID: <lwilsonDuwLsy.AIC@netcom.com> Summary: Image area is rotating on MegaPixel Monochrome Monitor Keywords: Megapixel, Display, Image area Organization: Spindly Farms Chinchilla Ranch Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 17:26:58 GMT Sender: lwilson@netcom18.netcom.com The image area on my MegaPixel monochrome display is rotating or skewed or something - everything is at an angle. Has anyone had a similar problem on their NeXTstation? Does anyone know how to fix it? -- Louis Wilson lwilson@netcom.com
From: filip@filtronix.eunet.be (Filip Lingier) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXT users in Belgium? Date: 21 Jul 1996 20:17:10 GMT Organization: Filtronix Inc. Distribution: world Message-ID: <4su386$av@andromeda.filtronix.eunet.be> References: <4sthan$oes@news.Belgium.EU.net> In article <4sthan$oes@news.Belgium.EU.net> Arnold.Creten@ping.be (Arnold Creten) writes: > I am new in the area. > I have a 68030 with hd and od. > Contacts in Belgium please? > Arnold.Creten@ping.be So there are NeXT users in Belgium:-) Filip -- ---------------------------- FILTRONIX ----------------------------- |-- --- \ / Software Development - OpenStep|Windows|X11 |- | X Web Design & Development - HTML|CGI|JAVA|WebObjects | | / \ ---> info@filtronix.eunet.be
From: Wishneusky <shneusky@ma.ultranet.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT vs Mac Date: 21 Jul 1996 20:48:03 GMT Organization: --------- Distribution: world Message-ID: <4su523$ipn@decius.ultra.net> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit I'm a Mac fan, and I had heard of NeXT stations before, and I just saw my first one (actually 2) at a flea market at MIT. Could someone explain how NeXT is than Mac? Thanks -Adam Wishneusky email: shneusky@ma.ultranet,com PS what's a good web site to learn about NeXT?
From: rc021567@news.fhda.edu (Robert Corrie) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: dual voltage? Date: 21 Jul 1996 22:11:11 GMT Organization: Foothill DeAnza College District Message-ID: <4su9tv$gea@tiptoe.fhda.edu> hi, anyone know if the latest NeXTstations had switchable power supply? I am thinking about getting a turbo model and take it home to england. Obviously no point if it doesnt work! Also, any advantages to buying a NeXT as opposed to getting a pentium system and porting the OS? Thanks in advance Robert Corrie
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: lars@vergil.ping.de (Lars-Ulrich Kahl) Subject: fdisk does not work with ADAPTEC2940UW + GIGABYTE 586 HX Message-ID: <Dur98t.As@vergil.ping.de> Sender: usenet@vergil.ping.de Organization: NeXT Club Schwerte, Germany Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 20:07:41 GMT Hello, i can do everything - everytimes i start fdisk i get a message like ambigous bios etc....- in an other pc with an other motherboard (asus) i can use fdisk with the same Adapter. What can i do ??? Ciao Lars -- ------------------------------------------------------------ * Lars-Ulrich Kahl NeXT-Mail please! lars@vergil.ping.de * * Lars-Ulrich.Kahl@FernUni-Hagen.de * * B L A C K B O X - NeXT Club Schwerte * * The Interpersonal Computer Club * * next-club-schwerte@vergil.ping.de * ------------------------------------------ "Turn your 486 into a Gameboy: Type WIN at C:\>"
From: sanguish@digifix.com Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.announce,comp.sys.next.advocacy,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.marketplace,comp.sys.next.programmer,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.bugs,comp.soft-sys.nextstep Subject: NEXTSTEP Resources on the Internet Date: 22 Jul 1996 04:15:10 GMT Organization: Digital Fix Development Distribution: inet Message-ID: <4suv8e$c8d@digifix.digifix.com> Topics include: Stepwise NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Information WWW site eduSTEP WWW site NeXT Software, Inc. 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From: uasilvea@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu (Adrian Silveanu) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.os.os2.misc,comp.os.os2.setup.video Subject: Help! Need a VL-bus video card! Date: 21 Jul 1996 23:32:18 -0500 Organization: Educational Computing Network, Illinois USA Message-ID: <4sv08i$gpi@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu> Hello, Does anybody know a good VL-bus card that works with both OS/2 and NEXTSTEP? I have come up with #9 GXE 64 Pro VL 4VRAM and ELSA WINNER 1000TRIO. Except with the WINNER 1000TRIO, there doesn't seem to be a NEXTSTEP driver for it, or maybe there is one, but I missed it. Any others? Thank you,
From: Paul_Lynch@plsys.co.uk (Paul Lynch) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: dual voltage? Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 07:21:06 GMT Organization: P & L Systems Sender: news@seer.demon.co.uk Message-ID: <1996Jul22.072106.18670@seer.demon.co.uk> References: <4su9tv$gea@tiptoe.fhda.edu> In article <4su9tv$gea@tiptoe.fhda.edu> rc021567@news.fhda.edu (Robert Corrie) writes: > anyone know if the latest NeXTstations had switchable power supply? > I am thinking about getting a turbo model and take it home to england. > Obviously no point if it doesnt work! Yes. The only major catch was that the power supply for black laser printers was manually switchable. Paul -- Paul Lynch (NeXTmail) http://www.plsys.co.uk/~paul
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <vincent@jupiter> Message-ID: <9607221244.AA00260@jupiter.imaginet.fr> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: Vincent NOE <vincent@jupiter> Date: Mon, 22 Jul 96 13:44:34 +0100 Subject: Use duplex mode on printing Hi, How can I use the duplex mode on a printer (4SIMX or 5SIMX). The PPD file permit it but it doesn't printing on duplex mode. What is the postscript instruction for do it on the PPD file ? Thanks for your help. Vincent NOE noehom@imaginet.fr
From: sedwards@fred.net (DEEPSPACE TECH.) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: BACK TO SCHOOL SALE Date: 22 Jul 1996 16:11:21 GMT Organization: FredNet - Frederick, Md. Message-ID: <4t0979$7up@sleddog.fred.net> Date: 7/22/96 Subject: BACK TO SCHOOL SALE What's a better time than now to start a BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALE on great Twinhead notebooks for NeXTStep and Openstep. Check-out our web site for awesome pricing and specifications. www.deepspacetech.com All computers come with drivers for NeXTStep to run in 16 bit color. Prices start at $3,599.00 Basic model includes 16mb RAM, 810mb Hard drive, 4X CD Rom Drive, Windows 95, 1.44 Removable Floppy, Lithium Ion Battery, and One Year ExpressCare Warranty from Twinhead. -- DeepSpace Technologies 4132 Ballenger Creek Pike Frederick, MD 21703 Ph. 301-663-3033 Fax 301-620-9634
From: ampriasm@students.wisc.edu (Andrew M. Priasmoro) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: ZyXEL 1496 Modem. Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 11:39:49 -0400 Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison Message-ID: <ampriasm-2207961139490001@f180-205.net.wisc.edu> Hi, I would like to ask some questions. 1. Does ZyXEL 1496E Modem need a Fax/Modem driver to be installed on NeXTStation? 2. How do I connect the modem to the NeXTStation? Will the NeXTStation automatically recognize the modem? 3. I saw ZyXEL product homepage, it seemed there is another kind of ZyXEL 1496 modem which is called ZyXEL 1496+. This modem has digital LCD instead of blinking LED. My question is that does this 1496+ work on NeXTStation? Is this 1496+ modem available in black color? What is the price for this ZyXEL 1496+? Thanks in advance. Andrew. -- Andrew Priasmoro University of Wisconsin-Madison
From: uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de (Uli Zappe) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Use duplex mode on printing Date: 22 Jul 1996 18:03:58 GMT Organization: J. W. Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt/Main Message-ID: <4t0fqe$102@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de> References: <9607221244.AA00260@jupiter.imaginet.fr> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Vincent NOE <vincent@jupiter> wrote: > How can I use the duplex mode on a printer (4SIMX or 5SIMX). The > PPD file permit it but it doesn't printing on duplex mode. > > What is the postscript instruction for do it on the PPD file ? The problem is not the right PS instruction in the PPD file, since HP didn't implement PS correctly in its printers - and that's the problem. Somebody programmed quite a complex workaround that you will need. Look for the files ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/NeXT/new/misc/libs/HP_LaserJet_4_Plus_Duplex.ppd ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/NeXT/new/misc/libs/HP_LaserJet_4_Plus_Duplex.README You will need this in *addition* to the PPD file you already use. Bye Uli -- ______________________________________________________________________ Uli Zappe E-Mail: uli@tallowcross.uni-frankfurt.de (NeXTMail,Mime,ASCII) PGP on request Lorscher Strasse 5 WWW: - D-60489 Frankfurt Fon: +49 (69) 9784 0007 Germany Fax: +49 (69) 9784 0042 staff member of NEXTTOYOU the German NEXTSTEP/OPENSTEP magazine ______________________________________________________________________
From: tipping@daugherty.com Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NS on Micron P6? Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 18:45:32 GMT Organization: Daugherty Systems, Inc. Message-ID: <4t0ic2$o90@speedy.daugherty.com> References: <TOM.96Jul11153517@sunrise> <4s549a$e0@turbocat.snafu.de> <4sj35p$41p@garuda.synet.net> <4sl2os$2gp@turbocat.snafu.de> <4slikq$gbd@news.xmission.com> <wu7ms19zan.fsf@fountainhead.granite.com> I run NS 3.3 on a Micron P-166. Works great! But that 3D 2000 card probably won't work. I junked mine and got a ATI Graphics Pro Turbo which works wonderfully. Good luck. BT
From: randyj@lubra.sbs.ohio-state.edu (Randy Jackson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Fax Modem question Date: 22 Jul 1996 19:50:55 GMT Organization: The Ohio State University Message-ID: <4t0m2v$c12@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> My understanding is that internal faxmodems are not compatible with NeXTStep for the intel. Is this true? And if so, would someone please tell me why (other than that there isn't an adequate market to make it worth a vendor's time? Thanks. Randy -- Randy Jackson, Associate Professor ,_ o __o Geography, The Ohio State University / //\, _`\<,_ 1036 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall \>> | (*)/ (*) Columbus OH 43210-1361 \\, FAX (614) 292 6213 randyj@lubra.sbs.ohio-state.edu
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) Subject: Re: dual voltage? Sender: news@novice.uwaterloo.ca (Mr. News) Message-ID: <Duy73p.osK@novice.uwaterloo.ca> Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 14:04:36 GMT References: <4su9tv$gea@tiptoe.fhda.edu> Organization: University of Waterloo In article <4su9tv$gea@tiptoe.fhda.edu>, Robert Corrie <rc021567@news.fhda.edu> wrote: >hi, > >anyone know if the latest NeXTstations had switchable power supply? >I am thinking about getting a turbo model and take it home to england. >Obviously no point if it doesnt work! > I believe all black hardware had such power supplies, although watch out for the monitors and printers--I'm not so sure about them. -- David Evans (NeXTMail OK) dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca Computer/Synth Junkie http://bbcr.uwaterloo.ca/~dfevans/ University of Waterloo "Default is the value selected by the composer Ontario, Canada overridden by your command." - Roland TR-707 Manual
From: jking@shore.net (Jim King) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Looking for faster SCSI CD-ROM for Next Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 00:17:16 GMT Organization: Shore.Net/Eco Software, Inc; (info@shore.net) Message-ID: <31f419b9.1783164@news.shore.net> Where does one get 'black' faced CD-ROMs (4x or greater) for Next boxes. Please reply by e-mail. Thanks! Jim jking@shore.net
From: me@ljva.mit.edu (My Account) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: 21" Hitachi or 17" Sony Monitor? Date: 23 Jul 1996 03:13:56 GMT Organization: Massachvsetts Institvte of Technology Message-ID: <4t1g1k$i5@senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU> I plan to soon get a NeXT Color Turbo, and was wondering if anyone would care to offer me their opinions on the pros and cons of getting the system configured with a 21" Hitachi vs. a 17" Sony Color monitor. Besides the obvious size differences, is there anything about these monitors that I should be aware about in making a comparison between the two. Thanks in advance, -James
From: kwong@morgan.ucs.mun.ca (Kai S. Wong) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: HELP: PC 72 pin RAM in station color? Date: 23 Jul 1996 04:42:34 GMT Organization: Memorial University of Newfoundland Message-ID: <4t1l7q$deq@coranto.ucs.mun.ca> Anyone know that 72 pin PC simm works on color station? Help needed! --kai-- -- email: kwong@morgan.ucs.mun.ca url: http://web.cs.mun.ca/~kwong/
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: dual voltage? Date: 22 Jul 1996 22:18:03 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4t1nab$f0o@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <4su9tv$gea@tiptoe.fhda.edu> <Duy73p.osK@novice.uwaterloo.ca> dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) wrote: >In article <4su9tv$gea@tiptoe.fhda.edu>, >Robert Corrie <rc021567@news.fhda.edu> wrote: >>hi, >> >>anyone know if the latest NeXTstations had switchable power supply? >>I am thinking about getting a turbo model and take it home to england. >>Obviously no point if it doesnt work! >> > > I believe all black hardware had such power supplies, although watch out for >the monitors and printers--I'm not so sure about them. The B&W monitor took it's power right off of the Cube/Slab, so no problem there. The 21" Hitachi in front of me has a very well-hidden 120/240v switch hidden behind the plate (with the UL listings) right above the power cord. Under the plate is the switch, and the backside of the plate has the 240v specs, and the European UL equivalent. Go figure. The NeXT printer does have a switch located near the fan under the hinged cover. I have seen quite a few posts about fried printers, so be careful. -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: Paul Lynch <Paul_Lynch@plsys.co.uk> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Fax Modem question Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 07:43:21 GMT Organization: P & L Systems Sender: news@seer.demon.co.uk Message-ID: <1996Jul23.074321.22367@seer.demon.co.uk> References: <4t0m2v$c12@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> In article <4t0m2v$c12@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> randyj@lubra.sbs.ohio-state.edu (Randy Jackson) writes: > My understanding is that internal faxmodems are not compatible with NeXTStep > for the intel. Is this true? And if so, would someone please tell me why > (other than that there isn't an adequate market to make it worth a vendor's > time? No, that isn't true. For instance, I use an internal unbranded fax modem with my laptop, which works well with NXFax. No one could tell me that it would work; I had to test it myself. NXFax works with a limited number of fax modems, and it is the limiting factor for fax support. ZyXEL modems seem to be at the top of their supported list, although several other brands work reasonably well. A few years ago, internal modems were not popular with Unix systems, because the way they worked (generating loads of interrupts per seconds, for each character trasnferred) wasn't good for a multitasking OS. Now that internal modems mostly include a 16550, this isn't a problem, However, the prejudice against them ramains. Lacking flashing lights is a serious enough omission to justify it for me :-). Paul -- Paul Lynch (NeXTmail) http://www.plsys.co.uk/~paul
From: Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: PCMCIA Modem Problem/Question Date: 23 Jul 1996 14:43:18 +0200 Organization: Technical University of Berlin, Germany Message-ID: <78hgqzi1i1.fsf@cs.tu-berlin.de> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit I have problems with a HANDY 288CC PCMCIA Modem; the modem works fine with Win95. With NS3.3/I the card is detected by the PCMCIABus driver, the Serial port is configured correctly;, the port driver completes successful. However when starting tip, I always get the message 'cannot synchronize with hayes'. What else can I configure to get the modem working? The serial port driver works fine for the first serial port; the PCMCIA bus works fine for the other card (Ethernet). Appended are the boot messages concerning the serial ports. Matthias Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: Registering: PCIC Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Socket 0: card inserted Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Function Type: Local Area Network (6) Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Manufacturer: 3Com Corporation Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Product: 3C589 Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Part Number: TP/BNC LAN Card Ver. 2a Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Revision: 000002 Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Socket 1: card inserted Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Function Type: Serial Port/Modem (2) Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Manufacturer: HOTLINE Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Product: HANDY Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Part Number: 288 CC Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: PCMCIABus: Revision: 102 Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: Registering: ISASerialPort0 Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: ISASerialPort0: Base=0x03f8, IRQ=4, Type=16550AF/C/CF, FIFO=16 Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: Registering: ISASerialPort1 Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: ISASerialPort1: Base=0x02f8, IRQ=3, Type=PCMCIA/16550AF/C/CF, FIFO=16 [...] Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: Registering: PDPseudo Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: Registering: ttya Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: Registering: ttyb Jul 23 13:55:09 swtn4 mach: Registering: pdservd [...]
From: dave@turbocat.snafu.de (David Wetzel) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Fax Modem question Date: 23 Jul 1996 14:55:52 GMT Organization: Turbocat's Development, Germany Message-ID: <4t2p5o$1a0@turbocat.snafu.de> References: <4t0m2v$c12@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> randyj@lubra.sbs.ohio-state.edu (Randy Jackson) wrote: > My understanding is that internal faxmodems are not compatible with NeXTStep > for the intel. Is this true? And if so, would someone please tell me why > (other than that there isn't an adequate market to make it worth a vendor's > time? Internal ZyXELs work fine in any case. (Taylor UUCP, PPP, Fax) I bought a used one for 200 DM after my external died. _ _ _(_)(_)_ David Wetzel, Turbocat's Development, (_) __ (_) Buchhorster Strasse, D-16567 Muehlenbeck/Berlin, FRG, _/ \_ Phone +49 33056 82151, Fax +49 33056 82152 (______) dave@turbocat.snafu.de (NeXTMail,MIME)
From: dknox@uga.cc.uga.edu (David K. Knox) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 11:57:27 -0500 Organization: Disability Services, University of Georgia Message-ID: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> Greetings NeXT enthusiasts! I have scanned two 1991 NeXT brochures and placed them on a site for your downloading and viewing enjoyment. There are lots of fine pictures and technical specs. The site is: http://iris.dissvcs.uga.edu/~archive/NeXT/NeXT.html In the interests of clarity the images are big ( around 400K each), my server is fast so they should load up quickly. I hope you enjoy them.
From: mmalcolm crawford <m.crawford@shef.ac.uk> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: 23 Jul 1996 16:11:43 GMT Organization: University of Sheffield, UK Message-ID: <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> In-Reply-To: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> On 07/23/96, David K. Knox wrote: > Greetings NeXT enthusiasts! I have scanned two 1991 NeXT brochures and > placed them on a site for your downloading and viewing enjoyment. There > are lots of fine pictures and technical specs. The site is: > http://iris.dissvcs.uga.edu/~archive/NeXT/NeXT.html > In the interests of clarity the images are big ( around 400K each), my > server is fast so they should load up quickly. I hope you enjoy them. > Yes, thanks, although I do have two copies of that brochure in my office. I also have, however, a copy of what I think(?) is the original brochure, "Welcome to the NeXT decade" (the one with the black cover, 1' square, circa 1989). I haven't read it for a while. Interesting reading, particularly from an academic perspective. On the first page: "To accomplish [our mission], we worked closely with a number of people whose very business is laying the groundwork for the future: the leaders in Higher Education. "They rank among the most demanding users of technology. In academia, computers are often networked by the thousands. Given the diversity of disciplines, they are pushed to the limit on a daily basis, for complex simulations as well as more traditional uses." Later on it says: "Those who have committed themselves to NeXT technology have done so with a vengeance, and the enthusiasm has been gratifying. Of course, we continue to cultivate new partnerships. Because as powerful as our engineers made the NeXT Computer, these partnerships make it more powerful still." Best wishes, mmalc. --
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Subject: Re: ZyXEL 1496 Modem. Message-ID: <DuzEM0.1H7@nidat.sub.org> Sender: nitezki@nidat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Organization: private site of Peter Nitezki, Kraichtal, Germany References: <ampriasm-2207961139490001@f180-205.net.wisc.edu> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 05:44:24 GMT In article <ampriasm-2207961139490001@f180-205.net.wisc.edu> ampriasm@students.wisc.edu (Andrew M. Priasmoro) writes: > Hi, > > > I would like to ask some questions. > > 1. Does ZyXEL 1496E Modem need a Fax/Modem driver to be installed > on NeXTStation? > Yes, you either need NXFax (commercial) or Jolly's fax driver (PD). > 2. How do I connect the modem to the NeXTStation? Will the > NeXTStation automatically recognize the modem? > What do you mean by automatical? You plug it in and run PrintManager subsequently. The rest should be clear. > 3. I saw ZyXEL product homepage, it seemed there is another kind > of ZyXEL 1496 modem which is called ZyXEL 1496+. This modem has > digital LCD instead of blinking LED. My question is that does > this 1496+ work on NeXTStation? Is this 1496+ modem available > in black color? What is the price for this ZyXEL 1496+? > The thing with the display is independent from the +-feature. These comprise better voice processing and advanced high speed operations. And yes, why should it not work? It is just that the serial line of a NeXTstation is a bit too slow to take full advantage of the high speed features of a + model. -- Peter Nitezki | Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org # Blessed art thou who knoweth Staarenbergstr. 44 | Tel.: +49 7251 62495 # not about the pleasure and D-76703 Kraichtal | Fax : +49 7251 69215 # delight of being hooked GERMANY | E-mail defunct, sorry # up to the Net. Peter 1,3-5
From: mcl@visgen.com (McLanahan Stevens) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Need Help with EtherEZ in Cannon Objstn41 Date: 23 Jul 1996 15:58:53 GMT Organization: Visible Genetics Message-ID: <4t2srt$k1t@dilbert.naccess.com> We currently have a Cannon ObjectStation 41 running NeXT 3.3 with an SMC EtherEZ 8416T card. After many attempts we could not get the computer to even reconize the card. We don't think that it is an IRQ or DMA problem as we have run the card's diagnostic program and the program seems to think that the card is fine with no conflicts. If anyone out there has had any experience with this problem or might have an idea then please e-mail me. Thanks. <<<MAC!>>>
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Axel Rau <axel@chaos1.rhein-main.de> Subject: 16 MB simms not recognized by turbo systems Message-ID: <1996Jul23.202157.28507@chaos1.rhein-main.de> Sender: news@chaos1.rhein-main.de Organization: Computing @ Chaos Claudius Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 20:21:57 GMT Hi all-- I can't convince any turbo system (33 MHz 68040) to recognize one-sided 16 MB page mode simms w/o parity. Instead of 2 x 16 MB only 8 MB being reported. Any clue ? -- Computing @ Chaos Claudius Software Engineering with NEXTSTEP Axel Rau, Frankfurt, Germany voice: 49-69--951418-52 email: axel@chaos1.rhein-main.de mixfax:-55, answering cube:-56 (Mime, NeXTMail) --- Motivation by consistency: OPENSTEP
From: abc@lehman.com (Alex B Cone) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXTprinter dead after power spike - fuse? Date: 23 Jul 1996 20:07:43 GMT Organization: Lehman Brothers Distribution: world Message-ID: <4t3bef$opq@webprod2.lehman.com> Keywords: next printer power fuse I have a nice new NeXTprinter (on its first toner cartridge). Recently we had a power outage that must have included a serious spike, as the ISDN box and my printer (which were not on my UPS) both failed to funtion when power was restored. The printer might just be unplugged for all the life it shows. No power-up, no /dev/np0 response, no electrical activity whatsoever. I remember reading about someone who found and replaced a hidden fuse in the innards of their printer, but cannot find reference to this procedure. If anyone remembers this and can send me information, it would be appreciated. Alternatively, if I am crazy and just need a new power supply, feel free to tell me so. Thanks! Alex Cone Lehman Brothers, Objective Technology, Thoughtport Authority abc@lehman.com, abc@object.com, abc@thoughtport.net
From: rtam@cs.ubc.ca (Roger Tam) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: ATM on NeXTStep Date: 23 Jul 1996 16:18:41 -0700 Organization: Computer Science, University of B.C., Vancouver, B.C., Canada Message-ID: <4t3mkh$i7t@cascade.cs.ubc.ca> Hello, Does anyone have experience with using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network interface cards successfully in an Intel machine running NeXTStep? Our main problem is the lack of drivers for NeXTStep. Thanks for any info, Roger --------- Roger Tam (rtam@cs.ubc.ca) Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia
From: jamah@dazeclub.stu.rpi.edu (Jon Mah (JaMah!)) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Intel Atlantis for Openstep 4.0 ? Date: 23 Jul 1996 07:12:48 -0400 Organization: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, USA Message-ID: <87wwzvxlxr.fsf@dazeclub.stu.rpi.edu> To Whom It May Concern: Hello, I am considering upgrading my 486 DX-33 to an Intel Atlantis with a P100. This board has onboard video and audio, and I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not these video/audio devices are fully supported by Openstep 4.0. Also, does anyone know if the onboard devices can be disabled somehow (if I decide to buy individual video/audio devices later on) Maybe you could refer me to a good newsgroup or tech support e-mail address. Thanks very much. Jon Mah (mahj@rpi.edu)
From: altenber@acpub.duke.edu (Lee Altenberg) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Do you have Fujitsu DynaMO drive? Date: 23 Jul 1996 22:44:11 -0400 Organization: Duke University, Durham, NC, USA Message-ID: <4t42lr$9hj@news.duke.edu> I have had severe but very sporadic problems with my Fujitsu M2512A DynaMO magneto-optical drive, and wonder if it might be due firmware incompatibility. If you have used a DynaMO drive without trouble on a NEXTSTEP/Intel 3.3 system using an Adaptec 2940 SCSI card, I would be grateful if you could e-mail me the following information: 1. The firmware version number of your DynaMO drive. Get this by typing, as root: root# disk -q /dev/rsd2a FUJITSU M2512A 1314V root# 2. The firmware version of your Adaptec 2940 SCSI card. This is seen during reboot. The problem I get is that every so often while writing to the MO disk, /usr/adm/messages reports SCSI bus errors such as: Apr 14 23:50:10 pueo mach: sd2: NOT READY; Retrying. Apr 14 23:50:10 pueo mach: target:2 lun:0 op:Read block:0 blockCount:1 Jan 23 23:00:08 pueo mach: sd2: SCSI Bus Violation; Retrying. Jan 23 23:00:08 pueo mach: target:2 lun:0 op:Write block:64112 blockCount:10 Nov 29 21:07:42 pueo mach: a2940_0: Data Overrun on target 2 Nov 29 21:07:42 pueo mach: sd2: DMA Over/Underrun; Retrying. Nov 29 21:07:42 pueo mach: target:2 lun:0 op:Request sense Nov 20 21:27:39 pueo mach: sd2: Illegal request; FATAL. Nov 20 21:27:39 pueo mach: target:2 lun:0 op:Mode Sense Soon after this happens, similar errors get reported on the hard disks on the SCSI bus, and the system crashes. When fsck tries to fix the filesystems, it reports reports MEDIA ERRORS not only on the MO disk, but on the hard disks as well. These are confirmed by low-level Adaptec 2940 tests of the disks. But also, I get the following error when I try to format the MO disk in either DOS or MAC format: /usr/filesystems/mac.fs/mac.util -i sd2 "fujitsu_230" removable -d 2 Request Sense command failed ioctl(SDIOCSRQ): I/O error /usr/filesystems/mac.fs/mac.util -i sd2 "mo_mac" removable Request Sense command failed ioctl(SDIOCSRQ): I/O error Any help would be greatly appreciated. ======================================================================= Lee Altenberg, Ph.D. Research Affiliate, University of Hawai`i at Manoa Office: Maui High Performance Computing Center 550 Lipoa Parkway, Suite 100 Kihei, Maui HI 96753 Phone: (808) 879-5077 x 296 (work), 875-0745 (home), 879-5018 (fax) E-mail: altenber@mhpcc.edu <NeXTMail and MIME: altenber@pueo.mhpcc.edu> Web: http://pueo.mhpcc.edu/~altenber/ =======================================================================
From: zhao@crl.nmsu.edu (Z. Zhao) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: epson stylus color pro for NEXTSTEP/intel 3.3/4.0? Date: 23 Jul 1996 15:32:04 -0600 Organization: Computing Research Lab/New Mexico State University Sender: zhao@sparta.crl.nmsu.edu Message-ID: <yegafwq3bcb.fsf@sparta.crl.nmsu.edu> Anyone has made popular epson stylus color pro work for NEXTSTEP/intel 3.3/4.0? If you do, any trick? Thanks in advance, zhao
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: 23 Jul 1996 23:34:02 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4t4g4q$m40@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk> mmalcolm crawford <m.crawford@shef.ac.uk> wrote: >Yes, thanks, although I do have two copies of that brochure in my office. > >I also have, however, a copy of what I think(?) is the original brochure, >"Welcome to the NeXT decade" (the one with the black cover, 1' square, circa >1989). I haven't read it for a while. Interesting reading, particularly >from an academic perspective. On the first page: > {snip} I have that old brochure as well, a cube-sized booklet with... you guessed it, a cube on the cover & the back has the back side of a 68030 cube. Serial # AAK0001361 Where are some of the apps it shows? Digital Wall Street Journal, and other apps pictured that I have never seen... Almost makes me as sad as looking through the Winter 1992 Software and Peripherals Catalog... Thinking of what might have been... -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: amoster@cube.de (Andreas Moster) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.os.os2.misc,comp.os.os2.setup.video Subject: Re: Help! Need a VL-bus video card! Date: 24 Jul 1996 06:49:22 GMT Organization: Cube Informationssysteme GmbH Message-ID: <4t4h1i$baa@cubenx.cube.de> References: <4sv08i$gpi@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu> uasilvea@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu (Adrian Silveanu) wrote: >Does anybody know a good VL-bus card that works with both >OS/2 and NEXTSTEP? I have come up with #9 GXE 64 Pro VL 4VRAM >and ELSA WINNER 1000TRIO. Except with the WINNER 1000TRIO, there >doesn't seem to be a NEXTSTEP driver for it, or maybe there >is one, but I missed it. Any others? I have a Elsa Winner 1000AVI-2MB with VL-Bus running under NeXTSTEP 3.3 and 4.0. The card just works great and the driver support of Elsa is superb. I have got a driver CD with drivers for all relevant OS including OS/2. Btw. the 1000TRIO is not supported by the NeXTSTEP driver! Andreas. -- Andreas Moster, [kju:b] Cube Informationssysteme GmbH Hessbruehlstrasse 15, 70565 Stuttgart, Germany fon 0711/90669-0, fax 0711/90669-33, email: amoster@cube.de private site: Vogelsangstr. 19, 75331 Engelsbrand, Germany fon 07235/3320, fax 07235/980074, email: am@hal.ka.sub.org NeXT, MIME mail, PGP welcome!
From: mschwett@vmprofs.estec.esa.nl (ms) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: CDR ? Date: 24 Jul 1996 09:19:08 GMT Organization: European Space Agency Message-ID: <4t4pqc$fo4@info.estec.esa.nl> Hi, Has anyone use CDR software like eXTRACD under NEXTSTEP ? What kind of hardware configuration is required ? Thanks, Marc Schwetterle.
From: dknox@uga.cc.uga.edu (David K. Knox) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Help!Cube boots only to system test. Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 08:46:15 -0500 Organization: Disability Services, University of Georgia Message-ID: <dknox-2407960846150001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> Greetings NeXT enthusiasts! I have a very sad problem which, perhaps, one of you kind folks can solve for me. My beloved office 030 Cube will boot only so far as "Testing System" it will not go to "System Passed" or "System Failed". Thus, I cannot invoke either the NMI or ROM monitor. I just sits there forlornly saying "Testing System". No hard drive activity can be heard. I have tested all the SIMMS and internal connections, disconnected the HD and tried to boot from disk but nothing, there does not seem to be any internal damage. The machine was working great the day prior to its affliction. I greatly appreciate any help you can give me. (Do I need a new ROM chip?) Thank you Check out my images of NeXT brochures at http://iris.dissvcs.uga.edu/~archive/NeXT.html
From: mah@ka4ybr.netmha.com (Mark A. Horton KA4YBR) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Looking for faster SCSI CD-ROM for Next Date: 24 Jul 1996 09:31:21 -0400 Organization: Mark Horton Associates Message-ID: <4t58j9$pg9@ka4ybr.netmha.com> References: <31f419b9.1783164@news.shore.net> Jim King (jking@shore.net) wrote: : Where does one get 'black' faced CD-ROMs (4x or greater) : for Next boxes. Krylon FlatBlack Laquer or Rustoleum FlatBlack Enamel spray paint work great! (take the plate off first!) The laquer dries instantly whilst the enamel takes a couple of hours to really be safe to touch. -- "Linux! Guerrilla UNIX Development Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus." Regards, Mark ------------------------------------------------------------ Mark Horton Associates mah@ka4ybr.netmha.com Systems and Network Performance Tuning mah@ka4ybr.atl.ga.us +1.404.373.2526 : 33 45 31 N / 084 16 59 W
From: NEED, CASH, FAST??<a@b.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: It's Here!! Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 09:47:20 -0700 Organization: Walt Disney Studios Message-ID: <4t5db5$68s@phcs.phcs.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hello! I've got some awesome news that I think you need to take two minutes to read if you have ever thought "How could I make some serious cash in a hurry???", or been in serious debt, ready to do almost anything to get the money needed to pay off those bill collectors. So grab a snack, a warm cup of coffee, or a glass of your favorite beverage, get comfortable and listen to this interesting, exciting find! Let me start by saying that I FINALLY FOUND IT! That's right! I found it! And I HATE GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES!! I hate those schemes like multi-level marketing, mail-order schemes, envelope stuffing scams, 900 number scams... the list goes on forever. I have tried every darn get rich quick scheme out there over the past 12 years. I somehow got on mailing lists for people looking to make money (more like 'desperate stupid people who will try anything for money!'). Well, when I was a teenager, these claims to 'get me rich quick' sounded irresistible! I would shell out $14.95 here, $29.95 here, and another $49.95 there. I had maxed out my new Circuit City Card AND my Visa...I was desperate for money!! So, I gave them all a chance but failed at every one of them! Maybe they worked for some people, but not for me. Eventually, I just tossed that JUNK MAIL in the trash when I got the mail. I recognized it right away. I can smell a money scam from a mile away these days, SO I THOUGHT....I thought I could sniff out a scam easily. WAS I WRONG!!....I LOVE THE INTERNET!!! I was scanning thru a NEWSGROUP and saw an article stating to GET CASH FAST!! I though..."Here on the Internet?? Well, I'll just have to see what schemes could possible be on the internet." The article described a way to MAIL A ONE DOLLAR BILL TO ONLY FIVE PEOPLE AND MAKE $50, 000 IN CASH WITHIN 4 WEEKS! Well, the more I thought about it, the more I became very curious. Why? Because of the way it worked AND BECAUSE IT WOULD ONLY COST ME FIVE DOLLARS (AND FIVE STAMPS), THAT'S ALL I EVER PAY....EVER!! Ok, so the $50,000 in cash was maybe an tough amount to reach, but it was possible. I knew that I could at least get a return of $1,000 or so. So I did it!! As per the instructions in the article, I mailed out ('snail mail'for you e-mail fanatics) a single dollar bill to each of the five people on the list that was contained in the article. I included a small note, with the dollar, that stated "Please Add Me To Your List." I then removed the first position name of the five names listed and moved everyone up one position, and I put my name in position five of the list. This is how the money starts rolling in! I then took this revised article now with my name on the list and REPOSTED IT ON AS MANY NEWSGROUPS AND LOCAL BULLETIN BOARD MESSAGE AREAS THAT I KNEW. I then waited to watch the money come in...prepared to maybe receive about $1000 to $1500 in cash or so.... But what a welcome surprise when those envelopes kept coming in!!! I knew what they were as soon as I saw the return addresses from people all over the world-Most from the U.S., but some from Canada, even some from Australia! I tell you, THAT WAS EXCITING!! So how much did I get in total return? $1000? $5000? Not even!!! I received a total of $23,343!!! I couldn't believe it!! I now have a brand new black Acura Integra to speak for, due to this!! Now after almost 8 months, I am ready to do it again!!! So maybe it was possible to get $50,000 in cash, I don't know, but IT COMPLETELY DEPENDS ON YOU, THE INDIVIDUAL! You must follow through and repost this article everywhere you can think of! The more postings you achieve will determine how much cash will arrive in your very own mailbox!! It's just too easy to pass up!!! Let's review the reasons why you should do this: The only cost factors are for the five stamps, the 5 envelopes and the 5 one dollar bills that you send out to the listed names by snail mail (US Postal Service Mail). Then just simply repost the article (WITH YOUR NAME ADDED) to all the newsgroups and local BBS's you can. Then sit back and, (ironically), enjoy walking (you can run if you like! :o ) down your driveway to your mailbox and scoop up your rewards!! We all have five dollars to put into such an easy effortless investment with SPECTACULAR REALISTIC RETURNS OF $15,000 to $25,000 in about 3-5 weeks! So HOLD OFF ON THOSE LOTTERY NUMBERS FOR TODAY, EAT AT HOME TONIGHT INSTEAD OF TAKEOUT FROM McDONALDS AND INVEST FIVE DOLLARS IN THIS AMAZING MONEY MAKING SYSTEM NOW!!! YOU CAN'T LOSE!! So how do you do it exactly, you ask? I have carefully provided the mostdetailed, yet straightforward instructions on how to easily get this underway and get your cash on its way. SO, ARE YOU READY TO MAKE SOME CASH!!!?? HERE WE GO!!! *** THE LIST OF NAMES IS AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE. *** OK, Read this carefully. Get a printout of this information, if you like, so you can easily refer to it as often as needed. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Take a sheet of paper and write on it the following: "Please add my name to your list". This creates a service out of this money making system and thus making it completely legal. You are not just randomly sending a dollar to someone, you are paying one dollar for a legitimate service. Make sure you include your name and address. I assure you that, again, this is completely legal! For a neat little twist, also write what slot their name was in: "You were in slot 3", Just to add a little fun! This is all about having fun and making money at the same time! 2. Now fold this sheet of paper around a dollar bill , (no checks or money orders), and put them into an envelope and send it on its way to the five people listed. The folding of the paper around the bill will insure its arrival to its recipient. THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT!! 3. Now listen carefully, here's where you get YOUR MONEY COMING TO YOUR MAILBOX. Look at the list of five people; remove the first name from position one and move everyone on the list up slot one on the list. Position 2 name will now move to the position 1 slot , position 3 will now become position 2, 4 will be be 3, 5 wil be 4. Now put your name, address, zipcode AND COUNTRY in position 5, the bottom position on the list. 4. Now upload this updated file to as many newsgroups and local bulletin boards' message areas & file section as possible. Give a catchy description of the file so it gets noticed!! Such as: "NEED FAST CASH?, HERE IT IS!" or "NEED CASH TO PAY OFF YOUR DEBTS??", etc. And the more uploads, the more money you will make, and of course, the more money the others on the list will make too. LET'S ALL TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER BY BEING HONEST AND BY PUTTING FORTH 120 PERCENT INTO THIS PROFITABLE & AMAZING SYSTEM!!! You'll reap the benefits, believe me!!! Set a goal for the number of total uploads you'll post, such as 15-20 postings or more! Always have a goal in mind!!! If you can UUE encode the file when uploading, that will make it easier for the poeple to receive it and have it downloaded to their hard drive. That way they get a copy of the article right on their computer without hassles of viewing and then saving the article from the File menu. Don't alter the file type, leave it as an MS-DOS Text file. The best test is to be able to view this file using Microsoft's Notepad for Windows 3.x or WordPad for Windows '95. If the margins look right without making the screen slide left or right when at the ends of the sentences, you're in business! 5. If you need help uploading, simply ask the sysop of the BBS, or "POST" a message on a newsgroup asking how to post a file, tell them who your Internet provider is and PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BE GLAD TO HELP. I would try to describe how to do it but there are simply too many internet software packages with slightly different yet relatively simple ways to post or upload a file. Just ask for help or look in the help section for 'posting'. I do know that for GNN, you simply select 'POST' then enter a catchy description under the subject box, choose 'ATTACH', selecting 'UUE' and NOT 'TXT', then choose 'Browse' to go look for the file. Find your text file CASH.TXT and click on it and choose 'OK'. Place a one line statement in the main body section of the message post screen. Something like "Download this to read how to get cash arriving in your mailbox with no paybacks!" or whatever. Just make sure it represents its true feasibility, NOT something like..."Get one million dollars flooding in your mailbox in two days!" You'll never get ANY responses! 6. And this is the step I like. JUST SIT BACK AND ENJOY LIFE BECAUSE CASH IS ON ITS THE WAY!! Expect to see a little money start to trickle in around 2 weeks, but AT ABOUT WEEKS 3 & 4, THE MONEY STORM WILL HIT YOUR MAILBOX!! All you have to do is take it out of the mailbox and try not to scream too load (outside anyway) when you realize YOU HIT THE BIG TIME AT LAST!! 7. So go PAY OFF YOUR BILLS AND DEBTS and then get that something special you always wanted or buy that special person in your life (or the one you want in your life) a gift they'll never forget. ENJOY LIFE! 8. Now when you get low on this money supply, simply re-activate this file again; Reposting it in the old places where you originally posted and possibly some new places you now know of. Don't ever lose this file, always keep a copy at your reach for when you ever need cash. THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE TOOL THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS RE-USE TIME AND TIME AGAIN WHEN CASH IS NEEDED! 9. (This step added by Charles Reiley). Hello, This is exciting isn't it?! While I'm on the list, just add a note saying "Please include extra money tips" with your name & E-MAIL address, and I will (FOR FREE) send you some neat methods to increase the money you will receive with this plan. Why?...Why not? I'm not a selfish jerk...I like helping out others. E-mail just makes it a touch easier and cheaper, too! After I drop off the list, I can no longer offer you this advice, obviously, but maybe someone else who gets my tips will offer and simply replace my name on this step number 9. Good luck and give this plan your all, it will definitely pay off! Like Mike said, HAVE FUN WITH IT!!! ************************************************************************************* THE NAMES LIST THE NAMES LIST THE NAME LIST ************************************************************************************* * HONESTY IS WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SUCCESSFUL!!! * * 1. John F. Bourgeois * 3043 New Oak Lane * Bowie, MD 20716 * * 2. David Maxwell * 1747 Stonybrook Ln. * APT 103 * Brunswick, OH 44212 * * 3. Daniel Henry * 3122-A Dagger Drive * Tyndall AFB, FL 32403-1204 * * 4. Jack Hartsfield * 1900 North Vine #404 * Los Angeles, California 90068 USA * * 5. John Ocava * 1125 N. Harvard Cir. * South Elgin, IL 60177 USA * ************************************************************************************* NOTE: Try to keep a list of everyone that sends you a dollar and always keep an eye on the local postings of this file... Just to make sure that everyone is playing the game fairly. You know where your name should be..... *** AGAIN, HONESTY IS THE BEST THING WE HAVE GOING FOR US ON THIS PLAN. -Mike Dotson, Boulder, CO *** By the way, if you try to deceive people by posting the messages with your name in the list and not sending the money to the people already included, you will not get much. I know someone who did this and only got about $150 (and that's after two months). Then he sent the 5 bills, people added him to their lists, and in 4-5 weeks he had over $10000! All the lists are re-distributed as soon as the money is received. end of article
From: root@phcs.phcs.com (S00POR UZER) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: cmsg cancel <4t5db5$68s@phcs.phcs.com> Control: cancel <4t5db5$68s@phcs.phcs.com> Supersedes: <4t5db5$68s@phcs.phcs.com> Date: 24 Jul 1996 16:14:35 -0400 Organization: Private Healthcare Systems, Inc Message-ID: <4t607c$nio@phcs.phcs.com> SPAM cancelled by jq@phcs.com
From: rsjohnso@students.uiuc.edu (Richard Scot Johnson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: How do you open a NeXT Station Color Turbo Date: 24 Jul 1996 21:12:26 GMT Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana Message-ID: <4t63jq$2p5@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> Summary: How do you open the case on a NeXT Station color turbo Keywords: NeXT station black hardware I have a NeXT color turbo (black hardware) that seems to have something loose in the case. I've never opened (or owned) black hardware before so I don't know how to open the case to find out what it is that's rattling around there. I'm worried that the motherboard might be damaged (I haven't moved it since I discovered the problem). I've examined the outside of the case throughly and there doesn't seem to be any screws anywhere!! Can anybody help me out? S. Johnson
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy From: dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Sender: news@novice.uwaterloo.ca (Mr. News) Message-ID: <Dv220G.3DB@novice.uwaterloo.ca> Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 16:05:04 GMT References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk> Organization: University of Waterloo In article <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk>, mmalcolm crawford <m.crawford@shef.ac.uk> wrote: > >I also have, however, a copy of what I think(?) is the original brochure, >"Welcome to the NeXT decade" (the one with the black cover, 1' square, circa >1989). I haven't read it for a while. Interesting reading, particularly >from an academic perspective. Yeah, I have that one too. It was a little sad to go through the "seven breakthroughs" and count how many live on in OPENSTEP. 1.5? I also have one about using black hardware for DTP, but it's not handy. >Later on it says: "Those who have committed themselves to NeXT technology >have done so with a vengeance, and the enthusiasm has been gratifying. Of >course, we continue to cultivate new partnerships. Because as powerful as >our engineers made the NeXT Computer, these partnerships make it more >powerful still." > It also mentions, around there, the fact that IBM wanted NeXTSTEP (then NeXTstep, I suppose) for what would be the RS/6000. But this is devolving into another "what could have been" discussion. Bring on the conspiracy theories! -- David Evans (NeXTMail OK) dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca Computer/Synth Junkie http://bbcr.uwaterloo.ca/~dfevans/ University of Waterloo "Default is the value selected by the composer Ontario, Canada overridden by your command." - Roland TR-707 Manual
From: ashrafi@mit.edu (Babak Ashrafi) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Video perfomance falling short? Date: 24 Jul 1996 23:57:35 GMT Organization: Massachvsetts Institvte of Technology Message-ID: <4t6d9f$c88@senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU> Why would an ATI-Mach64 card rate 0.7 at 1024x768x16 1.3 at 1024x768x8 whereas a Mach32 card rates 1.4 at 1024x768x8 using NXBench? Both cards have 2M RAM and check out fine using the DOS diagnostics. I expected some advantage from the Mach64. The system is a 120MHz 486 with 32M RAM running NS3.3. Would appreciate any ideas or information, Babak
From: paul@xciv.org (Paul Civati) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Soundblaster 16 PnP Date: 24 Jul 1996 23:59:21 GMT Organization: XCIV Message-ID: <4t6dcp$10n@xciv.demon.co.uk> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii I've just bought one of the above and I'm having a hard time getting it working properly under 3.3. I've grabbed the latest driver (3.33beta) which recognises the card if I set the driver to look for it at 0x220, any other address and it doesn't find the card at all. The only problem with having it at 0x220 is that it seems to interfere with one of the COM ports, because the mouse just starts flying around the screen and is uncontrollable. I've tried disabling everything but the audio part of the card with the ICU utility (including locking the config) but no joy. Can you disable PnP? Oh for a simple DOS app to just set the settings. ;) Plug n Play? Plug n Pray more like. Suggestions please. :) -Paul- -- Paul Civati =O= Home: paul@xciv.org =O= http://www.xciv.org/ London UK =O= Home: paul@xciv.demon.co.uk =O= http://www.cheese.org/ All mail to xciv.org is currently broken, use paul@xciv.demon.co.uk
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.sysadmin From: spai@netcom.com (Suresh Pai) Subject: Driver for SMC EtherPower PCI Ethernet Adapter? Message-ID: <spaiDv2KII.H3I@netcom.com> Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest) Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 22:44:42 GMT Sender: spai@netcom22.netcom.com Hello Is there a driver for SMC EtherPower PCI Ethernet Adapter combo in NEXTSTEP 3.3 or OpenStep 4.0 for mach? Thanks suresh
From: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw (Cheng-chun Chou) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: epson stylus color pro for NEXTSTEP/intel 3.3/4.0? Date: 25 Jul 1996 01:48:11 GMT Organization: Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Message-ID: <4t6jor$hq7@news.cis.nctu.edu.tw> References: <yegafwq3bcb.fsf@sparta.crl.nmsu.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: Text/Plain; charset=US-ASCII In article <yegafwq3bcb.fsf@sparta.crl.nmsu.edu>, zhao@crl.nmsu.edu says... > > >Anyone has made popular epson stylus color pro work for NEXTSTEP/intel >3.3/4.0? > >If you do, any trick? > >Thanks in advance, > > zhao try Dots.app or JetPilot.app Both are Software RIP.........:) -- Cheng-chun Chou Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Email Adress: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw NeXT Mail & MIME Mail are both Welcome...^_^
From: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw (Cheng-chun Chou) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Soundblaster 16 PnP Date: 25 Jul 1996 01:54:20 GMT Organization: Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Message-ID: <4t6k4c$hq7@news.cis.nctu.edu.tw> References: <4t6dcp$10n@xciv.demon.co.uk> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: Text/Plain; charset=US-ASCII In article <4t6dcp$10n@xciv.demon.co.uk>, paul@xciv.org says... > >I've just bought one of the above and I'm having a hard time getting it >working properly under 3.3. > >I've grabbed the latest driver (3.33beta) which recognises the card if >I set the driver to look for it at 0x220, any other address and it >doesn't find the card at all. > >The only problem with having it at 0x220 is that it seems to interfere >with one of the COM ports, because the mouse just starts flying around >the screen and is uncontrollable. > >I've tried disabling everything but the audio part of the card with the >ICU utility (including locking the config) but no joy. > >Can you disable PnP? Oh for a simple DOS app to just set the settings. ;) > >Plug n Play? Plug n Pray more like. > >Suggestions please. :) > >-Paul- > >-- >Paul Civati =O= Home: paul@xciv.org =O= http://www.xciv.org/ >London UK =O= Home: paul@xciv.demon.co.uk =O= http://www.cheese.org/ > All mail to xciv.org is currently broken, use paul@xciv.demon.co.uk That's easy. 1st. use ICU ( ISA Configuration Utility ) to set your ISA PNP card after installing the card in DOS mode 2nd. Upgrade your EISA/ISA DeviceDriver for NeXTSTEP The new driver support Plug and Play option 3rd. Upgrade your SB16 PNP DeviceDriver for neXTSTEP The new driver support PNP series then, reboot, and enjoy it.....*^_^* -- Cheng-chun Chou Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Email Adress: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw NeXT Mail & MIME Mail are both Welcome...^_^
From: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw (Cheng-chun Chou) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Video perfomance falling short? Date: 25 Jul 1996 01:58:52 GMT Organization: Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Message-ID: <4t6kcs$hq7@news.cis.nctu.edu.tw> References: <4t6d9f$c88@senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: Text/Plain; charset=US-ASCII In article <4t6d9f$c88@senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU>, ashrafi@mit.edu says... > >Why would an ATI-Mach64 card rate > > 0.7 at 1024x768x16 > 1.3 at 1024x768x8 > >whereas a Mach32 card rates > > 1.4 at 1024x768x8 > >using NXBench? Both cards have 2M RAM and check out fine using the DOS >diagnostics. I expected some advantage from the Mach64. > >The system is a 120MHz 486 with 32M RAM running NS3.3. > >Would appreciate any ideas or information, >Babak just because the lower color mode helps the great performance.....:) or you may try to enable memory aperture for ATI Mach64 card it will great improve the performance.......:) -- Cheng-chun Chou Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Email Adress: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw NeXT Mail & MIME Mail are both Welcome...^_^
From: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw (Cheng-chun Chou) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.os.os2.misc,comp.os.os2.setup.video Subject: Re: Help! Need a VL-bus video card! Date: 25 Jul 1996 02:03:36 GMT Organization: Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Message-ID: <4t6klo$hq7@news.cis.nctu.edu.tw> References: <4sv08i$gpi@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: Text/Plain; charset=US-ASCII In article <4sv08i$gpi@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu>, uasilvea@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu says... > > >Hello, > > Does anybody know a good VL-bus card that works with both >OS/2 and NEXTSTEP? I have come up with #9 GXE 64 Pro VL 4VRAM >and ELSA WINNER 1000TRIO. Except with the WINNER 1000TRIO, there >doesn't seem to be a NEXTSTEP driver for it, or maybe there >is one, but I missed it. Any others? > > Thank you, > hi, why don't you try ATI Graphics Pro Turbo VL 4VRAM the quality, performance, supports are all great....:) and the price also reasonable......:) almost every os support it.....:) -- Cheng-chun Chou Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Email Adress: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw NeXT Mail & MIME Mail are both Welcome...^_^
From: pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu (Paul R. Brown) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: yet more NeXTprinter blues... Date: 25 Jul 1996 02:17:02 GMT Organization: University of California, Berkeley Message-ID: <slrn4vdlra.rht.pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> A couple of NeXT laser printers here in the department are having serious problems, and my fellow admin and I are going to take them apart and attempt to fix them... Of course, I wouldn't mind benefitting from someone else's experience! The problem with the printers in each case is paper feed. For one, it won't spit paper out the last 1.5-2 inches; otherwise, it seems to be fine. The other printer sucks the paper in about two inches and then quits... (Unforunately, I can't get the two of them to cooperate...) Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Paul -- _____________________________________________________________________ Paul Brown Grad student, UCB mathematics (510)-843-7817 pbrown@math.berkeley.edu http://math.berkeley.edu/~pbrown/ NeXTmail preferred. _____________________________________________________________________
From: trc@oluanpi.sinica (Tyng-Ruey Chuang) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NEXTSTEP on IBM ThinkPad? Date: 25 Jul 1996 02:39:23 GMT Organization: Computing Center, Academia Sinica Message-ID: <4t6mor$du8@gate.sinica.edu.tw> Advices are sougght on installing NEXTSTEP 3.3 (or 4.0) on the IBM ThinkPad 365XD notebook. I am thinking of getting one of those notebooks, and will like to know if it supports NEXTSSTEP. I am especially interested in knowing whether NEXTSTEP will recongize the built-in 4X CD-ROM and audio support in ThinkPad 365XD. Thank you very much. Tyng-Ruey Chuang
From: jsamson@istar.ca (Jean-Paul Samson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: How do you open a NeXT Station Color Turbo Date: 25 Jul 1996 03:36:35 GMT Organization: iSTAR internet inc. Message-ID: <4t6q43$fo0@news.istar.ca> References: <4t63jq$2p5@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> In-Reply-To: <4t63jq$2p5@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> On 07/24/96, Richard Scot Johnson wrote: > I've examined the outside of the case throughly and there doesn't > seem to be any screws anywhere!! Can anybody help me out? NeXT was very smart when they designed the NeXTStation case. There is but one screw, found on the back of the machine (where all the external connectors are located). Just take out that screw, and with a little bit of jiggling, the case cover should just pop right off. Jean-Paul Samson jsamson@istar.ca -- -===================================================================- Jean-Paul Samson -==- jsamson@istar.ca -==- NeXTmail welcome, no MIME -===================================================================-
From: Salvo@AccessOne.com(Marc Salvatori) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.os.os2.misc,comp.os.os2.setup.video Subject: Re: Help! Need a VL-bus video card! Date: 25 Jul 1996 03:29:27 GMT Organization: AccessOne Message-ID: <4t6pmn$sn8@news.accessone.com> References: <4sv08i$gpi@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu> <4t4h1i$baa@cubenx.cube.de> Cc: amoster@cube.de In <4t4h1i$baa@cubenx.cube.de> Andreas Moster wrote: > I have a Elsa Winner 1000AVI-2MB with VL-Bus running under NeXTSTEP 3.3 and > 4.0. The card just works great and the driver support of Elsa is superb. > I have got a driver CD with drivers for all relevant OS including OS/2. > Btw. the 1000TRIO is not supported by the NeXTSTEP driver! I started out with a #9 GXE-L16, but became disenchanted with the driver; so I turned to an Elsa 2000Pro/X-4, and never regretted the move. -- >< Marc J. Salvatori | >< >< mailto:salvo@accessone.com | MIME & NeXTMail are accepted ><
From: Mahesh Saptharishi <mahesh+@andrew.cmu.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Acessing Parallel Port Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 00:08:18 -0400 Organization: Sophomore, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA Message-ID: <clxjAmK00iV_8_tmpO@andrew.cmu.edu> How do I communicate with the parallel port especially the data, status and control register using BSD C under NeXT on Sun SparcStation 20? The program that I am trying to port uses inb() and outb(), but those functions seem to be unavailable when you are dealing with a sparc station. Any ideas? Thanks, -Mahesh
From: Erie Patsellis <eriep@map.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: yet more NeXTprinter blues... Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 23:54:48 -0400 Organization: Map Technologies Inc. Message-ID: <31F6F008.8E6@map.com> References: <slrn4vdlra.rht.pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit To: "Paul R. Brown" <pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> Paul R. Brown wrote: > > A couple of NeXT laser printers here in the department are having > serious problems, and my fellow admin and I are going to take them > apart and attempt to fix them... Of course, I wouldn't mind > benefitting from someone else's experience! > > The problem with the printers in each case is paper feed. For one, it > won't spit paper out the last 1.5-2 inches; otherwise, it seems to be > fine. The other printer sucks the paper in about two inches and then > quits... (Unforunately, I can't get the two of them to cooperate...) > > Any assistance is greatly appreciated. > > Paul > Paul, Before you start, call The Printer Works at 1-800-235-6116. ask them for their CX engine catalog. It has great breakdowns of printer engine. The most common problem I have encountered with CX engine feed problems is dirty/dusty rollers. Find a good local electronics supplier and get some rubber reconditioner/cleaner. I use a product called Federon(sp?) but most any will work. start at the grippers and clean each roller, best to remove the toner cartridge first tho... With minimal effort you should be able to restore the printer to like new. One thing to check on the one that won't eject all the way, open the case, and lift the cover over the fuser assembly, often the teflon roller gets chewed up (about $20 to replace) and the rubber roller gets all kinds of crap on it; make sure you clean this one too... A typical cleaning uses up a lot of qtips, fortunately I have a friend who gets me them a few boxes at a time. Erie Patsellis E. Patsellis & Associates >>>>>past cube owner, and very seriously considering buying one again<<<
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From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Do you have Fujitsu DynaMO drive? Date: 25 Jul 1996 13:10:32 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4t7ro8$1tme@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <4t42lr$9hj@news.duke.edu> Lee Altenberg (altenber@acpub.duke.edu) wrote: > I have had severe but very sporadic problems with my Fujitsu M2512A > DynaMO magneto-optical drive, and wonder if it might be due firmware > incompatibility. [munch] > Soon after this happens, similar errors get reported on the hard disks > on the SCSI bus, and the system crashes. When fsck tries to fix the > filesystems, it reports reports MEDIA ERRORS not only on the MO disk, > but on the hard disks as well. This sounds as if it _has_ to be a physical SCSI problem. Please check the termination and termpwr (can be set via a dip switch on the Fujitsu drive). Also please try a different cable. Hope this helps, Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
From: cdb@baca_rude.thoughtport.com (cdb) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Cross-Platform SIMM Compatibility Date: 25 Jul 1996 14:45:43 GMT Organization: The ThoughtPort Authority, Inc. Message-ID: <4t81an$ht0@chinx4.thoughtport.net> Who knows: What other currently-made computers use the same 72-pin (70ns) SIMMs I put in my NeXTcube turbo? I'll compile a list and repost it to the group, if all who know would be good enough to email me. Unless that's been done already (if so, where?). Thanks, chris borden cdb@thoughtport.com
From: mtie@carleton.edu (Michael Tie) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: P5-200 or P6-200 Date: 25 Jul 1996 15:46:17 GMT Organization: Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA Message-ID: <4t84s9$k6o@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> Keywords: Pentium Hello, I need to buy a couple of machines for work, and I'm having trouble deciding between a P5-200 or a P6-200 (both are Gateway machines). Will NeXTStep 3.3 or OpenStep 4.0 take advantage of the 32 bit features of the P6? Does anyone have performace data for NeXTStep on the two processors? Will there be much of a speed difference between two systems assuming that they are both using EIDE drives and Matrox Millenium video cards? How much of a difference will a SCSI controller and a fast scsi disk make? Thanks in advance, -Mike Tie -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Michael N. Tie mtie@carleton.edu Department of Math/CS phn: (507) 663-4067 Carleton College fax: (507) 663-4312 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
From: moxi@fishnet.net (Keith Kelley) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: HELP Needed installing Black Hardware Date: 25 Jul 1996 15:08:23 GMT Organization: InfiDim Message-ID: <4t82l7$6vj@mackrel.fishnet.net> I have had 2 really nice 68040 cubes (non-Turbos) sitting here at home for a year collecting dust, and it's time to get them running. The problem, and reason that they've been sitting is that I can't get NeXTSTEP installed. I've got two copies of NeXTSTEP 3.1 with the floppy updater disks, a couple of Toshiba cdrom drives I've been told will boot the machine, and a new Seagate HAWK drive waiting for a virgin install. I have 2.5v.66 level ROM's in both 'Cubes, and have been told that I should be able to boot cd using that ROM level. I guess what I'm asking/need is this: 1) Can you boot CD on a non-Turbo 040 cube with 2.5v.66 ROM? If so, what would the correct PROM command be? I've tried every general boot command people have suggested so far with no luck. 2) If I can't boot CD, I've been told I need a NeXT floppy drive to use the updater disks. Does anyone have on for sale (cheap is good) 3) If I can't afford a floppy drive or there are none available now, does someone have the updater on OD that I could get a copy of? I've been told that this would work as well as the floppy. 4) If nothing else, does someone have NeXTSTEP (3.0 or better) on OD available, either for copy or for purchase? I guess I'd really just like to get these boxes running. I've bought and sold hardware left and right, but these are two macines I intend on hanging on to for a good long time, and they'd be even more endearing if they just would run!! Thanks for your help. Chris Petersen havoc@ix.netcom.com
From: paul@xciv.org (Paul Civati) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Soundblaster 16 PnP Date: 25 Jul 1996 16:52:54 GMT Organization: XCIV Message-ID: <4t88p6$80@xciv.demon.co.uk> References: <4t6dcp$10n@xciv.demon.co.uk> <4t6k4c$hq7@news.cis.nctu.edu.tw> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii In article <4t6k4c$hq7@news.cis.nctu.edu.tw>, f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw (Cheng-chun Chou) writes: > 1st. use ICU ( ISA Configuration Utility ) to set your ISA PNP card > after installing the card in DOS mode Should I lock these settings, disable PnP is the NeXTSTEP ISA driver? > 2nd. Upgrade your EISA/ISA DeviceDriver for NeXTSTEP > The new driver support Plug and Play option > 3rd. Upgrade your SB16 PNP DeviceDriver for neXTSTEP > The new driver support PNP series I've now got both the above updated drivers installed, but the card still seems to interfere with the mouse at 0x220, I haven't tried any other addresses. Using MSD I can't see how the card would be conflicting with the serial ports, they don't seem to be conflicting with the i/o address or irq's. Configure.app doesn't report any conflicts. > then, reboot, and enjoy it.....*^_^* I wish. ;) -Paul- -- Paul Civati =O= Home: paul@xciv.org =O= http://www.xciv.org/ London UK =O= Home: paul@xciv.demon.co.uk =O= http://www.cheese.org/ All mail to xciv.org is currently broken, use paul@xciv.demon.co.uk
From: Mark_Bessey@next.com (Mark Bessey) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: P5-200 or P6-200 Date: 25 Jul 1996 18:04:58 GMT Organization: NeXT Software, Inc. Message-ID: <4t8d0a$c6v@news.next.com> References: <4t84s9$k6o@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> Michael Tie writes > Hello, > > I need to buy a couple of machines for work, and I'm having trouble > deciding between a P5-200 or a P6-200 (both are Gateway machines). > Will NeXTStep 3.3 or OpenStep 4.0 take advantage of the 32 bit > features of the P6? Depends on what you mean by that. NEXTSTEP isn't optimized for the P6, but the P6 is designed to execute 32-bit code faster - and NEXTSTEP is all 32-bit code. Hence, NEXTSTEP runs very well on Pentium Pro machines. > Does anyone have performace data for NeXTStep on the two processors? I do, but "they" made me promise not to release them...Otherwise sales of Pentiums might plummet :-) Suffice to say that CPU performance on the new P6's is simply astounding. NXBench, for instance, can't even calculate the MIPS value for a P6-200 - it's too fast to time. > Will there be much of a speed difference between two systems assuming > that they are both using EIDE drives and Matrox Millenium video cards? Depends on what you use it for - In casual use, the P6 system will seem a bit faster, if you do a lot of number crunching or compilation, the speed difference should be more obvious. > How much of a difference will a SCSI controller and a fast scsi disk > make? For a single-disk system, not very much. If you do decide to go with an all-EIDE system, make sure that the CD-ROM is connected to the secondary controller, to minimize contention. Oh, and one last bit of advice: The price of memory has fallen dramatically lately. Consider getting a system with 64MB of RAM. An extra 32MB or so of RAM makes a lot more difference than just about any other upgrade. > Thanks in advance, > > -Mike Tie Hope this helps, -Mark -- Mark Bessey NeXT Software, Inc Software Quality Assurance -->I DON'T SPEAK FOR NeXT <--
From: Ben <ben@photonweb.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXT Color screen on a PC (VGA) Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 11:53:07 -0700 Organization: PHOTON Message-ID: <31F7C293.2E56@photonweb.com> References: <4sf8k0$i3f@gjallar.daimi.aau.dk> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit To: Jens Hoerup Jensen <jhj@daimi.aau.dk>, jhj@dator.dk Jens Hoerup Jensen wrote: > > I'm trying to connect a Megapixel 17" monitor to a standard ibm system > (ie from a dsub 15 connection on a matrox graphics adapter to a 13W3 > connection on the megapixel). > > My problem is how to interface the video and control signals. > Check out http://www.photonweb.com/564-72/ for the video card that has been designed to run your monitor on a PC under dos, windows, 95(Plug & Play), NT, OS/2,Linux, Solaris... or call 310-260-4747 Ext. 747 Ben
From: Ben <ben@photonweb.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXT monitor on PC? Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 11:54:31 -0700 Organization: PHOTON Message-ID: <31F7C2E7.3663@photonweb.com> References: <4seeou$bkp@dailyplanet.wam.umd.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit To: the Slush <slush@wam.umd.edu> the Slush wrote: > > Is it possible to conect a NeXT Megapixel monitor to a non-NeXT computer, > specifically an IBM clone? What kind of video card would I need? Has > anybody ever done this? WOuld it be possible to buy or make an adapter > to do this? > > Let me know, > > -- Check out http://www.photonweb.com/next/ for the video card that has been designed to run your monitor on a PC under dos, windows, 95(Plug & Play), NT, OS/2,Linux, Solaris... or call 310-260-4747 Ext. 747 Ben
From: Ben <ben@photonweb.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Next MegaPixel (Color) monitor on PC Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 11:55:30 -0700 Organization: PHOTON Message-ID: <31F7C322.1080@photonweb.com> References: <4sffnj$j9e@gjallar.daimi.aau.dk> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit To: Jens Hoerup Jensen <jhj@daimi.aau.dk> Jens Hoerup Jensen wrote: > > Hi All ! > > I'm trying to connect a Megapixel 17" color monitor to a standard PC > system (ie from a dsub 15 connection on a matrox graphics adapter to a > 13W3 connection on the megapixel). > > Check out http://www.photonweb.com/next/ for the video card that has been designed to run your monitor on a PC under dos, windows, 95(Plug & Play), NT, OS/2,Linux, Solaris... or call 310-260-4747 Ext. 747 Ben
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Subject: Re: NeXTprinter dead after power spike - fuse? Message-ID: <Dv3yEM.1yF@nidat.sub.org> Sender: nitezki@nidat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Organization: private site of Peter Nitezki, Kraichtal, Germany References: <4t3bef$opq@webprod2.lehman.com> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 16:42:22 GMT In article <4t3bef$opq@webprod2.lehman.com> abc@lehman.com (Alex B Cone) writes: > I have a nice new NeXTprinter (on its first toner cartridge). > Recently we had a power outage that must have included a serious > spike, as the ISDN box and my printer (which were not on my UPS) > both failed to funtion when power was restored. The printer > might just be unplugged for all the life it shows. No power-up, > no /dev/np0 response, no electrical activity whatsoever. > > I remember reading about someone who found and replaced a hidden > fuse in the innards of their printer, but cannot find reference > to this procedure. If anyone remembers this and can send me > information, it would be appreciated. Alternatively, if I am > crazy and just need a new power supply, feel free to tell me so. > The NeXTlaser indeed has a fuse soldered into the power distribution assembly. It is near the power plug. Unfortunately, you can only get there after disassembling most of the whole device. A good technician has no problem with that but a do-it-yourselfer might well have... -- Peter Nitezki | Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org # Blessed art thou who knoweth Staarenbergstr. 44 | Tel.: +49 7251 62495 # not about the pleasure and D-76703 Kraichtal | Fax : +49 7251 69215 # delight of being hooked GERMANY | E-mail defunct, sorry # up to the Net. Peter 1,3-5
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Subject: Re: How do you open a NeXT Station Color Turbo Message-ID: <Dv3y55.1xr@nidat.sub.org> Sender: nitezki@nidat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Organization: private site of Peter Nitezki, Kraichtal, Germany References: <4t63jq$2p5@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 16:36:41 GMT In article <4t63jq$2p5@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> rsjohnso@students.uiuc.edu (Richard Scot Johnson) writes: > I have a NeXT color turbo (black hardware) that seems to have > something loose in the case. I've never opened (or owned) black > hardware before so I don't know how to open the case to find > out what it is that's rattling around there. I'm worried that > the motherboard might be damaged (I haven't moved it since I > discovered the problem). I've examined the outside of the case > throughly and there doesn't seem to be any screws anywhere!! > Can anybody help me out? > On the back (the side of the connectors :-), right in the middle just below the upper edge is a single Philips screw. Remove it and then flip the top upward from the back an inch or two and then slide the cover away over the the front. It's so easy you won't believe it ;-) -- Peter Nitezki | Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org # Blessed art thou who knoweth Staarenbergstr. 44 | Tel.: +49 7251 62495 # not about the pleasure and D-76703 Kraichtal | Fax : +49 7251 69215 # delight of being hooked GERMANY | E-mail defunct, sorry # up to the Net. Peter 1,3-5
From: ab@purdue.edu (Allen Braunsdorf) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: 25 Jul 1996 21:04:21 GMT Organization: Purdue University Message-ID: <4t8ngl$rcv@mozo.cc.purdue.edu> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk> <Dv220G.3DB@novice.uwaterloo.ca> dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) wrote: > It also mentions, around there, the fact that IBM wanted NeXTSTEP (then >NeXTstep, I suppose) for what would be the RS/6000. But this is devolving >into another "what could have been" discussion. Bring on the conspiracy >theories! Better. They had NextStep (as it was then spelled :-) running and available. I have the poster right here which says (in a big ugly menu/titlebar-looking graphic above a white background): IBM RISC System/6000(tm) Family of Products Steps to Usability The next step ...is the AIX NextStep(R) Environment/6000(tm) Includes the productivity tool Interface Builder(tm) [ Picture of IBM monitor S/N:23-A 0 5 4 9 with a NextStep screen complete with black hole and old Directory Browser. ] The poster was given to me by friends inside IBM who saw it running. They sold the product for a while, but I believe IBM and NeXT had a falling out over licensing when 2.0 came out. (No, my poster's not for sale, but I'd scan it if I could find a scanner big enough.) ab
From: don@misckit.com Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: P5-200 or P6-200 Date: 25 Jul 1996 21:35:05 GMT Organization: XMission Internet (801 539 0900) Message-ID: <4t8pa9$bja@news.xmission.com> References: <4t84s9$k6o@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> <4t8d0a$c6v@news.next.com> Mark_Bessey@next.com (Mark Bessey) wrote: > Oh, and one last bit of advice: The price of memory has fallen > dramatically lately. Consider getting a system with 64MB of RAM. An > extra 32MB or so of RAM makes a lot more difference than just about any > other upgrade. Or just go for 128M and get a real kick butt machine. It seems like the price for 128M is roughly the same as what 32M cost 8 months ago. For that price, the 128M is worth it, especially for a developer seat! :-) For OPENSTEP, I definitely wouldn't go less than 64M, and would seriously consider 128M. -- Later, -Don Yacktman don@misckit.com <a href="http://www.misckit.com/don.html">My home page</a>
From: wilkie@cg.tuwien.ac.at (Alexander Wilkie) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.programmer,comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: 3D device drivers, anyone? Date: 25 Jul 1996 21:50:02 GMT Organization: Vienna University of Technology, Austria Message-ID: <4t8q6a$6aq@news.tuwien.ac.at> Hi newsgroups! There's something that's been on my mind for quite some time now: is it possible to integrate the "polygon spitting" capabilities of graphics adapters like the MGA Millenium (or Diamond Edge, or Elsa Gloria, or...) into the NeXTStep environment? Would a NeXTStep solution work with Openstep/Mach? I'd guess that for any sensible benefit (ie one 3D viewer app working with more than one kind of 3D capable graphics card) to come from hacking in this area one would have to define something like a generic "OpenGL" or just "polygon spitter" device class that drivers linking to the specific features of the appropriate adapters can subclass. About this I've got four questions: a) Has anyone tried / is trying to do this (any Misc3DKit folk listening)? b) Is it possible for a second driver (apart from the main display) to write to the screen directly in an ordered manner, ie the 3D functionality cooperating with the windowserver with respect to window clipping etc? Judging by the fact that there are some TV cards + drivers available this might work. c) Can two drivers sit "on top" of the same graphics card (3D & normal display) or would one have to write a new dual functionality driver? d) If anything special like Interceptor developer were needed, would NeXT Inc. perhaps provide that if one could prove to be serious about a non-profit attempt to delvelop something like this? If this is at all possible, there is a good chance that I'd be able to motivate some people here at the TU to get together to do it; having something like this would turn NS/Intel PCs into (admittedly low-end-of-the-genetic-pool) graphics workstations, which is always better than no graphics workstation at all :-) Please comment! Alexander Wilkie -- e-mail: wilkie@cg.tuwien.ac.at (NeXTMail preferred, MIME o.k.) www : http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~wilkie/
From: f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw (Cheng-chun Chou) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Soundblaster 16 PnP Date: 26 Jul 1996 00:10:11 GMT Organization: Taiwan NeXT User Group, TwNUG Message-ID: <4t92d3$su2@news.cis.nctu.edu.tw> References: <4t6dcp$10n@xciv.demon.co.uk> <4t88p6$80@xciv.demon.co.uk> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: Text/Plain; charset=US-ASCII >> 1st. use ICU ( ISA Configuration Utility ) to set your ISA PNP card >> after installing the card in DOS mode > >Should I lock these settings, disable PnP is the NeXTSTEP ISA driver? hmm.....let me ask you the question..... did your mainboard bios support pnp future? after you install ICU and setting up the pnp card then reboot you will see the message "ESCD update successfully", then you will see the bios show all your pnp card's name... That's mean the pnp information is already write into your mainboard's cmos..... > > >I've now got both the above updated drivers installed, but the card >still seems to interfere with the mouse at 0x220, I haven't tried >any other addresses. > >Using MSD I can't see how the card would be conflicting with the serial >ports, they don't seem to be conflicting with the i/o address or irq's. > >Configure.app doesn't report any conflicts. MSD is SUCK, USELESS, and HELPLESS............ I am very surprise why mouse use port address 220h..:0 Is your mouse use com1 or com2? Because........ com1 default port address value is 3f8h com2 default port address value is 2f8h maybe it's time to upgrade 2 dirvers for NeXTSTEP ISASerialPort DeviceDriver and SerialPointing DeviceDriver
From: ampriasm@students.wisc.edu (Andrew M. Priasmoro) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NeXT Machine Won't Bootup. Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 23:14:53 -0400 Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison Message-ID: <ampriasm-2507962314530001@f180-171.net.wisc.edu> Hi, My NeXT machine won't bootup after I tried to install PPP-2.2.0.4.6. Does anyone have pointers how I go to the command interface so that I can restore my original hostconfig and etc. At least I could see the files in etc directory and edit them using vi editor. Thanks in advance. Andrew. -- Andrew Priasmoro University of Wisconsin-Madison
From: uasilvea@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu (Adrian Silveanu) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.soft-sys.nextstep Subject: HELP! ATI MACH 64 & NS v3.2 Date: 25 Jul 1996 23:42:23 -0500 Organization: Educational Computing Network, Illinois USA Distribution: inet Message-ID: <4t9ibf$bql@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu> Hello, Would anybody please be so kind to tell me if it is possible to use ATI Graphics Pro Turbo (MACH 64), with NS v3.3 drivers, with NS v3.2? I have already downloaded the NS v3.3 driver (1734.compressed) for ATI Graphics Pro Turbo and have tryed to install it. What happens is that the driver unpacks fine. It installs. It shows up on the driver list. I select it. Save it and restart. As I watch the boot, I see the driver load and then it says it doesn't know what mode to run it in, and goes back to using standard VGA. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Adrian Silveanu uasilvea@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu P.S. Is there another driver I can use if this one will not work? P.P.S. As far as I know there isn't a v3.2 driver for ATI Graphics
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) Subject: Re: HELP Needed installing Black Hardware Sender: news@novice.uwaterloo.ca (Mr. News) Message-ID: <Dv4o1D.56B@novice.uwaterloo.ca> Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 01:56:01 GMT References: <4t82l7$6vj@mackrel.fishnet.net> Organization: University of Waterloo In article <4t82l7$6vj@mackrel.fishnet.net>, Keith Kelley <moxi@fishnet.net> wrote: >I have had 2 really nice 68040 cubes (non-Turbos) sitting here at home for a >year collecting dust, and it's time to get them running. What? You tardy fellow! :-) >The problem, and >reason that they've been sitting is that I can't get NeXTSTEP installed. I've >got two copies of NeXTSTEP 3.1 with the floppy updater disks, a couple of >Toshiba cdrom drives I've been told will boot the machine, and a new Seagate >HAWK drive waiting for a virgin install. I have 2.5v.66 level ROM's in both >'Cubes, and have been told that I should be able to boot cd using that ROM >level. I guess what I'm asking/need is this: > >1) Can you boot CD on a non-Turbo 040 cube with 2.5v.66 ROM? If so, what would > the correct PROM command be? I've tried every general boot command people > have suggested so far with no luck. > I couldn't; I had to use a floppy. >2) If I can't boot CD, I've been told I need a NeXT floppy drive to use the > updater disks. Does anyone have on for sale (cheap is good) > I don't. :-) >3) If I can't afford a floppy drive or there are none available now, does > someone have the updater on OD that I could get a copy of? I've been told > that this would work as well as the floppy. > That works; you can put the updater on a hard disk as well. If you have any other NeXTSTEP machines around then you can install /usr/standalone/boot.cdrom using /etc/disk. I don't know if the m68k version is on other platforms, though. -- David Evans (NeXTMail OK) dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca Computer/Synth Junkie http://bbcr.uwaterloo.ca/~dfevans/ University of Waterloo "Default is the value selected by the composer Ontario, Canada overridden by your command." - Roland TR-707 Manual
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: P.W.Gould@liverpool.ac.uk (Paul Gould) Subject: Re: HELP Needed installing Black Hardware Message-ID: <Dv5Ky1.FzF@liverpool.ac.uk> Sender: news@liverpool.ac.uk (News System) Cc: moxi@fishnet.net Organization: The University of Liverpool References: <4t82l7$6vj@mackrel.fishnet.net> Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 13:46:48 GMT In <4t82l7$6vj@mackrel.fishnet.net> Keith Kelley wrote: [about problems booting a Cube from CD] I can't guarantee this will work, but here is something I saved a while ago that purports to solve your problem: ---cut here--- > Newsgroups: > comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.hardware > Subject: Re: Help! Unable to install 3.2 (yes 3.2) from scratch via CD-ROM > Date: 5 Nov 1994 19:02:59 GMT > Organization: Center for Computer Music Research and Composition, U.C.S.B. > Lines: 32 > Message-ID: <39gkt3$2uh@yuggoth.ucsb.edu> > References: <39f7eb$egu@yuggoth.ucsb.edu> <39gbv3$fp1@mordred.gatech.edu> > NNTP-Posting-Host: foxtrot.ccmrc.ucsb.edu > > I solved this problem in a way that might interest others who have early > cubes with the early ROM versions which do not (seem to) allow booting > directly from the CDROM. > > First the problem was that I could not do "b sd(1,0,0)sdmach rootdev=sd1" > because these early machines do not probe for the CD-ROM prior to the boot > sequence, so I got "no SCSI disk" in response. I could not boot from the > optical disk, even though I installed the /usr/standalone/boot.cdrom file > on it using disk -B (adapting the instructions for doing the same on a > floppy disk). I do not know why this did not work. > > What I was able to do was skip the boot from the special boot block > altogether by using a boot trick: I did "bsd -a". That does two things: > > 1) The -a tells it to prompt for the root device. 2) The fact that I gave > it no arguments made it go out and probe for all scsi devices, which meant > it found the CD-ROM. This is the obscure detail. > > When it fails on sd0, I gave it sd(1,0,0)sdmach as the boot block. It then > booted from the CD-ROM, and asked me for the root device, at which point I > gave it sd1. Away we went. > > So the summary is: you can install from scratch onto a hard disk from > CD-ROM without need of an additional floppy or optical boot block by doing > what I described above. Hope it helps somebody else! > > > -- > Douglas Scott | Senior Development Engineer > Tel: (805) 893-8352 | Center for Computer Music Research and Composition > Internet (NeXTMail ok): | University of California, Santa Barbara > <doug@ccmrc.ucsb.edu> | http://ccmrc.ucsb.edu/ ---cut here--- Regards, Paul -- Paul Gould, Network Support Officer +44 151-794 5118 (Tel) CTI Biology, Donnan Laboratories +44 151-794 4401 (Fax) University of Liverpool, PO Box 147 P.W.Gould@liverpool.ac.uk Liverpool L69 3BX, UK (MIME/NeXTmail OK)
From: dkramer@onramp.net (Daniel L. Kramer) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Soundblaster 16 PnP Date: 26 Jul 1996 15:05:36 GMT Organization: OnRamp Technologies; ISP; Dallas/Ft Worth/Houston, TX USA Message-ID: <4tams0$1ev@news.onramp.net> References: <4t88p6$80@xciv.demon.co.uk> Paul Civati writes >In article <4t6k4c$hq7@news.cis.nctu.edu.tw>, > f122092955@mail.chinatrust.com.tw (Cheng-chun Chou) writes: >> 1st. use ICU ( ISA Configuration Utility ) to set your ISA PNP card >> after installing the card in DOS mode > >Should I lock these settings, disable PnP is the NeXTSTEP ISA driver? ? ICU settings will not be retained under NS, AFAIK. > >> 2nd. Upgrade your EISA/ISA DeviceDriver for NeXTSTEP >> The new driver support Plug and Play option Badly, at least in 3.3 - 4.0 testing in progress >> 3rd. Upgrade your SB16 PNP DeviceDriver for neXTSTEP >> The new driver support PNP series >> then, reboot, and enjoy it.....*^_^* > >I wish. ;) > >-Paul- If you have a chance, give my shipping config a try: Try the 3.32 vers. of the Soundblaster driver (16 bit, 2 DMAs works...) and either 3.31 or 3.32 of the EISAbus driver, with PnP _disabled_. The sound works, kind of off and one, but whatever hangs shows up in SoundCheck.app as muting, so you can reset it. Not wonderful, but the best answer I have as yet been able to come up with. Cheers! Dan -- Daniel L. Kramer Bifrost Workstations, Inc. 10850 Richmond Ave., Suite 270 Houston, TX 77042 (713) 952-9949 voice (713) 952-9934 fax dkramer@onramp.net
From: joel@fefcful.org (Joel Lingenfelter) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: P5-200 or P6-200 Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 08:34:51 -0700 Organization: First Evangelical Free Church Message-ID: <joel-2607960834520001@asteroid12.threedi.com> References: <4t84s9$k6o@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> >I need to buy a couple of machines for work, and I'm having trouble >deciding between a P5-200 or a P6-200 (both are Gateway machines). Will >NeXTStep 3.3 or OpenStep 4.0 take advantage of the 32 bit features of the >P6? Absolutely. Nextstep is 100% 32-bit code, therefore it will run MUCH better on the P6 than the Pentium, due to the 32-bit optimizations present in that chip. >Does anyone have performace data for NeXTStep on the two processors? >Will there be much of a speed difference between two systems assuming that >they are both using EIDE drives and Matrox Millenium video cards? How >much of a difference will a SCSI controller and a fast scsi disk make? You will notice a sizable speed difference between the Pentium and the P6. You will notice less of an increase by switching to fast-scsi, but the machine will be faster still... Go for screamin' speed, it's the only way to fly. Joel | Joel Lingenfelter -=+=- | Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be | transformed by the renewing of your mind. - Romans 12:2a
From: Mahesh Saptharishi <mahesh+@andrew.cmu.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: NS printer driver for SPARC20?? Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 12:09:24 -0400 Organization: Sophomore, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA Message-ID: <AlyCqoK00YUq0BmV80@andrew.cmu.edu> Is there any printer/parallel port driver available with source code for NextStep 3.3 running on a SPARCstation 20. I am trying to write a driver for a Connectix Quickcam hooked onto a parallel port of a sparc. The camera operarions require access to the control, data and status regiters of the printer port, but I have no idea on how to do this. Any ideas?? Thanks, -Mahesh.
From: sw@dannug.dk (soren wang) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: New disk...how to install????? Date: 24 Jul 1996 16:37:59 GMT Organization: Danish NeXT User Group Message-ID: <4t5jh7$h2r@danmeasure.dannug.dk> References: <4ss7ih$dqb@goodnews.voicenet.com> In article <4ss7ih$dqb@goodnews.voicenet.com> dwright1@voicenet.com (Darren Wright) writes: > I've got NS 3.2 Motorola. I'm installing a new 2.0GB disk, over my old > 1.3GB. > > I've created a disktab and formatted the drive.... > > Now, how do I get NS installed? If I boot from the boot floppy, it > flops...but how to I get all the new NS stuff over? Is there a way to > copy all the old drive to the new one?, or can I do a clean install from > the CD? > > Any suggestions? > > -Darren > Rember to get the RestorePatch.pkg and install that before you do a dump /restore. ( NextAnswer nb. 1553 - 1554 or 1554 - 1555, 1554 is the readmefile so ... ) Funny that David Wetzel in his reply sayes yes when the `set owner` question comes after the dump is done, I always answer NO, and that works fine on both motorola & Intel. soren
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: smb3u@delton.psyc.virginia.edu (Steven M. Boker) Subject: Driver for Digital Audio Labs CardD+ ? Message-ID: <Dv5xDn.BHy@murdoch.acc.Virginia.EDU> Sender: usenet@murdoch.acc.Virginia.EDU Organization: University of Virginia, Department of Psychology Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 18:15:23 GMT Hi gang, Has anyone attempted a sound driver for the D.A.L. CardD+ ? This is really a nice high quality A/D -- D/A board that has become something of a standard among recording people. Thanks in advance. Steve -- Steven M. Boker 804-295-8444 (voice/fax) 804-295-0009 (home) boker@virginia.edu http://kiptron.psyc.virginia.edu/steve_boker/ Dept. of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903 After 8/20 Dept. of Psych., U. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
From: rakesh@fountainhead.granite.com (Rakesh Dubey) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NS printer driver for SPARC20?? Date: 26 Jul 1996 11:27:30 -0700 Organization: GRANITE Systems, Inc. Sender: rakesh@fountainhead.granite.com Message-ID: <wu20hyyinh.fsf@fountainhead.granite.com> References: <AlyCqoK00YUq0BmV80@andrew.cmu.edu> In-reply-to: Mahesh Saptharishi's message of Fri, 26 Jul 1996 12:09:24 -0400 In article <AlyCqoK00YUq0BmV80@andrew.cmu.edu> Mahesh Saptharishi <mahesh+@andrew.cmu.edu> writes: > > Is there any printer/parallel port driver available with source code for > NextStep 3.3 running on a SPARCstation 20. > > I am trying to write a driver for a Connectix Quickcam hooked onto a > parallel port of a sparc. The camera operarions require access to the > control, data and status regiters of the printer port, but I have no > idea on how to do this. First, you need to figure out if the NS/Sparc parallel port driver is compiled in the kernel or is loadable. Look in to /usr/Devices/ParallelPort.config and see if you see a XX_reloc file there. If there is no _reloc file then the driver is compiled into the kernel and you have no hope. I don't think this is the case however. Else you have to replace the driver with one that can manage your device. NextStep drivers are written using driverkit and you can find some examples on a NS/Intel machine (maybe on Sparc too -- I don't know). Basically you need to subclass IODirectDevice and read all the docs very carefully (and be prepared to reboot your machine a zillion times). -Rakesh
From: giddings@menominee.menominee.chem.wisc.edu (Michael Giddings) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Do you have Fujitsu DynaMO drive? Date: 26 Jul 1996 19:29:16 GMT Organization: University of Wisconsin, Madison Message-ID: <4tb6ac$sqg@news.doit.wisc.edu> References: <4t42lr$9hj@news.duke.edu> <4t7ro8$1tme@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> Cc: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM In <4t7ro8$1tme@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> Christian Neuss wrote: > Lee Altenberg (altenber@acpub.duke.edu) wrote: > > I have had severe but very sporadic problems with my Fujitsu M2512A > > DynaMO magneto-optical drive, and wonder if it might be due firmware > > incompatibility. As another data-point, I have the fujitsu and it has worked flawlessly, well, almost. When I first installed it I caused a few crashes. Then I switched the little DIP switch that changes the drive from Mac to PC mode (anyone know what this _really_ does?), and have had no problems since, for four months now. So I'd definately check your termination, etc. as the likely culprits. -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Giddings \ For Work: Graduate Studies, Scientific Comp. UW Madison Dept. of Chemistry \ DNA sequencing Technologies Madison, Wisconsin \ DNA Fragment analysis (608) 692-2851 \ giddings@whitewater.chem.wisc.edu \ For Fun: Whitewater Kayaking UW Hoofers Water Safety Board Chair \ And anything else that gets me outdoors ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: giddings@menominee.menominee.chem.wisc.edu (Michael Giddings) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: NeXTprinter dead after power spike - fuse? Date: 26 Jul 1996 19:31:59 GMT Organization: University of Wisconsin, Madison Message-ID: <4tb6ff$sqg@news.doit.wisc.edu> References: <4t3bef$opq@webprod2.lehman.com> <Dv3yEM.1yF@nidat.sub.org> Cc: Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org In <Dv3yEM.1yF@nidat.sub.org> Peter Nitezki wrote: > In article <4t3bef$opq@webprod2.lehman.com> abc@lehman.com (Alex B Cone) > writes: > > I have a nice new NeXTprinter (on its first toner cartridge). > > Recently we had a power outage that must have included a serious > > spike, as the ISDN box and my printer (which were not on my UPS) > > both failed to funtion when power was restored. The printer > > might just be unplugged for all the life it shows. No power-up, > > no /dev/np0 response, no electrical activity whatsoever. I have replaced the fuse on mine, twice. When the fuse blew, it acted just like you mention here. The fuse is near the AC power input. But to get to it, you have to take the lid then the whole case off. I think it took me 1-2 hours to do. But, aside from taking the case off, it wasn't a very difficult project. Good luck -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Giddings \ For Work: Graduate Studies, Scientific Comp. UW Madison Dept. of Chemistry \ DNA sequencing Technologies Madison, Wisconsin \ DNA Fragment analysis (608) 692-2851 \ giddings@whitewater.chem.wisc.edu \ For Fun: Whitewater Kayaking UW Hoofers Water Safety Board Chair \ And anything else that gets me outdoors ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: punch@cps.msu.edu (Dr William Punch) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Dual Partition SCSI for DOS/NeXT, how? Date: 26 Jul 1996 20:18:57 GMT Organization: MSU GARAGe Sender: punch@ariel.cps.msu.edu (Dr William Punch) Message-ID: <4tb97h$rv8@msunews.cl.msu.edu> I have a p5-90 running NS 3.3 and DOS6.2/ Windows3.1 off a partitioned 1Gb IBM drive(came partitioned). I added a 500Mb FUJITSU disk and wanted to partition it so that 100Mb could be used as swap by NS, and 400Mb could be a partition for Win95. In fdisk I can create a dos partition of 400Mb, but the NeXT doesn't recognize the unused 100Mb. If I reformat it, NS can partition the disk, but DOS doesn't recognize the partitions. What to do? Must be obvious but I don't get it at the moment. Thanks. -- Bill Punch punch@cps.msu.edu
From: ampriasm@students.wisc.edu (Andrew M. Priasmoro) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Questions about NeXTMouse. Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 17:12:23 -0400 Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison Message-ID: <ampriasm-2607961712230001@f181-036.net.wisc.edu> Hi, My NeXT Mouse works continuously when it is slightly angled, but when it is not angled only the right button works continuously. The left button sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. Is this typical behavior for NeXT Mouse or I need a replacement? If I do, where can I purchase a new NeXT Mouse or at least the good one. One thing wierd I notice from its behavior is that when I tried to straightly align the mouse cable, the left mouse button worked great regardless which orientations I positioned the mouse. I was wondering if any of you Nexter have any idea what's wrong with my mouse. I really appreciate your suggestions and thank in advance. Regards, Andrew. -- Andrew Priasmoro University of Wisconsin-Madison
From: sherwood@fenris.space.ualberta.ca (Sherwood Botsford) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Iomega zip drives? Date: 26 Jul 1996 23:46:03 GMT Organization: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Message-ID: <4tblbr$8os@pulp.ucs.ualberta.ca> Our bookstore has zip drives on sale. Do these work with Nextstep on black hardware, assuming you use the appropriate cable? -- Sherwood Botsford |Unsolicited email that advertises commercial Physics Dept |activities will consitute a request for U of Alberta |spellchecking of all words of less than three Edmonton, AB, |characters. I charge $US500 for this service. T6G 2J1 |There is no warranty of correctness of this service.
From: mpaque@pacbell.net (Mike Paquette) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Acessing Parallel Port Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 23:46:52 GMT Organization: Electronics Service, Unit No. 16 Message-ID: <4tbleh$fr7@news1.snfc21.pacbell.net> References: <clxjAmK00iV_8_tmpO@andrew.cmu.edu> Mahesh Saptharishi <mahesh+@andrew.cmu.edu> wrote: >How do I communicate with the parallel port especially the data, status >and control register using BSD C under NeXT on Sun SparcStation 20? >The program that I am trying to port uses inb() and outb(), but those >functions seem to be unavailable when you are dealing with a sparc >station. Under Unix, Mach, and related operating systems direct hardware access (which is what yourt inb() and outb() operations do) requires that the code be in a device driver. The driver is loaded into a priviledged task (usually the kernel) where it's allowed to play with the hardware. Your app then talks to the device driver, requesting that it perform the appropriate hardware manipulation. Device driver writing is a non-trivial task, unfortunately. You'll need detailed documentation on the hardware you want to use, and should be familiar with Unix device drivers (try the Nutshell book). Then you'll want to dig into your NEXTSTEP 3.3 DriverKit documentation. Mike Paquette I don't speak for my employer, and they don't speak for me. mpaque@pacbell.net Personal E-mail mpaque@next.com NeXT business mail only, please
From: pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu (Paul R. Brown) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: yet more NeXTprinter blues... update Date: 28 Jul 1996 03:20:36 GMT Organization: University of California, Berkeley Message-ID: <slrn4vlmmi.sob.pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> References: <slrn4vdlra.rht.pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> <4tbrhn$938@linux.cpsc.ucalgary.ca> In article <4tbrhn$938@linux.cpsc.ucalgary.ca>, David Hill wrote: >In article <slrn4vdlra.rht.pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu>, >Paul R. Brown <pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> wrote: >>A couple of NeXT laser printers here in the department are having >>serious problems, and my fellow admin and I are going to take them >>apart and attempt to fix them. >>The problem with the printers in each case is paper feed. For one, it >>won't spit paper out the last 1.5-2 inches; otherwise, it seems to be >>fine. The other printer sucks the paper in about two inches and then >>quits. We now have fuser gears and other extras on order, but there are still some problems. A friend and I disassembled the two printers, a task made easier by the NeXT community information from Tim Luoma's automailer, and examined the internals. We turned the big, fat rubber doodads inside out, and they're nice and ssssssssssticky now. However, this didn't cure the feed problems. Which beings me to my new questions: 1) Under some metal plates inside the printer, there is a single paper-width roller (near the corona wires) and three smaller rollers. None of these feels very tacky in either of the printers, so any estimation of their natural state would be a guess. Should they be tacky/sticky? 2) One of the printers is missing the dust filter. (Who would steal a dusty little foam block?!?) Anyone know a parts source? Could some of the porous foam that florists use to stick flower stems into be used? tia, -- _____________________________________________________________________ Paul Brown Grad student, UCB mathematics (510)-843-7817 pbrown@math.berkeley.edu http://math.berkeley.edu/~pbrown/ NeXTmail preferred. _____________________________________________________________________
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: hans@onevision.de (Johann Adalbert Stoeger) Subject: Re: P5-200 or P6-200 Message-ID: <Dv7rK3.2rE@onevision.de> Sender: news@onevision.de Organization: OneVision GmbH, Regensburg, Germany References: <4t84s9$k6o@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> Date: Sat, 27 Jul 1996 18:04:51 GMT In article <4t84s9$k6o@zorak.acns.carleton.edu> mtie@carleton.edu (Michael Tie) writes: > Hello, > > I need to buy a couple of machines for work, and I'm having trouble > deciding between a P5-200 or a P6-200 (both are Gateway machines). Will > NeXTStep 3.3 or OpenStep 4.0 take advantage of the 32 bit features of the > P6? Does anyone have performace data for NeXTStep on the two processors? > Will there be much of a speed difference between two systems assuming that > they are both using EIDE drives and Matrox Millenium video cards? How > much of a difference will a SCSI controller and a fast scsi disk make? > Based on our experience the decision is simple tage the P6 it should be about 50% faster an a P5-200. But ALWAYS take a SCSI System. Less problems with the installation and definitly faster! ====================================================================== Hans Stoeger OneVision GmbH Support Zeiss-Strasse 9 Email: hans@onevision.de D-93053 Regensburg (NeXTMail and MIME welcome) Germany
From: dchan@earthlink.net (Derek Chan) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Recommendation for Motherboards. Date: 28 Jul 1996 01:27:00 GMT Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc. Message-ID: <4tefl4$obf@guyana.it.earthlink.net> Can anyone recommend a good Pentium motherboard for NS 3.3/ OS 4.0? Also, what is a good PCI Video adapter to use. I'm thinking of getting a TYAN motherboard (either a Tomcat I or a Titan III) with either a #9 Imagine 128 or Matrox Millenium or a Diamond Steath with 4 mb of video memory. Does anyone have any benchmark info on any of these video adapters? What's the "hot" ticket? Thanks (I know that this question comes up quite a bit in this group is there a FAQ somewhere that has up to date information?) -- Derek Chan dchan@earthlink.net (NextMail or MIME - o.k.)
From: xray@cs.brandeis.edu (Nathan G. Raymond) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Q: Alternatives to Megapixel monitor? Date: 28 Jul 1996 05:48:34 GMT Organization: Default Usenet Organization Message-ID: <4teuvi$gp3@new-news.cc.brandeis.edu> I may be able to get my hands on a NeXTSlab (the low-end 25Mhz 2-bit one), but its monitor is dead. What alternatives are there? I read the NeXT FAQ and all it had to say about monitors (and their short lifespans). But can I do something like buy a grayscale or monochrome 17 or 19 inch multisync display (say, for a Mac) and adapt it for use with the NeXT slab? (I'm but a poor college student, so expensive solutions are outta the question.) Thanks in advance for *any* info! -- Nathan Raymond xray@cs.brandeis.edu raymond@binah.cc.brandeis.edu http://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~xray
From: jq@papoose.quick.com (James E. Quick) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Stupid Memory Question Date: 28 Jul 1996 08:56:23 -0400 Organization: PHCS Message-ID: <4tfo1n$j1d@papoose.quick.com> References: <4tecvq$pva@news.istar.ca> In article <4tecvq$pva@news.istar.ca>, Jean-Paul Samson <jsamson@istar.ca> wrote: >Now that people are recommending 64 Mb of memory for working with >Openstep 4.0, especially with the developer tools, I'm seriously >considering increasing my NeXTstation Turbo Color's memory. Can I buy >60 ns rather than the recommended 70 ns memory, or is this unwise? (I >realize the computer won't recognize memory any faster than 70 ns.) >My intention is to buy two 32 Mb SIMMS to accompany the two 8 Mb 70 ns >SIMMS already in my machine. I have found that there is limited ability to use 60ns SIMMs in my mono turbo slab. The system can use 60ns memory only in the first bank. 60 ns SIMMs in the second bank are simply not found at power-up. For the past 1.5 years I have had 2 60ns SIMMs in the first bank and 2 70ns SIMMs in the second bank. It worked for me. I would recommend that you go for a pair of 60ns SIMMs. The market for 60ns SIMMs is pretty liquid, so you should not have problems finding a good deal. Though it will probably work it would not be a bad idea to explain you situation up front to the vendor and arrange for a 60ns -> 70ns swap in case of problems. Otherwise just pay with a credit card. Either way you can try it out with no risk. -- ___ ___ | James E. Quick jq@quick.com / / / | Private HealthCare Systems NeXTMail O.K. \_/ (_\/ | Systems Integration Group (617) 895-3343 ) | "I don't think so," said Rene Descartes. Just then, he vanished.
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Subject: Re: Will IBM RS/6000 monitors work with NeXT color Message-ID: <Dv8v54.2qo@nidat.sub.org> Sender: nitezki@nidat.sub.org (Peter Nitezki) Organization: private site of Peter Nitezki, Kraichtal, Germany References: <4tdc5p$b0t@ntuix.ntu.ac.sg> Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 08:19:52 GMT In article <4tdc5p$b0t@ntuix.ntu.ac.sg> GWILLEM@alpha.ntu.ac.sg (Van Schaik Willem Anthon Johan ) writes: > Hi there, > > My FIMI blew out on me (shame to Philips Italy) and I need a > replacement. Now I am able to get an IBM 21" monitor from an > old RS/6000. It has the 3xBNC type of connectors, but given > that I solve that, could it work with a NeXTstation color? > It is worth giving it a try. You must keep the sound box, of course. But the color model has just a common RGB with sync on green, and the resolution should be ok with common 21" computer screens... -- Peter Nitezki | Nitezki@NiDat.sub.org # Blessed art thou who knoweth Staarenbergstr. 44 | Tel.: +49 7251 62495 # not about the pleasure and D-76703 Kraichtal | Fax : +49 7251 69215 # delight of being hooked GERMANY | E-mail defunct, sorry # up to the Net. Peter 1,3-5
From: sw@dannug.dk (soren wang) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: 16 MB simms not recognized by turbo systems Date: 26 Jul 1996 13:47:02 GMT Organization: Danish NeXT User Group Message-ID: <4tai8m$2pe@danmeasure.dannug.dk> References: <1996Jul23.202157.28507@chaos1.rhein-main.de> In article <1996Jul23.202157.28507@chaos1.rhein-main.de> Axel Rau <axel@chaos1.rhein-main.de> writes: > Hi all-- > > I can't convince any turbo system (33 MHz 68040) to recognize > one-sided 16 MB page mode simms w/o parity. Instead of 2 x 16 MB > only 8 MB being reported. > > Any clue ? > > -- > Computing @ Chaos Claudius Software Engineering with NEXTSTEP > Axel Rau, Frankfurt, Germany voice: 49-69--951418-52 > email: axel@chaos1.rhein-main.de mixfax:-55, answering cube:-56 > (Mime, NeXTMail) --- Motivation by consistency: OPENSTEP I have a turbo color slab, and had no problems at all getting it to acknowledge 4 x 16mb modules. 32 bit ss simms. Are you sure they are inserted correcly ? soren
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: yet more NeXTprinter blues... update Date: 28 Jul 1996 13:29:03 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4tgiif$dm0@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <slrn4vdlra.rht.pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> <4tbrhn$938@linux.cpsc.ucalgary.ca> <slrn4vlmmi.sob.pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu> pbrown@ashkhabad.berkeley.edu (Paul R. Brown) wrote: >We now have fuser gears and other extras on order, but there are still >some problems. > >A friend and I disassembled the two printers, a task made easier by >the NeXT community information from Tim Luoma's automailer, and >examined the internals. We turned the big, fat rubber doodads inside >out, and they're nice and ssssssssssticky now. However, this didn't >cure the feed problems. Which beings me to my new questions: >1) Under some metal plates inside the printer, there is a single >paper-width roller (near the corona wires) and three smaller >rollers. None of these feels very tacky in either of the printers, so >any estimation of their natural state would be a guess. Should they be >tacky/sticky? From my experiences, these have nothing to do with the feed problem, it's the initial take-up of the paper by the large rubber roller. It either "slips" or due to age, the circumference shrinks a bit. When you remounted the rubber roller inside-out, was the edges of the roller higher than the middle? >2) One of the printers is missing the dust filter. (Who would steal a >dusty little foam block?!?) Anyone know a parts source? Could some of >the porous foam that florists use to stick flower stems into be used? I remember reading somewhere that that was an "ozone filter." -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: rbraver@ohww.norman.ok.us Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: cmsg cancel <4teda6$klf@dfw-ixnews3.ix.netcom.com> Date: 28 Jul 1996 21:25:52 GMT Control: cancel <4teda6$klf@dfw-ixnews3.ix.netcom.com> Message-ID: <cancel.4teda6$klf@dfw-ixnews3.ix.netcom.com> Sender: marcdown@juno.com (MarcDown) Spam cancelled. Notice ID: 19960728.02. See news.admin.net-abuse.announce or http://spam.ohww.norman.ok.us/spam_notices/19960728.02.html for complete report. Original Subject: 33,600Kbps "PowerFAX" Modem Card Specification "NOW with VOICE"
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: lars@vergil.ping.de (Lars-Ulrich Kahl) Subject: vibra -again and again Message-ID: <Dv98rs.Cz@vergil.ping.de> Sender: lars@vergil.ping.de (Lars-Ulrich Kahl) Organization: NeXT Club Schwerte, Germany Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 13:14:16 GMT does somebody run a soundblaster vivra card with another dirver than the SB 8 ????? Ciao Lars -- ------------------------------------------------------------ * Lars-Ulrich Kahl NeXT-Mail please! lars@vergil.ping.de * * Lars-Ulrich.Kahl@FernUni-Hagen.de * * B L A C K B O X - NeXT Club Schwerte * * The Interpersonal Computer Club * * next-club-schwerte@vergil.ping.de *
From: Zoller Peter <pzoller@hbar.colorado.edu> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: 3Com EtherLink III 3C589C-COMBO (BNC, RJ-45) does not work Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 18:07:55 -0600 Organization: University of Colorado at Boulder Message-ID: <31FC00DB.41C6@hbar.colorado.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I have a 3Com EtherLink III 3C589C-COMBO (BNC, RJ-45). It worked fine on a TI laptop running Linux, and under Win95, but I had no luck getting it to work it under Nextstep 3.3 on my Tecra 720 CDT. I installed the appropriate driver versions 3COm Etherlink 3.31 and 3.34 of the PCMCIABus driver. The card is now two years old. Could this be the problem? Any hints appreciated! Peter pzoller@hbar.colorado.edu
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca (David Evans) Subject: Re: Q: Alternatives to Megapixel monitor? Sender: news@novice.uwaterloo.ca (Mr. News) Message-ID: <Dv9pFG.oM@novice.uwaterloo.ca> Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 19:14:04 GMT References: <4teuvi$gp3@new-news.cc.brandeis.edu> Organization: University of Waterloo In article <4teuvi$gp3@new-news.cc.brandeis.edu>, Nathan G. Raymond <xray@cs.brandeis.edu> wrote: >I may be able to get my hands on a NeXTSlab (the low-end 25Mhz 2-bit one), >but its monitor is dead. What alternatives are there? I read the NeXT >FAQ and all it had to say about monitors (and their short lifespans). But >can I do something like buy a grayscale or monochrome 17 or 19 inch >multisync display (say, for a Mac) and adapt it for use with the NeXT >slab? (I'm but a poor college student, so expensive solutions are outta >the question.) > You might be able to do this, extracting the video signal, but you would have to take the electronics guts out of the dead monitor and get them going as well. The monitor contains curcuitry to connect the keyboard, do audio I/O, and so on. An alternative would be to buy a sound box and hack into that. Any way you're looking at it there will be some fairly serious hardware tinkering. -- David Evans (NeXTMail OK) dfevans@bbcr.uwaterloo.ca Computer/Synth Junkie http://bbcr.uwaterloo.ca/~dfevans/ University of Waterloo "Default is the value selected by the composer Ontario, Canada overridden by your command." - Roland TR-707 Manual
From: rworne@primenet.com (Robert Worne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Mac box for NeXT Date: 28 Jul 1996 19:37:02 -0700 Organization: The Turbocolor On My Desk Message-ID: <4th84e$gar@nnrp1.news.primenet.com> References: <4tgpc4$kn@celebrian.otago.ac.nz> alastair@csarc.otago.ac.nz (Alastair Thomson) wrote: >Hi all, >Some time ago I saw some information on a box that plugged into a NeXT (DSP >port I think) that contained Mac ROMS and allowed a NeXT to operate as a Mac. > >I'm about to acquire a NeXT station turbo color, and I'd love to be able to >dump my Mac and use the NeXT for both NS and MacOS. > >Does anyone have information on this? Know if it's still produced? It's called Daydream, and it really works. The compatibility is excellent, but you will need to watch out using 24-bit color apps such as anything produced by Fractal, such as Painter 4.0, it results in corrupted colors. (in the application) Quix has told me that they are uninterested in fixing this problem. Adobe Photoshop is supposed to work, however. Other apps: PPP, Netscape, Clarisworks, etc work flawlessly. Just be careful with 24-bit color. I still rate it an A+. You will never believe you aren't really running a Mac. -- Robert Worne NeXT-OS/2-MacOS Starving CS Undergrad...Sorry, I don't *do* Windows! I'd rather starve... -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/P/S d-?>pu s+:+> a- C++$>++++ UX++++>$ P+>+++ L+ !E !W++ N+++ !o-- !K w--- O++$ M+ V PS>--- !PE+ Y+ !PGP- t@ 5++ X+++ R- tv b+>++ DI !D G e>+++ h--- r++ y+++** ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
From: dfgalvan@icia.rcanaria.es (Domingo Fernandez) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Sound Box problem Date: 29 Jul 1996 08:58:55 GMT Organization: Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias Message-ID: <4thugf$hi8@sinfo.ll.iac.es> After installing NS3.2 (upgrading from 3.0) I run into trouble with the Sound Box in my NeXTstation Turbo Color. It gives a high pitch noise and no other sound can be heard. Sometimes after reboot it works OK but thereafter it got back to malfunctioning. Have anyone heard about this problem before?. Is it a software problem with NS3.2? Thanks in andvance, Domingo -- Domingo Fernandez Galvan <dfgalvan@icia.rcanaria.es> Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias Dto. Fruticultura Tropical Apdo 60 La Laguna 38200 Tenerife Canary Is. SPAIN
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: Timothy Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> Subject: Re: Iomega zip drives? Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.94.960729084441.1264A-100000@nerc1.nerc.com> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 08:47:13 -0400 References: <4tblbr$8os@pulp.ucs.ualberta.ca> <4tc5u2$kr@news.cais.com> In-Reply-To: <4tc5u2$kr@news.cais.com> Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII FYI: SyQuest has just dropped the SRP of the EZ135 to $120 (USD). They have also just come out with an EZ230 drive for $300 (USD) which will be able to use the EZ135 cartridges. 230 meg cartridges will cost $30. TjL -------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> NeXTMail adored! (MIME/SUN also accepted) NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info Now in infancy: http://www.nerc.com/~luomat
From: djml@ias.fr (Djamel Boumghar) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Apple LaserWriter IIg Date: 29 Jul 1996 14:43:43 GMT Organization: Universite Paris-Sud, France. Message-ID: <4tiimv$gfk@upsn6.u-psud.fr> References: <v01530502ae1542fa7f01@[205.164.39.152]> kpc@mcs.com (Kevin Coffee) wrote: >... >[FYI, the IIg and many subsequent Apple laser printers have multiple input >ports that can be used simultaneously - the 2g has RS-232C, Ethernet and >LocalTalk input ports. > >This printer is now printing requests from an Mac ethernet LAN, using >ethertalk. I'm trying to configure for concurrent serial comm from the >NeXT.] > >I'm hoping this is simply a pin-out problem, >... Not a pin-out I think when the printer talks appletalk it can't talk rs232 on the other port (kind of the 2 ports on the same card). Disable Appletalk on the printer, see the doc of the printer some dip switches to set. I'm not sure but I faced the same problem few years ago but with a simple laserwriter at that time ;-), to be connected on a SUN. You can then publish your printer on the next via CAP package for exemple, or for the IIg, it can (maybe) understand ethertalk even when appletalk is disabled, try. Djamel.
From: cello@virgil.harvard.edu (Sean Varah) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: Driver for Digital Audio Labs CardD+ ? Date: 29 Jul 1996 14:36:23 GMT Organization: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Message-ID: <4tii97$bbp@decaxp.HARVARD.EDU> References: <Dv5xDn.BHy@murdoch.acc.Virginia.EDU> Steven M. Boker (smb3u@delton.psyc.virginia.edu) wrote: : Hi gang, : Has anyone attempted a sound driver for the D.A.L. CardD+ ? This : is really a nice high quality A/D -- D/A board that has become : something of a standard among recording people. No, sadly, there are no drivers right now for any decent (ie: non-game) soundcards for NeXTStep. I'm in the process of sending an AbDigital Multiwav (AES/EBU SPDIF in/out) card to Tomas Hurka, who may be able to write a driver for it. If so, that will be the first. This problem is so serious I'm thinking about abandoning NeXTStep for a more "popular" operating system. However, a driver for a real sound card (Zefiro Logic ZA2, AbDigital Multiwav, DAL CardD/Digital Only, Antex), would help us computer music folks stay. Sadly, I think most of the computer music folks have already left for the Silicon Graphics machines. Sean - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sean Varah Harvard Computer Music Studio cello@mario.harvard.edu, http://www-mario.harvard.edu NeXTMail Welcome - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
From: gfin@psych.ualberta.ca (Gary Finley) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: MediaTrix's AudioTrix a good choice? Date: 29 Jul 1996 15:43:05 GMT Organization: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Message-ID: <4tim69$6mk@pulp.ucs.ualberta.ca> References: <4tc5m9$9qd@mozo.cc.purdue.edu> In-Reply-To: <4tc5m9$9qd@mozo.cc.purdue.edu> On 07/26/96, Chang-Hyeon Song wrote: >Hi. Is the MediaTrix AudioTrix a good choice for NeXTstep sound? >I heard that it is 100% compatible with Microsoft Sound system. > I used this card in a VLB DX/2-based NeXT with great success. With a VLB (BusLogic) SCSI controller in the system, it ran perfectly. I used it with with the Windows Sound System driver. When I upgraded the machine to a PCI motherboard with NCR SCSI, the performance of the sound system deteriorated. The sound was interrupted whenever there was disk activity. I also tried the card in my P133 system, and noticed that the WSS driver has same trouble with keyboard volume control that the SB16 drivers do: the sound goes mono (and *stays* that way) whenever you hit the up or down volume-control keys on the NeXTUSA keyboard. I now use the Ensoniq Soundscape card in my P/133 system with Brian Wiloughby's driver, and this is the best sound card/driver combination that I've had in a PCI-based machine. -- ---------------------------------------------- Gary Finley, Psychology Dept. Univ. of Alberta Network manager, Web manager, and postmaster. gfin@psych.ualberta.ca (NeXTmail welcome) http://web.psych.ualberta.ca/staff_bios/gary.finley.htmld/
From: Harald Ellmann <ellmann@msi.se> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 17:17:54 +0200 Organization: Stockholms Universitet Message-ID: <31FCD622.4449@msi.se> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit mmalcolm crawford wrote: > > On 07/23/96, David K. Knox wrote: > > Greetings NeXT enthusiasts! I have scanned two 1991 NeXT brochures and > > placed them on a site for your downloading and viewing enjoyment. There > > are lots of fine pictures and technical specs. The site is: > > http://iris.dissvcs.uga.edu/~archive/NeXT/NeXT.html > > In the interests of clarity the images are big ( around 400K each), my > > server is fast so they should load up quickly. I hope you enjoy them. > > > Yes, thanks, although I do have two copies of that brochure in my office. > I also have, however, a copy of what I think(?) is the original brochure, > "Welcome to the NeXT decade" (the one with the black cover, 1' square, circa > 1989). I haven't read it for a while. Interesting reading, particularly > from an academic perspective. On the first page: I browsed through the pages and while reading them I got depressed. What is NeXT now compared to the early 90s? They sell tools instead of a vision. The NeXTstation was the best computer ever built so far and it will probably take a long time until we see another "insanely great" thing. Harald
From: Harald Ellmann <ellmann@msi.se> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 17:18:25 +0200 Organization: Stockholms Universitet Message-ID: <31FCD641.48D1@msi.se> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit On 07/23/96, David K. Knox wrote: > > Greetings NeXT enthusiasts! I have scanned two 1991 NeXT brochures and > > placed them on a site for your downloading and viewing enjoyment. There > > are lots of fine pictures and technical specs. The site is: > > http://iris.dissvcs.uga.edu/~archive/NeXT/NeXT.html > > In the interests of clarity the images are big ( around 400K each), my > > server is fast so they should load up quickly. I hope you enjoy them. > > I browsed through the pages and while reading them I got depressed. What is NeXT now compared to the early 90s? They sell tools instead of a vision. The NeXTstation was the best computer ever built so far and it will probably take a long time until we see another "insanely great" thing. Harald
From: giddings@menominee.menominee.chem.wisc.edu (Michael Giddings) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.sysadmin Subject: Multiple Intel HW configurations selectable at boot? Date: 29 Jul 1996 16:04:47 GMT Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison Distribution: world Message-ID: <4tinev$137k@news.doit.wisc.edu> Keywords: intel hardware nextstep boot configuration I have an intel-based notebook system that I use in two different configurations: a) Standalone, using the built-in 640x480 screen in 640x480 8-bit color b) On a desktop with a monitor in 1024x768, 8-bit color I would like to be able to select the mode it will boot into at the boot prompt using something like "config=xxx". Right now I have to boot it, use the device manager to change the screen setting, then re-boot, which is a pain. I played around with the video config files (I tried adding a second config file) and also added reference to a second config in System.config. I couldn't get it to do anything, but that's probably because I didn't know what I was doing. Does anyone know how to do this, or is it in NextAnswers somewhere (I couldn't find it)? Thanks --- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Giddings \ For Work: Graduate Studies, Scientific Comp. UW Madison Dept. of Chemistry \ DNA sequencing Technologies Madison, Wisconsin \ DNA Fragment analysis (608) 692-2851 \ giddings@whitewater.chem.wisc.edu \ For Fun: Whitewater Kayaking UW Hoofers Water Safety Board Chair \ And anything else that gets me outdoors ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: siren@pangea.ca (Betty Siren) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: HELP Needed installing Black Hardware Date: 29 Jul 1996 11:59:41 -0500 Organization: Pangea.CA, Inc. Message-ID: <4tiqlt$kpj@surf.pangea.ca> References: <4t82l7$6vj@mackrel.fishnet.net> moxi@fishnet.net (Keith Kelley) writes: >1) Can you boot CD on a non-Turbo 040 cube with 2.5v.66 ROM? If so, what would > the correct PROM command be? I've tried every general boot command people > have suggested so far with no luck. Have you tried CD SCSI id 0 and "bsd"?
From: kdb@pegasus.ece.utexas.edu (Kurt D. Bollacker) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Followup-To: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Date: 29 Jul 1996 17:35:08 GMT Organization: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas Message-ID: <4tisoc$2c4@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk> <31FCD641.48D1@msi.se> Harald Ellmann (ellmann@msi.se) wrote: : On 07/23/96, David K. Knox wrote: : > > Greetings NeXT enthusiasts! I have scanned two 1991 NeXT brochures and : > > placed them on a site for your downloading and viewing enjoyment. There : > > are lots of fine pictures and technical specs. The site is: : > > http://iris.dissvcs.uga.edu/~archive/NeXT/NeXT.html : > > In the interests of clarity the images are big ( around 400K each), my : > > server is fast so they should load up quickly. I hope you enjoy them. : > > : I browsed through the pages and while reading them I got depressed. What is NeXT now : compared to the early 90s? They sell tools instead of a vision. The NeXTstation was : the best computer ever built so far and it will probably take a long time until we see : another "insanely great" thing. : Harald Unfortunately, I agree. I bought a NeXTStation Color (with the 21" Hitachi) in late 1992. I plan to use it until it simply won't function any more and couldn't imagine how much of a downgrade it would be to me to move to PC hardware. Possibly moving to a Sun running NEO/OPENSTEP might be better, but I'd still lose all of the nice details like which are important to me, such as: 1. Excellent audio support, especially with the DSP. 2. The well integrated GUI and CLI. 3. True WYSIWYG due to use of Display Postscript everywhere. 4. FAT binaries as new platforms are supported. 5. The best GUI based shareware of any UNIX platform. Try to find comparable apps to SciPlot, Stuart, BackSpace, etc... 6. The low profile, black case. (style counts for much) and I've not even mentioned to development environment. I may not have much faith in NeXT anymore, but I surely prize my NeXTStation. ...................................................................... : Kurt D. Bollacker University of Texas at Austin : : kdb@pine.ece.utexas.edu P.O. Box 8566, Austin, TX 78713 : :....................................................................:
From: mgrubb@orca (Monte Grubb) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: spec's on 21 inch monitor w/Canon OB 41 Date: 29 Jul 1996 17:48:46 GMT Organization: AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. Message-ID: <4tithu$ble@nwestmail.nwest.mccaw.com> I'm looking for the spec'c on the 21inch monitor which came with the Canon Objectstation 41. I believe it was made by Hitachi... Info I'm looking for: CRT/Tube type and mfg. Dot pitch/size Visable viewing area Max DOT freq. Supported resolutions and refresh rate thanx, --- _____________________________________________________________________ Monte Grubb AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. monte.grubb@attws.com 14335 N.E. 24th St. 206.702.5095 Bellevue, WA 98007
From: nielsen@leland.Stanford.EDU (James Thomas Nielsen) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: help with kernel panic Date: 29 Jul 1996 10:37:27 -0700 Organization: Stanford University, CA 94305, USA Message-ID: <4tissn$2q5@solaria06.Stanford.EDU> Hello all, My trusted black Nextstation has suddenly decided to give me problems. After reboot completes, the machine consistently panics, with the following message being common: unexpected kernel page fault failure trap: type 0x8 fcode 5 rw 1 faultaddr 0x2007000 etc etc. Can anyone give me some advice on the nature of the problem? The machine is running 3.2, and I recently added 4mb of ram although it worked perfectly for several weeks with the new simms. Is this a disk problem? If it looks more serious, can someone recommend a course of action (I'm in the Bay Area). Many thanks in advance. -jamey.
From: quinonez@ucla.edu (Gerardo Quinonez) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Which P6 motherboard to get? Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 12:12:28 -0700 Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc. Message-ID: <quinonez-2907961212290001@pool030.max2.los-angeles.ca.dynip.alter.net> Could someone please let me know what P6 motherboard to get to run NSFIP 3.3 or 4.0 that is compatible with the adaptec 2940UW SCSI controller card? I now have a P90 with sis motherboard with 2940 SCSI card which works perfect. I want something that works similar for 4.0 or 3.3 but with the P6 200mhz. Anyone with a compatible motherboard that has installed NS 3.3 or 4.0 without problems please let me know the hardware components you are using. My old system installs flawlessly and want a similar setup. Please email configuration to quinonez@ucla.edu Thank you Gerardo Quinonez quinonez@ucla.edu quinonez@earthlink.net
From: kyle@morgan.ucs.mun.ca (Kyle Hearfield) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: HELP ATI MACH 64 Date: 29 Jul 1996 19:41:27 GMT Organization: Memorial University of Newfoundland Message-ID: <4tj457$eae@coranto.ucs.mun.ca> I have an AST Advantage 623 with an on board ATI Mach 64 Video chip. It has 1 MB of VRAM, but I cannot get any of the ATI drivers to work with it. Any suggestions? Thanx -- I don't wan't the world, I just want your half. -Unknown ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kyle D. Hearfield kyle@morgan.ucs.mun.ca ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PGP FINGERPRINT = 8A 3C 24 C9 86 F5 E6 3C 7B 91 D2 B1 CF 32 B7 E9 **finger for public Key**
From: tpayne@u.washington.edu (Thomas Payne) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Video card NS3.3 on Gateway Date: 29 Jul 1996 21:44:33 GMT Organization: University of Washington Message-ID: <4tjbc1$mr8@nntp5.u.washington.edu> Summary: What video cared for NS3.3 on Gateway 486DX33? Keywords: Gateway video NS3.3 I'm trying to run NS3.3 on a Gateway 486DX33 at greater than standard VGA (which runs fine but who wants std VGA?). Tried a STB Horizon which works for Win3.1 on the machine, but screen is garbage with NS3.*. Has anyone found a card that works on this machine for >std VGA screen resolution? Reply to tpayne@u.washington.edu, and thx. -- Thomas Payne, MD Clinical Computing Project Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound voice:206-287-2731 fax:206-442-5414
From: dekorte@suite.com (Steve Dekorte) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: 29 Jul 1996 23:21:02 GMT Organization: OnRamp Technologies; ISP; Dallas/Ft Worth/Houston, TX USA Message-ID: <4tjh0u$dgc@news.onramp.net> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <4t2tjv$d13@bignews.shef.ac.uk> <31FCD641.48D1@msi.se> <4tisoc$2c4@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu> Cc: kdb@pegasus.ece.utexas.edu Kurt D. Bollacker wrote: > Harald Ellmann wrote: > : ... The NeXTstation was the best computer ever built so far and it will > : probably take a long time until we see another "insanely great" thing. > > 1. Excellent audio support, especially with the DSP. > 2. The well integrated GUI and CLI. > 3. True WYSIWYG due to use of Display Postscript everywhere. > 4. FAT binaries as new platforms are supported. > 5. The best GUI based shareware of any UNIX platform. Try to find comparable > apps to SciPlot, Stuart, BackSpace, etc... > 6. The low profile, black case. (style counts for much) > 7. ..and I've not even mentioned to development environment. Here's a few more: HW: * everthing in one box. * No device driver problems or DMA interupts to set * no HW configuration problems. * no compatability problems * no mess of cables - mouse hooks to keyboard, keyboard to sound box, etc. * power, sound and brightness controls on keyboard. printer power controlled by computer. * printers cheap and don't require expensive memory because computer is brains * same power supply works in america or europe * very *FAST* for a 040 machine thanks to VLSI chips to free up processor from IO chores OS&UI: * UNIX - built to connect to IP networks * mult-iuser, multi-tasking, multi-threaded * fast and innovative UI, smooth scrolling, etc. -- Steve Dekorte - OpenStep Developer - Anaheim, CA "Fundamentalism isn't about religion. It's about power." - S. Rushdie
From: nielsen@bears.Stanford.EDU (James Nielsen) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: help with kernel panic Date: 29 Jul 1996 23:29:37 GMT Organization: Stanford University Message-ID: <4tjhh1$j8m@nntp.Stanford.EDU> References: <4tissn$2q5@solaria06.Stanford.EDU> James Thomas Nielsen (nielsen@leland.Stanford.EDU) wrote: : Hello all, : My trusted black Nextstation has suddenly decided to give me : problems. After reboot completes, the machine consistently panics, : with the following message being common: Thanks to all who answered... the problem seems to have been in the seating of the simms. All is well again.... -jamey. -- ********************************************************************** James Nielsen hm (415) 960-1608 Terman 554 nielsen@leland.stanford.edu wk (415) 725-1597 ME Design Division http://www.stanford.edu/~nielsen/ Stanford, CA 94305
From: friendly@hotspur.psych.yorku.ca (Michael Friendly) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: sporadic page jams on black printer Date: 29 Jul 1996 18:09:52 GMT Organization: York University, Ontario, Canada Message-ID: <4tiupg$3bk@sunburst.ccs.yorku.ca> I've started having problems with my printer recently announcing 'The paper is jammed in your printer'. Clearing the page usually just give a repetition of this. If I just click OK and wait, the current page will usually print after a few minutes, but the next page produces the same message. Does this sound familiar? Is there any cure? -- Michael Friendly Internet: friendly@hotspur.psych.yorku.ca (NeXTmail OK) Psychology Department York University Voice: 416 736-5118 4700 Keele Street http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/friendly.html Toronto, ONT M3J 1P3 CANADA
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware From: tom@hukatronic.cz (Tomas Hurka) Subject: Re: HELP! ATI MACH 64 & NS v3.2 Message-ID: <DvBrvz.200@hurka.UUCP> Keywords: ATI MACH 64 NS v3.2 Sender: tom@hurka.UUCP (Tomas Hurka) Organization: Hukatronic (H.C.C.) References: <4t9ibf$bql@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu> Distribution: inet Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 22:02:22 GMT In article <4t9ibf$bql@ecom2.ecn.bgu.edu> uasilvea@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu (Adrian Silveanu) writes: > Would anybody please be so kind to tell me if it is > possible to use ATI Graphics Pro Turbo (MACH 64), with NS v3.3 > drivers, with NS v3.2? Unfortunately, this is not possible. [...] > P.S. Is there another driver I can use if this one will not > work? Yes, there is or at least there was the ATIGraphicsProTurbo Display Driver from Object Software Development. It works with 3.2 and should be on the next archives. If you cannot find it, contact me. I will dig it from my archive. Best regards, -- Tomas Hurka tom@hukatronic.cz NeXTMAIL and MIME OK (international mail <50 KB accepted)
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <luomat@nerc.com> Message-ID: <199607300151.VAA03457@nerc.com> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 96 21:51:20 -0400 Subject: Re: NeXT Printer Gear: Ordering Info Cc: comp-sys-next-hardware@antigone.com Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary yiannis@prologos.nrl.navy.mil (John Michopoulos) on Thu, 12 May 1994 wrote: >Rmemember the problem of the paper not coming all the way through >the black printers?? daily..... >As a small token of appreciation I post the detailed info to order >them for future reference and perhaps for inclusion in the FAQs..... It is part of the FAQ, available at: http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/printerinfo.html I had heard that 'CHENESKO' was no longer selling to individuals, is this true? If so, then you can find the ordering information at: http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/printerinfo.html#GEAR (scroll down a little bit) Thanks for any new info. TjL -------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> http://www.nerc.com/~luomat NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Organization: Antigone Press gateway, San Francisco Return-Path: <luomat@nerc.com> Message-ID: <199607300141.VAA03418@nerc.com> Content-Type: text/plain Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2) From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat@nerc.com> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 96 21:41:10 -0400 Subject: Re: yet more NeXTprinter blues... Cc: comp-sys-next-hardware@antigone.com Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary checkout http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/printerinfo.html especially the first two sections: http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/printerinfo.html#ROLLERS http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/printerinfo.html#GEAR for those without a browser (is there anyone like that anymore?) send me an email message with the SUBJECT: send-ascii printer-misc TjL -------------------------------------------------------------------- Timothy J. Luoma <luomat@nerc.com> http://www.nerc.com/~luomat NeXT info via email: send message with SUBJECT: send-ascii info
From: Nate Hurst <nhurst@eai.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Yet another compatability question Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 23:45:15 -0500 Organization: Engineering Animation Message-ID: <31FD935B.41C6@eai.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Alrighty, I'm looking to buy one of the new G6-200s (Pentium pro 200) from Gateway. I know that the scsi controller (Adaptech) is compatible, but what about the funky video card? They say its a custom Matrox made for Gateway. Has anyone successfully used this card with the Millenium drivers? They "think" it is like the Millenium, but I really don't trust salesman when they "think" they know. Also anyone know of any potential hazards I may be getting into? Anything would be helpful. Thanks, nate -- Nate Hurst nhurst@eai.com
From: Thomas Piergallini <pierre@NOVA.ORG> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: 3Com EtherLink III 3C589C-COMBO (BNC, RJ-45) does not work Date: 30 Jul 1996 04:11:16 GMT Organization: Northern Virginia Internet Access Cooperative Message-ID: <4tk214$26q@news.i2020.net> References: <31FC00DB.41C6@hbar.colorado.edu> In-Reply-To: <31FC00DB.41C6@hbar.colorado.edu> Have you made sure that you have hard set the media type you are planning on using with this card using the 3c589cfg utility? Auto sense of the media will probably not work and you have to hard wire the card for either UTP or Thinnet. This is the way it works for this same card when using Trumpet and OS2. Probably the same for Nextstep... -pierre On 07/28/96, Zoller Peter wrote: >I have a 3Com EtherLink III 3C589C-COMBO (BNC, RJ-45). It worked fine on >a TI laptop running Linux, and under Win95, but I had no luck getting it >to work it under Nextstep 3.3 on my Tecra 720 CDT. > >I installed the appropriate driver versions 3COm Etherlink 3.31 and 3.34 >of the PCMCIABus driver. > >The card is now two years old. Could this be the problem? > >Any hints appreciated! > >Peter >pzoller@hbar.colorado.edu > -- Thomas Piergallini 3Com Primary Access Network Engineer EMail: pierre@3com.com, pierre@nova.org Send me NeXTmail and MIME
From: neuss@isa.informatik.th-darmstadt.de.NOSPAM (Christian Neuss) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: HELP ATI MACH 64 Date: 30 Jul 1996 09:09:56 GMT Organization: Fachbereich Informatik, TH Darmstadt, Deutschland Message-ID: <4tkjh4$206e@rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de> References: <4tj457$eae@coranto.ucs.mun.ca> Kyle Hearfield (kyle@morgan.ucs.mun.ca) wrote: > I have an AST Advantage 623 with an on board ATI Mach 64 Video chip. It > has 1 MB of VRAM, but I cannot get any of the ATI drivers to work with it. > Any suggestions? I assume the chip works ok in VGA mode. If so, you'll probably need to add 1MB VRAM. The ATI drivers require 2MB memory. Chris -- // Christian Neuss "I ride tandem with a random.." // http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/ // +49 6151 16-3414 fax: -5472
From: paul@plsys.co.uk (Paul Lynch) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Re: sporadic page jams on black printer Date: 30 Jul 1996 11:05:23 GMT Organization: P & L Systems, Ltd. Message-ID: <4tkq9j$nur@ironhorse.plsys.co.uk> References: <4tiupg$3bk@sunburst.ccs.yorku.ca> Cc: friendly@hotspur.psych.yorku.ca In <4tiupg$3bk@sunburst.ccs.yorku.ca> Michael Friendly wrote: > I've started having problems with my printer recently announcing 'The paper > is jammed in your printer'. Clearing the page usually just give a repetition > of this. > > If I just click OK and wait, the current page will usually print after a few > minutes, but the next page produces the same message. Sounds like the normal problem, whcih is that either the feed roller or the gear are worn and need replacing. See Timothy Luoma's help page for how to fix this: http://www.nerc.com/~luomat/next/. Paul -- Paul Lynch (NeXTmail) paul@plsys.co.uk Tel: (01494)432422 P & L Systems Fax: (01494)432478 http://www.plsys.co.uk/~paul
From: louie@va.pubnix.com (Louis A. Mamakos) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: 30 Jul 1996 07:56:04 -0400 Organization: Pubnix Access Systems (Virginia) Message-ID: <4tkt8k$8t1@pub02.va.pubnix.com> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <31FCD641.48D1@msi.se> <4tisoc$2c4@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu> <4tjh0u$dgc@news.onramp.net> Aren't we engaging in some revisionist history here? Some of these features are "bugs". In article <4tjh0u$dgc@news.onramp.net>, Steve Dekorte <dekorte@suite.com> wrote: >Kurt D. Bollacker wrote: >> Harald Ellmann wrote: >> : ... The NeXTstation was the best computer ever built so far and it will >> : probably take a long time until we see another "insanely great" thing. >> >> 1. Excellent audio support, especially with the DSP. Talk to my buddy who tried to the MBONE tools running with the audio support on the next about how "excellent" it was. >> 2. The well integrated GUI and CLI. >> 3. True WYSIWYG due to use of Display Postscript everywhere. >> 4. FAT binaries as new platforms are supported. While this is useful for vendors of software who only have to ship one version of their code, this is less useful to the end user who wastes disk space, and needs to find out about 'lipo'. >> 5. The best GUI based shareware of any UNIX platform. Try to find comparable >> apps to SciPlot, Stuart, BackSpace, etc... Hmm.. having used SciPlot, it's nifty if you can figure out how to make it do what you want. I got to agree with out on Stuart, though. >> 6. The low profile, black case. (style counts for much) Copied, essentially, from the Sun 3/Sparc 1/Sparc 1+/etc pizza box. Though Sun did a better job in the hardware engineering. Just take a look at what they've been doing lately in that style platform. >> 7. ..and I've not even mentioned to development environment. Where else can you find ederly gcc, no C++, and a development environment which doesn't integrate version control? If you exclude IB, it's just not at all clear how PB helps or helps enough to overcome the fact it's much different, can't be scripted, no version control, etc. >Here's a few more: > >HW: > >* everthing in one box. Sun and lots of platforms also at the time. >* No device driver problems or DMA interupts to set Ditto. And I wouldn't say "no device driver problems." There were bugs of omission, like no multicast support for a long time. Then there were just plain bugs: next NeXT Cubes we had would frequently blow chunks and crash in the face of a busy ethernet with collisions, while most other machines were unaffected. I think that SCSI device drivers that don't support synchronous SCSI transfers are just plain broken. >* no HW configuration problems. >* no compatability problems >* no mess of cables - mouse hooks to keyboard, keyboard to sound box, etc. Apple, Sun, etc. before. >* power, sound and brightness controls on keyboard. printer power controlled by computer. Apple before. >* printers cheap and don't require expensive memory because computer is brains Bug and a feature. Don't try to put the printer TOO FAR from the computer though.. >* same power supply works in america or europe >* very *FAST* for a 040 machine thanks to VLSI chips to free up processor from IO chores Oh, please! All this hype over $@#*) DMA controllers! No different that any reasonable workstation platform with bus mastering DMA peripherals. NeXT could have done something unique here with having async serial I/O be DMA driven, but it wasn't supported in the OS on the Cube, and the hardware disappeared on the NextStations. Now, had they had mainframe-style channel processors, that would have been mondo-cool. >OS&UI: > >* UNIX - built to connect to IP networks Complete with antique versions BSD networking code. >* mult-iuser, multi-tasking, multi-threaded >* fast and innovative UI, smooth scrolling, etc. Yup, they actually got this stuff mostly right. And it had taste, too. Louis Mamakos
From: elillio@cube.cemi.unt.edu (Elainie Lillios) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: seeking A. Abernathy and D. Lowenstien Date: 30 Jul 1996 15:56:09 GMT Organization: University of North Texas Message-ID: <4tlbap$2q6@hermes.acs.unt.edu> Hi Everyone! I'm desperately seeking A. Abernathy and D. Lowenstein, who contacted me after a post to this list about formatting a 2 gig hard drive under NS 3.2. Please write me at the address below~ Thank you! Elainie Lillios elillio@cube.cemi.unt.edu
From: Nick Potkay <npotkay@integ.micrognosis.com> Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.sysadmin,comp.soft-sys.nextstep,comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.software,comp.sys.next.marketplace Subject: turning on a next station. Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 12:25:31 -0400 Organization: CSK Micrognosis Distribution: inet Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960730122231.905A-100000@cycle1> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Folks, Forgive my ignorance, but I could not find any information regarding turning on a nextstation. This machine has been in the closet for who knows how long and we would like to get rid of it. The keyboard has a power key on it, but just hitting that key doesnt turn the machine on. What is the key sequence to turn on the machine? Also - I am pretty sure that the machine has a root passwd, (which I dont know). How do I go about putting this beast into single user mode? Thanks -Nick
From: alastair@csarc.otago.ac.nz (Alastair Thomson) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: Mac box for NeXT Date: 28 Jul 1996 22:25:08 GMT Organization: University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ Distribution: World Message-ID: <4tgpc4$kn@celebrian.otago.ac.nz> Hi all, Some time ago I saw some information on a box that plugged into a NeXT (DSP port I think) that contained Mac ROMS and allowed a NeXT to operate as a Mac. I'm about to acquire a NeXT station turbo color, and I'd love to be able to dump my Mac and use the NeXT for both NS and MacOS. Does anyone have information on this? Know if it's still produced? Thanks, Alastair -- Alastair Thomson, | Phone +64-3-479-8347 Manager, | Fax +64-3-479-8529 Computer Science Applied Research Centre | NZ Mobile 0-25-353-994 University of Otago, | alastair@csarc.otago.ac.nz Dunedin 9015, | NeXTmail/MIME Welcome New Zealand. | http://www.csarc.otago.ac.nz:805/
From: alex@starside.rhein-main.de (Alexander F.E. Seggerman) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware Subject: SCSI Errors Date: 30 Jul 1996 19:56:06 GMT Organization: Individual Network - Rhein-Main Message-ID: <4tlpcm$di@starside.rhein-main.de> Hi, I just got myself a Yamaha CDR102, hooked everything up correctly (SCSI ist terminated, no double ID's etc. i.e. theoretically everything sould be fine) to my Adaptec 2940. BUT When the 2940 boots up with its BIOS messages it takes an extremly (maybe 5-10x as long as with my CD-ROM) time to register the Yamaha Drive. If I insert a CD before the bios boots up the registration time is maybe only twice a long as normal. Up to now everything still could be fine but wen NS boots I might get the message 'Resseting SCSI BUS 0 ... I/O Timeout' and from then on the only way to turn off the system is with a hard-reset since the system is alway resetting the SCSI Bus. This resetting doesn't necessary have to happen only during boot time, but also during normal Operation. I have a second drive with W95 but am still installing the system so I can't tell if this effect also happens. HELP !!! alex -- ____________________________________________________________________ Alexander Seggerman Non Electronic: Electronic: Berger Strae 157 mailto: alex@starside.rhein-main.de D-60385 Frankfurt (NeXTMail & Mime & ASCII) Germany http://www.rhein-main.de/~pstarsid/ Phone: ++49 (69) 468104 FAX: Sorry no FAX
From: dekorte@suite.com (Steve Dekorte) Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.hardware,comp.sys.next.misc,comp.sys.next.advocacy Subject: Re: Images of NeXT sales brochures Date: 30 Jul 1996 19:56:36 GMT Organization: OnRamp Technologies; ISP; Dallas/Ft Worth/Houston, TX USA Message-ID: <4tlpdk$306@news.onramp.net> References: <dknox-2307961157270001@plato.dissvcs.uga.edu> <31FCD641.48D1@msi.se> <4tisoc$2c4@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu> <4tjh0u$dgc@news.onramp.net> <4tkt8k$8t1@pub02.va.pubnix.com> Cc: louie@va.pubnix.com Louis A. Mamakos wrote: > .... Louis, you can pick out different features and say 'Apple had this and Sun had that', but the big deal with the NeXT is that they took all the cool things and put them in one simple package. With Sun's you're stuck with a brain dead GUI. With Apples you don't have the advantages of UNIX. With MSWindows PCs you have the PC HW nightmare. The NeXT took the Apple GUI and the Sun OS and the PC affordability on put it in one box while at the same time making innovations in the GUI and development tools. That's pretty cool, IMHO. -- Steve Dekorte - OpenStep Developer - Anaheim, CA "Fundamentalism isn't about religion. It's about power." - S. Rushdie

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