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Just installed OPENSTEP on an Axil 320

 
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tipo158



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Just installed OPENSTEP on an Axil 320 Reply with quote

Two weekends ago I picked up an Axil 320, a SPARCstation 20 clone, that I had seen at the local computer recycler for the last few months. Last week I accumulated some missing pieces (a frame buffer and a HDD - I swore that I had spares, but I guess not). The disk showed up today, so, after installing the disk in the system, I installed OPENSTEP 4.2.

The Axil is a dual processor (60MHz SuperSPARCs) with 160M of memory. I only ever ran NeXTSTEP on an '030 slab and an '030 cube before, so this systems feel pretty peppy.

Now that I have it running, I need to decide what I will use it for.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please post some photographs of the machine running OPENSTEP!
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have 416M of memory in it and it runs OPENSTEP very well.

I am not using a Sun display; it has a LCD monitor and a 13W3 to VGA adapter (like the rest of my Sun boxes).

I still haven't found a web browser to run on it. The copy of OmniWeb that I found says that it is an expired demo.

Anyway, here are pictures:










After I took the photos, I fixed the date.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am guessing that NEXTSTEP does not detect / support dual processors. Do you see any indication in the running system to the contrary?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blakespot wrote:
I am guessing that NEXTSTEP does not detect / support dual processors. Do you see any indication in the running system to the contrary?


type "hostinfo" and hit enter in the terminal an you'll know. but I also expect OPENSTEP to not detect the second CPU.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is only making use of one processor.

hostinfo reports that the kernel is configured for single processor only and that 1 processor is physically available.

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