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Java

Does anyone out there know of ANY specific books pertaining to SGI's flavor of Unix - IRIX?
I have been in contact with SGI directly and they have not supplied me with any usable reference material or manuals.

I realize man pages are a good source for info, but I need to go a little deeper than what they provide. Any help would be greatly neded and appreciated!
~Mike
# 2  
I have never seen a good book specific to SGI's UNIX implementation. As I recall, SGI's UNIX follows the System V migration path, so a good book on System V Unix would cover most of it, if that is the case.

I've used SGI UNIX servers and found them to be just like all other flavors of UNIX. I don't recall any remarkable differences and it seemed 'just another morph of UNIX' to me.

I also searched Amazon.com and come up with a blank.
# 3  
Thanks.. for the most part SGI's Unix does follow System V. Its just those few "extra and different commands" that are enough to drive me up the wall ( And they are not in the man pages! ).
I am used to SCO-, HP, and Linux. Irix is a nice twist to remind me that no matter how much I think I know about *nix, I don't know enough.
Thanks!
~M
# 4  
I dont know of any books either, but you might find this area helpful:

http://www-viz.tamu.edu/~sgi-faq/

Extensive FAQ's on various Irix topics (admin, security, apps, hardware, etc.)
# 5  
Bug

As an IRIX admin of sorts

I can tell you that IMHO the IRIX manuals are pretty shallow often going into less detail than the man pages also the gui configuration tools are an order of magnitude less sophisticated than what can be achieved by manually configuring it

Hope that helps!


Chris
# 6  
Java SGI FAQ Example: SGI WWW Links

WWW Reference http://www-viz.tamu.edu/~sgi-faq/faq/html/misc/

Code:
Subject:   -11- What are some related WWW pages?
Date: Fri May 26 14:56:48 CDT 2000

  SGI and subsidiaries:

      Silicon Surf (SGI's WWW servers)
          http://www.sgi.com/
          http://www.sgi.com/Misc/world-sites.html lists Silicon Surf's
	    international mirrors and support sites
          http://www.sgi.de/
          http://techpubs.sgi.com/
      Alias/Wavefront
          http://www.aliaswavefront.com/
      InterActive Digital Solutions
          http://www.ids.sgi.com/
      MIPS Technologies, Inc. Home Page
          http://www.mips.com/
      Reality (SGI's employee home page server)
          http://reality.sgi.com/
      Silicon Studio Inc.
          http://www.studio.sgi.com/
      Cray Research
          http://www.cray.com/

  Companies and organizations:

      Center for Landscape Research (including image editing and
      processing software for SGIs)
          http://www.clr.toronto.edu:1080/
      Center for Visual Creation (an SGI International Training Center)
          http://www.msstate.edu/Dept/CAS/cvcinfo.html 
      Easy Software Products ("2D & 3D software" for SGIs)
          http://www.easysw.com/
      ELECTROGIG
          http://www.gig.nl/
      Engineering Animation, Inc.
          http://www.eai.com/
      Globalprint (a graphics arts information clearinghouse)
          http://www.globalprint.nl/
      GLOBEtrotter (developers of FLEXlm)
          http://www.globetrotter.com/
      Impediment (third-party memory and peripherals vendor)
          http://www.impediment.com/
      Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ViewKit)
          http://www.ics.com/
      Interactive Effects Inc.
          http://www.webcom.com/~ie/
      IRIS Explorer Center
          http://www.nag.co.uk/Welcome_IEC.html
      Kaleidoscope Animations Inc.
          http://www.kascope.com/
      NATPIX software demos
          http://www.rahul.net/natpix/
      Paradigm Simulations Inc.
          http://www.paradigmsim.com/
      Template Graphics Software, Inc.
          http://www.sd.tgs.com/~template
      Vision Images
          http://www.visionimages.com/
      NetManage (makers of Z-Mail/MediaMail)
          http://www.netmanage.com/

  Miscellany:

      Anonymous FTP site list
          http://reality.sgi.com/employees/billh_hampton/anonftp/
          See also below under "network-accessible documents"
      Audio Applications for SGIs
          http://reality.sgi.com/employees/cook/audio.apps/
      Blip (a script for dynamic SLIP addressing)
          http://www.ifokr.org/bri/blip/
      Buying Old SGI Systems FAQ
	  http://cgi.amazing.com/internet/old-sgi-faq.html
      CAP for SGIs
          http://www.proximity.com.au/~tom/cap.html
      Configuring and Debugging SLIP and PPP
          http://reality.sgi.com/employees/sco...p_support.html
      Enhance image enhancement software
          http://enhance.sgi.com/cgi-bin/enhance.cgi
      FaceIt video face recognition system
          http://venezia.rockefeller.edu/faceit/
      Grafica Obscura (Paul Haeberli's graphics notebook)
          http://www.sgi.com/grafica/
      HylaFAX (formerly FlexFAX) Home Page
          http://www.vix.com/hylafax/
      i3D three-dimensional scene viewer
          http://www.crs4.it/~3diadm/
      IBD's SGI Collection (including IRIX 5.2, 5.3 and 6.x patch lists)
          http://www.ibd.nrc.ca/~sgi/
          See also below under "network-accessible documents"
      Indy Technical Hardware Page (Greg Douglas)
          http://www.reputable.com/indytech.html
      IRIX share trees
          http://www-viz.tamu.edu/~sgi-faq/archive/share_trees/
      Ivy (a Scheme binding for Open Inventor)
          http://www-white.media.mit.edu/~kbrussel/Ivy/
      JAVA resources for SGI users
          http://reality.sgi.com/grafica/javahack.html
      Scientific Visualization Software Packages
          http://www.msi.umn.edu/user_support/...ivis-list.html
      SGI Advice and Technical Data (Ian Mapleson's detailed info)
          http://www.futuretech.vuurwerk.nl/sgi.html
      SGI Alternatif (une meta-page SGI en Francais)
          http://www.cenatls.cena.dgac.fr/~bou...ncais/SGI.html
      SGI Alternative (an SGI meta-page in English)
          http://www.cenatls.cena.dgac.fr/~bou...glish/SGI.html
      SGI DOOM FAQ
          http://www.cmpharm.ucsf.edu/~troyer/sgidoomfaq.html
      SGI Meta-Page (collected SGI Internet resources)
          http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/people/...r/sgimeta.html
      SGI Periodic Table (system performance comparison table)
	  http://www.sgi.com/Technology/dev-re....html#periodic
      SGI Web Install Site (precompiled, instable software)
          http://mat075207.student.utwente.nl/pub/SGI/
          http://www.pk.edu.pl/pub/sgi/
      SGI-Usergroup Deutschland (auf Deutsch)
          http://sgiug.uni-paderborn.de/
      Silicon Graphics Info at BNL
          http://www.ccd.bnl.gov/sgi/
      Silicon Graphics Information (collected SGI Internet resources)
          http://www.star.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sgi-info.html
      Silicon Graphics User Groups
          http://www.cc.gatech.edu/services/sgiusers.html
          See also below under "network-accessible documents".
      Strange Software (Tom Benoist's free software)
          http://www.webcom.com/ie/benoist/
      Swirly screen saver
          http://os.sri.com/~nat/swirly.html
      Third-party supplier of hardware for SGIs
          http://www.vigyan.com/~blbates/hardware/
      This Old SGI (A. J. Corda's 4D series information)
          http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVall...258/4dfaq.html
      TURN (Tiny UI Read News) newsreader
          http://reality.sgi.com/turn/
      uman IRIX manpage database
          http://reality.sgi.com/cgi-bin/uman
      US Army Research Laboratory (ARL, formerly BRL) FTP site
          http://ftp.arl.mil/
      Vince Liggio's SGI software collection
          http://www.madness.net/sgi.html
      WAIS archives of the comp.sys.sgi.* newsgroups
          http://hornet.mmg.uci.edu/~hjm/projects/sgi.wais.html
      XFS filesystem demonstration
          http://everest.ee.umn.edu/~cattelan/XFS/

removed html tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-19-2004 at 01:35 PM..
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Just want to Thank everybody for all the info! Now the real work starts.
~M
 

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