Setting the date in ULTRIX

Ultrix 4.5 has a Y2k problem- the date command cannot set any date with 00 as the year. However, ULTRIX itself has no problem using dates past 2000, you just have to trick it to set the date by jumping to the last second of each year, letting it roll over the year then doing…

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USB 3 for your MacPro 5,1

Now that my Mac is back I wanted to address another issue- lack of USB 3.1 and also general lack of USB. I’ve found that i’m using most of the available USB ports (many for multiple serial interfaces I use to connect to my SGI consoles). I also have a external drive that is USB…

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MacPro 5,1 Firmware Problems

Recently my MacPro 5,1 (still running High Sierra) starting crashing on an OSX Update of some kind. It started mid-April and I’m not sure which one it was, but the Mac wouldn’t boot as it ended up in the crash screen for the installer with some sort of error on finding a file that wasn’t…

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