@SDF Oh, thats cool, and very useful! Does Benten have a replacement now, or did you not use it enough to justify replacing it?
@SDF Just out of curiosity, what did Benten do?
@SDF Good night miku and faeroes, you've served well and will be missed.
Late June 2004 PowerMac G5 suffers from the reflow solder problem, where the G5 thinks the RAM failed POST testing. Tried new RAM, for sure it's the motherboard.
Anyone in the Fediverse have any suggestions to easily reflow the solder on the motherboard? After some research I found the location on the board I need to heat up, but the spot has a heat-sink right on the back of it, and a heat gun doesn't get hot enough.
@snowdusk_ I just found out while searching through the list of games that The Legend of Zelda apparently had a G&W game.
@snowdusk_ I've never actually owned a physical one, but I do know what they are! Turns out some of the games ended up as DSiWare on the Nintendo DSi.
The people have spoken @snowdusk_
Special shout outs to all those nice cool nifty *NIX programs like irssi, commode, tmux and vim and icecast!!
@SDF Red ladybug, of course
Update: It actually has 2.25 GB of RAM, just the two 1 GB sticks weren't properly seated when I bought it. Some compressed air and some pressure fixed it. Still crashing all the time, though... It runs a bit, and then freezes a couple minutes in. Anyone have any advice? I've tried dusting and re-seating mostly everything, except the CPU and non-removable parts.
Just got a shiny Power Mac G5 from a garage sale for $4, just had a fun time trying to install Mac OS X 10.4 with a scratched disc on to a new hard drive. Ended up having to wipe the NVRAM/PRAM whatever it is to get the thing to start, since it was corrupted after sitting in a garage for so long. It also has an issue of crashing every once in a while. Probably since it has only 256 MB of RAM. But it has a nice dual-processor 1.8 GHz PPC G5 in it! Now to dual boot Debian for PPC on it!
@cs I use it all the time, sometimes even in school work with my more laid back teachers.