Hardest to Find Classic Computers

From: Doc <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Tue Dec 18 16:53:23 2001

On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Dan Wright wrote:

> > Nice board. Wish I could do something with it (Like get an rs/6000 and
> > software to drive it!) :)
> hmmm...I'd only need the latter :) anyone have any idea where I could find
> it? might the drivers come with AIX 4.3.2? I sort of doubt it, but you never
> know...

 The only double- and triple-board MCA adapters I know AIX ever directly
supported were the "Sabine" 24-plane cards. They were reputedly, in
software and hardware design, a horrible kludge. IBM dropped support
like a hot rock with v4.
 I'm pretty sure they weren't made or designed by SGI. I do know I've
been into several 7012-series RS6ks that had PS/2 graphics boards in
them. No way they ever worked; somebody had tried them & never bothered
to pull 'em when it didn't work.
 I have at least one Sabine adapter around anybody's welcome to. If
you're running pre-v4 AIX, it might be cool. Also a grayscale (1-1) MCA
adapter. Also several GXT150 boards for the 7011-250 pizza boxes. Also
cable info for the GXT150 & GXT500 adapters.

Received on Tue Dec 18 2001 - 16:53:23 GMT

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