Speaking of PS/2s...

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Wed Dec 19 08:09:04 2001

On Wed, 19 Dec 2001, Boatman on the River of Suck wrote:
> You might not want to use the original reference disk, as it probably has
> been updated since then, and the update will be on the FTP site
> (ftp://ftp.pc.ibm.com/pub/pccbbs/refdisks/).

It has been updated and I'm using the update. But having the original
disk made it sweet.

> As far as an OS, Linux and NetBSD will both work. Linux is a bit more
> stable, but NetBSD is the better OS, and the stability will be perfect by
> next release, and that should be soon. BTW, Warp 4 should run faster than
> Warp 3 with a small amount of RAM like that.

Really? I guess I'd succumbed to the idea that "newer = bloated". I'll
try it out, if I can find my parallel-port CD drive.

> I believe you should use the latest option disk. BTW, there is no such
> thing as an "RS/6000-specific" or "PS/2-specific" option card.
> Microchannel is microchannel.

Does that mean there are adf's for the ethernet adapter that's
considered to be "RS/6000 only"? That would help a lot.

> > And, I have the Orchid board with the oddball video output. Are
> > there cables for that? Will it drive a standard multi-sync display? Is
> > it worth messing with?
> I could give you a copy of my technical docs for this card, if you want.

If the docs include cable P/N and pinouts, I do want. Thanks.

Received on Wed Dec 19 2001 - 08:09:04 GMT

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