Flea Market finds...: VAX 5000/200 point me to a faq please...

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Tue Mar 27 08:13:16 2001

Mark Green skrev:

>> >By standard I meant something that had been used elsewhere. If
>> >you have never seen this connector before, there is a good chance
>> >that you wouldn't guess its a video connector. Standard connectors
>> >I associate with video are VGA, 13W3 and BNC, this looks like none
>> >of them.
>> Would that be 9-pin or 15-pin VGA?
>> Besides, the 3W3 looks rather similar to the 13W3. And what about D23, D15,
>> DIN-13, DIN-5, D9, in a lot of odd configurations.

>What's the point of your comment? The Decstation 5000/200 doesn't
>have these connectors so it doesn't make any difference. The
>standard cable provided by DEC for these machines basically took
>their 3 pin connector to 3 BNC connectors. This can be connected
>to a monitor that has BNC connectors and supports the appropriate
>frequencies. Since the video connectors on the 5000 series
>workstations were somewhat unusual they can easily be overlooked
>by someone who isn't familiar with them.

My point is that it's rather silly to talk about "standard" video connectors,
especially in a forum like this. The same could be said of a 13W3 or a D15HD.

>> >> Assuming it supports sync on green and the correct frequencies.
>> >If I remember correctly, the 5000 line had relatively standard
>> >video frequencies, it was the monitors that were fixed frquency
>> >and couldn't be switched between different models. I suspect
>> >it is either 1024x768 or 1280x1024, it will depend upon the
>> >graphics option that's installed.
>> Or 1024_864. =)

>I don't recall that particular resolution. Each of the graphics
>adaptors (there was about a dozen of them) had its own resolution
>and there was no easy way of changing it. The graphics displays
>were not near as flexible as the SGIs of the same time period.

I've got a table of resolutions for the DEC graphics adapters here...

HX graphics options:


       PMAGB-BA/BB 1280X1024 72Hz off 130. mhz
                              1280X1024 66Hz on 119. mhz

       PMAGB-BC/BD 1280X1024 72Hz off 130. mhz
                              1024x864 60Hz on 74. mhz

       PMAGB-BE/BF 1280X1024 72Hz off 130. mhz
                              1024x768 72Hz on 130. mhz

Don't ask me how to tell one from the other... =)

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
But a graphical client/server model that slices the interface down some
arbitrary middle is like Solomon following through with his child-sharing
strategy. The legs, heart, and left eye end up on the server, the arms and
lungs go to the client, the head is left rolling around on the floor, and
blood spurts everywhere.
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