IBM PowerStation 530

From: Huw Davies <>
Date: Mon Sep 17 01:06:23 2001

At 11:45 AM 16/09/2001 -0400, Blair J. Miller wrote:

>I read something about hooking a serial terminal up to the machine
>directly... Forgive me for dumb questions, but I'm assuming a serial
>terminal is one of those boxes that I keep seeing that has hookups for mice,
>keyboards, SVGA monitors, and the like? Also called a 'Terminal Station' I
>believe... Will this work? I don't even know if I'm asking the right
>question here, and I could be horribly, stupidly, wrong. :o) This thing
>comes from 'way back in the day' for me, before I was even interested in
>computers, so I don't know a whole heck of a lot right now. More research I

Certainly you can run a PowerStation 530 with a simple "dumb" terminal,
this is how we used to run ours at work when we got our first AIX systems.
We actually used IBM terminals but any plain VT100 type terminal will work.
You could always use a terminal emulator running on a PC.

I think the Terminal Station might well be the IBM attempt at an Xterminal.
Is this a pizza style box? If so, I know you can use it once the
PowerStation is booted but I'm not sure about whether it can be used as a

Us old timers :-) use various things as serial consoles. In my case, an old
Panasonic laptop, a DECmate III or my PX-8 have spent time acting as
consoles to "larger" computers....

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