Bad bad DECstation

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Sat Sep 29 05:50:30 2001

Our DECstation 3100 has been in a sad state recently. Both the monitor (that
old monochrome thing without a stand which was used with the VS2000 amongst
others) and the keyboard (LK201) had given up the gist (the monitor would just
make a flickery sound, without the CRT coming alive, the keyboard didn't blink
and the console would blink "??" when it reached test 3).
I plugged in a Nokia monitor, which worked, if you can live with the green
picture, and another LK201. That worked for a while, but when I managed to
boot it (NFS wasn't so cooperative this day), and reached X, the mouse just
stopped moving after a while. I rebooted it, and suddenly this keyboard had
died as well.
What the hell is going on? Is it possible to save the LK201s? We're running
short of DEC keyboards as it is, and we certainly don't need this.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
If the designers of X-Windows built cars, there would be no fewer than five
steering wheels hidden about the cockpit, none of which followed the same
principles -- but you'd be able to shift gears with your car stereo. Useful
feature, that.
  - Marus J. Ranum, Digital Equipment Corporation
Received on Sat Sep 29 2001 - 05:50:30 BST

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