Strange idea in VAX

From: Sridhar the POWERful <>
Date: Wed Apr 3 15:40:30 2002

On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Carlini, Antonio wrote:

> >But does OpenVMS/vax support USB?
> No but since you're doing a PCI driver,
> a USB driver should be a breeze.


> Having a Qbus framebuffer and a USB
> keyboard and mouse would be fun :-)

If I had the Qbus framebuffer, I wouldn't need the USB keyboard and mouse,
I don't think. It would only be necessary with the PCI framebuffer.

> Now that I look I don't see any PCI widgets
> for the VAX 7000/10000 or the DEC 7000/10000.
> So I think PCI and TRUBOchannel are pipe-dreams.
> Pity, they would have been the easiest ways to
> get a framebuffer.
> Now if you get a TurboLaser (AlphaServer 8200/8400)
> they *do* have PCI expansion available, so you could
> do PCI graphics there. Possibly even multiple
> graphics heads :-)

I could never find anything that would tell me what the difference between
Laserbus and Turbolaser was. I was hoping that maybe the hose device
might be compatible or something. It's a stretch, though. I wish
AlphaServer 8400's weren't so damn expensive.

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Wed Apr 03 2002 - 15:40:30 BST

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