seeking Sun CG4

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <>
Date: Fri Aug 30 13:28:01 2002

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Joe wrote:

> Bear,
> I'm not famoilar with the bigger Suns so you'll have to tell me how
> to tell how to id a DG4. I know where there are two large Sun computers
> at the moment. I believe one is a 2/60 but I'm not sure what the other
> is.

The 3/60 is a 'large pizzabox' desktop chassis. It should have a badge on
the front that says '3/60'.

The CG4 is a color framebuffer, and may preset itself as either 4 BNC
connectors or a 13W3 connector on the back panel of a machine it's
installed in. A CG6 will present itself as a 13W3 connector in the same

There is another add-on framebuffer that I'm not interested in, which is
the MG3. The way to tell from the back panel is that a 13W3 _and_ a DE9F
connector (in the 'mono' cutout) will be present. I'm not interested in
the MG3.

The CG4 was available on other Sun models as well, and while the reverse
isn't generally true, CG4s from these models will work in the 3/60.

        4/330 (SPARCstation 330)

There might be more I can't think of off the top of my head.

Generally, Sun didn't put model identification badges on systems until the
Sun3 era, but even still if you find a Sun 2/anything (or a 1/anything,
for that matter), I want to hear about it. (:


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