dec 5000 questions

From: Jochen Kunz <>
Date: Mon Apr 14 04:54:01 2003

On 2003.04.13 04:52 Fred deBros wrote:

> Whats the difference between a decstation 5000 and a decsystem 5000?
The nameplate and that the DECsystem comes without framebuffer. If you
add one later, the DECsystem becomes a DECstation.

> But the cable that connects mouse and kbd via a db15 connector to my
> decstation also terminates with a single bnc connector.
> Is this another grayscale output (or b/w only) of the decstation?
No. That cable comes from a VAXstation. The "right" DECstation cable has
no BNC connector. The only way to get graphics on that machine is via a
Turbochannel card.
Received on Mon Apr 14 2003 - 04:54:01 BST

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