dec 5000 questions

From: Fred deBros <>
Date: Tue Apr 15 21:43:02 2003

> 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.

Ur right.
I tried pulling the framebuffer card out go!
Do kbd and mouse work with this cable? Should!

And where oh where do I get the 3pin to 3bnc cable from? Ebay? What's it
I thought about getting some radioshack powersupply plugs that fit into
the 3pin socket and make 3 coaxcables with them. Any other way to
juryrig the 3pin connector of the vlc4000 and this turbochannel card -d
and -f type?

AND: Does netbsd 1.6/pmax or its X really work with these framebuffers
and allow a GUI? In which case I'll dump Ultrix of course.
Received on Tue Apr 15 2003 - 21:43:02 BST

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