dec 5000 questions

From: Jochen Kunz <>
Date: Wed Apr 16 04:02:01 2003

On 2003.04.15 04:21 Fred deBros wrote:

> Do kbd and mouse work with this cable? Should!
Possibly not. There are two different 15 pin SubD to keyboard / mouse
cables. AFAIK the DECstations use the later pinout that was also used by
the DEC 3000 Alphas.

> And where oh where do I get the 3pin to 3bnc cable from? Ebay?
EBay or a list member that has more cables then he needs. (I need all my
3W3 cables. ;-) )

> What's it called?
3W3. Sometimes you can get this connectors from an electronic parts

> AND: Does netbsd 1.6/pmax or its X really work with these
> framebuffers and allow a GUI?
Depends on the frame buffer. Look at the Netbsd/PMAX web site, there is
a list of supported hardware. But don't give up if your framebuffer is
listed as unsupported. There may be some new drivers in -current. Ask at
the NetBSD port-pmax list if you can't find an answer youself. I had a
full blown X11 setup running on my DECstation 5000/240 with a CX and
later with a HX frame buffer.
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