Wyse 386, was: Re: HH drives

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Wed Apr 16 12:57:00 2003

On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Dr. Ido wrote:
> >Wyse Monochrome Graphics Display Adapter Utility Diskette 1.01
> >Wyse Monochrome Graphics Display Adapter Utility Diskette 1.01.txt [*]
> Are these for the Wyse card that drives the WY-800 monitor?
> I've got one of these monitors somewhere, but have never been able to get
> anything other than standard 80x25 DOS text mode out of it. Very nice in
> text mode, larger character cell than VGA, nice characters, long
> persistance white phoshor CRT. Without drivers it emulates CGA, but I'm
> pretty sure it's capable of hires mono graphics with the right
> software/drivers.

It was also sold as the Amdek 1280. Try to find a newer version of the
drivers (I doubt that I can find mine). There were drivers available
through Windoze 3.10, as well as drivers for Xerox Ventura, etc. The 1280
x 800 mode was one of the best of its time.

One common problem was a gradual loss of brightness. There was another
brightness control inside the case that couldbe cranked up to get another
year or so before it became too dim to use.

One other common problem was idiots plugging it into a EGA, CGA, or MDA
board (or plugging a regular monitor into its special board).

Grumpy Ol' Fred        cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Wed Apr 16 2003 - 12:57:00 BST

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