[Bulk] Re: how to kludge a 486 PC into thinking it has a video card?

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Fri Feb 18 12:17:06 2005

>>> (I was wondering what to do with a pile of 486 boards at Bletchley
>>> and figured I'd build a cluster out of them... :-)
>> Move those PeeCee crap to /dev/null. If you wane play games like
>> this get the mainboards from SPARCstation ELCs.
> If I had access to sufficient quantities of SPARCstation ELCs then
> yep, I agree - but I don't. Even tapping all the contacts I know, I
> could probably only rustle up two or three, not the 10-20 that I
> want.

I have a stack of 'em (I have something like two or three complete
SLC/ELC machines, kept because they had decent monitors - any others
that come my way I decapitate and keep the baords).

How to get them to someone in .uk is another question, of course,
seeing as how I'm in .ca.

> Besides, people still get enjoyment out of collecting old Sun stuff
> and playing with it. Nobody will care if I rip apart a bunch of old
> PCs. Which to me is important anyway...

Well, near as I can tell nobody cares if you (or at least I) rip apart
a bunch of ELCs.

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