Subject: RE: NetBSD on Dec 3000
To: None <>
From: Rufeng Li <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/18/2002 19:46:26
Okay, I don't know much about these ports.  I just looked at the machine and
it indeed has a DB25 male port.  However, the null modem cable I have is
DB25 MALE in one end and DB9 female at the other.  Is there a DB25 female -
DB9 female cable?  Or I need to find a converter?

If I understand correctly, I only need to unplug keyboard & mouse cable and
plug in null modem cable and boot.  Anything else needs to be set?

Again, thanks all for all the information.  I have a lot of fun already. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Doc Shipley
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: NetBSD on Dec 3000

On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> On 2002.09.18 18:18 Rufeng Li wrote:
> > One more question.  I don't have a serial console terminal and
> > couldn't find any cable that can connect Pelican's com port
> > (DB26 ?) to a PC's (DB9 ?).
> > Any suggestion?
> The DEC 3k300 don't have a MMJ port? (6 pin RJ plug with asymetric tab.)
> DB25 <=> DB9 and nullmodem adapters are available at your favorit
> hardware store. MMJ adapters are a bit more special. I build them myself
> from a normal 6 pin RJ cable. Simply cut off the tab and solder a DB25
> to the other end.

  The 3000/300 boxen use 2 serial ports for keyboard & mouse, from that
asinine DB15-male.  The third, and only one available as console, is a
DB25 male.