Subject: RE: NetBSD on Dec 3000
To: Rufeng Li <>
From: Doc Shipley <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/19/2002 00:07:12
On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Rufeng Li wrote:

> 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?

  You can probably find a cable with the right ends, but a drawerfull of
gender-changers, null adapters and DE9-DB25 adapters is a wonderful
thing to own.  :)

> 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?

  That'll do it.