Subject: Re: graphics console for 712/100
To: Antti Kantee <>
From: Peter C. Wallace <>
List: port-hp700
Date: 03/09/2002 08:23:59
On Sat, 9 Mar 2002, Antti Kantee wrote:

> Inspired by other peoples' success, I though I'd also blow the dust off
> the 712 lying around here and give it a try. Unfortunately the damn
> thing is not set to serial console, and none of my monitors seem to be
> happy talking to it.
> Has anyone had luck putting a non-HP monitor onto the 712? If so, clues
> as to what kind of display it wants are appreciated.
> Or should I just attempt to type the commands blindfolded.
> --
> Antti Kantee <>                     Of course he runs NetBSD
>                         "The dish washer returns!"

I think the trick is to power the 712 up - wait for the second LED blink on
the KB (KB reset) and then hit tab. The 712 will then cycle through all of its
monitor types, hit a CR when you see one you like...

Standard VGA (640x480) is one of the supported types, so pretty much any
monitor should work.

Peter Wallace