Subject: Re: DS 5000/200: should I get one cheap?
To: None <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/14/1996 21:58:45
The 5000/200 is the first-generation Turbochannel machine. The CPU is
on the basboard (unlike other TC DECstations where the CPU is a
daughterboard, upgradable to an r4000 or r4400 daughterboard which is
not yet supported.)
Hm, turns out it might really be a 5000/240, its not clear yet. Any
gotchas with them?
There is no motherboard video. The video signal depends on which
TC framebuffer card you get. The PMAG-BA (cfb) is 1024x876
sync-on-green fixed 60Hz. The PMAGB-BA is 1280x1024, I'm not sure
of the video rate.
pretty low frequency, thats ok. :-)
It looks like there's a bug in the serial-console code for 5000/200s
in the 1.2 release. (Either that or I have a 200 with a a dead port.)
More on that later.