Subject: Re: decstation 5000/240 keyboard goes WHERE?
To: Marc Jasner <>
From: Ken Wellsch <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/05/2001 15:48:08
Marc Jasner wrote:
> I have 2 different ones (one is from a decstation 3000 and that just does
> not work, the other is a keyboard/mouse/rgb cable that also does not
> respond. I've tried 2 or 3 diff keyboards... none work with the cables i
> have...) DOes anyone know the part number of the keyboard or know where i
> could get one?
> I'm quite happy with the 5k/240... i managed to salvage enough ram out of
> old ones that it's got 144mb ram and an rz58 (1.3 gig) and an rz57 (1 gig)
> on it... it makes a nice addition to my network at home, which also
> includes an old sparcstation (ok, so i have a fetish for old hardware!)
> and i'd really like to get a fully working system that DOESN"T include a
> vt220 as a montior :)
> I've got the right monitor and cable (vrt19-da with the 3w3 cable) but no
> keyboard cable :( HELP :)

You mentioned setting 'console s' is that still the case?  I don't know
whether the system will talk to the video console if that is set that way.
But I'm probably out to lunch...

Can you tell me what memory "cards" you used to achieve 144Mb?  I think
right now you cannot mix types, and so 32Mb sticks and 8Mb sticks don't
work together (although I've heard people say with 32's you can add a
trailing 8Mb stick and ignore the err messages).

-- Ken