Subject: Re: nextdimension configuration
To: matt debergalis <deberg@MIT.EDU>
From: Nathanael Lierly <>
List: port-next68k
Date: 02/17/1999 10:59:41
As Far as I could ever figure out..that is the only way to have it work,
even on the NeXT side of things..I have all my cubes setup with the two
monitors both working..but could never get just the color w/no mono...

 Nathanael Lierly (AKA. Cephas, Keken, THEOBAUD, Thundarr)
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On 17 Feb 1999, matt debergalis wrote:

> is anyone familiar w/ how to properly configure a cube w/ a dimension
> board?  darrin and i spent some time setting this up last nite, but the
> results were suboptimal.
> the only working configuration we found was to plug a mono monitor into
> the processor board and plug a keyboard into that.  then, we plugged a
> color monitor into the dimension.  this worked, but leaves a dark mono
> monitor that's not doing anything, which seems wrong.
> just hooking a color soundbox to the dimension using the next y-cable
> and having nothing plugged into the processor board didn't work.  also,
> running a straight-mono cable from the processor board to a soundbox,
> plugging a keyboard into that, and plugging the color monitor into the
> dimension didn't work.
> it really doesn't make much sense that you need a dead mono monitor to
> have this setup working.  anyone know if there's a better way?
> thanks... matt
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