Subject: Re: printer ports on DECstation 5000/133
To: Nik Ingle <ingle@fastloki.Stanford.EDU>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 08/27/1999 11:06:47
Nik Ingle wrote:
> I would like to set up an HP color deskjet printer, which I have
> been using on my PC/Linux box, as a local printer on a DECstation
> However, none of the connectors on the back of the box are labeled with
> any markings I understand.
Across the back of a 5000/1xx are, from left to right, are:
Base system SCSI connector
Base system ThickWire Ethernet connector
Diagnosic indicator lights
Communications connector 3
Communications connector 2
System unit power connector
These are DEC's words, not mine :-) The "Communications connector"s are
> Is there a parallel port like on a pc, or will I need to get a special
DECstations don't have parallel ports - you'll need to use a serial port
(from one of the DB25 connectors).
I believe there's a crowd in the US that makes TurboChannel serial and
parallel cards, but I'd suspect that they'd be expensive, and NetBSD
doesn't support them...