Subject: RE: your mail
To: 'Yubyub Bird' <>
From: Gunnar Helliesen <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/05/1998 01:46:08
Yubyub Bird wrote:
[missing attribution added]
> Dearing Albin wrote:
> > Is there any work going on for the vs4000 model 60
> > With no VMS experience the machine is basically a large 
> dust collector.
> > Any ideas out there?

Yes and no. I just got a VS4000 model 90 and have been nagging an old
friend at DEC Norway for docs. He is very positive and is doing his
best. The problem seems to be that these machines are fairly recent (the
VS4000 m60 and m96 are still made, see so getting
all the gory low-down details might be difficult. Anyway, he's still

The 4000m90 and 4000m60 are more or less identical except for graphics
hardware and CPU (KA49 vs. KA46). The 4000m30 (4000VLC) is a different
beast (KA440?). See for

> I too would be interested in getting my 4000 model 200 up and running.
> I'm pretty sure the model 60 and the model 200 use different 
> processors,
> but I'm hopefull that a port to one would help with another.  

The VAX4000 m200 (and 100, 300, 500 and so on) are entirely different
beasts. Different CPUs, different busses, different everything.


Gunnar Helliesen   | Bergen IT Consult AS  | NetBSD/VAX on a uVAX II
Systems Consultant | Bergen, Norway        | '86 Jaguar Sovereign 4.2   | | '73 Mercedes 280 (240D)