Subject: Re: VCB02 troubles
To: Chuck McManis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Master of all that Sucks <email@example.com>
Date: 07/10/2001 14:59:01
I thought the two DEC fixed frequency versions were 1280X1024@66Hz and
On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Chuck McManis wrote:
> At 01:16 PM 7/10/01 -0400, Brian wrote:
> >anyone have any experience with the VCB02? i'm having a hard time to get mine
> >to work. i've gotten it to the point where it finally recognizing the things
> >and attempts to use it as a conole, but i don't get any sane output on the
> >monitor. all it does it scroll fuzz up the screen.
> I just hooked up a bunch of them and tested them. Getting DECWindows up was
> interesting :-)
> There are several variables, one of which is this "Does your monitor accept
> composite sync on the green color input?" If not it will cause the picture
> to be unstable. The next question is "Does you monitor display 1024 x 768 x
> 60hz video?" DEC monitors came in at least two fixed frequency versions
> 1024 x 768 x 60 and 1280 x 1024 x 66.
> >another thing. i have a color cable and a mono cable. with the mono cable
> >hooked up i can get a keyboard to work. with the color cable the keyboard
> >doesn't work.
> Read the numbers on the cable. There are two cables that look like they
> might work for the VCB02 but only one does.
> >could i have a bad color cable? could i have a bad VCB02 card? i've got
> >others that i could try. got a couple graphics options actually. i'll have
> >to fart around some more, but if anyone has played with this stuff before, do
> >you have any hints for me?
> Good luck,