Subject: Re: VCB02 troubles
To: Chuck McManis <>
From: Master of all that Sucks <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/10/2001 14:59:01
I thought the two DEC fixed frequency versions were 1280X1024@66Hz and

Peace...  Sridhar

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,
> --Chuck