Subject: Re: Vax 4000/90
To: joseph p bennardo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lord Isildur <email@example.com>
Date: 04/29/2002 16:05:54
cant you get a serial console on it?
attach a terminal to the mmj port.. the pinout for the dec-423 connectors
is as follows:
2 TD (+)
3 TD (-)
4 RD (-)
5 RD (+)
it's a differential interface.. the - lines can connect to the ground on an
rs232 connector. attach a terminal at 9600 N81 to it, and
you should be at the chevron.
i would guess than a 4k60 video card would work, but i dont know for
sure. someone else on the list might though.
as others have mentioned, if you havent yet installed netbsd on this 4k90,
you might want to back up the console firmware, which gets clobbered by
On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, joseph p bennardo wrote:
> Unlike a PeeCee my darn 4000/90 will not tell me what's wrong with it
> with a simple post error. I have no video and I'm not sure if it's just
> the card or something worse. It turns on, you hear the scci drive hum to
> life, but no video. I'm not even sure if the darn computer even works. A
> video card from a 4000/60 will just plug in...no? I'm at a loss. Any help
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Joe Bennardo
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