Subject: Re: X on mono VS 3100/m38?
To: David Woyciesjes <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/20/2002 11:46:06
With VR262s, i have had the experience that as they get older, they need 
a _long_ time to warm up/ charge up the tube. What works for me is to 
turn it on, (it won't make the nice staticky charging noise), let it sit 
for maybe 10 minutes. Then turn it off and turn it back on after a few 
seconds. It might not go the first time, but let it sit 'on' for a minute 
or two and try it again. After a couple tries, it will turn on. It's just 
fine after that.. just dont turn it off if you might need it on again 
quickly :-)
Once its good and hot, it has better chances of coming right back after 
being turned off.. but might still need some waiting and a couple 


On Wed, 20 Nov 2002, David Woyciesjes wrote:

> Chris Wareham wrote:
> > 
> > David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > >       Well, I now (finally) have my VaxStation 3100/m38 setup, and ready to
> > > go. I just have to see why it doesn't like the AUI cable I used to
> > > connect it to my network. Other than that, it's ready to go.
> > >       Anyway, has anyone done any work on getting a GUI on this beast? I can
> > > help by doing some grunt work and what not. Let me know...
> > >
> > >       Currently, it has NetBSD 1.5 on it, with 32MB of RAM, and the VR262
> > > mono monitor. I have 2GB & 600MB HDDs in the Storage Expansion Unit. I
> > > have a full-size 9GB drive to replace the 2GB one :)
> > >
> > 
> > There was an unfinished X server somewhere on the NetBSD FTP site. I
> > think there's a few postings in the NetBSD-vax mail archive that mention
> > where it is.
> > 
> > I compiled it under 1.5.3 earlier this year, but didn't have much
> > success running it. The next step would have been getting the
> > framebuffer documentation, but my VS3100 has since had to go to save
> > space. I recall someone called Matt Thomas having copies of the
> > documentation, and they may even be available at:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > If anyone ever does get the time to finish the framebuffer then I will
> > definitely invest in another VS3100. I would get so much perverse
> > delight from running X on it!
> 	Okay, so there is somewhere to start from. Time to grab an ISO of
> 1.5.3, then. Or should I load 1.6, and get it to work on that?
> 	Oh, BTW, this figures... I fired it up just now to see what's up with
> the AUI cable, and the darn VR262 monitor doesn't want to turn on now!
> Grrr!!! Luckily I have a DEC VRT17 monitor that works, although it's
> green....
> --
> ---Dave Woyciesjes
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