Subject: Re: Keyboard connection for a vaxstation 4000/60
To: bart sikkes <>
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <>
List: port-vax
Date: 08/28/2005 00:36:22
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On Sun, 2005-08-28 00:31:44 +0200, bart sikkes <
> wrote:
> even boot them. I was trying that with this vaxstation 4000/60 that came
> with monitor, keyboard and mouse. But when I connect the keyboard it does=
> boot. When I connect the keyboard while the system is running it just
> powersdown, so I expect the keyboard is bad. It is a sun keyboard so it
> might not even belong to the system and I connect it to the mouse port
> according to this site.

Right. A Sun keyboard doesn't belong to a DEC branded computer.

> I tried connecting another keyboard which belongs to a console but that
> wasn't possible either. So I need to know how the "port" for the keyboard=
> called on such a vaxstation system, so I can look for one. Any assistance=
> this direction is welcome.

The logic behind the connector on the /60 is a simple serial connector
with no handshake. A LK201 or LK401 keyboard will work on that machine.
If you cannot manage to get your hands on such a keyboard, switch over
the S1 switch and use serial console over the "printer" port.


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