Subject: Re: Vaxstation 3W3 to VGA pinouts
To: Luiz Guilherme Regis Emediato <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/11/2006 12:03:13
if youre using the serial console, then you shouldnt expect to see the 
console on the graphics device. It will go through the self-test sequence
and then sit idle. if the self-test shows up properly, there's nothing
wrong with your cable!


On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Luiz Guilherme Regis Emediato wrote:

> Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 17:17:57 -0200
> From: Luiz Guilherme Regis Emediato <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Vaxstation 3W3 to VGA pinouts
> Hi all,
> I noticed that the monitor is displaying the wrong colors,
> that is, blue and red seem to be exchanged. I guess I assembled the
> pinouts correctly:  A1-red, A-2 green, A3-blue as indicated
> on the 3W3 connector shell.
> Does anyone happen to have the Vaxstation graphics card
> specification and pinouts ? Something is wrong and, so far,
> I could not figure what.
> TIA,
> Luiz Regis
> Gentlemen,
> I built the cable 3W3(VAXstation-4000-60) to VGA(Monitor) following the
> scheme as follows:
> 3W3-A1        ---->  VGA-1   RED
> 3W3-A1-gnd ---->  VGA-6
> 3W3-A2        ---->  VGA-2  GREEN
> 3W3-A2-gnd ---->  VGA-7  3W3-A3         ---->  VGA-3  BLUE
>  3W3-A3-gnd ---->  VGA-8
> However, when I turn on the Vaxstation, system starts the diagnostic test,
> monitor starts up and the screen become light-blue for a second as per the 
> regular screen-test
> but no SRM chevron prompt shows up. I can not get the command prompt on
> the screen. I have no keyboard at present so I am using a serial console to
> communicate with system prom. I realized that the monitor screen displays
> a very dark-green but I can not see any >>> on it.
> Does the monitor require a keyboard to start up ?
> What am I missing here ?
> TIA,
> Luiz Regis