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Re: Serial console on second port?

I think the real problem is going to be getting the bootrom to cooperate
with you.

I once got a Telephone 6-pin RJ45 and "pursuaded" it with an Exacto
knife to fit into the slot (just shave off the clip).  Then its a simply matter
to just solder the wires into a DB-9 or DB25.    There are a few references
online that have the pin-out of the MMJ <--> DB25/DB9


On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Martin Husemann 
<martin%duskware.de@localhost> wrote:
> I have a Vax Station 4000 M96 and would like to use it with serial console.
> It apparently has two serial ports, one MMJ and another one for the printer
> with a DB25 connector.
> Since MMJ adapters (or even connectors) are pretty hard to get hold of here
> (or unreasonable expensive) - is there an easy way to just use the DB25
> connector instead?
> Thanks,
> Martin
> P.S.: there seems to be no "console mode switch" to select keyboard or console
> on this machine (like on the M60) - is it hidden somewhere or should I expect
> it to just work?
> P.P.S.: I have a SFX graphics, but lacking a video cable for that (working
> on solving that too), so I'm basically blind - please excuse the stupid
> newbie questions.

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