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RE: Serial console on second port?

The actual DEC cable part number is BC16E-XX where XX is the length in
feet.  The most common were 10 and 25 foot lengths.  They appear to be
null-modem cables (I'm looking at one now).  One other supplier (in the
US, anyway) is:



-----Original Message-----
From: port-vax-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost 
[mailto:port-vax-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost] On
Behalf Of Martin Husemann
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 04:42
To: port-vax%NetBSD.org@localhost
Subject: Serial console on second port?

I have a Vax Station 4000 M96 and would like to use it with serial
It apparently has two serial ports, one MMJ and another one for the
with a DB25 connector.

Since MMJ adapters (or even connectors) are pretty hard to get hold of
(or unreasonable expensive) - is there an easy way to just use the DB25
connector instead?


P.S.: there seems to be no "console mode switch" to select keyboard or
on this machine (like on the M60) - is it hidden somewhere or should I
it to just work?

P.P.S.: I have a SFX graphics, but lacking a video cable for that
on solving that too), so I'm basically blind - please excuse the stupid
newbie questions.

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