Unix on old-ish machines - advice sought

Paul Koning pkoning at equallogic.com
Fri Apr 8 08:59:20 CDT 2005

>>>>> "Ethan" == Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> writes:

 Ethan> On Apr 8, 2005 1:39 AM, Zane H. Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com>
 Ethan> wrote:
 >> No kidding!  I've got a 3rd party framebuffer for my PDP-11/73,
 >> but have never gotten it working, in part because I'm not sure
 >> what it would take to hook up a monitor or even what type monitor
 >> would be needed.  In my case I've got drivers for RSX-11M, but
 >> they existed for RT-11, and maybe other OS's.

 Ethan> Interesting... I have a Qbus framebuffer, too.  ...

Some of the early VAXstation display controllers -- certainly the mono
frame buffer, and probably the first color controller ("Kaylith") are
likely to work just fine on PDP11s, though I don't know if that was
ever done at DEC.

For monitors -- you might just try a regular TV scan frequency monitor
(VR201 class).  Failing that, an older multisync PC monitor is bound
to work, once you construct the right adapter to make the wires hook


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