Sun 2/120 keyboard and mouse?
chenmel at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 6 17:31:24 CST 2005
On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 14:00:40 +0000
Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Unearthed a Sun 2/120 yesterday (CPU cabinet plus disk cabinet plus
> mono screen) but unfortunately no sign of a keyboard or mouse.
> Anyone know if a later Sun keyboard and mouse can be wired via an
> adapter to work? We've got a couple of Sun 3 keyboards & mice kicking
> around which would be enough to test the machine out at least.
> Both the keyboard and mouse connectors on the Sun 2 are 6-pin
> RJ45-style connectors (they're probably not called RJ45 in this case
> as they're smaller, but you get the idea).
> Actually, I have a feeling that the mouse on our Sun 3/50 uses the
> same connector (where it plus into the back of the keyboard) so that
> might be the exact right part. The keyboard on the 3/50's a DB15
I would suggest bringing it up with a serial console, to check things
out. I am assuming that a Sun 2 follows the convention of later Sun
hardware and supports a serial console if it finds no keyboard. Is this
I have a lot of Sun hardware here that has never had a keyboard or
monitor attached. Just a serial console to get it running and an OS
installed, then ethernet (and power) becomes it's sole connection to the
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