Setting up a VAXstation

Jochen Kunz jkunz at
Mon Oct 1 14:48:58 CDT 2007

On Mon, 1 Oct 2007 18:34:17 +0100
"Liam Proven" <lproven at> wrote:

> > If you don't have a color frame buffer (GPX or SPX)
> How would I tell?
There may be some boot PROM commands to get that information, maybe
"show conf". (It is to long ago that I played with a VS3k1.) At least
you can see it by physical inspection: The mono frame buffer is on the
main PCB. GPX or SPX are mezzanine plug in cards sitting on top of the
main PCB, maybe 20x25 cm^2 in size. Don't confuse it with RAM options.
These are mezzanine plug in cards too, but they are only about 10x20
cm^2 and they are aligned to the front of the machine. The framebuffer
is aligned in the middle / a bit to the back.



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