TD Systems TDL-12 info... (QBus SCSI?)

Daniel Seagraves dseagrav at
Wed Apr 22 09:14:39 CDT 2009

I forgot to mention that you don't need the special cable to USE the  
card, a normal SCSI cable will do. You only need the cable if you have  
to change the stored settings on the card (use disconnect, etc). The  
card autoconfigures by default.

On Apr 22, 2009, at 8:51 AM, Daniel Seagraves <dseagrav at lunar-> wrote:

> I made a Viking console cable out of a generic SCSI cable to  
> configure mine. I can post the pinout when I get home tonight if  
> someone needs it.
> On Apr 22, 2009, at 8:22 AM, "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh at>  
> wrote:
>> At 4:49 AM -0400 4/22/09, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>>> Andromeda stuff, OTOH, has onboard config programs that you talk to
>>> via a serial cable.  I haven't configured one of those in 20+ years,
>>> but ISTR it was rather trivial to do.  I didn't see an obvious  
>>> serial
>>> port on your board, but if it had one, it'd likely be a 2x5 0.1" pin
>>> header patch, potentially with one pin missing, a la DLV11J.
>> OTOH, if this is the 1st Gen. Viking board, configuration could  
>> require a special cab kit.  The Viking QDT and variants require a  
>> special cab kit that includes both SCSI and Serial off of the 50- 
>> pin connector.  This of course makes life interesting.
>> Zane
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