VAXstation 2000 video
ball.of.john at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 14:13:01 CDT 2010
So I picked up both a MicroVAX 2000 with 120mb MFM drive and MMJ terminal
adapter and a VAXstation 2000 with 40mb ST-251, keyboard, mouse, and some
little breakout box for the latter two.
Both systems power up and the drives don't make any nasty noises (though
both are blank so they won't be booting anything until I get VMS on them)
but in both cases I have no way to communicate with them. The MicroVAX I
can't talk to simply because I lack an MMJ cable but the more interesting
VAXstation with it's 4-bit framebuffer simply because I don't see how on
earth you connect up a monitor to it. The keyboard and mouse break out box
connect to the monitor port but the box itself has no connections for a
monitor to be plugged in.
How did this work and what types of monitor were compatible? I might have
access to a VR201 if I want to pay shipping from MA to western canada.
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