Late-model Hercules card

Liam Proven lproven at
Wed Apr 22 04:18:52 CDT 2015

On 22 April 2015 at 01:49, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> A related episode was the deployment of monochrome VGA monitors.
> Significantly less expense than the color ones.

I liked those. I still had 1 in use, and a spare, before I moved to Czechia.

It took quite some fiddling to get the actual correct non-generic
driver installed (into Windows Server 2008) for the onboard video of
an HP Proliant ML110 server (not G-anything, original, revision 1),
then I could tell it that it had a VGA 640*480 monitor fitted. The min
specs for the OS are 800*600 in 256 colours or something, but I got it
into a half-nelson and forced it to admit that it did know what VGA
was and it did work.

Meant I could have a neat little 12" mono VGA console on the server,
standing on top of the pedestal server case and /still/ fitting
underneath my dining table. :-)

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