On Aug 29, 18:19, Jeff Hellige wrote:
> >Later Indys, and O2/Octane/Origin/Onyx2 and the like, were sold with a
> >mouse made by Logitek. It's a rebadged 3-button Pilot mouse (equivalent
> >Logitek type M-S35), also granite coloured, part no 063-0009-001.
> I also have a rebadged Logitech mouse, model# M-S43, SGI
> part# 063-0010-001, that is dark gray, almost black in color. It's
> PS/2 and I've used it on my Indigo2 in place of the granite
> 063-0009-001, which I also have.
Unusual. Any idea what it was originally for? Do you know if there was a
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
> Some 20 odd years after it was decommisioned we finally got our PDP-9 to
> boot software off an old DECTape. Advanced Software System version 5A
> came up today for the first time on our restored -9.
Any chance of making the software available for use under SIMH?
Sellam Ismail <foo(a)siconic.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Derek Peschel wrote:
> > No, but I do know that the same feature existed on the //e (i.e. before
> > the //c came out) but it was only accessible by changing internal
> > wiring. I read about this in an issue of Call A.P.P.L.E. which (of
> > course) I no longer have.
> Wow, crazy. I never knew that, or even heard of it. In fact I want to
> see a source before I believe it :)
Search for "[DKE]".
I'm trying to get a selection of games that will work on a Serial Terminal
up and running on my OpenVMS server (a PWS 433au running OpenVMS 7.2-1H1).
I'm finding that most games that are available for VMS date back to VAX/VMS
V3 or earlier. Does anyone know of any besides the following that will
Advent 4.0A - Native
Dungeon 3.2B - Native
Empire 4.0 - Native
NetHack 3.3.1 - Native
Moria 4.5 - Vested
Rogue 3.0 - Vested (doesn't seem to display right)
King - Native
Spacwr - Native (very old Star Trek game)
Spacemine - Native (Ported from an old book of Basic Games I've had
for about 20 Years)
Angband 2.8.0 - Native (but requires DECwindows)
I'm really looking for copies of the following that will work on an Alpha
Angband (that will work on a serial terminal)
Rogue (a version that works right)
Decent Star Trek game
Moria 4.8 or 5.0
Newer version of Empire
I'm also interested in any other good ones that I might not know about.
As part of the celebration of "50 years of Computing in Grenoble", the
Association for a Conservatory of Information Technology (ACONIT) in
partnership with the Association for the History of Telecommunications
and Informatique (AHTI) and the Federation des Equipes Bull (FEB) is
organising the 6th international conference on the History of Computing
and Networks. This international conference is supported by Institut de
Math?matiques appliqu?es de Grenoble (IMAG) and other european institutions.
This, the 6th conference in the series History of Computing, presided by
Jean Carteron, founder of STERIA, returns to the site of the first such
conference held in Grenoble in 1988.
Papers selected this year by the programme committee, chaired by
Pierre-Eric Mounier-Kuhn, research historian at the CNRS and by Louis
Pouzin, pionneering researcher of networks in Europe., cover recent
studies of the subject and gather important eye witness accounts of the
history of computing and networking.
The conference is one of the events in the celebration of "50 years of
computing in Grenoble" which also includes an exhibition tracing the
impact of computing on life in Grenoble illustrated by exhibits from the
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Conference registration is now open on the web site.
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This item is still off topic for another few years (introduced in 1995),
but I want to ask here because I know most of us have large piles of
I just aquired a Global Village OneWorld Combo Fax/Network modem. But it
lacks the power supply brick for it. Do any of you per chance have one of
these things (or the sister units the Network Fax, or just Network
Modem). And if so, can you tell me the pinouts and power specs so I can
locate/build a new power supply?
It uses a mini din 3 connector. The connector is the same style used on
apple local talk cables (3 pins plus a 4th plastic guide block). I am
assuming it will end up being AC power, and one pin each for hot,
neutral, and ground.
The manual says it uses a Din 8 for external 110v power adaptor... but I
REALLY think the 8 pin connector is for the localtalk support. Localtalk
boxes never came with a 3 pin plug for connecting to a device, only 8
pin, and the symbol over the 8 pin is a typical localtalk double arrow
and matches the symbol over one of the status lights in the front. The
symbol over the 3 pin is a typical AC wave symbol, that port is also
right next to the on/off switch.
Internally there isn't enough components to regulate a 110 connection, so
the brick must step it down to something else.
Anyone got one of these and can tell me the specs? I did some googling,
but no luck finding anything helpful (I will try Global Village directly,
but I think they have more or less died off since Zoom took them over as
part of the Boca buyout).
I'm not famoilar with the bigger Suns so you'll have to tell me how to tell how to id a DG4. I know where there are two large Sun computers at the moment. I believe one is a 2/60 but I'm not sure what the other is.
At 09:34 PM 8/29/02 -0400, you wrote:
>The CG4 in my 3/60 seems to have stopped displaying an image. It's still
>detected by the kernel, and outputs a valid sync signal, but I never get
>an image on the monitor.
>I'd like to replace it. If anybody has a spare they can part with, drop me
>a line. I guess I could also be strongarmed into taking a CG6, but I'd
>much prefer the CG4 (the CG6 is not supported on SunOS 3.5)...
>Or? If somebody knows off the top of their head what's wrong with my
>CG4, I could use advice, instead. (;
> --- Robert Schaefer wrote:
> Had a mouse attached to it, and it wasn't until I
> got it home that I noticed it was an optical mouse.
> Mfgr'd by Mouse
> Systems... It seems that the IIc+ will take the older
> DE9 style Mac
> mice, so this might be for one of those.
> Does this little guy need a fancy pad?
> --- On 08/28/02, Ethan Dicks scribbled:
> I would expect so. They are much rarer than the mice.
> --- From: "David A. Woyciesjes"
> You know, I do believe I have an extra Mouse Systems metal mouse
> pad, that looks a lot like the pad I have for my Sun
> Optical mouse. I'll
> have to check when I get home tonight.
> If it's the right nodel number for you, you can have it for
> (what's a reasonable price?) plus shipping...
> --- From: Robert F. Schaefer
> Thanks! How can I tell if it's the right one? Currently, I
> can't even say if the mouse actually works.
Well, I have the pad, which has NDY 402631-001 on a sticker on the
back. It's 7.75" wide by 7" high. about 0.5" smaller, in both directions,
than my Sun Optical mouse pad. Hmmm, there are a couple scratches on the
right side... Well, considering how old it probably is...
(...and, in another message...)
> --- From: Ethan Dicks
> There are two pads used with Sun mice - type 3/4 mice
> and type 5 mice. You want the older one (coarser grid)
I didn't even think of comparing that with my Sun pad. From memory,
I think this one has a coarser grid, but I'm not positive. Let me crack out
my ruler & a magnifying lens...
It appears to be 5 lines per every 2mm.
My Sun keyboard is a Type 5, But I don't think the optical mouse
came with it. I can check the Sun mouse and pad this weekend...
--- David A Woyciesjes
--- C & IS Support Specialist
--- Yale University Press
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Well it was a great day being given a tour by a local guy who knows some of
the better places to go for all types of computer stuff. I walked away with
the following items and have a bid in on some others.
1. Data General terminal model 6255 (no keyboard with it),
2. Data General Aviion model G70624D,
3. SGI IRIS Indigo xs24,
4. PowerPC 7200/90,
5. Apple MultiScan 20 display,
6. Mac Performa 630CD.
Below are the items I got a auction yesterday.
NCR monitor model 0271-6090 $0
2-Apple ext. 51/4 FDD $0
IBM 5151 monitor $0
Compaq Amber monitor model Compaq DeskPro $0
IBM PS/1 computer only $0
Tandy ext 51/4 FDD model 25-1060B $0
Sega Master System powerbase $0
Atari video pinball console only model C-380 $5
PowerComputing PowerBase 200 tower $20
Please note that the dates for Vintage Computer Festival 5.0 have
changed. The new dates are October 26th and 27th, 2002. Please
make a note of this in your calendar.
The location of VCF 5.0 is still the Santa Clara Convention Center
in Santa Clara, California.
Again, the new dates for VCF 5.0 are October 26th and 27th.
Further information about VCF 5.0 can be found on the Vintage
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