> On Apr 24, 2017, at 11:36 AM, Jim Brain <brain at jbrain.com> wrote:
> For now, since the KB is most needed and somewhat hard to find, and since I design HW for classic machines, I think a small uC and some wire might tide me over until I can find a reasonably priced KB. I did a quick check, but have not seen any writeup of the protocol and keyscan matrix. Does such a thing exist?
I haven't seen such although I know a few folks with ambitions of such project. I can put you in touch if they're not actively listening to this list and want to chime in.
> On Apr 24, 2017, at 11:49 AM, Jim Brain <brain at jbrain.com> wrote:
> I'll email off-list about disks, as I truly know so little about the unit, I'm not sure what to ask for.
> Are you considering going to Assembly? If so, I'd defer to your exhibit, as you know much more about these units.
Yes, I'm one of the founders. :)
> I'd like to at least try out the XENIX side, if I can. Linux on a 386 is nice, but it's just not the same.
Agree completely. There's nothing like running a true Unix descendent on legacy hardware.
> I suspect all of the drives will need attention, but I could be surprised.
More likely than not especially give the condition you mention. The TM-848s are not the most hearty of drives.
I am interested in the stuff. Please contact me.
A. G. (Gil) Carrick, Director
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1012 Portofino Drive
Arlington, TX 76012
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very good radioengr give Jim a hand with it
It is going to take a pretty big box to ship it for Jim.. I am trying
to remember how big the think is I have not seen ours in eons.
We have some large boxes we have saved but will have to see what it would
take to get at them.
The one thing I would recommend is some sort of internal support against
crushing.. almost an inner reinforcing frame that would prevent collapse
of the box and thus shattering the plastic.
Used to run into stuff like this when shipping hp 2624 terminals etc.
Then the other way is one huge ass box and that injectable foam stuff
in 2 molded sections... with some wood stakes that keep top from
In a message dated 4/23/2017 11:25:43 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:
I'm in the Phoenix area - Peoria specifically. Let me know if I an help.
On 4/23/2017 8:14 PM, Jim Brain via cctalk wrote:
> Found a seller of a model 12 with these items, but local pickup
Just picked up a TRS-80 Model 12, and it boot to the "insert disk
prompt" ... Yay!
But, no card cage, and no KB (and no disks, but those might be easier to
Found a seller of a model 12 with these items, but local pickup only.
I'd like to get this unit up to the Model 16 specs, with Xenix on it. I
see the cards are available, but without the cage, no joy.
brain at jbrain.comwww.jbrain.com
I was wondering if anyone knew of a repository that had SWTPC tape files
archived (as .WAV, .TAP, etc). The 6800 system I am presently using is
wired according to original SWTPC specs and does not have a DB25.. so I
cannot simply switch cables from CT1024 to PC terminal like I could with my
other unit. I'd really like to make use of the AC30 also for a more
authentic experience and was hoping someone had wavs archived somewhere so I
could play them into the AC30 with my phone or something and then record to
actual tape. For the last couple of evenings I have been manually entering
in the data for TSC BASIC from a txt file Bill Degnan was kind enough to
post.. just doing as much as I can stand to and then saving progress to
tape. Eventually when it's finished I'll make a wav archive and just use
tape to load it. Obviously I wouldn't want to do that for every program
though. Anyway, I know someone on vcfed at one point was talking of setting
up an archive and even had made copies of Tic Tac Toe and 680 BASIC. Hoping
someone out there knows where those and/or more might be found, or if
there's another way (say using two MP-C/S cards) to pull in S19 files and
then record via AC-30 to tape.
Well ... they are packed away at present.. I do know there are several
systems and a printer.
Do not remember if there was software with them or not. stashed many
I always had wished it was a model II and I suppose was holding this it
in reserve in case a 2 does not show.
In a message dated 4/23/2017 8:40:37 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:
On Sun, 23 Apr 2017, Ed via cctalk wrote:
> is the 12 the thing that looks like a trs 80 mod 2 in size? if so
> have some
> what is the history behind your unit!?!?!?!?!?!?
> Yes--- I am in Phx! Ed#
Yes, the 2, the 12, and the 16 look similar.
There are Z80 and 68000 CPU boards.
Which of the variant versions of CP/M do you have for it?
I think this is probably a long shot, but does anyone have patches for
HP-UX 11.11 for PA-RISC? I can't exactly buy an HP support contract just to
download patches, which is apparently my only other option since google
doesn't turn up anything.
I'm specifically looking to get PHSS_24304 installed because that fixes a
linker issue that prevents building anything with GNU G++. I think I might
be able to get around the issue if I use GNU ld, but that has it's own
issues as I understand it.
I'm new to HP-UX, so if you need more info just ask.
>Just how big is the server?
>As a wish list, I've always wanted that as a offline set of DVD's
>for the common stuff.
But wouldn't a nice tape be a much more appropriate distribution
medium? I've got an LTO-3 drive here, and that's 400GB/tape. It'd only
take one tape to hold bitsavers. :)