> They try and list all known DEC manuals and print sets
Ooops, my mistake; the coverage is much wider than that (they default to
DEC). On the home page, there's a pull-down menu labelled "Company",
which lists over 100.
> From: "Paul Birkel" <pbirkel at gmail.com>
>> the KE11-B I also just found (IIRC, on one of the collections they list
>> as indexed).
> Please share a pointer to the location of that document
It was in someone's clone of Wilber Williams' Computer Museum (UQ Museum of
IT), which is indeed in Manx's list of sites they included. ('.me' is
Montenegro, and Synology is some Taiwanese tech company.) The whole list is
They have a lot of good stuff (I just found an MD10 brochure there, which is
AFAIK the only piece of MD10 documentation left in the world, other than a
section in a PDP-10 manual). I need to go through it and see what else they
have that I'm missing...
On 8/20/2019 11:08 PM, John H. Reinhardt wrote:
> On 8/20/2019 10:37 PM, Zane Healy wrote:
>>> On Aug 20, 2019, at 5:16 PM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> On 8/20/2019 1:51 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
>>>>> On Aug 20, 2019, at 11:43 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>>>>> From: Glen Slick
>>>>> Yes; thanks!
>>>>> I don't know it didn't show up in my Web searches - I tried a number of
>>>>> different things, no luck.
>>>>> Also,http://manx.classiccmp.org/ (which is the medium-old URL I had for it)
>>>>> redirects to something that has no working link to Manx; probably ought to fix
>>>>> it to go to the new location.
>>>> Stupid question. What is MANX? I?d thought that it was an alternate source of manuals. To my disappointment, the manuals that turned up when I searched it, apparently don?t exist online anywhere.
>>> It's kind of like an internet index. Most (if not all?) of the entries are pointers to where the document is (or was) located. I've run across some dead links but most seem to be current. At least the stuff I've searched for.
>>> John H. Reinhardt
>> Leave it to me to search for obscure stuff, like manuals for DEC ALL-IN-1, or DEC Ada. What I found really odd was that it had part numbers and manual names from one version, but when I clicked on the links it said no known version online.
> Anyway... What version of the ADA manuals are you looking for?? VSI has some for an Alpha Version 3.5 that they scraped off the HP site before they disappeared.? I have some older VAX ConDists that might have ADA documentation.
> Some links that still work:
> Master SLP/ODL Index 1997- 2017 <http://h30266.www3.hpe.com/masterindex/Consolidations_external.shtml>
> Just Checked.? I have the 1999 Q3 (Sept) SPL and ODL which should have VAX ADA V3.5 binaries and Documentation.? Are there Hobbyist PAKs for them?
> John H. Reinhardt
Here's the link the the VSI "Legacy" documentation page.? The Ada there is V3.5 for Alpha but if you want VAX I would think that it's close.
John H. Reinhardt
> From: Glen Slick
I don't know it didn't show up in my Web searches - I tried a number of
different things, no luck.
Also, http://manx.classiccmp.org/ (which is the medium-old URL I had for it)
redirects to something that has no working link to Manx; probably ought to fix
it to go to the new location.
I have three PDP 11/34's available in the LA area for sale.? i have two
full systems, plus? a system with 2 RL02s, and a TU10 tape drive.
I'd like to sell all of them.? There is an extra RL02 as well.? All for
pickup, or freight drop.
please reply off list.?? I have $2000 in the lot.
I?ve only just joined cctalk, so apologies for the delayed response to this query from May, but I thought the information might be useful to others in future.
I?m the person working on emulating MIPS workstations in MAME recently, and I?m a fair way through getting the Rx3230 model to a fully working state (Rx2030 is already working as of last month).
For the MIPS Rx3230 systems, which use an M48T02, the mac address should be in the first 6 bytes of NVRAM. You can read/write the NVRAM through the boot monitor using the ?g? (get) and ?p? (put) commands. You also need to provide the ?-b? argument to specify byte width, and the relevant address. The NVRAM is mapped at 0x1d000000-0x1d001fff in the physical address space, but must also set the high bit to access it through kseg0. Each 32-bit word in that range corresponds to a single byte in the NVRAM, so the resulting commands will be something like:
* g -b 0x9d000003 (read first byte of NVRAM)
* g -b 0x9d000007 (read second byte of NVRAM)
* p -b 0x9d000003 0xff (write 0xff to first byte of NVRAM)
I haven?t tried to decode the rest of the NVRAM for the Rx3230 at this point (although most of the monitor variables seem to be at offset 0x600-0x6a7), but at least I can see those are the bytes that are read from NVRAM and then written to the mac address of the LANCE, and setting them to a valid address makes the network layer in MAME behave as expected.
I'm sure some of us all remember Freeman Reports as the chronical of the
tape industry well into this century. Ray Freeman and his partner and
successor Bob Abraham published these reports from at least 1983 until 2007
but with Bob's death in 2007 the reports and backup files apparently wound
up in a dumpster. But Ray, Bob and Jim Porter did exchange copies of their
reports so thanks to Jim the Computer History Museum has almost all of the
Freeman Reports in their permanent collection.
There appear to be a few copies missing from the collection. A complete
list of what the museum has and what maybe missing is posted at
http://mrxhist.org/tom94022/FreemanRpt.pdf. In summary what may be missing
Computer tape outlook - . half-inch products: 1994, 1985, 1990 & 1992
Computer tape outlook - . cassette/cartridge: 1984 & 1985
Computer tape outlook - all tape: 1997-2000 (as the market consolidated
towards LTO so did the reports J
Optical data storage outlook: 1985, 1988 & 1998
Mass storage/Library storage outlook: 1992, 1993, 1997 & 2000
So before they all get trashed please look and see if you happen to have any
of the possibly missing editions in your garage, attic or any other
Contact me off line if you can help.
I've determined that the piece of my S/23 that's causing the power
supply to blow its 12V fuse is the machine update card. The manual says
this provides additional R/W storage for microprogram updates. That
sounds like something that wouldn't be necessary for normal operation.
1. Can anyone confirm that I'm not losing anything by just pulling this?
2. Anyone have a cross ref for the IBM house numbers on these chips?
3. Anyone have a spare card they'd part with?
4. As long as I'm dreaming, anyone have a set of BRADS floppies or images?
Machine update card photo:
Interestingly, the underlying PCB for this seems exactly the same as the
one for the word processing feature card.