On Thursday, May 20, 2021, 11:53:50 AM PDT, Antonio Carlini via cctalk <cctalk at
On 20/05/2021 18:22, Jonathan Stone via cctalk wrote:
It does indeed need a VSXXX-AA mouse (the round puck)
or a VSXXX-AB
tablet (or compatible). \
I recently checked both installation guide and service guide, whilst looking at eBay
I recently went through my DEC mice to test them (so I
can create eBay
offerings for the spares!) and all the -AA, -GA (and one other that
escapes me right now) tested OK on a VS4000-60. At least one of those
was originally used on my VAXstation 3100-M76.
If it looks like "that" sort of connector
and it is a VSXXX-xx then I do
suspect that it will work in any VAXstation up to and including the
VAXstation 4000-96. In fact I recently sold one (privately) for use on a
I think those mice will also work on the DECstation
except for the Personal versions. You may need an adapter though
They do. No adapter needed, aside from the 15-pin to LK201/min-DIN cable.
(A Vaxstation II or DECstation 3100/2100 cable will work; just ignore the BNC).
They (I think) even work in the early Alpha
workstations (the DEC 3000
stuff); I don't think DEC switched to PS/2 mice until the AlphaStation
name came out.
They do work on Turbochannel Alphas. I swapped an -AA mouse for a -GA, for a grad school
friend who spent a lot of time playing Xconq on an Alpha 3000/300. He said the round mouse
was better for gaming.