WTB: Solbourne computer

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Wed May 23 23:21:22 CDT 2018

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 9:59 PM, Cameron Kaiser via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> > I talked with my friend who worked at Solbourne longer than I did.
> Oooh. Dieter, maybe?


> This isn't quite right. The connectors are different, but the signalling
> is
> > the same. You need a custom adapter, though, so you get the right signals
> > on the right pins. Solbourne specifically made their keyboards
> incompatible
> > with Suns at the connector level to force people to buy keyboards from
> > Solbourne, but used the same basic parts as Sun keyboards to save on
> > development costs. While the big battleship keyboards have extra keys,
> the
> > scan codes for the basic keys are the same (though he cautioned me that
> was
> > only his memory, but based on how fanatical they were about being Sun
> > compatible). After he told me that, I recalled that I found an odd cable
> a
> > few years ago in my big box of cables that could have been such an
> adapter,
> > though I don't have it any more. He suggested using the SE guide that was
> > on bitkeepers to make an adapter.
> Well, that's good to know. I'll update that section if you can get the
> name as the source (since most of the available documentation says
> different).

Right. I'm unsure. He's a solid enough for me to try it, but without
confirmation, I'm not sure changing the docs is a wise idea.


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