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by bifo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: VAXstation 3100/m38 and VAXserver 3100
Replies: 3
Views: 287

VAXstation 3100/m38 and VAXserver 3100

I've got a formerly working 3100/38 (upgraded) with 12mb ram expansion board installed for a full 16mb. It will provide output until it gets to testing the memory, and I've tried booting it with and without the memory board, so that seems to be solid. I picked up the vaxserver after the vaxstation d...
by bifo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

current status: chugging along calmly 24/7 with openBSD 6.0. everything works fine, but i think the problem with the cd drive is a matter of timing issues between the old scsi 2x cdrom and the adapter. once i buy another drive & adapter i'm going to attempt to use the old scsi drive i have with ...
by bifo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: building current CDE on Alpha
Replies: 9
Views: 817

building current CDE on Alpha

CDE's ancient, but that means that it should run quite well on old hardware. it's also open source now , along with motif. and i've been banging my head against building it on my 3000 running openbsd 6 for the last week. can anyone else try building it? doesnt really matter what system you're runnin...
by bifo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: New Tru64 media
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: New Tru64 media

i've been watching that for a while hoping the price would come down, it's way too much to ask imo. can you rip/post the 4.0 set somewhere? it's actually really important to have that available to run the genera lisp-machine emulator and that version doesnt seem to exist in the wild. afaik it's not ...
by bifo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Alphaserver DS15

let us know, always good to see an alpha alive in the wilderness. also if you want to pass those DS10s on to others definitely give us dibs!
by bifo
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

wanted to drop an update on this project. i managed to find, through a hell of a lot of deep googling and fighting with HP's garbage FTP server (hidden folders on a public ftp with important files ffs) the firmware update that i needed for the system, which i was able to burn and install nicely. Unf...
by bifo
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

Appears as though I will need to update the firmware, but for the time being I've got VMS6.2 running on there.
by bifo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

It can be a struggle finding CDROM drives that they can boot from; I had good luck with Toshiba XM-4101B, and the notes on the Sun compatible CD-ROM page should mostly also apply. The DEC RZ drives are all sufficiently old that their bearings are likely to be shot. I don't think any of them were ne...
by bifo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

ok theres an rz28 and an rz26, the rz26 doesnt even spin up and the rz28 sounds like a buzzsaw so i'm going to take both out and we'll see where i can get with the ancient scsi drive that i had working in the vaxen with a fresh install of vms 8.3. the RRD42 that was installed does not appear to work...
by bifo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

oh ffs it boots to vms 6.1 and now i get to figure out how to extract an operator password from the damn thing, or wipe it. 64mb ram 2.1gb hd space between two rx26's. it's trying to connect to a decnet server that doesnt exist anymore. this is like booting up an android hundreds of years after it w...
by bifo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

OH SWEET JESUS GOD IT SPAT OUT READABLE TEXT AND I HAVE A PROMPT

i literally screamed when the drives spun up
by bifo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

I've now tried every single normal bitrate from 300 to 115200 and while i always get output from the line, its always garbage. here's what i get at 600 baud: ç)Úr­”k”^¼Cb,‚Z$ˆ‘a#ˆBÒHòB(B†Dÿ”kJJrëHBï1BëBHBV VÖ["n:B¢" B\ it never takes any input and sometimes it settles on a diag led code t...
by bifo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

hm this seems like progress, setting it to 19200. here's the readout ˜€`f`˜x˜ž˜˜˜€`fž~fž`fž˜ff~†žfžf†ž`˜€æžæžf~†žþžøžæ€˜€føæø~ffž˜àæžøž`f~~†žøž~æž~fx˜æ~fæø~f€˜€æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ†æ€˜€æ€˜€`fxx†žfž`f†~...
by bifo
Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

Rubber feet are long gone, and the S3 switch has been set to down as the manual states it should be. Didnt seem to force it while the graphics were present since the diag leds never settled down and seemed to get stuck in a loop trying to display the console over video rather even with S3 in the cor...
by bifo
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

3k/400 arrived today, undamaged in shipping thankfully. Heaviest system for the size I've ever gotten, guy must've taken a huge loss just shipping it. 2 RZ26's plus the rrd40, fully populated with ram but unfortunately the labels dont include a part number I can find, but once I can get into it I ca...

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