[SunRescue] WTB: Type 4 Keyboard Cable
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Aug 12 02:02:04 CDT 1999
On Thu, 12 Aug 1999, Neil McNeight wrote:
>I just took a quick look at the recommended equipment suppliers at
>sunhelp.org and I couldn't find anyone who would sell just the keyboard
>cable. I've got a type 4 keyboard that I would like to hookup to an SLC.
>I do notice that both ends of the connector are the same 8 pin mini-DIN
>connector that Mac serial cables use. Are the cables interchangable, or am
>I liable to frotz something?
A regular Mac serial cable won't work..."normal" Mac serial cables are
null-modem wired by default. The cable marketed as the "serial switchbox
cable" is a straight-through cable that *does* work as a Sun keyboard cable.
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