[rescue] Iris 4D/310 keyboard connector (&huge IRIX stash)

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Wed Sep 24 14:21:59 CDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 09:06:49PM +0200, Walter Belgers wrote:
> Hi,
> Just picked up an Iris 4D/310 RealityEngine. Is the 9-pin connector the
> console connector? The thing has a weird (15-pin?) keyboard connector.
> Or is it easy to build some kind of converter to connect a standard
> keyboard?

There should be a serial console.  Are the ports not labeled?  The
lowest numbered serial port, or a port labeled console should be it.

Also, the keyboard is I believe the same as the ones used on the
Crimsons, Onyxs, Indigos, and others.  Not PS2.  No commercially
available converter that I know of, not a quick hack to build one
either.  Best bet is to search for Indigo or Onyx keyboards.
> Together with the beast, I got a *HUGE* amount of old OS media, great! I
> got IRIX 3.3 (QIC), 4.0.5, 4.0.5F, 5.0.1, 5.2, 6.2 and a huge load of
> Indyzone/Hotmix/.. CDs as well almost all HP-UX every released (7-11).

I would love copies of all the irix <5.0 stuff you got, although stuff
on QIC may not be worth the effort to copy since I don't think I have
any SGI compatible tape drives here (heck, the two QIC drives I have
aren't known to be working either).

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