[rescue] SGI monitor info

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Sat Mar 20 03:09:19 CST 2004

On Fri, 19 Mar 2004 14:30:58 -0700 (MST)
Dan Duncan <dand at pcisys.net> wrote:

> Well, I finally rescued the SGI monitor for the Indigo^2's
> but I don't have the 13w3 cable.
> I DO have two Sun monitors and Sun 13w3 cables to go with them.
My Sun 13W3 cables have a 1:1 pinout and work with SGIs. At least my Sun
/ Sony 20E20 works well on my Octane.

> I've done some Googling and can't find a straight answer
> either way as to whether I can use my Sun 13w3 cables
> (and maybe even monitors) with the Indy's video output.
> Some posts say it will Just Work and others mention breaking
> off pins.
Breaking pins may be needed on 13W3 - BNC cables, depending on the
actual cable.

> Has anyone had luck with SGI 13w3 to VGA cables or adapters?
Well. Usually I build this adapters myself...


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