[rescue] VAXstation 3100
jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Tue Apr 28 02:24:38 CDT 2009
On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 13:36:28 -0400
Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What's the deal on the mouse?
Proprietary interface and protocol.
(The interface is basicly RS232. Maybe with TTL level instead of +-12V.)
Obviously you don't need the mouse for text only stuf. But if you want
> > Can substitutes be used?
(The VAXstations use the same LK201 keyboard as the VT20
terminals.) Should not be that hard to build somthing similar for the
> I don't know, but I do know that the dual-rotor DEC hockey puck mice
> work much better than ball mice. I wonder why that mechanism didn't
> take the market over?
One word: Patented.
BTW: I successfully use the PS/2 keyboard to Sun Type 4/5 converter
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