[rescue] Keyboard cable and mouse for DEC alpha AXP3000 needed

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 17:58:22 CST 2010

Have you tried connecting it to a serial terminal? I think I had a
similar problem with my Alphastation when I tried connecting it to a
VGA monitor sans keyboard, but when I plugged in the VT220 it worked
like a charm.


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 6:48 PM, leaknoil <leaknoil at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have the tower version of the DEC AXP3000 alpha box and I want to run it
> as an OpenVMS server. Unfortunately, I didn't realize you could run it
> without the keyboard and mouse attached. B I gave away my keyboard cable
> mouse to someone thinking I wouldn't need it. Turns out I do. Doesn't get
> past self tests without it attached.
> Anyone have a spare set they can part with ? I have plenty of the keyboards
> but, not that cable with the db15 on one end and the plastic block where
> plug in the keyboard and mouse on the other. I probably don't even need a
> mouse but, I'm not sure.
> Anyone know a secret way to boot these without a keyboard ? Everything I
> found online seems to say it can't be done.
> Thanks,
> Pete
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