[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 134, Issue 13
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Thu Jan 16 09:31:22 CST 2014
Surely it wouldn't be too hard to find an adapter to make a Type 3 keyboard
hang off of a PC (on a serial port) and hack together a driver for it. I'm
sure Linux does such things, I assume NetBSD would be easy enough to use
Actually, I'm more surprised that a SparcStation 20 video card could output
1080p video for your monitor.
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org> wrote:
> >> I always wondered why more people don't turn their displays
> >> sideways...
> > At work I have two 24" LCDs with 1920x1200 pixels. [...]
> I tried running 1080x1920 instead of 1920x1080, but it meant I had to
> put the display on a peecee. This was a problem because I am rather
> particular about keyboards; I really like Sun type 3. So my main
> desktop machine is a SPARCstation 20, on which the X server does not
> know how to rotate the display. I tried using a peecee instead, but,
> while it's fairly easy to put a Sun keyboard on a serial port (one of
> the things I like about them is they don't do that bizarre
> one-wire-both-ways thing peecee keybards do), the peecee X server I had
> at ready hand doesn't know how to do anything useful with Sun keyboards
> on serial ports. I tried to hack support in, and got it sort-of
> working, but autorepeat didn't work, and I didn't find 1080x1920 enough
> nicer than 1920x1080 to be worth tolerating that.
> Perhaps someday I'll look for a screen that can present itself to the
> host as a portrait-mode display, rather than requiring the host to do
> the rotation. I don't really expect to find one, though.
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