[rescue] Sun 386i

alan at alanlee.org alan at alanlee.org
Mon Feb 11 10:03:37 CST 2019


I picked up a Sun 386i recently.  It appears to be a 250 with the 16M
caching RAM card.  But it also appears to have the most basic video card
with a DB-15 which I assume also carries keyboard (and mouse?). 

Does anyone know where I can get the latest SunOS 4.0.2 for 386i and
accompanying SunView and VP/ix software?  Would be an interesting box to
play around with.  Also is there any technical information about the
pin-out for video/keyboard?  It did not come with a cable adapter for a
Type 4 + RGB(+HV?) 

Also the Wiki page speaks of a SunVGA ISA accelerator card.  Is this a
special Sun card or did they use a commodity chip-set that could be
duplicated with another more generic card version from a 3rd party?  It
seems like finding a video or ram card for the proprietary form factor -
that is not already in a machine - is impossible. 

-Alan Hightower

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