Re: Keyboard and mouse for a Sparcstation 5
Jason Ash <json.a.ash <at> gmail.com>
2005-01-05 02:11:31 GMT
To everyone who posted on this:
I picked up a Type 5 keyboard and mouse from eBay, having already bid
on this before the offer from a list member.
I also managed to track down Ultra-Spec cables on the net, and will
next payday, hoepfully, place an order for a 13w3 to VGA converter.
Hopefully this will work with my 19" CTX monitor. I'm not looking for
pretty, but if I can get it sorted out as to what I'm doing, I may
just use the Sun to replace my Win2K3 FTP server....
On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 18:51:44 -0500, Jason Ash <json.a.ash <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> I picked up some months back a Sparcstation 5 from eBay cheap. It
> did not include a keyboard and mouse. The Sparcstation uses a
> proprietary keyboard interface (I didn't realise this at the time)
> While I was able to get Solaris7 loaded via a serial console
> connection, being a long time Windows person, I had a hard time
> working. Also, I had many difficulties in using text editors to try
> to make changes to files.
> So, my question:
> I have seen may Sun system 5 keyboards and mice on eBay, and I have
> also seen system 6 keyboards. Can I use a system 6 keyboard (not a
> USB one obviously)? If I pick up a system 5 keyboard, do I have a
> good chance that it will work with my Sparcstation?