In the last weeks I managed to get a keyboard as well as a monitor.
So I could install OPENVMS 7.3 on my VAXStation 4000/96.
Now I need a mouse.
There is a miniDIN connecto on the rear of the box, but the pin layout is different from PS/2.
So if there is an adapter available ....
A mouse for the VAXstation, DEC 3000, or the DECstations EXCLUDING the Personal DECstation line (Personal DECstation has a system that is apparently unique to that line) will work. They're proprietary and you'd need to convert both levels and signalling protocol to have a PS/2 converter work.
So far I've pretty much exclusively run my VAXes over the network and via serial console. You don't loose much of anything compared to a local head.
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!