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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Hardware Forum
Author Mouse for VAXStation
OliverK
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Posts: 23
Joined: 24.05.10
Posted on April 13 2012 10:01
Hi again,
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 ....

Any comments are welcome.
Author RE: Mouse for VAXStation
malmberg
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Posts: 443
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on April 16 2012 03:14
I am not aware of any adapters.

If you search the netbsd documentation, you may find a hardware description of what the older Digital mouse hardware and protocol is, and compare it with the current one.

I have seen reports of people using small microprocessor modules kits to make adapters for PS/2 keyboards to older 8 bit computers, so it may be possible to create an adapter.
Author RE: Mouse for VAXStation
saq
Member

Posts: 53
Joined: 24.05.08
Posted on April 16 2012 05:46
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.
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