Connecting a non-SUN video monitor to a Sun SparcStation

Connecting a non-SUN video monitor to a Sun SparcStation

Post by Emmanuel Willem » Thu, 16 May 1996 04:00:00


I'd like to here from people with experience in connecting a non-Sun
video monitor to a Sun SparcStation 4.
I'd like to know if it can be done, which monitors can be used for that
purpose, what are the technical specifications of such monitors (minimum
resolution, colors, screen resolution, etc.).

Thanks in advance.

P.S.: e-mail prefered but will post a summary
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