> > Hi
> > I am having trouble with setting up my SE/30 to work with an IBM SVGA
> > monitor. I have the RasterOps 264 video card installed. I have a VGA adapter
> > for the monitor. Everything is connected, but there is no picture on the IBM
> > monitor. I fiddled with the rotary knob and dip switches on the VGA adapter
> > with no success. I don't know who makes the adapter. The SE/30 knows there
> > are 2 monitors, but I can't see anything. Is the problem the card, monitor,
> > or the VGA adapter?
The 264 card doesn't have a sense pin, it doesn't know whether there is a
monitor, it assumes there is and tells the mac there is. If you disconnect
the monitor (and adapter) the mac will still report the presence of the
Quote:> My guess is the adaptor. I haven't used the RasterOps 264 or an IBM SVGA
> monitor with my SE/30's, but I've used Lapis and Xceed cards with a
> variety of monitors, and I've found they are finicky about what adaptors
> will work with which card-monitor combinations. They all seem to work with
> the old style fixed 640x480 resolution adaptor I got from NEC.
I've used the 264 card with an FG/MacII adapter and an NEC 4FG (disgusting
monitors wrt QC in my experience with more than a few of said monitor) and
a viewsonic (? from memory, it's been several years) monitor, but it
wouldn't work with a couple of apple multi-sync monitors (which -
apparently - required the sense pin...) so I bought a fixed-resolution
(apple 'Hi Res') monitor.
So depending on who you want to blame I reckon it's:
the card (for not having a sense pin)
the monitor/adapter (for requiring one), if you can find another adapter to
try that might fix your problem.
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