DE500-BA $55 or XA $50
David B Turner
Island Computers US Corporation
2700 Gregory St., Suite 180
Savannah GA 31404
Tel: 912 447 6622
Fax: 912 201 0402
I bought three DE500-BA cards new-in-the-box last year for $10 each.
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> I've just acquired an Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 on which I'd like to run
> OpenVMS 7.3 with a hobbyist license. It came without an ethernet card
> so I'd be very grateful if someone could advise me of a compatible one
> to buy.
> > The Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 Supported Options List is at
> > http://h18002.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/options/as1000aev5/as1000aev5
> > _options.html
> Thanks for that. Looking at memory options it seems that some of the
> kits have 4 modules and some 5. I guess the extra one is for error
> checking and goes in one of the slightly offset slots on the board.
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We bought an AlphaServer 1000A 5/300. The owners manual supplement says
that the on-board graphics hardware was removed in later motherboard
versions (presumably ours). Yet, DECWindows loads a graphics driver for
Cirrus 5422 (GQA0) anyway, and as a result the OPA0: console is broadcast
disabled (SET TERM OPA0: /NOBROADCAST) and so I lose OPCOM messages.
Sure, I can modify the system startup to make it work, but my real question
is, how can I identify one of these "later motherboards" that are supposed
not to have the graphics hardware ? The system back panel has a video
connector on it (I don't know if it is actually connected). Without
shutting down the system (which I really don't want to do) is there any way
I can tell ? The system serial number is ZG64800689 (Pinnacle Kernal
PB77A-A9). In the AlphaServer 1000A specific DECWindows .COM file it
mentions Mikasa and Noritake, but not "Pinnacle".
Any ideas ?
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