[TUHS] PiDP-11 in action!

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 03:48:12 AEST 2019

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 12:54 PM William Pechter <pechter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually...  IIRC the RJ11 was used on the VT2xx and 3xx series
> terminals.  The MMJ was only on the RS232 port.
> I would check, but I gave away my last non VT180 DEC terminal.

I stand corrected. I keep a VT420 on my desk with an LK421 (the "Unix"
keyboard), connected to my workstation (now via a USB serial adapter). I
just popped the keyboard and it is, indeed, an RJ11 for the keyboard.
Serial is MMJ, which connects to an MMJ<->DB9 converter which connects to a
mini null-modem to the USB adapter. So simple.

        - Dan C.

-----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com>
> To: emanuel stiebler <emu at e-bbes.com>
> Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs at tuhs.org>
> Sent: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:31
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] PiDP-11 in action!
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 2:23 AM emanuel stiebler <emu at e-bbes.com> wrote:
>> On 2019-09-17 04:51, Adam Thornton wrote:
>> > https://share.icloud.com/photos/0MKJjk8pRBvkZAEzaobjfOyPQ
>> >
>> > I start v7 Unix and play "Hunt The Wumpus".
>> >
>> > (I finally got it put together this weekend, and fixed the last couple
>> > dodgy joints tonight).
>> IBM keyboard on a vt520?
> Huh; apparently the VT520 had (well, has...) a PS/2 compatible 6-pin
> mini-DIN connector: http://web.mit.edu/dosathena/doc/www/ek-vt520-rm.pdf
> I'm most familiar with the earlier VT models that use MMJ connectors for
> the keyboard (and RS-232). That's kinda nifty, though.
>         - Dan C.
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