Furthermore, although PS/2 keyboards and mice use a 6-pin mini-DIN, only four pins are used and just about every cable you will find only has those four pins connected. For what it matters, some video games like the Turbo-Grafx 16 tend to get modded with 8-pin mini-DIN for RGB output, and it is some kind of "standard" when it comes to RGB cables on various systems. Sun SPARC workstations use 9-pin mini-DIN, if I recall correctly, or were those 8-pin just like the SGI's you refer to? Best regards Anders Carlsson Den 2016-02-10 kl. 23:07, skrev David Wood: > Svideo is mini din 4, as are the adb cables used in most mac 68k and > early powerpc systems. > > PS/2 is mini din 6, rather than 8. > > Mac and end-user SGI systems tended to use mini din 8's for their > serial ports, with similar pinouts- similar enough that a person could > use most mac serial cables on SGI systems equipped with the din8. In > fact, I use an old Mac laplink cable for my origin 2000's console. > > -David > > > On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM, William Levak <email@example.com > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote: > > > S-video is mini DIN 8. So are the old Apple cables. These have a > horizontal key. > > PS/2 patch cables are also mini DIN 8. These have a vertical key. > > If you can always break off the key. > > > > On Fri, 5 Feb 2016, MichaÅ~B Pleban wrote: > > Hello! > > A quick update: Today I tried various resistor values between > GND and > RDATA to no avail. So I decided the best solution for me would > be a > shorter cable. I got a pair of scissors and began to cut the > cable into > and shorter parts, while one of its end was still plugged into > the C65. > I wrote a simple BASIC program which tries to download the disk > directory 100 times and gives the percentage of successful > operations. > > Here is the success rate as a function of cable length: > > 100 mm - 15% > 60 mm - 70% > 50 mm - 90% > 40 mm - 95% > 30 mm - 100% > > Not bad - with a 30 mm cable I can read the directory > reliably. SO to > test things further, I created a 64 kB SQL file, then used the > DOS COPY > command to duplicate it, and finally used TYPE to display it > on the > screen. All the operations were performed without errors. > > So I conclude that a 30 mm cable does not cause any problems > with disk > operations. Perhaps it would be best to make it 25 mm just in > case - the > signals will also need to go a bit over the PCB and the flat > ribbon > cable before they reach the drive. > > The big question is now: where can I get a 25 mm mini-DIN8 > cable? :-) > > Regards, > Michau. > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > > > email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> > SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.lonestar.org > > > No virus found in this message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com <http://www.avg.com> > Version: 2016.0.7357 / Virus Database: 4522/11599 - Release Date: 02/10/16 > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-02-10 23:00:49
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