[plug] Cable/card for Sun monitor, Novell network terminals

Gary Allpike spice at q-net.net.au
Thu Jul 23 15:29:29 WST 1998

On Thu, 23 Jul 1998 06:51:26 +0000, you wrote:

>Do any of y'all have one? The monitor is an FC16AS, a very nicely built
>and damned heavy beastie with about the same actual glass area as a "17
>inch" OptiQuest. The socket is the same size as an RS-232 DB25 connector
>but has three little video sockets (male) in place of 15 of the pins.

This plug is called a 13W3 connector.  Generally sun monitors are fixed
frequency, and will not function with standard PC video cards.  There are
companies making PCI cards to drive these monitors, but they seem to cost
more than the monitor is worth.

>Also, is there a known on-line source of info about driving it from
>Finally, have you ever heard of an "Esprit Optum LT" terminal, which has
>PC-ish markings on the keyboard, UTP/BNC sockets on the back, and a
>Novell Netware startup banner?

Nope :)



Gary Allpike - spice at q-net.net.au
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