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

Leon Brooks leonb at ami.com.au
Fri Jul 24 16:42:47 WST 1998

Matt Kemner wrote:
> eg:
> ModeLine "1152x900" 89.946 1152 1160 1256 1456 900 900 907 936 -hsync -vsync
> for my 20" Sun (Hitachi) Colour Monitor. which syncs to 66Hz OR 74Hz
> vertical only, and between 60 and 62 kHz Horizontal)


> It has 5 BNC plugs on the back - Red, Green, Blue, Horizontal and
> Vertical Sync - I just got a patch cable made up that hooks these up to
> the relevant pins on the standard VGA plug.  I've seen a diagram for 13W3
> connectors on the 'net too, so you can make one up for your Sun monitor.

> This is on a "standard" ET6000 vid card.

Would a cruddy old ET4000 do it? Or a S3 Virge PCI?

> TextConfig is the config file for svgatextmode so I can get this monitor
> to work on the linux console.. The only thing I can't do with it is run
> svgalib apps, because they ignore the modelines I've given it.. so no 20"
> Quaking :(

Oh, well, maybe there's a way. I might delve into SVGAlib source and/or
look at GGI.

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