[Wizard] Wizard Cables/Add-ons
Tue Sep 16 09:07:55 2003
This is stating the pretty obvious, but someone might not have thought
of it ok? 8^)==
I've had a look at the cabling for the audio.. Remember that $15 cable
that Netway was selling? Worked out a way to save ~$12..
There is a serial port which runs off a ribbon cable attached to the
motherboard. The plug on this also fits the audio header.. 8^)==
1. Buy a serial port plug and locate a spare RCA cable.. The hack of
soldering the chopped RCA cables into the serial plug is not going to
look pretty, but it is easy.
2. I'm going this way.. From Jaycar buy 2 x RCA sockets, and obtain a
piece of brass/copper/something the size of a serial plug profile..
Drill a couple of holes to suit the RCA sockets, Araldite the plate in
the place of the removed serial port socket..
The ribbon cable hack to attach to the back of the RCA sockets is out of
sight, and the gold coloured sockets look flash in the place of the
serial port socket.. No drilling/cutting of the Wizard box, and the
total cost is way under $3.00..
Using the ribbon cable's red strip to keep pin 1 of the audio header
sorted is a Simple But Sensible Idea(tm).
The connection details for the audio header are on the .pdf (I got it
from Craig's site I think) so if you know which end of the soldering
iron to grasp -you will work this out soon after powering the iron on-
this is a doddle.
Hope this helps someone.
PS Ive just bought a 40gig drive from Domain Technology and it is
automagically detected in bios. They also have 20 and 30s too normally,
(30gig OOS atm) if you want to save a little money.
model number MHT2040AT
On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:51:45 +0800 (WST)
Rohan Joyce <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, Pel'el wrote:
> > What should i have gotten with the little box on its power?
> > anything?
> > and if not, what do you recommend buying?
> > i got the Ps/2 splitter.
> > what else?
> > what OS's run good on it? things like that if you could. (Oh OS's
> > need to have network support, obviously)
> FreeBSD is chugging along fine.
> At the moment, it's hosting my internal LAN's named, and xdm for
> remote X sessions, with fluxbox or blackbox as the wm. The remote
> sessions can get somewhat laggy if too much is done in them at once,
> but ssh/telnet access goes at a reasonable rate.
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