Hi people Thanks for the replies about the unknown-nubus card. I'd already peeked around online and only found generic info about the labelled chips. the ramdac and ram itself led me towards the first impression of video card, and the only other chip with much info on it was the eprom, nothing really giveaway there - and all the other tinier chips seemed to just be supporting logic, gates/buffers/inverters and so on. Apart from the 'axxyss' name there was nothing to identify it. I also suspected it could be AUI, what with the LED and switch. That weirded me a bit.
The large lettering with GTS 12 94VO led to a few dead ends, until I found it on 2 of my mac motherboards (LCs) as well, so I suspect that could be a mark of the PCB manufacturer or designer or... something. Popping the card in a Centris 650 made it chime death on start. ack! Not a good feeling to start with, but on a reset (and removing the PPC card from the centris) it booted until locking up while loading one of the extensions - which I think is one of the monitor related ones, I didn't have more than a few minutes to poke around however. Booting without extensions worked fine, and running tattletech showed the card to be... (c) 1991 Axxyss Corporation V1.35 Good that it goes into such detail :). However, a bit further down the list of info about the card was a line showing: Display_Video_Apple_Navajo it is graphics!. I popped a monitor on, and it proceeded to boot with that fine with extensions on, but in a sync the display couldn't handle (it was only a 14" trinitron). My multiscan is dead so I couldn't go much further than trying it on a 15" DEC with BNC connectors at the back, and that didn't work either. The boot screen was recognisable, but completely unreadable. Curiously, with a monitor in, the LED at the rear glows green. With the monitor out, the LED is off. The microswitch, when pressed while booting, will keep the LED 'green' when there's no monitor connected - perhaps it could help some when a machine has to run headless, or boot headless. Thats just a wild guess. Also, with the button pressed in during boot, extensions load fine just as they did with the monitor plugged into it. One reference I found on google groups refers to the card as a "navajo card", used on a fixed-sync supermac monitor . That leads me to guess it's just that - a fixed (or limited) sync 24-bit card. Guess I'll just have to wait until a few 20" monitors come my way :). Until then it's one more piece of mac guff sitting in my cupboard looking cool. ta for the replies, dana -- http://www.danamania.com/ -- Quadlist is sponsored by <http://lowendmac.com/> and... Small Dog Electronics http://www.smalldog.com | Enter To Win A | -- Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras start at $299 | Free iBook! | Support Low End Mac <http://lowendmac.com/lists/support.html> Quadlist info: <http://lowendmac.com/lists/quadlist.shtml> The FAQ: <http://macfaq.org/> --> AOL users, remove "mailto:" Send list messages to: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To unsubscribe, email: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For digest mode, email: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subscription questions: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Archive: <http://www.mail-archive.com/quadlist%40mail.maclaunch.com/> Using a Mac? Free email & more at Applelinks! http://www.applelinks.com