[clug] Request: Spare gear

rodney peters rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Sat Nov 24 10:36:48 UTC 2018

Hi Peter,

I have a PCI WiFi card, still in shrink-wrap and to which you are welcome.

DVI - VGA requires an active cable to convert from digital to analog.  
You can buy such online for about $15.  Alternatively, I can give you a 
lower spec PCIe x 16 video card that has VGA connector.

I'm in Macquarie.  Contact me off-list if interested.

Rod Peters

On 24/11/18 3:06 pm, Peter Ellis via linux wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a very long-time 'lurker' on this list, and *very* occasional
> attendee at meetings (as it clashes with another organisation I'm in.)
> This is an unashamed request for people's cast-offs, to remake
> something from scraps in the best tradition of Amateur Radio. I'm
> asking, as someone on this list may have these bits lying around, or
> know where the bits may be scavenged. These two computers are going to
> be in my new radio room.
> For the types of connectors, see
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_(standard)
> I'm setting up a tower box and need a wifi card, preferably with a
> "Conventional PCI" connector. The machine will only be running Linux;
> currently Ubuntu 16.4 is on it. I have four available slots:
> Conventional PCI (3 of) and PCI Express x16 (1 of).
> Another tower box is also lying around, and is an 'aspiration'. I
> think it was a gaming box, and has a GeForce 9500GT video card with
> two DVI connectors.
> a. Does anyone have one DVI-to-VGA cable? Or, a DVI cable and spare
> monitor of any vintage?
> b. It will get the wifi card flipped into it when needed, unless I can
> get a second wifi card.  I have four available slots: Conventional PCI
> (3 of) and PCI Express x1 (2 of, but one is blocked by the video card
> in the PCI-E x16 slot).
> Canberra, preferably northside; Queanbeyan  is possible, as I work at
> the Airport business park.
> I would be delighted to trade in bottles of wine.
> With thanks in anticipation,
> Peter

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