Subject: Serial lines settings change when vi (and others) is invoked.
To: None <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/08/1994 22:17:39
I have a vt220 terminal hanging on the serial line /dev/tty02.  I have
set the terminal up to be 19200, 7 bit, even parity.  Set up /etc/ttys
and /etc/gettytab appropriately.  The thing works ok, I get the login
prompt and can login to my system *but* when I run vi or use less the
serial line changes to 7 bits, no parity.  Is there a fix?

I am using NetBSD 0.9 + a slightly hardware hacked serial board.

BTW how does one send the gnats type bug reports?  I could only find
the sendbug script that looks more like a hangover from 386BSD 0.1.

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes
and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum
tubes and perhaps weigh 1 1/2 tons."
                -- Popular Mechanics, March 1949