Subject: Re: serial terminal trouble
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Henry Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/05/2001 11:00:07
> and VT420?-) I wonder why the VT420 works so well if it's the
> console, but refuses to work as a regular terminal. Grr.
Maybe you're doing what I was. You can't have both console and tty
active at the same time. My /etc/ttys looks like:
console "/usr/libexec/getty suncons" sun off secure
ttya "/usr/libexec/getty std.38400" vt220 on secure
Note that *console is off*, and *ttya is on*. This is not the default
AFAIK. The only way I know how to do this is use 'ex' since 'vi'sual
won't work until you have a term-type set. It would be nice if this
bit of information were more clearly stated in the docs. Unfortunately
I'm not qualified enough to make an attempt.