Subject: Re: DEC vt320 terminal problem
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Shannon <email@example.com>
Date: 07/09/2001 11:55:58
On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 08:17:14AM -0400, Kevin P. Neal wrote:
> I don't remember if I had it working on my old vt420 but I suspect I didn't
> get it right. OTOH, my vt510's hardware flow control is a thing of beauty.
> It runs at 38400bps and never drops a character. Those power surges that
> took out my (in order) vt420 and vt220 might have been the best thing to
> ever happen to me terminal-wise.
I just got a DEC vt510 delivered today, and hooked it up to my SS5,
replacing the vt320. This is definitely a big improvement, and I can
use a PC keyboard on top of it.
However, I still get the same problems within shells even with DSR and xon/off
flow control, and limits on character transmit. This is really frustrating.
I guess this must be an issue with NetBSD-sparc's serial ports, because
it seems fine on an Intel machine. It would help a great deal if the
shells would issue a simple linefeed/carriage return instead of just
running the cursor to EOL and depending on autowrap.
What kind of machine are you running? If you have a sparc and your 510
works, I'd be interested in your configuration details, because while
this terminal is a little better, most of the shell problem is still
Also, something I'd not mentioned before is that mc (midnight commander)
doesn't work right. The display is all messed up.
> Heh. My vt510 cost $7. Plus $20 to ship.
I got mine for $1, plus $25 for shipping. The place I ordered from has
more, and I'm tempted to pick up another just to have it. The terminal
is very clean, and well cared for.
"And in billows of might swell the Saxons before her,-- Unite, oh
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