Subject: Re: DEC vt320 terminal problem
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/09/2001 13:23:59
[ On Monday, July 9, 2001 at 11:55:58 (-0400), Shannon wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: DEC vt320 terminal problem
> I guess this must be an issue with NetBSD-sparc's serial ports, because
> it seems fine on an Intel machine.

I still haven't tried the UART driver changes that should fix this
problem, but I suspect they'll help a lot.

>  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.

Well, you can turn off all those features....   ;-)

(I.e. you can't eat your cake and have it too in this case -- if you
want command-line editing in your shell then you'll have to live with it
behaving more like a full-screen editor than a text application!  ;-)

> Also, something I'd not mentioned before is that mc (midnight commander)
> doesn't work right. The display is all messed up.

That sounds like a termcap problem....

> > 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.

Wow!  Where to I get one!  My AT&T-605 has a dead batter....  ;-)

							Greg A. Woods

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