Subject: Re: DEC vt320 terminal problem
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
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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