Subject: Re: MicroVAX 3100/30
To: Tyler Mitchell <email@example.com>
From: mats pettersson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/22/2000 19:47:48
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------ Hiroshime 45, Tjernobyl 86, Windows 95, Windows 98, WinY2K ------
Unix IS user friendly --- its just selective about who its friends are.
On Sat, 22 Apr 2000, Tyler Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Apr 2000, Chris Tribo wrote:
> > on 4/21/00 10:04 PM, fission at email@example.com wrote something
> > like:
> > > Hello,
> > >=20
> > > I just recently acquired one of these computers and would like to see=
> > > running NetBSD. However, I can't seem to get it to display anything =
> > > the serial terminal I have rigged up. I've got the switch on the bac=
> > > the up position and everything's plugged in good, but for some reason=
> > > just can't get _anything_ to display at all.
> > Are you using 9600-N-8-1 on port 3 (the printer port icon, not the =
> > port icon) with XON/XOFF flow control and DTR/DSR handshake (also calle=
> > modem control on DEC terminals)?
> Well, no. =3D)
> First of all, I don't have a real DEC terminal, it's some ex-brander that
> I picked up when the City here switched systems. (MAI Basic/Four).
> Anyone with info on these terminals? (It works just fine, I used to use
> it a bit on this Linux box - now I just need to find/make a terminfo entr=
> for it.)
> Secondly, I only have a connector that will go into port 2. Port 0, 1,
> and 3 have connectors that look somewhat like RJ45, but I know that they
> really aren't. Port 2, on the other hand, has a 25-pin serial connector
> that fits the null modem cable I have.
well i am pretty sure that it the 25 pin connector is just a printer port
i am not 100% though i am not infront of my microvax 3100 at the moment i
can veryfi that later. so i do belive that you have to get a terminal
cable for the rj45 look a like connector on it, i have tried to get mine
going trying to use the 25-pin connector but i didnt have any success
using that one. does your terminal support vt100 ? if it does you should
> And what kind of connector is port A?
> And do external storage devices have to be terminated? I've got a
> StorageWorks box that I've got plugged in, but I don't have a terminator
> for it.
yes you need one but it might work a bit without one but i suggest that
you get one=20
> -- > Tyler Mitchell,
> the thoroughly confused