Subject: Re: vlc4000 headaches: aha!
To: None <,>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/06/2001 09:19:12
At 10:59 AM 7/6/01 -0400, wrote:
>To  cmcmanis and jkunz  I owe a lot.

Your welcome, getting another VAXen running in the world keeps them alive.

>typing c on the >>>prompt  after a console break (F5)  brings up the
>console! and the nfs-booted netbsd 1.5.1 beta2....yesssssss.
>Now where is the bug? in my console connection? I get occasionally crazy
>reversed question marks and symbols......

Generally I've seen this when I try to use a PC with a newer serial port 
that is perhaps not as friendly to the DEC version. You might also be 
getting interference from somewhere, is your cable old? Is it wrapped 
around power cords or something?

>the console is a vt320 on mmj and kbd plugged into console, 9600, 8bits no
>parity 1 stop bit xoff at 64....correct?

At 9600 baud I generally disable x-off since the VLC won't overrun the 
VT320 at that speed unless its trying to do custom characters.

>and why do I get le0: device timeout?

That I don't know, you are getting carrier right? If you have a hub on the 
network check to see if you are getting a lot of collisions.