Subject: RE: Keyboard connection for a vaxstation 4000/60
To: bart sikkes <>
From: Anders Hogrelius <>
List: port-vax
Date: 08/30/2005 22:09:50
The settings look O.K, it should work with N,8,1 at 9600 baud. Make sure
that the wiring is correct, you should be able to find it here;


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On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, bart sikkes wrote:

> Hello all,
> Again I apologize for the newbie questions, the last time I hooked up a
> terminal it just worked, but apparently I was just lucky.
> I played around a little more with the settings on the Texas Instruments
> terminal, but I keep ending up with giberish on the screen. It's causing the
> vaxstation not to complete booting, when I got just the monitor hooked up it
> beeps after a while when the mem test is done, that doesn't happen now. It
> justs keeps putting the giberish on the screen.
> I got the terminal hooked up via the phonejack like connection (which is
> called MMJ I believe) on the vaxstation and a similar connection on the
> terminal. I'm not sure if this cable is right and aren't able to test it on
> another system. On the terminal there are two menu's that have options that
> I think matter for this, when I change them I get different giberish. Ill
> list the options and if someone sees something clearly wrong please let me
> know.
> [emulation]
> Emulation: VT100
> Terminal Id: VT100
> Control Codes: 7-bit
> Character Mode: 7-bit
> Prefered Char Set: ISO 8859-1 Latin
> [port 1]
> Communication: Full Duplex
> Data Length: 8 bits
> Parity: None
> Stop Bits: 1
> Xmit Baud: 9600
> Recv Baud: 9600
> Xmit Pace: Xon/Xoff (other options: None / Xon/Xoff / DSR / DTR/Xon/Xoff)
> Recv Pace: Xoff at 128 (other options: None / Xoff at 64 / Xoff at 128 / DTR
> / DTR/Xon/Xoff)
> Limited Tramsmit: Off
> DSRI: No
> CTS: Ignore
> CD: Ignore
> Break Duration: 170 ms
> Disconnect Delay: 2 sec
> Aux Printer Type: National
> I can also hook the TI terminal up via de 25pin female <--> 25pin female
> cable but I don't have one of those around here. If I want to get a cable
> for this would a standard cable work or does it need to be specially
> connected?
> I looked into connecting the vaxstation to my pc, to run a terminal
> emulation on that, but I don't have the right cable for that either. I would
> need at 25pin female <--> 9pin female cable then I think. Could I just use a
> "standard" cable for that or will I then fry something?
> Thanks,
> bart