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Re: Serial console on VAXen

On 01/21/2015 06:46 PM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>>>> Just a dumb thought... but if you enter VT100 (with capitalization) at
>>>> the
>>>> prompt does that work?
>>> Nah...
>>> Terminal type? [unknown] VT100
>>> tset: terminal type VT100 is unknown
>>> Same thing with other terminal types:
>>> Terminal type? vt52
>>> Terminal type is vt52.
>>> tcsh: No entry for terminal type "unknown"
>>> tcsh: using dumb terminal settings.
>>    This is just a shot in the dark, but is the filesystem where the
>> terminal type database is located mounted at the time of the tset call?
> Yes. This happens on a fully up and running syste It's been this way for
> years. I never came around to investigate it.
> Note that tcsh thinks the terminal type is "unknown", no matter what you
> type. The information essentially do not survive to the next "stage".
> Also, note that in the case of "VT100", tset complained about it being
> an unknown type, while "vt52" (or "vt100") makes tset happy. But the
> information is still lost before getting to tcsh.

  Ah ok.  Well, as I said, just a shot in the dark..


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ/3
New Kensington, PA

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