[SunRescue] Sparcstation 20

MartinWedelsrsun at minor-element.net MartinWedelsrsun at minor-element.net
Fri Sep 15 20:23:15 CDT 2000

You don't happen to have any media for that Clipper do ya? I have a pair
of 2000s amd a 2700 collcting dust for want of CLIX.

Martin Wedel
sun at minor-element.net

On Fri, 15 Sep 2000 dave at cca.org wrote:

> jon at jonworld.com writes:
> >Your best bet for right now would be to crack out a null-modem serial cable.
> >Plug the serial cable into ttya on the back of the SS20. Make sure the
> >keyboard isn't plugged in.
> >Setup minicom or hyperterminal, or something on your PC to be at 9600/8-n-1.
> >Connect that cable to your PC. Then power up the SS20.
> Many people will disagree with me on this point, but I think that the
> first thing you have to do when you decide to play with esoteric
> computers (defined here as not-a-pc-or-mac) is get yourself a real
> terminal. When you're trouble-shooting you want to keep the variables
> to a minimum. Using an actual terminal instead of a terminal emulator
> helps.
> Granted, I deal with a wider range of esoteric computers than most folk
> (a quick look around my apartment reveals sun-3, sparc, vax, pdp-11,
> rs/6000, intergraph clipper, 3b2, and smp i860, and that's not counting
> the *real* collection down at the mill.... ha ha ha.) but even if
> you're just playing around with a couple of suns, get a terminal.
> vt220s are a good choice, and they can frequently be had for free.
> vt320s look nice, but they want weird cables.
> -------- David Fischer -------- dave at cca.org -------- www.cca.org --------
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