[rescue] Anyone ever use an LX for ppp?

Koyote koyote at koyote.cx
Sat Apr 5 00:58:38 CST 2003

"Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at cmhcsys.com> writes:

> > Phil Stracchino wrote
> > On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 12:35:46PM -0800, Clayton Wheeler wrote:
> [snip]
> > > Have you tried operating the modem at 2400 baud (groan)?
> >
> > I haven't, but it's worth a try.  I'll give it a shot next time I'm
> > offline and can move the modem again.
> Those older Sun boxes had crappy serial ports, but they weren't _that_
> crappy.  I've run my IPX at 9600 to a terminal, and I probably did with the
> LXes and Classics, too.  You can't run 'em at a standard speed faster than
> 38,400, though, so if your modem is faster than that, it will have to be
> convinced to (a) speak more slowly and (b) lock that speed.  Most modern
> modems will do that automatically, but check the doco.

I've run several sun4m boxes (including LX) at 38400 in solaris with
nary a problem. I've read reports of 115200 and the chip itself seems to
support more. 

This mauy be a specifically openbsd issue, I've had no trouble or
garbage characters at all usng a wyse 150+ on my Lx at 9600 in netbsd
1.6. Nor an HP320Lx, 720 jornada, or ultra10 (just so we know it's not
just the 150 that is good)

I may just go try out somethign faster from the jornada and see.

If you need to end up installing netbsd, it's not too painful
from a bandwidth standpoint evne on dialup if you can leave a weget
running at night to grab the packages.   

compiling a kernel in 1.6 is a bit of a bitch for sparc, but even that
is doable. Iv'e got piles of instructions..... which I'm still sorting through.

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