[rescue] [OT?] Linux on a SS2

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Feb 15 12:03:27 CST 2004

On Sunday 15 February 2004 11:01, Linc Fessenden wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2004, Meelis Roos wrote:
> > > > Hmm, what's wrong with Debian installer? I have used woody
> > > > (3.0) installer on SS5/70, dual SS10/50, SS1000, Blade 100 and
> > > > U5 with exactly zero problems. Both console and serial console
> > > > install have worked.
> > >
> > > What *kind* of serial console?
> >
> > I used a null modem cable with DB25 gender changer on the Sun's end
> > with the SS1000 serial port A. 96008N1 to a PC with minicom and it
> > worked flawlessly. Don't remember about type of flow control.
> Bet you weren't using vt100 emulation :-)  vt102 right?
> Then again, maybe it's just my wyse terminal that has some kind of
> substandard vt100 emulation.

Yes, WYSE terminal tend to suck (from what I hear from others).  I'm 
guessing it didn't properly ignore some of the escape sequences that it 
didn't understand, like color-selection ones...  I've used a VT340, 
VT220, a "generic" ANSI(color VT100) emulating terminal which I can't 
remember the name of, PC's using minicom and kermit, and (drumroll) and 
LSI ADM-3.  Now, the ADM-3 wasn't pretty as it didn't emulate VT100, 
but I was able to get it to go for a bit, until I gave up and dragged 
my laptop over.  However, the ADM stuck as a console for it until I 
retired the machine.  In fact this was on the SS5/170 I was talking 
about earlier in this thread...

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