[rescue] DEC keyboards
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Nov 14 13:18:19 CST 2006
Tue, 14 Nov 2006 @ 11:36 -0500, Sridhar Ayengar said:
> Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> > What did you not like about them?
> Their software and menu interface is far inferior to the VT4xx
I've never liked the UI on any of them myself.
> Plus they break backwards compatibility with the older
Mine claims it does everything from VT52 onward.
Is the emulation broken?
It seems to pass the vt100 test.
There were things about how they worked I liked better in the 320, but I
needed more speed, and being able to use PS/2 keyboards was nice.
> Right now I'm trying to find out what the difference is between the IBM
> 3151 and 3161 terminals. I also would probably want to know the
> difference between the 3151 and 3153. I know the 3153 is a lot newer.
Ah, actually I have seen those. I assumed they were just repackaged
Even the IBM shops I've been in used DEC and Esprit terminals.
Will definitely check those out. I still use terminals, even for real
> Plus I'm seeing if I can find a 3164 or two for cheap, and I'm seeing if
> NetBSD can address these terminals in block mode.
You mean block mode as in page oriented terminal, or something else?
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