[rescue] DEC keyboards
ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 13:41:12 CST 2006
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.
I don't mind the UI on the older ones 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.
I've not had any problems with using them with VT100 codes, but they
don't work that great emulating a VT220 or VT320.
> 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.
Does the VT420 have the same speed issue?
>> 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
> 3270/mainframe terminals.
Nope. ASCII and RS-232/RS-422.
> Even the IBM shops I've been in used DEC and Esprit terminals.
I guess I could be called an "IBM shop", but I used to have a
combination of VT320s and VT340s. Now I have VT420s and VT340s.
> Will definitely check those out. I still use terminals, even for real
Me too. But I'm interesting in getting a load of terminals with better
keyboards. I can't tolerate the LK201. The LK401 was better, but IBM's
terminal keyboards are a giant leap upwards for me.
>> 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?
Yes. Page-oriented. I doubt it's possible, but on the off chance, I'd
like to use it that way.
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