[rescue] VT320's, glass TTYs in general - Re: hack42's collection [Was: Re: Tektronix 4002 terminal]

Earl Baugh earl at baugh.org
Wed Apr 23 12:46:05 CDT 2014

> Lionel wrote:
> > Yes, the VT525 uses a VGA monitor and a PS/2 keyboard of either PC or
> > terminal-specific layout.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > What I like about the VT525 is that as the monitor fades, replacements
> are
> > plentiful and very affordable...
> Consider thin clients as an alternative - you can pick them up for a
> few bucks on eBay and if whatever software is in flash doesn't support
> a terminal session on the one or two serial ports most include, you can
> re-flash it with Linux and go to town.
> Suitable units from various manufacturers are currently in the US$20-50
> range on eBay with different configurations and accessories. Most can
> be expanded, at least in terms of RAM and flash - a good number also
> offered options like Bluetooth, WiFi, and even a PCI or PCIe slot.
> David Parkinson has gathered a lot of information about these critters
> here: http://www.parkytowers.me.uk/thin
> Not the same as using a real VT terminal, but it's good to have choices...
> --S.

I do have some "think clients" and Citrix boxes, the problem is they don't
solve the
"serial" problem for me. (at least the ones I don't have).   They don't
have serial ports...
I'll have to check out the site though... (but still want a VT100 sometime
:-) )


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