Has anyone hooked up linux this dumb terminals? Could you advise me on how to go about this and what equiptment is necessary.
Ergo, a bunch of us got together and set up a linux box for e-mail,
etc., for the students. (See http://www.veryComputer.com/ for more info.)
They were giving away bunch of vt100s, circa 1970, and we wanted to use
them, but as we had no College sanction (and they were none too happy
with our little project), we would have had to place them in the same
room as the server (not very practical; it was the down room of a friend
of mine) or run RJ45 out the window to the ba*t, where the terminals
would have been promptly circular-filed.
In short, no, but I would like to hear from someone who did, and I
imagine that the thing to do would be to see the Boca-mini-howto and use
a multi-com-port card to hook 'em all in. Should be relatively
Drop me a note letting me know if you decide to do it, how t turned out,
Cheney Communications Company
> Has anyone hooked up linux this dumb terminals? Could you advise me on how to go about this and what equiptment is necessary.
We have been having a bit of a problem here with a new SCO installation.
The server was installed with plans to use a terminal server for all of the
connections to the box. After past experience with Sun/DEC/HP/IBm etc
this should all work correctly. When we tried it on the SCO box we
started getting some hangs when screens were entered.
The SCO box is running an application written with the Unify database
system. Some screens go to an SQL report definition screen. When a terminal
attached to the terminal server attempts to display this screen, the display
will stop after a few lines. This did not seem to happen with telnet
sessions from other machines (such as NT workstations). It now
seems to happen with all telnet sessions, ever since we moved the SCO
system offsite and are now connected via a router and ISDN link.
We have used a Stallion card to overcome the problem in the short term,
but really require some way to use telnet sessions as we need to
access the server from other sites across the organisation.
Some version information is: SCO OpenServer(TM) Release 5
We are currently using DEC hardware (Server, Network card, terminal server)
but we have tried a DEC PC, HP Lan adapter, and Emulex, Cisco, DEC, Vista
All produced the same result.
SCO Support has been less than fruitful.
Thanks for ANY ideas.