1. try null modem on serial cable (was: HP 700/92)
to which replies are impossible, someone caused to appear as though
"Barry" had uttered:
If this is the same type of cable that you would use to connect a
modem to a PC, then you must deal with the following situation:
(1) The PC expects to talk to a modem at the other end of the cable.
(2) The terminal *also* expects to talk to a modem at the other end
of the cable.
Note that both devices want to talk to a modem. You must do something
to satisfy this yearning.
What you need, therefore, is little item called a "null modem".
The null modem consists of a small plastic block with a female
connector on one end and a male connector on the other end, with
some tricky wiring inside. You can buy a null modem at a Radio Shack
store, or from various vendors such as BlackBox or Digikey. They are
available in either 25-pin or 9-pin styles.
(Pedantically speaking, the 9-pin D-shell connector is a DE-9, but
this detail is usually fudged.)
Attach the null modem to one end of the cable between the PC and the
terminal. (For a simple asynchronous terminal, it probably doesn't
matter which end of the cable.)
Then see if the terminal can communicate better with your FreeBSD Unix
For other information on using character-cell video terminals, see:
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