uVaxen & Fixing Basic Proggies

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Sat Dec 4 14:20:26 1999

Rumor has it that Allison J Parent may have mentioned these words:
><1) There are lots of resources out there featuring VAX information; you mig
><look at the NetBSD/vax port website (http://www.netbsd.org/Ports), the VAXa
><(http://vaxarchive.org), and Hamster's Digital Resources site, which can be
>Yes many of them are excellent!

Thanks - I have lots of stuff to read now in my already overloaded
weekend... ;-) I'll be building outbuildings most of tomorrow, so when I'm
ready for a break, I'll be putting that 12ppm laser printer I now own to
good use... ;^>

><2) I don't believe there is any sort of hobbyist distribution of Ultrix, ho
>Ultrix was never released and I suspect never will. My guess is it has a
>lot of the ATT/BSD code that was encumbered.

Well, I guess if I wanna run Ultrix, I had better hope there's media with
the box... This box may be semi-production, and I don't want to rely on
anything that I can't fix. So if Ultrix doesn't happen, VMS will.

><3) All microVAX systems use some variety of serial terminal for a system co
><(although I believe it has to be VT100 compatible, so I'm not sure how usef
><ADM terminal will be). VAXstation systems are the ones that use monitors a
><consoles, however it is possible to get them to run over a serial console a
><using a few different methods depending on which model you have.
>For those that don't have a video console the terminal only has to be
>serial 9600/8/n/1 and supports Xon/Xoff meaning most anything works though
>some aren't pretty. The terminal can be hard copy such as the LA100KSR.

So I could go hell-bent with my Tandy 200 if necessary... ;-) I "popped
the lid" on one of my ADM's - and it's more than just a terminal, if you
know what to do with it. It's 6800 based with IIRC a Moto 6845 character
generator, a little RAM & 2 or 3 ROMS... All I'd need is the source, and a
x-assembler for a CoCo (6809-based), hack in some more RAM and I can turn
one of them into whatever I darned well please... ;-) (The other I'll keep
stock, but a guy's gotta *play*, ya know?)

Thanks again, everybody...
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
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Received on Sat Dec 04 1999 - 14:20:26 GMT

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