Attaching a VT100 to a PC....

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Sun Sep 30 15:05:20 2001

On Sep 30, 10:46, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> Anyway, I've got it hooked up to the Intel 810e board I'm using for my
> Desktop PDP-10 project. I've got Linux set so I can log in and do stuff.
> The terminal seems happiest working at 9600. Under TOPS-10 V7.03 I can
> a DIR in a small directory and everything is fine, but if I run it in a
> directory such as SYS:, then I get slightly garbled data. Same thing if
> run a SYSTAT, it's garbled, especially the last part.

Sounds like handshaking, or rather, lack of it. I'd guess the terminal can
keep up for a while, but there comes a point where it has to scroll or
something, it sets the handshake to tell the other end to wait a moment,
but the other end doesn't, and a character or a few get dropped or garbled
while the terminal does its housekeeping. Have you got the same kind of
handshaking set up at both ends (ie both software XON/XOFF, or both CTS/RTS
or both DTR/DSR)? Usually VTs want to use XON/XOFF.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sun Sep 30 2001 - 15:05:20 BST

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