Success story (VT1200)

From: Bill Bradford <>
Date: Sun Jul 7 12:21:42 2002

Success story.

Got the VT1200, took the mouse apart, fixed it, hooked up the VRE01 flatpanel,
got it tweaked and working.. Got a MMJ and a DB9 adapter from Doc Shipley,
they work fine (serial console).

Went to Goodwill, got a 12port (gak!) 10baseT hub (old D-Link) with a 10base2
uplink on the back. Got cables.

Got home. No 10b2 Ts and terminators. Called friends. Friend had a box of
them, left four Ts and two terminators on my porch this morning.

Hooked everything up...

mrbill_at_chip:~> ping -s vt1200
PING vt1200: 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0. time=7. ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1. time=7. ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2. time=7. ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3. time=7. ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4. time=7. ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5. time=7. ms
----vt1200 PING Statistics----
6 packets transmitted, 6 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip (ms) min/avg/max = 7/7/7

mrbill_at_chip:~> xdpyinfo
name of display:
version number: 11.0
vendor string: DECWINDOWS DigitalEquipmentCorp.
vendor release number: 11
maximum request size: 16384 bytes
motion buffer size: 0
bitmap unit, bit order, padding: 32, LSBFirst, 32
image byte order: LSBFirst
number of supported pixmap formats: 1
supported pixmap formats:
    depth 1, bits_per_pixel 1, scanline_pad 32
keycode range: minimum 86, maximum 251
focus: window 0x10000e, revert to None
number of extensions: 1
default screen number: 0
number of screens: 1

screen #0:
  dimensions: 1024x864 pixels (260x219 millimeters)
  resolution: 100x100 dots per inch
  depths (1): 1
  root window id: 0x8006b
  depth of root window: 1 plane
  number of colormaps: minimum 1, maximum 1
  default colormap: 0x80066
  default number of colormap cells: 2
  preallocated pixels: black 0, white 1
  options: backing-store NO, save-unders NO
  largest cursor: 16x16
  current input event mask: 0x0
  number of visuals: 1
  default visual id: 0x80065
    visual id: 0x80065
    class: StaticGray
    depth: 1 plane
    available colormap entries: 2
    red, green, blue masks: 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
    significant bits in color specification: 1 bits


mrbill_at_chip:~> xterm
Warning: Cannot convert string "5x7" to type FontStruct
xterm: unable to locate a suitable font

ugh. I did NOT want to have to mess with remote fonts, considering
I have ZERO documentation for this thing...

I just wish it had SSH built-in. Cool and useful, regardless..


Bill Bradford 
Austin, TX        
Received on Sun Jul 07 2002 - 12:21:42 BST

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