Bah! HP Terminal smarter n' me

From: Frank McConnell <>
Date: Sun Oct 3 20:46:00 2004

Ron Hudson wrote:
> Anyone know much about HP terminals (700/96) I have this beast hooked
> to a serial port on
> my linux box.. I am using a "serial laplink" cable and a null modem
> adapter (that should be
> two null modems together) I have agetty lines in my /etc/inittab

> I am not sure however if the terminal is "online" or not
> Where is that switched? (does online or local make any
> sense for a glass tty with no local storage)

There's a function-key label, "REMOTE MODE". You may have to get the
right function-key label set up to see it (play with User and System
keys). "REMOTE MODE" should have an asterisk (*) in it. If it
doesn't, press the corresponding f-key. It's been too long since I
used one of these to remember what keys you use.

Yes, taking the terminal offline makes sense, at least in HP mode; you
can do local editing of the on-screen data and then use the ENTER key
to send it back to the host once you go back online. I used to do
this all the time on the 264X terminals.

BTW, the terminal is DTE. You probably want one null modem between it
and your Linux box, if you can't be bothered to work out the pinouts
and make the right cable.

-Frank McConnell
Received on Sun Oct 03 2004 - 20:46:00 BST

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