VT100 under SIMH

From: Stan Barr <stanb_at_dial.pipex.com>
Date: Wed Sep 1 13:00:26 2004


"John Allain" <allain_at_panix.com> said:

> Being able to meet Bob Supnik personally at the VCFe (Thanks to
> Sellam), I bid any reservations against using SIMH farewell.
> Have had a hell of a nice time since then. Turns out my oldish PC (4.5
> years) has the same speed as my best microVAX (<5Vups), as an aside.
> As I understand it, the way to get a decent screen up under the current
> SIMH arrangement is to run it networked to another machine with either
> X11 services or rlogin and there you can get the screen that you want.
> What I'm looking for I think is a command shell with VT100 support that
> I can run SIMH in locally. Alternately I could just connect the actual
> terminal to a serial line. Anybody do this?

I have a headless Linux* box running simh to which is attached a terminal
(actually a Mac SE, but a real terminal works fine), once logged in and
simh is started it looks pretty much like a real PDP-11.

My 486 DX4 connected to a Qume QVT103 and running DOS & E11 looks more
convincing though...blinkenlites even :-)

* An old Dell Optiplex 166MMX running a cut-down Red-Hat 5.2.
  Linux is the answer... :-)
Stan Barr  stanb_at_dial.pipex.com
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Received on Wed Sep 01 2004 - 13:00:26 BST

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