What the heck is XP? (not the Microsoft kind)

From: Kapteyn, Rob <kapteynr_at_cboe.com>
Date: Fri Jan 28 11:40:01 2005

I think that you may be looking at the boot code for Tektronix X terminals.

Don't delete it -- I have a nice old Tektronix XP14 terminal that powers up and self-tests,
but I can't find the code to make it run X windows.
That code is loaded from a server with tftp (could be a Mac or linux box)

Tektronix sold their code to NCD and now NCD in closing shop.

Here is some info on file names, etc:


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[mailto:cctalk-bounces_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Jules Richardson
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Subject: What the heck is XP? (not the Microsoft kind)

Anyone heard of something called XP which is X Windows related? I just
found a bunch of stuff lurking under an 'XP' directory on this Tektronix
and it's taking up quite a bit of disk space. (I can't think of a good
way of googling without getting swamped with MS stuff)

Looks to be some multi-platform *something* as there are directories for
the xd88, sun3, sun4 and Ultrix under there. Nothing that gives away
what it actually does though.

Just trying to decide whether to move it or kill it outright (I've got
it backed up within the hard drive image). Kinda curious as to what it's
supposed to do though.


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