Tektronix Terminal Emulation

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Fri Mar 10 12:02:21 CST 2017

On 03/09/2017 09:00 PM, Douglas Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> I'm trying to return to the computing days of yesteryear 
> when people hooked graphics terminals to VAXes.
> I don't have a Tektronix graphics terminal but I do have a 
> MicroVax II and a laptop running Debian Linux.  Up to now 
> I've been using the laptop as a console device and 
> connecting to the Vax using minicom.  I thought that the 
> laptop would be a natural as a Tektronix type terminal.
> On the MicroVax I have just started with PGPLOT and MIIPS, 
> which are scientific plotting packages that run on Vaxes.
> I would like to use the laptop to emulate a Tek terminal 
> connected to the Vax through a serial port, but there 
> doesn't seem to be anything available to do that.  Does 
> anyone know of such a thing
Hmmm, seems to me the VCB01 and DecWindows would emulate a 
Tek terminal in the terminal window.  I don't think you had 
to add any software to make that work.

Also, seems a VT220 or a bunch of other terminals would do 
Tek 4010/4012 emulation.  Lear Sigler ADM36, GraphOn come to 


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