Tektronix Terminal Emulation

Randy Dawson rdawson16 at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 10 12:09:11 CST 2017

xterm will do your Tek 4014 emulation.

There should be lots of Tek stuff in X11, they were one of the original consortium members.

While you are fishing around for software to run, I have MOVIE.BYU from one of the guys here.

ISSCO's DISPLA should be around, but I have not found it.

Look on youtube, there are a bunch of of clips of folks doing just what you are about to do.


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Subject: Tektronix Terminal Emulation

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?


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