Tektronix Terminal Emulation

Chris Elmquist chrise at pobox.com
Fri Mar 10 21:31:36 CST 2017

On March 9, 2017 9:00:43 PM CST, Douglas Taylor via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> 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
>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?

If you're not wedded to Linux on the laptop, MSDOS Kermit will do pretty good DEC VT-{many} and TEK4014 emulation and would be "period correct" for use with your VAX :-)

Chris Elmquist

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