Tektronix Terminal Emulation

Peter Coghlan cctalk at beyondthepale.ie
Sat Mar 11 16:41:16 CST 2017

> 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.

I would suggest using a terminal port other than the console port on the VAX
to display graphics (and especially for file transfer).  I'm not sure about
the MicroVax II but on some other VAX and Alpha machines, the console port
may be less capable than ordinary terminal ports in the way of buffering,
flow control, 8 bit support and so on.

Peter Coghlan.

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