Any faithful VT100 Emulators?

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Wed Mar 22 08:23:52 CDT 2017

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 9:05 AM, Tor Arntsen via cctalk
<cctalk at> wrote:
> xterm never gives me any problems. But the default terminal emulators
> of Gnome or KDE have some issues in my experience...

Somewhere around 2004, I was setting up klh10.  I found that xterm did
not allow me to run emacs successfully.  I had dumb terminals on hand,
so I plugged a vt420 into my serial port, ran a getty, logged in, ran
klh10 from there and emacs loved it.

I'm following this thread because I too want a decent terminal
emulator that works with a variety of vintage text editors (that seems
to be the torture test) but for Linux or OS X.  Putty seems to be a
repeat suggestion but it's not for my platforms.


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