L&S 7105 Color Terminal
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Fri Oct 17 21:52:48 CDT 2008
In article <51ea77730810171700o7616c1ado91ec2c7134dc67e4 at mail.gmail.com>,
"Jason T" <silent700 at gmail.com> writes:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 6:53 PM, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
> > Yep. Just like VT100 set the standard for escape sequences for text
> > terminals, the 4010 set the standard for escape sequences for graphics
> > terminals. [...]
> Well then, that sounds like I have half a chance of getting some gfx
> to display on this term then.
Oh, it should be trivial to display 4010 style graphics on it. This is
vector move/draw style graphics and not pixel oriented operations. It
would not be surprising to find that if you want to manipulate the frame
buffer directly (set pixel, get pixel, etc.) that you have to use L&S
7105 specific escape sequences.
> Would it just be a matter of dumping a
> file with the appropriate escapes codes (and of course gfx data) over
> the serial line? Or can I expect to find a terminal driver in Linux
> or Solaris for it?
Its just a matter of dumping the right escape codes over the serial line
to the terminal. The 4010 escape codes are well documented if you want
to write your own software. If you have a typical *nix distribution, try
looking at the gnu plot command with the "tek" terminal type and the
program tek2plot which can convert Tektronix escape sequences to a raster
image like PNG.
4010 User's Manual: <http://vt100.net/manx/details/5,5524>
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 draft available for download
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