bqt at softjar.se
Sat May 30 03:02:12 CDT 2009
Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 2:36 AM, bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
> <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
>> > PS. Still wondering ... did a VT220 work with a PDP8 running OS/8?
> Yes. I did it in the 1980s (in large part because the VT220 had 20mA
> built-in). I don't remember the terminal settings, though.
> What did not work was the VTEDIT TECO macro. There's something
> inexact about the VT52 emulation in a VT220. The cheapest solution at
> the time was to get a real VT52 (about $50 to buy and $30 to ship).
> That's what I did.
Hmm, I'm pretty sure I've used a VT220 with VTEDIT. I could try again
tonight... (Well, okay, I don't have any VT220 anymore, but I have
VT320, VT420, VT510, VT520 and VT525 to test with.)
> If you are just doing rather ordinary things with OS/8, a VT220 should
> work just fine.
I never saw any problems at all with anything, using a VT100 or more
modern, with OS/8. Most programs expected it to be in VT52-mode, though.
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