[BL] BasicLinux 3.40
davidjmoberg at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 17:55:34 EST 2006
sindi keesan wrote:
> I just installed it to c:\baslin (I had 3.32 in d: already).
> startx 15 bit color 800 works fine with Matrox Millenium PCI.
> My 84-key keyboard works badly with X - not only don't arrow keys and
> delete work, Enter won't even work in MagicPoint (for 'next page').
Can't you use xmodmap to fix this?
> Links works, with a mouse (offline anyway).
> Pppsetup works.
I don't think Steven touched either of those.
> Microcom works with my local bbs! It did not before - maybe the new
> kernel helps? I did not use a script but entered all commands manually:
That is very interesting. Perhaps there was a small bug in the serial
port driver of 2.2.16?
> I ssh'ed from grex to sdf.
> The Enter key is acting strangely, just like it does in XP. It puts me to
> the start of the line after the FOLLOWING paragraph, and puts a blank line
> before it. Is this bad vt100 emulation? Makes it hard to type responses
> to the correct line.
Is this before or after you ssh? There are several things that might
be interacting to cause this problem. Can you switch terminal types
using export TERM or the like before you use ssh? Can you then
switch terminal types in sdf? You should try various terminal
settings before giving up on microcom as broken (it could simply
not be passing the terminal type to grex or sdf correctly).
Does the Enter key behave normally at a shell prompt? You may
be able to tweak your editor to work around this.
> Microcom is not perfect but it is handy having it in BL3.4, which I hope
> to soon see in 2-floppy version.
I like it better than minicom... I can't even figure out how minicom
works. And it is much smaller than either minicom or kermit.
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