[BL] BasicLinux 3.40
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Jan 13 21:49:39 EST 2006
On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, David Moberg wrote:
> 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?
Yes, I need to copy over my 84-key file.
>> 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?
Or it could be that my bbs switched last year from a very old SunOS to
OpenBSD. It had worked previously with FreeBSD at another bbs.
>> 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).
When I dial with microcom to grex it does not ask me if I want terminal
vt100, like it usually does. I did not check pine at grex, just sdf. At
sdf lynx also did not work right - I have my links numbered and if I typed
15 and Enter, it put me to link 16 and then immediately to the first link
of link 16.
I used tset linux at grex, then ssh'ed here to sdf. I don't recall if I
was asked about terminal type, but if I was I answered linux.
I will experiment more at grex and sdf.
> Does the Enter key behave normally at a shell prompt? You may
> be able to tweak your editor to work around this.
I only noticed problems in pine and lynx, but did not take careful notes.
>> 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.
They avoided ncurses. (I compiled kermit for BL1/3 without ncurses but it
is still quite large because it does much more).
Minicom Ctrl-A gets in the way.
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