[BL] 40 columns and PDA as terminal

baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org
Sat Feb 2 23:24:45 EST 2008

Translation (from the desktop, where I can see what I typed because I do 
not need to scroll on each line, and the characters are more than 3 pixels 
wide and the keyboard keys are much bigger).

The ptelnet 0.61 program works much better for telnetting than for dumb 
terminal mode.  The keyboard puts characters on the screen and sends them. 
In terminal mode I see the login screen but cannot type to it.  I may try 
turning on echo.

We made a nullmodem-to-regular-modem-cable adaptor by crossing over wires 
in something else and rewiring to make both ends 9-pin male.  Pinout is 
below.  Three crossed pairs, one straight 5, 1 and 9 cut off. 
Symmetrical.  There are several types of nullmodem cable. The Palm 
official nullmodem adaptor is $5 plus postage.  You don't need it to 
connect directly to a serial port for terminal or telnet access.

On Sun, 3 Feb 2008, baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:

> r
> m
> r
> ptelnet sends chars when telnetting
> just not in terminal mode.  nullmodem
> adaptor pinout 1-- 2<>3 4<>6 7<>8 9--
> ptelnet 0,64  sends chai  will try
> echo on terminal mode.nullmodem
> adaptor pinout1 ---  2<>3  4<>6  7<>8  9--  5<>5to see 80 col arrow L R.
>   rs to main screen whentelnetted. 40  col nowrap
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