Warren's 'VTserver'

Jacob Ritorto jacob.ritorto at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 00:38:33 CST 2015

Sweet, recompiling VTserver on a rather ancient version of OpenSolaris
(Illumos) did the trick.  Still not sure why I ever "switched" to the $#%^$
Mac, although I have to admit that the candy colors (especially in the
pinwheel) sure are pretty.

Man, it feels good to be back on the old workhorse Sun.

Big thanks to Warren, if you're listening out there, for writing this
clever little program!

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:27 AM, Jacob Ritorto <jacob.ritorto at gmail.com>

> Thanks Dennis.  Did you, perchance, modify it to speak to the old 11/34
> console emulator (unlikely since you mention an 11/93 (Lucky!)) ?  I think
> maybe that device doesn't speak proper "ODT," or perhaps a dialect of it
> that VTserver may not have been expecting as mine won't auto-feed the
> initial stuff to the '11 and I have to key it all in manually (ugh).  I
> might write code to mitigate this if I get really motivated.
> Then again, I tried to use vtserver on a modern macintosh, which may have
> been my folly.  Trying again with a nice old OpenSolaris SPARC next before
> diving into hard debugging...
> tips / suggestions (other than "run Linux") welcome.
> thx
> jake
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:10 AM, Dennis Boone <drb at msu.edu> wrote:
>>  > Has anyone used this software
>>  > ftp://minnie.tuhs.org/pub/PDP-11/Vtserver/README against a real
>>  > pdp11?
>> I have, and I know others have.
>> I had to fiddle with the boot code to get it to work properly with my
>> /93.  I may have also fiddled with the expect/send bits of vtserver
>> itself where it's uploading the boot code; it's been a while, and the
>> first thing to go is the kidney between the ears.
>> De

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