More good news. List member Jon (not sure of last name) sent me a known
good ST251 to use on the K10. Installed, it spins up, and hdskfmt seems
to claim the entire drive is good (which I know it is, but I wanted the
app to know it as well).
But, the !readme on the disk says that app formats the disk. It does
not appear to do so, and thus I need to know how to format the drive (at
least as a ST225, I know I can't do more than that without newer ROMs...)
Does anyone have some guidance? I see references online to
format06.com, but it's unclear if that's what I need.
brain at jbrain.comwww.jbrain.com
On a lark, I bought an old mechanical parking meter with the intention of
putting it in my den. Does anyone else here have at least a passing
fascination with these things? I'm trying to figure out where I can get a
base and post for it.
dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
----- Original Message -----
> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:49:04 +0100
> From: Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
> On 25 June 2013 20:07, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> Unlike a lot of people these days, when I find I want to do somethign
>> that I don't know how to do or don't have the skill to do,my reaction si
>> nto to give up, but to learn how to do it and to practice until I can do
> You have told me that you cannot drive or ride a bicycle, Tony.
> Explain to me how this commendable attitude of "I can't do that, so I
> will learn" applies to these activities -- daily activities for
> billions of people, skills that would be very useful to you almost
> every day.
----- Reply: -----
Apparently you missed the words "when I want to"; I'm sure that, like me,
you know many people, especially people like Tony who live in large
metropolitan areas with good public transit facilities and taxi service, who
choose to *not* want to drive and would not dream of getting on a bicycle;
do you harangue them the same way?
Is it just envy because Tony is such a generous and prolific contributor of
generally useful information while your posts despite their much greater
number and size usually contribute mostly noise, that makes you jump into a
discussion about power supplies just to 'pick on him' like this?
For once I have to agree with Tothwolf and his "You, sir, are a bona fide
troll," and an often rude and silly one at that; my apologies to the list
for adding to the OT.
Anyone running an SBC6120 connected to a PC serial port? A couple
1) Are you using a null modem cable - I've seen conflicting info
2) What baud rate are you using and what are the other serial parameters
POST looks ok, but I only get garbled text on TeraTerm with every
configuration I've tried.
For sale, located in Harpers Ferry WV (near Frederick, MD) OR
Washington, D.C. area:
DEC pdp-11/23, circa 1981, in BA11-N with H9273 4x9 Q18/CD backplane,
and with the often missing outer cover (shroud). Machine has been
restored and tested.
currently configured and tested as:
(1) M8186 11/23 KDF11-A CPU (18 bit addressing)
(2) M8044-DB MSV11 32KW RAM (16 bit) for 64KW total
(1) M7940 DLV11 SLU (console)
(1) M8012-YA BDV11 boot, term, roms (18 bit).
also included, are likely working but untested are:
M8014 -- RLV11 RL01 drive controller (18 bit, DMA)
M8029 -- RXV21 RX02 drive controller (18 bit, DMA)
Please email me for more info.
I'd not heard of this before.
The website is a little messy but the machine does seem to be
I'd be more interested if it was Spectrum-compatible, myself. ;-)
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> This is the first time I have heard of DECterm supporting more than 24 lines,
> so the answers which you provide are particularly helpful since they confirm the
> results that have been found by E. Groenenberg and John Wilson, and
> specifically in respect of screens of more than 24 lines of which you are the only
> one to note what DEC did when more than 24 lines are available.
For another data point, I dug out my VT510 and set it to 48 lines per page.
The results were the same. The scrolling region was not altered if the second
parameter was larger than 48. In light of what John said in another posting,
I also tried defaulting the second parameter and setting it to zero. In both
cases, the scrolling region was set to start at the line specified by the
first parameter and end at the bottom of the screen. This also worked for me
on a DECterm.
Finally, I tried a Qume QVT202 (80x24 only) which behaved the same.
> There is one other test which would be extremely helpful
> to confirm. You mention the case when you set the second
> parameter to zero. I tend to assume that you used ONE
> zero character, i.e. "<ESC>[TOP;0r" where TOP was the
> upper line number. My question is what occurs if you use
> THREE zero characters for the second parameter, i.e.
> "<ESC>[TOP;000r" since that would help quite a bit
Unfortunately, I've already put the terminals away and I
don't have an opportunity to dig them out again until mid
next week at the earliest.
However, I've checked on the DECterm in front of me and
<ESC>[016;000r works as expected.