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Old 04-10-2002, 02:58 AM   #1
sparks
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Question VT 520 terminal


I would like to connect a VT 520 terminal to my linux box just to do the terminal stuff (like FTP and so on) on a separate monitor and of course just for the fun of it. anyone done this before.
I am using Suse linux 7.2 professional so what am i supposed to change in the inittab and can somebody tell me what the difference is between all those "getty's"

thanks in advance

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Old 04-10-2002, 10:00 AM   #2
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try adding the following line to the end of your /etc/inittab file (without the quotes)
"SX:2345:respawn:sbin/getty /dev/ttySX DT*baud rate* vt520"
where X is the number of the serial port your are using for the connection, note, the port might be unstable for any other use while the getty is running on the serial port, the 2345 is the runlevels you want tye vt520 terminal to be online in, rewspawn will keep reinitializing the getty it it gets killed for some reason
then just type 'init q' in the command line to get init to reexamine the /etc/inittab file and you should be set, note it might be a bit different, but use the virtual console enteries in the /etc/inittab file for help.
 
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Old 04-22-2002, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thumbs up VT520

Thanks Frieza for helping out, but here's my next problem: I get a login prompt on my VT but when I try to login as root it echoes every keystroke with a double character, like rroooott. When I delete the extra characters and enter my password it says 'login incorrect' while I'm sure I enter it the right way. is there something wrong with the comm. between the VT and my linuxbox? I tried to change the settup of the VT with F3 but it doesn't seem to make any difference and I don't have the manual for the VT.

thanks in advance

sparks
 
Old 06-25-2002, 11:04 AM   #4
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you might try to see if you can setup the terminal itself (F3)and disable local echo or something like that ( probably under communication)
 
  


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