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Old 02-26-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
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Question What telnet client ?


When I telnet into my SCO UNIX box and try to commands that use custom characters (mpstat, scoadmin, custom) I get errors like "(vTcl interp) Server cannot display..." or "sorry I don't know anything about your 'eterm' terminal." I'm using Eterm and the buit in Terminal for RH 8.0. Are there any telnet clients for Linux that will successfully draw SCO UNIX screens? How can I get this to work?
 
Old 02-26-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
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Since I don't use eterm, don't have it installed I'd
suggest you look at the man page and search for
TERM ... maybe you can customize what eterm says
it is there?

Alternatively, you could try this from your eterm:
Code:
xhost +<your_sco_box>
telnet <your_sco_box>
and then, depending on your shell (sh or csh?)
either:
Code:
export DISPLAY=<linux-box>:0.0
xterm&
or:
Code:
setenv DISPLAY <linux-box>:0.0
xterm&
Cheers,
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Old 02-26-2003, 03:56 PM   #3
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When you get to the unix box,
you might try resetting the TERM environment variable. Do an echo $TERM and see what it says.
Try resetting it to ansi:

TERM=ansi;export TERM

Put it in your .bashrc if it works.

Last edited by m0rl0ck; 02-26-2003 at 04:00 PM.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 06:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info. I'll give those suggestions a try.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 11:21 AM   #5
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Lightbulb Thanks Tinkster!

Thanks Tinkster!

from winblows:
telnet to host
at cmd promt type: CHARM=1 export CHARM
scoadmin will work with alternate charaters.

NOW THE COOL WAY!

from Linux:
If the SCO UNIX host is named 'server1',
su to root at local linux box,
xhost +server1
then telnet to server1 as root
after entering scoadmin you will have a working copy of the SCO GUI on your desktop. I was amazed. All I wanted was the ascii interpretation and I got the full gui.

Last edited by rivethead; 02-27-2003 at 11:23 AM.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 12:33 PM   #6
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Congrats mate :)

That seems to have been more than
you bargained for ;)

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