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Date:      Tue, 22 Oct 1996 16:27:11 -0500
From:      keyser@clio.rice.edu (Kevin Keyser)
To:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Message-ID:  <9610222127.AA12591@clio.rice.edu>

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FreeBSD folks,

I installed FreeBSD 2.1.0 early this year and have been very
happy with it.  It installed cleanly and appears quite stable
and fast.  I have scanned much, but certainly not all, of the
various documentation available: FAQs, newsgroups, Greg Lehey's
"The Complete FreeBSD", man pages, etc.  There are, however, a
couple of key problems that I have not been able to work out.
First, the hardware:

  60MHz Intel Pentium (WITHOUT the floating point bug)
  AMI Excalibur (EISA/PCI) Motherboard
  32MB core memory (4 8MB SIMMS)
  Adaptec 2742T Twin channel Fast SCSI 2 adapter on EISA bus
  Seagate ST3655N 520MB Fast SCSI 2 disk (as sd0) on 1st SCSI channel
  Seagate ST32550N 2047MB Fast SCSI 2 disk (as sd1) on 2nd SCSI channel
  ATI Graphics Ultra Pro Mach32 video card on PCI bus
  Toshiba XM-3701TA external 6X CDROM drive (cd0) on 1st SCSI channel
  Floppy drives (3.5" and 5.25" as fd0 and fd1 respectively)
  MS bus mouse and adapter board

OS/2 Warp is installed in the first ~470MB of sd0 (HPFS filesystem)
with the rest as FreeBSD swap space (sd0s3b).  The first slice of
sd1 is ~1024MB and is where FreeBSD lives.  The balance of sd1 is
not in use at this time.  Right now I use the OS/2 boot manager to
choose between OSes at boot time (I am aware that FreeBSD also
provides a boot manager and I have no particular reason for not
using it).

The problems I have are:

   1) I have a DEC VT220 terminal that I would like to use on sio0.
      It is connected with a null modem cable.  I changed the
      ttyd0 line in /etc/ttys to read:

         ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" vt220 on secure

      then did a "kill -1 1".  Getty is running after this (according
      to "ps -ax"), but nothing appears on the terminal except the
      cursor.  sio0 is recognized at boot time ("sio0 at 0x3f8-0x3ff
      irq 4 on isa") and I am able to dial out through it if I connect
      a modem.

      A) Is there anything else I need to configure in FreeBSD to
         make it see this terminal?  Such as setting flags on the
         "device" line in the kernel config file to indicate a soft
         carrier?

      B) What values need to be specified in the "Set Up" menus on
         the VT220 terminal itself?  For instance, number of data
         and stop bits, VT200 mode (7 or 8 bit controls),
         XOFF (at 64 or 128), etc.

    2) I have a modem connected on sio1 and am having limited success
       with dialing out through it.  As root, I can dial out and
       connect fine, but...

       A) How do I configure tip so that regular users can use it
          to dial out.  Right now, when I invoke tip as a regular
          user, I get the messages:

                lock open: No such file or directory
                all ports busy

       B) How do I perform zmodem file transfers when dialed out
          through tip?  I have source for sz and rz but I am not
          familiar enough to know how to make them cooperate
          with tip.


Thanks for your time.  I appreciate any help you can give me.


Kevin Keyser
keyser@clio.rice.edu



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