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Date:      Tue, 22 Oct 1996 16:27:11 -0500
From: (Kevin Keyser)
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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

      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

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