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Re: ANN: initial sparc potato boot floppies ready for testing

On Sun, 9 Jan 2000, Eric Delaunay wrote:

> ferret@phonewave.net wrote:
> > Machine is a Sparc IPX with generic 4x16MB 36-bit SIMMS and OEM hard
> > drive on serial console.
> > 
> > 
> > Booted by TFTP
> > 
> > Console is `minicom' running on Slink i386. Noticed that dbootstrap is
> > not drawing with the IBM `box' characters like 2.1 dbootstrap did.
> Pass TERM=vt100 or TERM=vt102 at boot time.  Current init process does not
> enforce TERM settings anymore ;((  I don't know wether I will enable it again
> or just let the user pass TERM=xxx at boot time.  Maybe a serial target for
> silo could also be helpful for floppy boot.
> On this topic, do you know about a way of identifying the type of console
> connected to the serial line ?  Is there an escape sequence that returns vt100
> or the like ?

There is such a beastie as far as I've heard, but I don't know what it
might be. You might check the `ctlseqs.ms' file in the xterm source to see
what xterm uses, then check it against minicom. The file is 14k
compressed, in case anyone needs a copy.
I've read the thing, but I'm not even a novice at reading escape codes. ;>

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