[Coco] Using a Color Computer as a "Dump Terminal"

Jorge Renato Machin Ibarra jorge_machin at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 9 12:24:33 EDT 2009


Sorry if my English is very bad :P

I tested the configuration first on my desktop using Fedora 11 (kernel  and make the youtube video on my  laptop using Fedora 10 (kernel . 

I used  usb bt dongle too. I can't say something about the kernel because my distro recognized my usb device out of the box.

Usually  I make a how-to to publish it in my blog, but I have not finished it yet.

To answer right now:

Must be root.

To allow connections  to the linux BT:

sdptool add --channel=1 sp
rfcomm listen 0 1

If you are running these commands in a shell, you'll see a connection message when the color computer successfully connects. 

To automatically login some user to a virtual console on startup add this in /etc/inittab:

S0:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 9600 /dev/rfcomm0 vt100

If you want to test it manually, you can run the agetty command in a terminal after the color computer makes the connection:

/sbin/agetty 9600 /dev/rfcomm0 vt100

To avoid echo in the color computer terminal I used this command:

stty /dev/rfcomm0 -echo

 I hadn't tried it with nitros9 because I don't have a multi-pak interface :'( 

I hope it helps

Jorge Machin

> From: gene.heskett at verizon.net
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 10:28:18 -0400
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Using a Color Computer as a "Dump Terminal"
> On Wednesday 09 September 2009, Jorge Renato Machin Ibarra wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >As part of my entertainment with the Deluxe Wireless RS-232, I did a
> > youtube video showing how I can hook my Color Computer  to a linux box (as
> > a serial terminal) so I can have a kind of "wireless internet connection":
> >
> >
> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueowCfiTZ5s
> >
> I hadn't tried it with basic, only nitros9.  And right now the bluetooth 
> stuff in the latest linux kernel is not recognizing my usb bt dongle.
> How did you setup linux to do that?  What distro etc.
> Thanks.
> >Yes, I can do the same thing with my palm using ssh, but I like more the
> > Color Computer :)
> >
> >
> >Jorge Machin
> >
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