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

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Sep 9 19:04:35 EDT 2009

On Wednesday 09 September 2009, Jorge Renato Machin Ibarra wrote:
>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.
A given
>To allow connections  to the linux BT:
>sdptool add --channel=1 sp
>rfcomm listen 0 1
Did this, looks like it worked, rfcomm is hung.  We had a 2 second power 
outage about noonish and I haven't restarted the coco with the correct boot 
disk since.  I overdid it today, putting a roof on my boat shed, which is not 
quite done, so it will be tomorrow at least before I tackle this again.

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

I have never ran that eprom from basic, so I'll be a bit green regarding that 

>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
I'm sure it will help.  Thank you very much.

>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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