Speakup and VT100 Emulation Stop Gap Fix

Martin McCormick martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu
Tue Jun 17 18:39:46 UTC 2008

	I temporarily revived my old serial terminal access
method when I remembered that a test server we have has 2 serial
ports and a floppy drive. That gives me 1 port for the Echo
Speech synthecizer and one port for the Linux box.

	I think MSKermit's VT100 emulator is a true jewel. It
uses BIOS video calls which means it is very screen-reader
friendly and one does not get any VT100 escape sequences leaking
in to the output.

	The FreeBSD installation disk gives one a full-screen
serial console if you can get to it and this at least
temporarily fixes the problem I was having.

	Before, I couldn't make much sense of the output since
all the VT100 codes were mixed in with little snatches of text.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
Systems Engineer
OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group

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