Serial port flaky when using vi - Netra 1 T 105
paulp at mail.smu.edu
Mon Dec 22 11:27:45 PST 2003
I have been installing FreeBSD 5.2 beta on a Netra T1 105. This is a headless server, and I am using a Mac Powerbook running Zterm as a VT100 terminal emulator. The settings on Zterm are 8-N-1.
In the past, I have used Zterm on this Netra to install Solaris with no troubles.
The actual booting up and install works fine. However, post install, when I am running the console through the serial port, and attempt to use vi as an editor, it becomes very flaky. The h, j, k, and l keys do not work to move the cursor. The down and up arrow keys do work, but only if I move them VERY slowly. When I use the left and right arrow keys, it starts to write over the line that I am moving over with different text from somewhere else in the file.
Very strange. This makes editing from the serial port virtually impossible. Luckily, I can get it installed, then ssh in and do the edits.
Anyone have any ideas?
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