VT520 terminal on ttyS0 console

For a while I had a VT520 console lying around. I connected it once to a debian machine.

Connecting was easy since I only had to connect the serial cable and edit /etc/inittab, removing a ‘#” in front of this line:

T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 9600 vt100

After adjusting the baudrate from 9600 to 115200, otherwise the screenscrolling is extremely slow,  only a: “telinit q” was enough to bring the console to live.

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It’s nice to know that many channels sitting on the same mplexid can be recorded at te same time. For example I could record four shows with two DVB-C cards:

DVB card 1 is recording a show on NED1 and NED2 on mplexid 157
DVB card 2 is recording
a show NET5 and SBS6 on mplexid 159

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