> I've been doing this with PicoBSD (floppy) and FreeSBIE (cd-rom) boots,
> allowing me to have a floppy or CD that I can boot and have a nice little
> workstation.    Mine don't need to download anything, it all fits on the
> floppy or CD.  Granted, the floppy images are a bit limited in their
> features, but if all you need is 5250 emulation, it works flawlessly.

Your solution sounds great. Could you please tell me more about it? I have to 
use old P75 as tn5250 workstations. There are no CDRom players.

> Normally a VT100-based terminal will only have F1-F20.  Those terminals do
> not have F21-F24, consequently you need to make a custom termcap or
> terminfo for your system that has all 24 keys.  There's a sample of this
> in the Linux directory of the tn5250 distro.    Then, of course, you have
> to do: export TERM=my5250termname  to enable your new terminfo/termcap/etc
> definitions.

There's a termcap file on Trinux in etc/ and a terminfo directory located in 
usr/share/ with other folders like a/ k/ l/ m/ v/ x/
What am I supposed to do with those files? I tried to copy the etc/termcap 
file from my Mandrake station to etc/termcap under Trinux but nothing 
happend. Well, that was a desperated copy/paste anyway ;)

Here follows a copy of my termcap under Trinux, if you know what I have to 
change on that file, let me know. I tried to copy/paste the Slackware (Trinux 
is based on Slackware) "full-featured" termcap-huge file they are talking 
about without success...

Thank you,

Mathieu


# [Slackware note:  If you're looking for a big, full-featured termcap
#  you can find one on any Slackware FTP site or CD-ROM, as the file
#  source/a/etc/termcap-huge ]
#
# From: miquels@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Miquel van Smoorenburg)
#
# Okay guys, here is a shorter termcap that does have most
# capabilities and is ncurses compatible. If it works for you
# I'd like to hear about it.
# 
# Some entries in termcap 2.0.7 are too long and your programs
# may complain "tgetent: warning: termcap entry too long". Here is
a smaller termcap. But it may not cover as many terminals as the one
# in termcap 2.0.7. You can install it as /etc/termcap.
#
# termcap       Termcap entries for the VT family.
#               All termcap entries have been freed of the 'ks' and
#               'ke' entries, that put the keypad into applications
#               mode. This is a generally misused entry, not ment
#               for the vt100 "applications" mode. Now cursor and
#               function keys will work in all programs.
#
#               Also, there is a "generic" vt entry with common
#               entries for all terminals, on which all other entries
#               are built.
#
# Version:      @(#) vt-termcap 1.37 12-Mar-1996 MvS
#

# Generic VT entry.
vg|vt-generic|Generic VT entries:\
        :bs:mi:ms:pt:xn:xo:it#8:\
        :RA=\E[?7l:SA=\E?7h:\
        :bl=^G:cr=^M:ta=^I:\
        :cm=\E[%i%d;%dH:\
        :le=^H:up=\E[A:do=\E[B:nd=\E[C:\
        :LE=\E[%dD:RI=\E[%dC:UP=\E[%dA:DO=\E[%dB:\
        :ho=\E[H:cl=\E[H\E[2J:ce=\E[K:cb=\E[1K:cd=\E[J:sf=\ED:sr=\EM:\
        :ct=\E[3g:st=\EH:\
        :cs=\E[%i%d;%dr:sc=\E7:rc=\E8:\
        :ei=\E[4l:ic=\E[@:IC=\E[%d@:al=\E[L:AL=\E[%dL:\
        :dc=\E[P:DC=\E[%dP:dl=\E[M:DL=\E[%dM:\
        :so=\E[7m:se=\E[m:us=\E[4m:ue=\E[m:\
        :mb=\E[5m:mh=\E[2m:md=\E[1m:mr=\E[7m:me=\E[m:\
        :sc=\E7:rc=\E8:kb=\177:\
        :ku=\E[A:kd=\E[B:kr=\E[C:kl=\E[D:

## Linux console. One should really set TERM=linux instead of TERM=console.
#lx|linux|console|con80x25|LINUX System Console:\
#       :co#80:li#25:am:\
#       :is=\E[m\E[?1l\E>\E[10m:\
#       :rs=\E[m\E[?1l\E>\E[10m:\
#       :ch=\E[%i%dG:cv=\E[%i%dd:\
#       :eA=\E)0:as=^N:ae=^O:ac=aaffggjjkkllmmnnooqqssttuuvvwwxx:\
#       :ve=\E[?25h:vi=\E[?25l:\
#       :se=\E[27m:ue=\E[24m:mh=\E[2m:\
#       :ks=:ke=:\
#       :kh=\E[1~:kH=\E[4~:kI=\E[2~:kD=\E[3~:kP=\E[5~:kN=\E[6~:\
#       :k1=\E[[A:k2=\E[[B:k3=\E[[C:k4=\E[[D:k5=\E[[E:\
#       :k6=\E[17~:k7=\E[18~:k8=\E[19~:k9=\E[20~:k0=\E[21~:\
#       :F1=\E[23~:F2=\E[24~:\
#       :tc=vt-generic:

# Slackware 3.1 linux termcap entry (Sat Apr 27 23:03:58 CDT 1996):
lx|linux|console|con80x25|LINUX System Console:\
        :do=^J:co#80:li#25:cl=\E[H\E[J:sf=\ED:sb=\EM:\
        :le=^H:bs:am:cm=\E[%i%d;%dH:nd=\E[C:up=\E[A:\
        :ce=\E[K:cd=\E[J:so=\E[7m:se=\E[27m:us=\E[36m:ue=\E[m:\
        :md=\E[1m:mr=\E[7m:mb=\E[5m:me=\E[m:is=\E[1;25r\E[25;1H:\
        :ll=\E[1;25r\E[25;1H:al=\E[L:dc=\E[P:dl=\E[M:\
        :it#8:ku=\E[A:kd=\E[B:kr=\E[C:kl=\E[D:kb=^H:ti=\E[r\E[H:\
        :ho=\E[H:kP=\E[5~:kN=\E[6~:kH=\E[4~:kh=\E[1~:kD=\E[3~:kI=\E[2~:\
        :k1=\E[[A:k2=\E[[B:k3=\E[[C:k4=\E[[D:k5=\E[[E:k6=\E[17~:\
        :k7=\E[18~:k8=\E[19~:k9=\E[20~:k0=\E[21~:K1=\E[1~:K2=\E[5~:\
        :K4=\E[4~:K5=\E[6~:\
        :pt:sr=\EM:vt#3:xn:km:bl=^G:vi=\E[?25l:ve=\E[?25h:vs=\E[?25h:\
        :sc=\E7:rc=\E8:cs=\E[%i%d;%dr:\
        :r1=\Ec:r2=\Ec:r3=\Ec:

# Some other, commonly used linux console entries.
lx|con80x28:co#80:li#28:tc=linux:
lx|con80x43:co#80:li#43:tc=linux:
lx|con80x50:co#80:li#50:tc=linux:
lx|con100x37:co#100:li#37:tc=linux:
lx|con100x40:co#100:li#40:tc=linux:
lx|con132x43:co#132:li#43:tc=linux:

# vt102 - vt100 + insert line etc. VT102 does not have insert character.
v2|vt102|DEC vt102 compatible:\
        :co#80:li#24:\
        :ic@:IC@:\
        :is=\E[m\E[?1l\E>:\
        :rs=\E[m\E[?1l\E>:\
        :eA=\E)0:as=^N:ae=^O:ac=aaffggjjkkllmmnnooqqssttuuvvwwxx:\
        :ks=:ke=:\
        :k1=\EOP:k2=\EOQ:k3=\EOR:k4=\EOS:\
        :tc=vt-generic:

# vt100 - really vt102 without insert line, insert char etc.
vt|vt100|DEC vt100 compatible:\
        :im@:mi@:al@:dl@:ic@:dc@:AL@:DL@:IC@:DC@:\
        :tc=vt102:

# Standard vt320 (based on my own digital vt320)
v3|vt320|DEC vt320:\
        :co#80:li#24:hs:es:\
        :is=\E[m\E[2$~\E[?1l\E>:\
        :rs=\E[m\E[?1l\E>:\
        :ve=\E[?25h:vi=\E[?25l:\
        :se=\E[27m:ue=\E[24m:mh=\E[2m:\
        :eA=\E)0:as=^N:ae=^O:ac=aaffggjjkkllmmnnooqqssttuuvvwwxx:\
        :ts=\E[1$}\E[1;%i%dH:fs=\E[0$}:ds=\E[1$}\r\E[m\E[K\E[0$}:\
        :ks=:ke=:\
        :kI=\E[2~:kD=\E[3~:kP=\E[5~:kN=\E[6~:\
        :@4=\E[29~:@0=\E[1~:*6=\E[4~:\
        :k1=\EOP:k2=\EOQ:k3=\EOR:k4=\EOS:k5=\E[16~\
        :k6=\E[17~:k7=\E[18~:k8=\E[19~:k9=\E[20~:k0=\E[21~:\
        :F1=\E[23~:F2=\E[24~:F3=\E[25~:F4=\E[26~:F5=\E[28~:\
        :F6=\E[29~:F7=\E[31~:F8=\E[32~:\
        :tc=vt-generic:

v8|vt320-8|DEC vt320 in 8-bit mode:\
        :kI=\2332~:kD=\2333~:kP=\2335~:kN=\2336~:\
        :@4=\23329~:@0=\2331~:*6=\2334~:\
        :k1=\EOP:k2=\EOQ:k3=\EOR:k4=\EOS:k5=\23316~\
        :k6=\23317~:k7=\23318~:k8=\23319~:k9=\23320~:k0=\23321~:\
        :F1=\23323~:F2=\23324~:F3=\23325~:F4=\23326~:F5=\23328~:\
        :F6=\23329~:F7=\23331~:F8=\23332~:\
        :ku=\233A:kd=\233B:kr=\233C:kl=\233D:\
        :tc=vt320:

# Entry for minicom so it uses the PC (IBM) character set.
# If this doesn't work for kernels between 1.1.18 and 1.1.80,
# change \E(U -> \E[11m  (enter ANSI mode)
# and    \E(B -> \E[10m  (leave ANSI mode)
mc|minicom|ansi-mc|termcap entry for minicom on the console:\
        :is=\E[m\E>\E(U:\
        :rs=\E[m\E>\E(B:\
        :as@:ae@:eA@:ac@:\
        :bl=\E(B\007\E(U:\
        :vb=\E(B\007\E(U:\
        :tc=linux:

# Entry for an xterm. Insert mode has been disabled.
vs|xterm|xterm-color|vs100|xterm terminal emulator (X Window System):\
        :am:bs:mi@:km:co#80:li#55:\
        :im@:ei@:\
        :ct=\E[3k:ue=\E[m:\
        :is=\E[m\E[?1l\E>:\
        :rs=\E[m\E[?1l\E>:\
        :eA=\E)0:as=^N:ae=^O:ac=aaffggjjkkllmmnnooqqssttuuvvwwxx:\
        :kI=\E[2~:kD=\177:kP=\E[5~:kN=\E[6~:\
        :k1=\E[11~:k2=\E[12~:k3=\E[13~:k4=\E[14~:k5=\E[15~:\
        :k6=\E[17~:k7=\E[18~:k8=\E[19~:k9=\E[20~:k0=\E[21~:\
        :F1=\E[23~:F2=\E[24~:\
        :kh=\E[H:kH=\EOw:\
        :ks=:ke=:\
        :te=\E[2J\E[?47l\E8:ti=\E7\E[?47h:\
        :tc=vt-generic:

# Some other entries for the same xterm.
v2|xterms|vs100s|xterm small window:\
        :co#80:li#24:tc=xterm:
vb|xterm-bold|xterm with bold instead of underline:\
        :us=\E[1m:tc=xterm:
vi|xterm-ins|xterm with insert mode:\
        :mi:im=\E[4h:ei=\E[4l:tc=xterm:

# DOS terminal emulator such as Telix or TeleMate.
# This probably also works for the SCO console, though it's incomplete.
an|ansi|ansi-bbs|ANSI terminals (emulators):\
        :co#80:li#24:am:\
        :is=:rs=\Ec:kb=^H:\
        :as=\E[m:ae=:eA=:\
        
:ac=0\333+\257,\256.\031-\030a\261f\370g\361j\331k\277l\332m\300n\305q\304t\264u\303v\301w\302x\263~\025:\
        :kD=\177:kH=\E[Y:kN=\E[U:kP=\E[V:kh=\E[H:\
        :k1=\EOP:k2=\EOQ:k3=\EOR:k4=\EOS:k5=\EOT:\
        :k6=\EOU:k7=\EOV:k8=\EOW:k9=\EOX:k0=\EOY:\
        :tc=vt-generic:

# This seems to be an entry for other x86 based unices.
at|at386-m|386AT-M|386at-m|at/386 console:\
        :am:bw:eo:xt:co#80:li#25:\
        :ae=\E[10m:as=\E[12m:\
        :is=\E[0;10;38m:\
        :k1=\EOP:k2=\EOQ:k3=\EOR:k4=\EOS:k5=\EOT:\
        :k6=\EOU:k7=\EOV:k8=\EOW:k9=\EOX:\
        :kh=\E[H:us=\E[4m:vb=^G:nl=\E[B:kb=^H:\
        :tc=vt-generic:

# Yeah - Minix still lives :)
ma|minix|minix-am|minix-vcam|MINIX 1.5 Virtual Console:\
        :am:bs:co#80:li#25:km:ms:\
        :is=\E[0m\EPlinewrap.on\E\\:\
        :rs=\Ec\EPlinewrap.on\E\\:\
        :as=:ae=:eA=:\
        
:ac=0\333+\257,\256.\031-\030a\261f\370g\361j\331k\277l\332m\300n\305q\304t\264u\303v\301w\302x\263~\025:\
        :k1=\EOP:k2=\EOQ:k3=\EOR:k4=\EOS:k5=\EOT:\
        :k6=\EOU:k7=\EOV:k8=\EOW:k9=\EOX:k0=\EOY:\
        :kD=\177:kH=\E[Y:kN=\E[U:kP=\E[V:kh=\E[H:kb=^H:\
        :ve=\EPcursor.on\E\\:vi=\EPcursor.off\E\\:\
        :tc=vt-generic:

# Some obligatory historic entries.
sa|network|ethernet|arpanet:co#80:os:am:
su|dumb|un|unknown:co#80:os:am:
sd|du|dialup:co#80:os:am:
t7|37|tty37|model 37 teletype:\
        :cr=^M:do=^J:nl=^J:bl=^G:le=^H:bs:hc:hu=\E8:hd=\E9:up=\E7:os:

# Yes, there really are people that login from a Sun Console.
mu|sun|Sun Microsystems Workstation console:\
        :am:bs:km:mi:ms:pt:\
        :li#34:co#80:cl=^L:cm=\E[%i%d;%dH:nd=\E[C:up=\E[A:\
        :ce=\E[K:cd=\E[J:so=\E[7m:se=\E[m:\
        :kd=\E[B:kl=\E[D:ku=\E[A:kr=\E[C:kh=\E[H:\
        :k1=\EOP:k2=\EOQ:k3=\EOR:k4=\EOS:\
        :al=\E[L:dl=\E[M:im=:ei=:ic=\E[@:dc=\E[P:\
        :rs=\E[s:

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