These aren't old machines that I'm testing with, it is a P3-500 w/ 128MB ram. I believe I have most of it working properly now, except for the keyboard mapping. During boot it reports finding >96mb ram. I added the kmap.tgz into the package (am loading all the packages at boot before the script, because there appeared to be problems that I then couldn't diagnose after failure) When I am able to catch the message, it appears that it doesn't like the as400kmap file. I created one with just the map of the keypad decimal to comma and that works. I will continue to work on it though and let you know if I get it solved. Michael Alexander Network Administrator Milwaukee Valve (608)643-1695 > -----Original Message----- > From: linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Projet GPAO > Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 6:21 AM > To: Linux 5250 Development Project > Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] TriNux5250 > > > Mike, > > I turned the old computers into diskless wokstations this > morning and that > works just fine. So, if you are using TriNux5250.img and the correct > packages, it should work for you as well. You are not > supposed to change > anything on extention file or pkglist. Just make sure your > packages are > ".tgz" files and follow the instructions without any other > modification to > customize your script file. > > Make sure you're using PC with at least 16MB RAM. It won't > work with only 8MB. > With 16 MB I have an error message that says "bad tar header, > skipping". This > is not a problem. > > I may take a look at your script if you want. I also can send > you the packages > I am using, especially term.tgz that includes libncurses (yes, that's > libncurses.so.5.2). > > Mathieu > > > > I got some of these items solved... > > > > I changed the pkglist file to load the baselib, term, > as400kmap, and tn5250 > > packages before the script. That at least gets me a > session started with a > > signon screen. I also have a copy of the packages with and > without the tgz > > extension. > > > > Keyboard mapping is still an issue though, none of the > 'mods' made in the > > as400kmap are being used. I also can't use any of the F13 > on up keys, it > > treats them as unshifted. > > > > Do you know how to run in 132column mode? Or let it switch > modes while > > running? > > > > Michael Alexander > > Network Administrator > > Milwaukee Valve > > (608)643-1695 > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > From: Mike [mailto:tn5250@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] > > > Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 2:39 PM > > > To: 'projet-gpao@xxxxxxxxx' > > > Subject: RE: [LINUX5250] TriNux5250 > > > > > > > > > Mathieu, > > > > > > I downloaded the files, followed the instructions, ran into > > > a couple minor issues though: > > > > > > 1. the script is looking for some of the package files > > > without the .tgz extention > > > 2. it seems that the libncurses.so.5 file is actually > > > libncurses.so.5.2 (in the most recent term.tgz) > > > If I comment out the reboot in the 'last' file, then I can > > > get a prompt after these failures, run the script again > > > (seems some of the files aren't getting processed - such as > > > term) then make a link from libncurses.so.5 to > > > libncurses.so.5.2 (or copy it) then it will run. > > > 3. keyboard mapping doesn't seem to be working. Keypad + > > > shows a plus, not a field exit. Maybe a missing parameter? > > > > > > Have you had any further luck with it? It does load up linux > > > fine across the wire. > > > > > > Michael Alexander > > > Network Administrator > > > Milwaukee Valve > > > (608)643-1695 > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > > From: Projet GPAO [mailto:projet-gpao@xxxxxxxxx] > > > > Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 9:00 AM > > > > To: Mike > > > > Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] TriNux5250 > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the link. > > > > > > > > You're welcome. > > > > > > > > > It is only partialy a single floppy tn5250 solution, > > > > > it loads items from a server. > > > > > > > > Well, I know ;) > > > > Please note that there is PicoBSD on a single floppy. > > > > > > > > > It may work for our purposes though. I will > > > > > give it a try. > > > > > > > > I will hopefully be able to upload the floppy image by monday. > > > > Keep me informed. > > > > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > > Mike > > > > > > > > Cheers, > > > > > > > > Mathieu > > > > _______________________________________________ > > This is the Linux 5250 Development Project (LINUX5250) mailing list > > To post a message email: LINUX5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/linux5250 > > or email: LINUX5250-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > > at http://archive.midrange.com/linux5250. > _______________________________________________ > This is the Linux 5250 Development Project (LINUX5250) mailing list > To post a message email: LINUX5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/linux5250 > or email: LINUX5250-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/linux5250. >
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