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
> >
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