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lynx-dev Re: Confused Display on Quicklink terminal on Win 95 (was: [no
Saumitri Sankar Guha
lynx-dev Re: Confused Display on Quicklink terminal on Win 95 (was: [no useful subject])
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 19:21:39 +0500 (GMT+0500)
On Fri, 11 Sep 1998, David Woolley wrote:
> > called Quicklink fax. This makes reading Shell text real hell as it
> > scrolls through very fast and the text is all jumbled.
> Lynx should not scroll; are you sure you are talking about Lynx, as fast
> scrolling has been a problem for shell accounts since mechanical teletypes
> went out of fashion, and programs like more, less, pg, most, etc. exist
> to handle that problem.
> If you are getting this sort of problem with Lynx it is either because
> you have a really dumb terminal emulator, or because the shell account
A> has a default terminal type corresponding to such a terminal (Lynx has
> certain minimum requirements).
> In the former case, try using Microsoft's terminal program, whatever their
> marketing people have called it for Win95. This is a badly broken VT100
> emulation, but it mostly works for Lynx. It can be used for vi if you are
> prepared to keep repainting the screen (^L).
> As mentioned elswhere, DOS Kermit is a very accurate VT100 emulation and is
> has a zero price tag (but is not freely distributable). I assume the
> Win32 version is as good, but it is not free.
> > I was trying to create a homail.com email add. for a friend, but again the
> > entries are all jumbled and the data is not being accepted.
> You are quite likely to get problems with this sort of service as their
> business strategy tends to force them towards pushing GUI browsers to their
> limits, rather than using standardised features in a portable fashion.
> Remember that hotmail is paid for by advertising and advertisers aren't
> interested in people who can't afford to run the latest GUI browser and
> want flashy graphical effects to attract people.
>Msg to David from Sharlene
Shall try all your suggestions. By the way what is VT100, how do i get it
and use it. Sorry to be such a dumbo but am really dying to get on the
real stuff like TCP/IP.
Sharlene - from the back of beyond