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weird terminal emulation
I have been fighting with the Symbolics terminal emulators for a
long time now. I had an arsenal of patches that finally made the terminal
work reasonable under 7.2 Genera. When I put up 8.0 I was hoping that at
least one of the emulators would work so I wouldn't have to mess with it.
None of them worked without glitches. My patches no longer worked either.
But I did discover a way to make vt100 work without any patches. After
logging as a vt52, I load the vt100-am termcap modified for how many lines
my window REALLY is. If I log in as a vt100 the window is always 24 lines
no matter what I do later. Then I edit a file that is bigger than my
window, scroll up and down in it and insert and delete a couple of lines.
After this I load the straight vt100 termcap. Now everything works fine.
All of these steps are necessary to make it work. Of course, I do not log
out very often!
How did I figure that out? How did the SA-Indians figure out how to