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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Rules!

From: Benjamin C. W. Sittler
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Rules!
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997 19:25:19 -0700 (MST)

On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Nelson Henry Eric wrote:

> > "xterm" is an X Window application that acts as a terminal emulator.
> > (so it's the cart, I suppose, or wheels).  The main advantage of Lynx in
> I have been told that what I am trying to do is flatly impossible, but
> I can't bring myself to give up.  I have 50 nine-year-old PCs (486s w/
> 4MB RAM running MS-DOS 3.1) hardwired to a LAN.  I am not in a position
> to change the OS or hardware.  We (students and I) telnet to the Unix
> machine, which basically gives us vt100 emulation, although I have
> modified the vt100 terminfo entry to give color support.
> I won't ask how, just if it's possible or not, to use "xterm" to display
> graphics on the physical terminals, which are not and cannot be connected
> directly to the workstation running X Windows.

This is possible, but it will cost money. Specifically, good DOS X servers
cost money. It may be slow, but it should work. (I had a similar
situation, but with fewer clients, and was able to get it working quite
well. Ask if you want details.) Basically, any 386 or 486 with 2 or more
megs of RAM, 40 or more megs of disk, and a network card that has a packet
driver can be set up as an X terminal. 


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