[Coco] NitrOS9 driver for Tandy RS232 Pak?
jet.pack at ymail.com
Sun Dec 28 11:43:38 EST 2008
I have an issue of trs-80 microcomputer news around here somewhere that has an asm listing of a device descriptor or driver for the rs-232 pak. If I can locate which issue, I could scan it, but I thought os-9 L2 came with support for the rs-232 pack, if so, couldn't it becopied over to nitros9?
From: Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com>
To: Color Computer Mailing List <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2008 9:52:56 AM
Subject: [Coco] NitrOS9 driver for Tandy RS232 Pak?
Title says it. I understand that OS-9 has always supported user consoles on the bit-banger serial port, but with speed limited to 300-baud (!)
I have just acquired a Tandy RS232 Program Pak and am wondering whether such a thing as a terminal driver exists for it. Grepping the sources for NitrOS9 is showing only a device descriptor for a serial console. Where (if it exists) is the actual driver?
I'd like to connect a serial terminal at, e.g. 19200 baud to the CoCo 3 and obtain an OS-9 login. While I like most everything about the CoCo as an 8-bit hobby machine, I find the keyboard unspeakably wretched. Ideally, I could use miniterm from my Linux box to log in.
Any advice appreciated!
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