[Coco] NitrOS9 driver for Tandy RS232 Pak?
snhirsch at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 12:02:05 EST 2008
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008, John Eric wrote:
> 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
I recall reading warnings in the NitrOS9 docs about using stock OS-9
drivers. Does anyone know if this works?
> 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.
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