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Date: 1987-06 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Printer driver for Panasonic KX-P1091.  
 
1.  PriceA  
 More options Jun 1 1987, 1:00 pm
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From: a@druhi.ATT.COM (PriceA) -
Date: Mon, 1-Jun-87 00:00:27 EDT
Local: Mon, Jun 1 1987 1:00 pm
Subject: Printer driver for Panasonic KX-P1091.
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I am looking for a printer driver to use with an Atari 800XL, the
Atariwriter cartridge, and a Panasonic KX-P1091 printer.  
Does anyone have one or know where I can get one?

Art Price
AT&T Information Systems
11900 N. Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80234
(303) 538-4663


 
terminal emulation  
 
1.  Marc L. Appelbaum  
 More options Jun 2 1987, 12:22 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: appel@topaz.rutgers.edu (Marc L. Appelbaum) -
Date: Mon, 1-Jun-87 11:22:50 EDT
Local: Tues, Jun 2 1987 12:22 am
Subject: Re: terminal emulation
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In article <1@lakesys.UUCP>, ste@lakesys.UUCP (Steven Goodman) writes:
> I run a news site in Milwuakee Wisconsin and have recently receive many
> questions from atari users as to "what is a good terminal emulation package
> I can use for my 8 bit on a Unix system?"  Are any of you atari users familar
> with a good package for this?

> Would greatly appreciate a personal responce to this via the address below.

There are a few good terminal emulators for the 8bit.
        Chameleon - emulates a VT52, ADM3A, and others (19.95, ANTIC Catalog)
        Kermit    - emulates a VT52 (free)
        VT10SQ    - emulates a VT100 (free)

I've used all three of them and they all do good emulation.
--
 -Marc L. Appelbaum                            
 Arpa:appel@topaz.rutgers.edu                
 Uucp:{ames, cbosgd, harvard, moss, seismo}!rutgers!topaz.rutgers.edu!appelbau
 Bitnet:appelb@zodiac.bitnet
 GEnie:M.APPELBAUM


 
 
2.  ehs  
 More options Jun 2 1987, 1:13 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: e@jumbo.UUCP -
Date: Tue, 2-Jun-87 00:13:09 EDT
Local: Tues, Jun 2 1987 1:13 pm
Subject: Re: terminal emulation
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I have used all three of the terminal emulators mentioned by Marc
Appelbaum (Chameleon, Kermit and VT10SQ) and each has been useful.  They
all have shortcomings for talking to Unix systems though.  Chameleon and
Kermit create an 80-character line by using normal Atari character
graphics to display ca. 40 characters and giving you [shift] START to
control horizontal scrolling.  OK for file transfer, but I find this
intolerable for reading mail or for any kind of editing.  VT10SQ uses
bit-map graphics to create an 80 x 24 screen.  I believe that the VT100
emulation is incomplete; the combination of VT10SQ, the VT100 termcap on
our system, and Emacs (Unipress version) doesn't seem to be usable.  Also,
VT10SQ seems to have some strange ideas about character mappings.  As far
as I know, the sources aren't available for fixes or customization.

I've recently had good luck with VT52A.ACT, an ACTION! program posted here
by Michael Jenkin in May 1986.  It uses bit-map graphics to get 80
characters like VT10SQ.  In my opinion, the characters are somewhat more
readable.  It emulates a VT52 (optionally, an extended VT52) that seems to
get along much better with Emacs.  The address on the original posting
was ...!utcari!utai!jenkin if you want to inquire about availability and
possible updates.

Ed Satterthwaite
Digital Systems Research Center, Palo Alto, CA
Arpa: e@src.dec.com
Uucp: ...!decwrl!ehs


 
 
3.  DiMasi  
 More options Jun 3 1987, 10:36 am
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From: n@ihlpm.ATT.COM (DiMasi) -
Date: Tue, 2-Jun-87 21:36:49 EDT
Local: Wed, Jun 3 1987 10:36 am
Subject: Re: terminal emulation
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In article <1@topaz.rutgers.edu>, appel@topaz.rutgers.edu (Marc L. Appelbaum) writes:

> There are a few good terminal emulators for the 8bit.
>    Chameleon - emulates a VT52, ADM3A, and others (19.95, ANTIC Catalog)
>    Kermit    - emulates a VT52 (free)
>    VT10SQ    - emulates a VT100 (free)

There is another VT100 emulator available for the 8-bit Ataris.  It is called
OmniCom, and runs on an 8-bit with the 80-column OMNIVIEW chip installed.
I have never used VT10SQ, so I can't speak from personal experience,
but I understand that OmniCom is an improvement over VT10SQ.  Besides VT100
emulation (in 80 cols. of course), it also offers Kermit and Xmodem, and the
latest version has ascii capture and a print-screen feature.  I am quite
pleased with it (I don't even have the latest version yet!).  I _have_ used
the Kermit + VT52 emulator, and the old Chameleon, and was more than ready
for 80 columns.

Nick DiMasi  ..!ihnp4!ihlpm!njd


 
 
4.  knutsen  
 More options Jun 4 1987, 8:00 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: knut@aramis.rutgers.edu.UUCP -
Date: Wed, 3-Jun-87 19:00:58 EDT
Local: Thurs, Jun 4 1987 8:00 am
Subject: Re: terminal emulation
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     Atari's 80-column device should make possible an 8-bit 80 column
terminal emulator that doesn't produce eyestrain, when (if) it appears
on the market.  Scheduled release date for this product is June or
July, I believe.

  --Mark Knutsen

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* Call the JACG BBS: (201)298-0161 *


 
Help!  
 
1.  8440827  
 More options Jun 2 1987, 10:56 am
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From: 8440@wwu.EDU.UUCP -
Date: Mon, 1-Jun-87 21:56:00 EDT
Subject: Help!
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Anybody know if there is a terminal program for the  8  biters that will
download files directly to disk?  I have only 32K of memory  and when my
terminal program is running then I only have 15K to do download to.  Any
suggestions(other than getting a computer with more memory)?

Also, does anyone know of any good 8 bit Atari oriented boards in the
Washington state area?

Thanks for any and all help,

-Dave Kinsman


 
 
2.  Marc L. Appelbaum  
 More options Jun 5 1987, 10:57 pm
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From: appel@topaz.rutgers.edu (Marc L. Appelbaum) -
Date: Fri, 5-Jun-87 09:57:05 EDT
Local: Fri, Jun 5 1987 10:57 pm
Subject: Re: Help!
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Most terminal programs buffer the incomming data into the available
RAM, and write it to disk when the buffer is full.  If the program
wrote directly to disk your file transfer would take 3-5 times longer.
--
 -Marc L. Appelbaum                            
 Arpa:appel@topaz.rutgers.edu                
 Uucp:{ames, cbosgd, harvard, moss, seismo}!rutgers!topaz.rutgers.edu!appelbau
 Bitnet:appelb@zodiac.bitnet
 GEnie:M.APPELBAUM


 
how to extend the life of Okimate 20 ribbon cartridges?  
 
1.  georgew  
 More options Jun 3 1987, 12:25 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.st, comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.sys.cbm, comp.sys.ibm.pc, comp.sys.amiga, comp.periphs
Followup-To: comp.sys.atari.st
From: geor@tekig4.UUCP -
Date: Tue, 2-Jun-87 11:25:09 EDT
Local: Wed, Jun 3 1987 12:25 am
Subject: how to extend the life of Okimate 20 ribbon cartridges?
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The Okimate 20 goes "Not Ready" when there is about 50 cents worth of ribbon
still on the ribbon cartridge.  Theoretically, you can send <ESC>'8' to the
printer to disable the sensor, but this doesn't seem to work.  There is also
an internal DIP switch that disables the out-of-paper sensor, and which might
affect the out-of-ribbon one as well.  If I do change the switch, the manual
warns that I should not leave the printer unattended.  What happens if I
forget?  Does the ribbon advance motor get damaged?
Alternatively, where is the %&$#! sensor?  If I could find it, I could tape
over it when I want to use a semi-exhausted ribbon.

George S. Walker {decvax,hplabs,...}!tektronix!tekig4!georgew   FLAMENET
Tektronix, Inc.  geor@tekig4.TEK.COM                                DOMAIN
(503) 627-4669   tekig4!georgew.tektronix@Udel-Relay            ARPANET


 
White House Computer experiences?  
 
1.  fisher  
 More options Jun 3 1987, 3:43 am
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From: fis@star.dec.com.UUCP -
Date: Tue, 2-Jun-87 14:43:19 EDT
Local: Wed, Jun 3 1987 3:43 am
Subject: White House Computer experiences?
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Hi everyone,

Over 3 weeks ago, I ordered a US Doubler from White House Computers in
Williamsport PA (ordered by phone, paid by plastic).  I expected to get the
package within a few days as I always had with other mail order houses.  
However, nothing has come yet, although the charge has appeared on my credit
card bill.  I will start the charge-back procedure if I can't get anything
out of them!

The worst thing is that I can't reach them on the phone any more. They have 2
numbers; an 800 number for orders and a 717 number for service.  The latter is
open from 10 to 4 EDT.  If I call outside of those hours on the 717 number, it
rings and rings with no answer. Otherwise it is busy.  I called quite literally
a hundred times and it was always busy.  Finally, I decided to get clever:  I
called at 9:45 and let it ring figuring they would answer it when they opened
up.  It rang for 25 minutes before I gave up.  Of course when I called back
immediately after, it was busy again.

As to their 800 number, it now rings and rings with no answer.

Question:  Has anyone successfully gotten any merchandise from White House
(they have a big ad on the inside front cover of Antic)?  Does anyone know if
they are still in business?  Even more interesting, has anyone talked to them
on the phone lately?

Thanks for any information.

Burns
fis@star.dec.com


 
 
2.  Robert Halloran  
 More options Jun 4 1987, 1:25 am
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From: r@mtune.ATT.COM (Robert Halloran) -
Date: Wed, 3-Jun-87 12:25:26 EDT
Local: Thurs, Jun 4 1987 1:25 am
Subject: Re: White House Computer experiences?
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In article <1@decwrl.DEC.COM> fis@star.dec.com (Burns Fisher ZKO1-1/D42 DTN 381-1466) writes:

>Over 3 weeks ago, I ordered a US Doubler from White House Computers in
>Williamsport PA (ordered by phone, paid by plastic).  I expected to get the
>package within a few days as I always had with other mail order houses.  
>However, nothing has come yet, although the charge has appeared on my credit
>card bill.  I will start the charge-back procedure if I can't get anything
>out of them!

Last summer, I ordered a 1050 drive & an Avatex modem from White House.
The hardware arrived in short order, however, neither worked.  I sent them
back in the separate cartons they had arrived in, with the return
authorization they had given me.  They replaced the modem in about two
weeks, but claimed to have never received the drive.  I was therefore
stuck for the $140. it cost me, since I had foolishly failed to send
the things return-receipt, ASSUMING it wouldn't be needed.  AmEx said
since it HAD been received originally, and I had no record of returning
it, that I was stuck for the charge.

I hope you have no trouble with the charge-back, and frankly I'd love
to hear that they've gone belly-up.

                                        Bob Halloran, Consultant, ATT ISL
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