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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Setting Up SAF for Character Terminals

The Solaris Operating Environment is automatically configured to work properly with Sun graphics display monitors. You do not need to do any additional SAF configuration to use them. The word terminal is used in this chapter to describe a character terminal—a serial port device that displays only letters, numbers, and other characters, such as those produced by a typewriter. The VT100 model, for example, is a popular type of character terminal that many other terminals can emulate.

Not all systems require character terminals. You may want to attach a character terminal to a server as an inexpensive control console or to a malfunctioning system's serial port to use for diagnostics.

If you do attach a character ...

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