DragonFly on a terminal, for fun.

I managed to find an ancient Wyse-185 terminal at my workplace today, left in the corner of the server room.  For entertainment purposes only, I booted DragonFly in VirtualBox and attached the physical terminal to the physical serial port on my Windows laptop docking station, mapped through to that virtual machine.

Rather dirty WYSE-185 terminal displaying a DragonFly terminal prompt.

I have already discovered that the character output will often pause until the keyboard is used, which may be a settings issue.  Mash the keyboard enough and VirtualBox dies.  I’d use different emulation but Hyper-V doesn’t support serial and Qemu I haven’t figured out.

It’s entertaining, though I am not sure what I will do, other than maybe run GRDC once I figure out the reason for output pausing.

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