Setup of standlone terminals is easy assuming you are running dhcp. Just setup the /lib/ndb/local file and plan9.ini (see examples below) and you should be all set. Things are a bit more complicated if you do not have a plan9 dhcp server, or if you wish to boot off of the fileserver.
If you are not using a dhcp server you will need to enter you ip address into /rc/bin/termrc. For example:
ip/ipconfig -g 126.96.36.199 ether /net/ether0 188.8.131.52 255.255.255.0
For details see the getting started guide We generaly use dhcp for all our terminals as it makes things much easier.
For booting off the file server see our Fileserver configuration page .
IBM thinkpad T21 terminals
these machines need a modified /lib/vgadb to support the 1400x1050 screen. Add the follow in the "mode" section
# for the Thinkpad T21 include = 1400x1050 defaultclock=108 shb=1450 ehb=1500 ht=1999 vrs=1058 vre=1070 vt=1150and then enable 1400x1050 in the xga section:
# # XGA (Laptop). # xga = 1024x768 include=1024x768 # for the thinkpad t21 xga = 1400x1050 include=1400x1050 xga alias=svga
The plan9.ini (with multi config) for this machine is:
[menu] menuitem=wired, Built in network adapter (il) menuitem=wiredl, Built in network adapter (local) menuitem=wireless, Wireless pcmcia (local) menuitem=modem, Modem pcmcia (loacl) menudefault=wired [wired] ether0=type=i82557 bootargs=il [wiredl] ether0=type=i82557 bootargs=local!#S/sdC0/fs [wireless] ether0=type=wavelan crypt=off irq=9 bootargs=local!#S/sdC0/fs [modem] serial0=type=com port=0x2e8 irq=9 bootargs=local!#S/sdC0/fs [common] debug=1 bootfile=sdC0!9fat!9pcdisk cfs=#S/sdC0/cache *nomp=1 distname=plan9 partition=new monitor=xga vgasize=1400x1050x8 mouseport=ps2
you might have to rebuild 9load to enable the multi config support.
Note it has a cfs cache file system for when it is booted off the fileserver. Here is the disk partition info:
# disk/prep /dev/sdC0/plan9 9fat 0 20482 (20482 sectors, 10.00 MB) empty 20482 20782 (300 sectors, 150.00 KB) fs 20782 11500000 (11479218 sectors, 5.47 GB) cache 11500000 12518737 (1018737 sectors, 497.43 MB) swap 12518737 12594897 (76160 sectors, 37.18 MB)The built in network card is an Intel Pro100+ minipci card that is supported by the i82557 driver (even though IBM claims it is a 3com card)
IBM thinkpad 600E terminals
These work w/ plan9 straight out of the box, The only problem we had was that we had to make a small change to the e2ct driver to support the Linksys Etherfast PCM100 network card we used.
bootfile=sdC0!9fat!9pcdisk bootdisk=local!#S/sdC0/fs *nomp=1 distname=plan9 partition=new ether0=type=EC2T monitor=xga vgasize=1024x768x8 mouseport=ps2
IBM thinkpad 570 terminals
These work w/ plan9 straight out of the box, The only problem we had was with the 3Com 3C562 ethernet card used in Blit. Adding an entry to the plan9.ini fixed this problem.
Blit plan9.ini file:
bootfile=sdC0!9fat!9pcdisk bootdisk=local!#S/sdC0/fs *nomp=1 distname=plan9 partition=new ether0=type=3c562 ea=00A02460569E monitor=xga vgasize=1024x768x8 mouseport=ps2
IBM thinkpad 560/560E terminals
These terminals need a modified vgadb entry to work with plan9.
bootfile=sdC0!9fat!9pcdisk bootdisk=local!#S/sdC0/fs *nomp=1 distname=plan9 partition=new ether0=type=EC2T monitor=vga vgasize=800x600x8 mouseport=ps2