Another ISC 386/ix bug?

Richard Foulk richard at
Wed Feb 21 22:08:01 AEST 1990

>Has anyone seen the following problem (ISC support?):
>Entering commands on the keyboard fails to do anything.  What is entered
>is seen on the screen, but the computer ignores you.  The switching between
>virtual screens works, but that is all.  Even logging in via the modem fails
>to operate.  Trying to log in via a new virtual screen fails, ie, you enter
>your login name, but it fails to respond with the password prompt.

A run-away getty or uugetty having a shouting match with a modem can cause
this behaviour.  Turning off the modem usually fixes it.

Richard Foulk		richard at

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