Another ISC 386/ix bug?

Vidiot brown at vidiot.UUCP
Fri Feb 23 16:04:20 AEST 1990

In article <1990Feb18.024606.13801 at ddsw1.MCS.COM> karl at mcs.MCS.COM (Karl Denninger) writes:
<In article <158 at vidiot.UUCP> brown at vidiot.UUCP (Vidiot) writes:
<>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.
<>This has happened a couple of times before and the only way to "fix" it is
<>to turn off the power and then turn it back on.
<>System: Compaq 386/20e
<>Unix: ISC 2.0.2
<What is your value for the parameter CLISTS, and how many lines do you have

NCLIST in mtune: 120 120 400
NCLIST in stune: 200

I have the normal PC com ports, ie, com1 and com2.  Com 1 goes to the Post-
Script laser printer and com2 goes to the modem.

<Try raising the CLISTS value.  Can you make this happen at will, or is it a
<completely random problem?

If you mean a different CLISTS, please indicate where it is found.  The problem
is completely random and has only happened a couple of times.  So what, you
say, but the fix it requires turning off the power, causing glitches on the
hard disk.
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