[TUHS] Anyone know what a LANTERN is

Earl Baugh earl.baugh at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 07:25:21 AEST 2017

I'll take any sound vs. the "visual bell" flash that I had on the first
terminal I used to learn VI on.
Had I had epilepsy like my sister, I'd have never survived :-)


On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 4:04 PM, Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:52 AM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ah, on the vt52, that "bell" was called the "feep". It sure was not a
>> bell.,
>> The vt52 was a real money saving device. From what we could tell, the
>> printed circuit board on it was cardboard.
> On the VT52 terminals I used, the bell seemed to come in two flavors. One
> was a very iconic "gear grinding" sound where there was a small motor that
> spun a toothed wheel that ran over a slender finger of plastic. A few,
> maybe retrofitted, had what sounded like a random 555 noise that was gated
> on/off.
> Warner
>> On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 9:51 AM Paul Winalski <paul.winalski at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On 7/30/17, Alec Muffett <alec.muffett at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Dumb question: is there any chance that just as BEL goes <beep>,
>>> perhaps
>>> > LAMP illuminated a red warning light or similar?
>>> BEL *did* ring a bell on the model 33 Teletype.  On the DEC VT52, it
>>> sounded a buzzer that was sort of like an electronic raspberry.  On
>>> the VT100, LA36, and other later terminals, it was the familiar feep
>>> sound.
>>> The character we're discussing here was named LANTERN, not LAMP, but
>>> you may have something there regarding it turning on a light.  We'd
>>> need to find an AT&T 4410 terminal, or someone who's used one, to be
>>> sure.
>>> -Paul W.
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