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Crosstalk woes [message #155057] Thu, 15 August 1985 01:38 Go to previous message
doon is currently offline  doon
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Posted: Thu Aug 15 01:38:56 1985
Date-Received: Tue, 20-Aug-85 01:51:39 EDT
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Reply-To: doon@sdcsma.UUCP (Harry Reed)
Organization: System Development Corp. R+D, Santa Monica
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Keywords: help!
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To all netlanders:

	A friend of mine recently purchased a IBM PC/XT (running under PC-DOS)
and the Crosstalk XVI communications/terminal package. He is also running 256K
of main memory and dual 5 1/4 inch drives. However, he can't seem to get
Crosstalk to work. He can save the com files ok (with the info on the type of
terminal, function key settings, ...etc) but when he types this:

	A> XTALK 		(where  is the com file)

...the machine seems to load in the file, then it displays a blank screen with
the status line on the bottom. This is where it gets screwy. After this the
machine refuses to dial the modem. He has checked and verified that Cross-
talk is set up and should be talking to a Hayes 1200 baud Smartmodem (external)
which is the type of modem he is using. 
  His question, and mine too, is does Crosstalk automatically dial the modem? I
am sure that this is the plan but cannot convince Crosstalk of this. However,
he can dial the modem manually but not through Crosstalk. If anyone has any
insight please let me know. Since I am not a IBM-PC guru I could use some help
on this one. Thanx in advance.

				-- doon
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