Subject: Re: 8-port Boca boards
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/26/2000 18:37:19
On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 10:30:59AM -0600, Chris Jones wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer <> writes:
> > On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 02:14:47PM -0600, Chris Jones wrote:
> > > I'm trying to use an 8-port BocaBoard in 1.5_ALPHA on i386, and I'm
> > > not having much luck.  I was wondering if anybody else had had any
> > > success with these.  I think my next step is to downgrade to 1.4 and
> > > see if that works.
> > 
> > I have a 16-ports one working, which uses the same driver as the 8-port one:
> Is this on a 1.5 or currentish machine?


> > I use it for servers serial consoles.
> Heh; that's what I'll be using mine for, too.  We need a *reliable*
> machine to provide console services for our linux boxes.
> Incidentally, we're using an Intel L440GX+ motherboard (from VA Linux,
> actually) for these Linux boxes.  It has an "Emergency Management
> Port" (EMP), which is a serial port with a dedicated, always-powered
> circuit attached to it.  The EMP can power-up, power-down, and reset
> the system, as well as tell you the fan speed and CPU temperature.

Looks cool ! Can the system then use it as a regular serial port for system
console, or do you need a special driver ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.