Subject: Re: consdev and /dev/console
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/14/2003 15:49:06
On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 09:51:38PM -0500, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> 	If I type "consdev com0" at the (i386) bootblocks it causes the kernel
> to boot with the console set to the serial port.  Once I've got a /dev, 
> shouldn't anything written to /dev/console end up going out that serial
> port?


>  It doesn't seem to work.

What, exactly, doesn't work ?

>  However, /dev/tty00 works as expected.
> Also, xconsole sees stuff written to /dev/console.  Is this how it's
> supposed to work?  I thought I remembered it behaving differently.

Yes, this is the purpose of xconsole. Once xconsole is started, stuff
written to /dev/console won't appear on the tty any more.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference