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Re: -current hangs; serial console oddities
Hello. It sounds like you hav BIOS serial redirection enabled, and
a getty running on the serial port as well. If so, you're talking to both
login processes, with keystrokes ping ponging between them randomly. If
it's a serial port, and not a bios redirected port, disable console logins
in /etc/ttys, leaving getty enabled on tty00 or which ever tty corresponds
to the serial port this is. I think once you do that, all will be OK.
On Dec 6, 4:33pm, David Young wrote:
} Subject: Re: -current hangs; serial console oddities
} On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 12:51:37PM -0600, David Young wrote:
} > Am I alone in noticing strange stalls and peculiar serial console behavior
} > in -current? The problem is at least as old as version 5.99.01.
} > I just booted my test machine, a Soekris net4521, and the boot messages
} > stopped here:
} > Starting cron.
} > Fri Dec 5 11:25:32 CST 2008
} > NetBSD/i386 (
} > I tapped enter a few times, and a login prompt did appear---I
} > typed my login and Enter, and waited:
} > NetBSD/i386 (cuw) (console)
} > login: root
} Here is a new wrinkle: sometimes the line 'NetBSD/i386' line
} is as above, sometimes it is:
} NetBSD/i386 (cuw) (constty)
} I expect for it to be either 'constty' or 'console', always, but not
} one or the other! What's going on, there? FWIW, the system seems to
} behave equally badly whether it says 'console' or 'constty'.
} David Young OJC Technologies
} dyoung%ojctech.com@localhost Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933 ext 24
>-- End of excerpt from David Young
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