Subject: Re: cnmagic
To: Denis Lagno <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/14/2004 23:57:35
On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 04:15:56PM +0400, Denis Lagno wrote:
> Hi,
> I do not quite understand how DDB_FROMCONSOLE works.
> ddb manpage states that key used to activate DDB from
> console can be changed from default on i386 ctrl-alt-esc to
> any string in hw.cnmagic.
> But if I set sysctl -w hw.cnmagic="string" then ddb remains
> activated by ctrl-alt-esc.  What do I do wrong?

I think cnmagic only works on serial console.

Manuel Bouyer <>
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