Subject: Re: serial console vs X
To: None <,>
From: Malcolm Herbert <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/13/2005 19:34:33
On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 10:56:23AM +1000, Malcolm Herbert wrote:
|Unfortunately once X starts I find that the serial console stops
|responding completely. Also, I find that xconsole (which presumably has
|grabbed the console device) now has the login banner appearing every
|60sec or so ...

On Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 11:09:47PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
|Do you just want to log in to the Wyse, or do you want it as your
|console? For the former, I *think* you can disable /dev/console in
|/etc/ttys and enable /dev/tty00 instead. Don't run xconsole (or xterm
|-C) and I *think* you'll be able to keep the rest of the setup as is.

On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 10:07:31AM +0100, David Laight wrote:
|Run the 'console' login session on /dev/constty instead of
|The code that 'steals' the console output (for the xconsole window)
|will then not affect the serial terminal login.
|Alternatively just don't run xconsole.

I didn't actually get around to trying either of these - I suddenly
remembered startx ... :)

startx doesn't fire up xconsole so the serial console is still useable.


Malcolm Herbert
Computer Support Officer
School of Geosciences
Monash University
ph 9905 4881