Subject: Re: Hardware Console Redirection
To: Brian A. Seklecki <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/03/2006 11:26:43
On 3-Nov-06, at 11:13 AM, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:

> With the Real Weasel, you could connect on demand and force a screen
> refresh/redraw and it would grab the current VGA framebuffer and re- 
> write to the TTY.

I invented the Weasel and even I use it in Serial passthrough mode.   
The VGA display is nifty and all, but as a sysadmin, I want more than  
25 lines of display history.

(for those who don't know, serial passthrough, when set to auto,  
causes the weasel to either use its VGA framebuffer or its PCI Uart  
as the source for data to be sent to its serial port; switching  
automatically depending on where the last write occurred by the host  

Disclaimer: I no longer have any association with any company or  
individuals who may or may not be dealing in new or used PC Weasels.