Subject: Serial port console
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ted Spradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/02/1998 13:12:42
I have a AlphaStation 200 running the 0628 snapshot. It has no video
card, no keyboard, no mouse. I use a null modem cable from one of the
built-in serial ports to the seyon terminal emulator running on another
machine for a console. This works fine for talking to the SRM and for
booting, but I can't seem to get logged in thru the serial port. It puts
up a login prompt, I type a name (e.g., root) and hit <Enter>, it prompts
"Password:" and I type the password, but it usually doesn't echo the
CR-LF. Nothing happens for a time, then "Login timed out after 300
Should I expect this to work?
Ted Spradley <A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org </A>
My other computer is an Alpha.