Subject: Re: Serial port console
To: Ted Spradley <email@example.com>
From: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/02/1998 11:21:43
I don't have this beast, but I run all my alphas on serial lines.
I expect there are few things you may need to do, based on a variety
of unclear experiences that I've had-
1) select the 'correct' console in /etc/ttys- the console pseudo-device
doesn't seem to always do what I expect.
2) parity=none seems to be important.
Can you get to single user (e.g., w/o boot flags set to 'a') and
do things work well there? Other than this, it may be the h/w on
this particular beast.
On Sun, 2 Aug 1998, Ted Spradley wrote:
> 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.