Subject: Re: Serial port console
To: Ted Spradley <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/02/1998 11:14:09
On Sun, 02 Aug 1998 13:12:42 -0500 
 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 
 > seconds".
 > Should I expect this to work?  

I use tip(1) on a NetBSD/sparc system to communicate with my AlphaStation 500
via serial console, and it all works fine.

Perhaps the terminal emulator software you're using is confused?

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