Subject: serial console on PC164
To: NetBSD/Alpha <>
From: B. James Phillippe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/11/2001 20:37:08

I am having a heck of a time getting serial console to work on my PC164.  I
have an AlphaStation 200 which I've had no trouble with, so I'm confused
why I'm having so much trouble with the PC164.  I have a serial cable
connected between my laptop and the port labeled "COM1" on my PC164 board
(I have also tried "COM2").  I have executed ">> set console serial" at the
SRM prompt, and now output only displays on the video if I type something
on the keyboard.  So far so good.  I have configured my terminal
application on my Laptop (Linux box) to 9600,8,n,1.  Nothing ever appears
on the terminal.  I have tried hardware and software flow control.  Are
there any special settings I need for the PC164 to do serial console?  I'm
not even into the NetBSD kernel yet, I'm just trying to get the SRM prompt
through the serial port.  I've tried two different cables and two different
laptops.  My only logical conclusion would be that: I have a bad serial
port on the PC164; I am using the wrong settings for the serial port on the
client side; I have misconfigured serial console in SRM.

Any ideas?

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