Subject: Re: serial console on PC164
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2001 18:52:50
Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 02:07:01PM +1000, matthew green wrote:
> > the PC164 should give you a working SRM console on either port, given
> > the right conditions. do you have a keyboard plugged in? try taking
> > it out... i personally have used a PC164 with serial console for the
> > better part of 3 years now.
> Actually, try pulling the VGA card, even just temporarily. That's more
> likely to do what you want on an Alpha (pulling the keyboard would be the
> right thing to do on a SPARC).
You shouldn't even need to do that. I still remember being amazed at
typing away at SRM on the serial console on my PC164 one night when
I realised that the VGA card and keyboard were still working (and at
another SRM prompt too!).
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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