Subject: Re: serial console on PC164
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2001 12:03:12
On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 06:52:50PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> 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!).
On (newer?) SRM revs this behaviour is controlled by the SRM variable
allow_tt_login (hope I remembered it correctly).
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