Subject: Re: Setting Console on 3000/300 to serial without video or keyboard
To: John Maier <>
From: None <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/15/2002 08:45:53
You have to open your 3000/30 and on the motherboard, right close to the
disk you will notice some jumpers, you have to toggle the w3 jumper to
enable output on the serial console. Then you have to attach a NULL modem
cable. It is not hard to build it yourself, just search on Google how to
build a serial NULL modem cable. The port settings are 9600 8 N 1

I had the same problem of yours and I could fix it moving on w3 switch and
building my own serial cable.
good luck


On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, John Maier wrote:

> When I power up my 3000/300 without a video cable or keyboard attached, I never see any
> activity on the serial port.
> If I attach just the video, and power up, I see the test on the monitor, then it mentions
> that the keyboard is not available, then I can interact via the serial console.
> Is there a way to eliminate the video cable all together?
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