Subject: Re: Serial console on 3000/700
To: Isaac Gravestock <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/09/2004 11:03:49
On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 14:43:17 +0800
Isaac Gravestock <> wrote:

> I recently acquired a 3000/700 which I want to put netbsd on. I have=20
> searched the mailing lists/google but I just can't seem to get it to
> go.
> I boot from CD and I get the usual  SWITCHING TO SERIAL CONSOLE
> message. I have a null modem cable connected to the 25pin
> serial port but I get nothing coming up on my terminal emulator. If I=20
> boot with the S3 switch down I get nothing over the monitor or the
> serial cable.
As Pavel said: You need to use the MMJ port for console.

Are you using NetBSD 1.6.x? You should try NetBSD 2.0 (Release
Candidate). AFAIK NetBSD 2.0 can use the local framebuffer console.