Subject: Re: serial console on Magnum 4000SC cont'd
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mark Abene <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/2000 15:08:17
Sure, does it need to be in any particular format? And who would I submit it
On Wed, Sep 27, 2000 at 07:49:50PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> Could you write up an entry for the NetBSD/arc FAQ? :)
> -- www.netbsd.org: A pmap for every occasion --
> On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Mark Abene wrote:
> > I've regained control of the ship! How I did it will amaze and bewilder...
> > I decided to carefully read Microsoft's ARC specification document, paying
> > close attention to chapter 5, "System Console". Here they say that the
> > escape codes for the arrow keys, etc., are supported not only by ESC+[
> > (which loses on the serial console), but also as 0x9b!! Weird? Yes.
> > But it works! I was able to send 0x9b+0x42 and successfully scrolled down
> > on a serial console and was able to regain control of the environment vars,
> > et al. This should hopefully save on major headaches for Magnum owners.
> > The best thing to do is either make a simple termcap entry with the modified
> > escape codes, or use minicom to bind the function key macros to send these
> > much needed escape sequences. Next is trying to figure out how to boot without
> > a keyboard, which it insists on at the moment. I'm hoping the J4 jumper has
> > something to do with it, as I couldn't find any settings in ARC to fix this
> > problem. I'll keep everyone posted...
> > Occupational hazard: serial(0) and serial(1) as expressed in ARC are actually
> > REVERSED compared to the labelling on the back of the chassis. Be aware...
> > In the next few days, I'll play with getting NetBSD up and running...
> > Cheers,
> > -Mark