Subject: no go on the serial connection ... why ?
To: None <>
From: Joesh Juphland <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 09/24/2001 14:50:00
I have a working netBSD boot CD.

If I plug the DC into a TV, insert that cd, and turn it on, I see the status 
messages scroll up the screen, and I get a prompt (the prompt where you 
would normally type 'gdrom0' and put the second disc in).  Works fine.

So now, I have the DC attached to the serial port on my laptop, via the 
Lik-Sang serial cable.  Only two cables are plugged into the DC - the 
Lik-Sang serial cable and the power cable.  No keyboard, no joystick, no TV, 
nothing.  I put disc 1 in, and turn the DC on ... and get ... nothing.

Nothing appears in my terminal window.  Nothing.  I have it set for N81, 
9600, no flow control.

So why am I not able to get a serial console working ?



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