Subject: Re: no go on the serial connection ... why ?
To: Joesh Juphland <>
From: Cryptnotic <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 09/24/2001 15:54:55
Maybe the Lik-Sang cable needs a null-modem adapter (crosses over the TX and
RX lines).  I don't know, since I built Marcus's cable.


On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 02:50:00PM -0600, Joesh Juphland wrote:
> 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 ?
> thanks,
> Joesh
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