Subject: Re: current jornada 720
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 02/26/2002 09:13:00
On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Herb Peyerl wrote:

: I see. ok.  I've always had "serial console" enabled as per older
: instructions somewhere. For this reason, I could never see the
: kernel printf output and just had to wait for a login: prompt to
: appear.

Ah.  Ick.  :-P

:  > Your serial-sync cable is a null modem version of it (and incidentally,
:  > makes a perfect "console cable" for using the jornada as an emergency serial
:  > console).  There's a non-null-modem version--a short 4" cable with DB9M
:  > instead of DB9F--that you can get from HP for $20.
: Ah.  I got my J720 from a friend and I don't think I got such a cable.
: It plugs into the USB port I assume?

Ask the friend if the cable's been stashed somewhere; they all come with
one.  :)  The USB "port" only exists on the cradle, and is only for use as a
USB device, but the serial widgets all plug into the oblong connector that
is on the back of the Jornada itself.  (The cradle also has a replicated
oblong serial connector; you get to it by sliding the door over the USB

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