Subject: Re: Serial console?
To: Beth Sundheim <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 12/28/1998 15:15:53
	This list is for issues common to all m68k using ports.
	You're probably better sending this to
	which is the list reserved for 68k macintosh users.

	Could I ask from where you obtained the port-m68k address?
	(We might want to update some web pages :)


          -=-  "Give me one last video, just dressed in black"  -=-

On Mon, 28 Dec 1998, Beth Sundheim wrote:

> Hello,
> I am a new subscriber to this list, and I have been waiting for a little
> while to see what the tenor of discussion here is like, in order not to
> commit any newbie faux pas. Nothing has found its way to my inbox, though,
> which makes me wonder if it's just quiet right now, or if Majordomo choked
> on my confirmation e-mail. ;-) Anyway, I have one quick question to ask,
> and then I'll go away.
> I have an old 68k Mac (Classic II, to be specific) on which I would like to
> install a Un*x-like operating system, just for my personal edification. I
> have read that there are some issues with video support for this machine
> (which usually also includes some cryptic references to "serial console"
> output.) I've sone some sleuthing on the web but have not turned up any
> documentation about the problem, except to note that it exists. And a
> working definition of "serial console" currently eludes me as well. I
> gather that it involves video output and the serial port, but since I've
> never seen or heard of anyone connecting a monitor to their computer via
> the serial port, I'm afraid I can't quite figure out what the actual issue
> is. 
> I'm sorry to trouble the list over what I'm sure is an obvious point to
> everyone but me (and may cause some giggles), but if some kind soul would
> send me a quick note off-list to set me straight, I'd be grateful.
> Thanks very much!
> Beth