Subject: Re: Difference between DECsystem and DECstation
To: Iggy Drougge <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-pmax
Date: 05/09/2000 10:26:45
In message <Pine.LNX.3.94.1000509095649.16902A-100000@uno>,
Iggy Drougge writes:

>On Mon, 8 May 2000, Ted Lemon wrote:
>> > What's the difference between a DECsystem 5000/240 and a DECstation
>> > 5000/240 ?
>> Video card+keyboard vs. serial console.   I don't think there's
>> anything in any of the DECstation 5000 series that prevents you from
>> using one as the other.
>Seems quite correct, I gained a serial console on my 5000/200 by removing
>the PMAGB yesterday. Still, I'd like the PMAG to remain inside, yet use
>serial console, any pointers as to how to go about doing this?

From memory:

  setenv console s --> serial console
  setenv console 0 ---> video card in slot 0
  setenv console 1 ---> video card in slot 1
  setenv console 0 ---> video card in slot 2

  setenv console "*" --> autodetect whichever card is present;
	 if none, use serial console