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Re: NetBSD-7.0 boots OK and NetBSD-8.0 hangs/crashes during boot on a MacBook7,1

On 06/07/2020 05:09, Brian Buhrow wrote:
	Hello.  I agree with Mouse, except that I also think it would be very
helpful and useful to have a serial console on USB only devices.  I wonder
if we could make the console a virtual device which is attached dynamically
to a USB serial  port if and when available.  that would let the system
think it has a console, but one would only see it when the kernel and the
USB subsystem are up.  Yes, I get this would make watching things boot
challenging, but by the time you get to single user mode, the kernel is
fully up and running and USB is or should be available by then.

Like it or not its probably going to be a long term requirement to have console USB support. If not for the serial output its becoming more and more necessary just to get a console keyboard for DDB.

I don't think its possible to by an amd64 motherboard (at least in the consumer space) that actually has a PS2 port for a keyboard any more.


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