Subject: Re: Keyboard failure on miniroot 1.1
To: Zadok <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 01/26/1996 10:33:26
On Fri, 26 Jan 1996 14:36:52 +0100 (MET) 
 Zadok <> wrote:

 > That's it, I use a german keyboard. But... why does the SYS_INST work 
 > with my Keyboard and the NetBSD-kernel doesn't ??? 

You know, I'm not really sure.

 > The other thing: I tried to use a serial console... thought, my PC ( with 
 > 16550 serial... should be albe to handle any speed up to 115kBaud ) and 
 > an terminal program were enough to install at least the kernel... so, no 
 > PC terminal was able to bring up anything useful - which speed does the 
 > HP use ? which data format ? and do they transmit real ASCII or some HP 
 > specific ? and - the problem ( keyboard... ) is still present, the HP 
 > seems not to recognize anything from the PC, but from its own keyboard it 
 > seems to receive all. Now the question: is there a HP terminal emulator 
 > for PC ( Linux or DOS ) available ? If not - how can I reset the HP's 
 > setup so that it uses its own console again ? I couldn't get my Terminal 
 > to display anything useful...

The HP serial console would be using either 9600-8N1 or 9600 7E1.  If you 
get your HP "stuck" in serial console mode, there are a couple of ways to 
fix this depending on your model.  If you have a model which sets the 
"remote" bit on the serial port via a "configuration EEPROM" (345, 375, 
380, and 400-series), you should have the opportunity to press "L" at 
power-up to use the "local" console (HIL/ITE).  Otherwise, you have to 
change the remote switch on the serial port.

 > sorry about these "stupid" questions, but I have not much experiance with HPs

No worries.

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