Subject: Re: 318/320 serial port as console??
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Set <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/30/1996 17:12:53
@> > I recall a question a while back wondering what if any dip switch
@> > settings were required to have a 318/320 treat the serial port as
@> > the console. Can anyone help me with that information?
@> I haven't used a 320 for a _long_ time, but lemme see how much I can
@> remember. On the CPU board (the one containing the serial port), there
@> should be a set of DIP switches. *One* of them should be clearly marked
@> "remote". To use the internal serial port as console, set that switch to
First, let me say thanks for the information...I have been able
to use the serial port as console.
The relevant switch was on the card that has the serial/hpib/hil/
audio/lan, etc. On my machine, the cpu is on a separate board. It was
the switchbank labeled 'HPIB/rs232', the switch itself is labeled 'REM'
@> > Also, can anyone give me the pin out of the db9 serial port,
@> > as it does not seem to be what I normally encounter with a db9 serial
@> > port.
@> Hmm ... I don't have the pin-outs handy. I have the snazzy HP adapter
@> db9->db25 adaptron on mine. I'll see what I can come up with. If anyone
@> else has that info, that'd be great.
I got it to work with a standard 'pc' mapping of a db9 to db25,
but some of the control signals seem strange. At least their behaviour
on my traffic light was not normal. If you could find out how your HP
adaptron maps, it might be useful information...