Subject: Re: Serial Console on 3100Z
To: S. Ryan Quick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian D Chase <email@example.com>
Date: 06/03/1998 23:05:06
On Wed, 3 Jun 1998, S. Ryan Quick wrote:
> I finally managed to get ahold of some DEC MMJ cables (well I got the die
> for my crimping tool anyway) but I must say I'm having a bit of trouble
> with the exact settings for communications for the serial console.
FYI, standard 4 or 6 wire phone cables work fine as replacements for
MMJ<->MMJ cables, at least as long as you hack off the plastic latches.
But first off, what you you mean by a 3100Z? What type of system are you
working with, a VAXstation 3100 or MicroVAX 3100?
> The docs I've been able to find point to 9600 8N1 but I've mangled every
> combination of baud and rates to no avail. At most, I can get a series
> of dots on screen whenever the VAX boots or when NetBSD netboots and checks
> the ports. Otherwise, nada.
9600 8N1 is correct. If you've got a VAXstation 3100, have you set the
dip switch next to the MMJ serial ports in the "up" position?
> I'm using minicom and a Cyclades multiport serial board on Linux for the
> console server . . .
That should be fine.
Brian "JARAI" Chase | http://world.std.com/~bdc/ | VAXZilla LIVES!!!