Subject: Re: Serial Console on 3100 (was 3100Z)
To: Jacob Suter <>
From: Brian D Chase <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/04/1998 19:45:50
On Thu, 4 Jun 1998, Jacob Suter wrote:

> > > 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?
> > 
> > Well, that's where things start to deviate from the docs.  There are no
> > dip switches on mine.  The only switch at all on the back (other than power)
> > is the one to switch from the 10Base2 to AUI connection . . .
> pop it open, take out the drive carrier, take a look at the
> motherboard... in the back there is a toggle "dip switch"...  in my
> experience it should be "up" for serial console to work correctly.

Helpful hint:  I suggest using a loop of thin wire to hook around the
switch and pull it to the up position with that.  You can spare yourself
the trouble of completely disassembling the system to access the switch.

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