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Re: Serial console

From: Christoph Plattner
Subject: Re: Serial console
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 10:27:41 +0200

AFAIK the problem is, that the `terminal --timeout=5 serial' 
defaults after the timeout to the VGA/keyboard console. And
exactly this is the problem. In the embedded world, the serial
line is the default, the VGA/keyboard may be present as 
application addon !

Perhaps it is possible (I have to reread the GRUB sources or
do tests), that with following combinations, the default can
be changed:

serial --unit=0 --speed=19200
terminal --timeout=0 serial
terminal --tiemout=5 console

In this setup, perhaps `terminal' stays after the timeout to
the old (serial) setup.

BTW: I only use GRUB from CVS and NOT from RedHat !!

With friendly regards
Christoph P.

Danilo Godec wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Christoph Plattner wrote:
> > I know what you are speaking about ....
> >
> > But there is a solution. You have to set `--timeout=0' (!) in the
> > `terminal' line, and the system is usabe for serial line only.
> I use grub with serial line regulary and it has no problem with selecting
> either serial or VGA even with '--timeout=5'.
> Then again, I don't use RedHat and maybe only their grub has a problem
> with serial lines. Or maybe I have an older version that has no problem.
> :)
>   D.

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