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Re: GNU Mach 2's serial console doesn't work?

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: GNU Mach 2's serial console doesn't work?
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 19:46:19 +0100
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On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:30:11PM -0500, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I just tried to boot OSKit Mach with a serial console.  It doesn't work
> > anymore!  Has anybody got it to work recently, or can reproduce this bug? 
> > Does anybody have two serial cables to debug this?  (Else I have to buy
> > another one).
> An overpriced cable only costs 256MB of SDRAM or so. :-> (Of course, if the
> stores near you are like the one I went to in San Francisco, they won't
> have a decent selection of serial cables and will tell you that "everything
> you want uses USB now", and I dare you to try to explain serial console or
> remote gdb to these people.)

Yeah, and the bother of installing an I/O extension card to have a place to
plug the other end of the cable into...  I just rememberd this dusty PDA
(Agenda VR3) which can be used as a serial terminal, too.  And it works! 
Maybe it's really just the trick to use COM1 for the console.

Now it comes up all the way.


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Marcus Brinkmann              The Hurd http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/

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