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Re: serial console

To: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Subject: Re: serial console
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 15:16:13 -0800
Cc: Dong Liu <dliu@npiww.com>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <19980402233532.10932@uni-koblenz.de>
References: <199804021731.TAA00404@calypso.saturn> <199804021855.NAA08562@pluto.npiww.com> <19980402204738.29605@uni-koblenz.de> <199804022006.PAA10227@pluto.npiww.com> <19980402233532.10932@uni-koblenz.de>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
ralf@uni-koblenz.de writes:
 > On Thu, Apr 02, 1998 at 03:06:21PM -0500, Dong Liu wrote:
 > 
 > > Ok, I got a serial cable , connect it, type "nvram console d", now I
 > > can boot irix from a serial terminal, but for linux, the message
 > > didn't come out, maybe all the serial parameters are not set right.
 > 
 > Linux doesn't accept the value ``dd'' for the console variable.  If you
 > try, Linux should complain about the setting and enter the interactive
 > firmware mode again.  Could you try setting console to either d1 or d2
 > according to the serial line you're using?

     For reduced user confusion, accepting "console=d" as an alias
for "console=d1" might reduce user confusion.


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