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Re: serial console cable specs

To: Mike Shaver <shaver@netscape.com>
Subject: Re: serial console cable specs
From: Richard Hartensveld <richard@infopact.nl>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 11:04:54 -0800
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
References: <36C31EC1.61242174@netscape.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Mike Shaver wrote:

> I have a DIN<->DB9 adaptor and a DB9 cable, but Something Isn't Right.
>



> What does this cable need to be?  Do I need a NULL-modem thing?  How can
> I be 100% sure that a cable I purchase will let my Indy experience the
> joys or serial consoling?
>

man serial under irix will give you the pinouts.

> And, in the meantime, how can I force my Indy back to console=g?

also under irix, you can use the program nvram and do:

nvram console g

or set the environment from within the bootprom.

Richard



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