linux-mips
[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Cannot type on DECstation prom

To: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@lanscape.net>
Subject: Re: Cannot type on DECstation prom
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 19:44:50 +0100 (MET)
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20001214115451.A10322@web1.lanscape.net>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:

> I recently got a DECstation 5000/125 and I'm trying to get Linux to run.
> I'm using minicom and while I get output from the machine, I can not
> type anything on the prom.  When I power the machine on, I get:

 Due to historic reasons (DEC 6-pin MMJ connectors) DECstation firmware
only use DTR/DSR hw handshaking on their serial consoles.  You may either
change the wiring (not recommended), use XON/XOFF handshaking or disable
handhaking altogether when talking to the firmware.

-- 
+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
+        e-mail: macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl, PGP key available        +


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>