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Re: How do I console into Origin 200?

To: Brian <signal@shreve.net>
Subject: Re: How do I console into Origin 200?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 20:04:56 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0110030946270.13741-100000@mercury.shreve.net>; from signal@shreve.net on Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 09:48:20AM -0500
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On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 09:48:20AM -0500, Brian wrote:

> I am trying to boot an Origin 200 (which I believe currently has IRIX on
> it, I will be installing linux-mips).  It has 2 9 pin serial connectors on
> the back.  I have hooked my Wyse terminal up to it with a serial cable
> with and without a null connector @ 9600bps.  Is this correct?  I get
> nothing on the screen.  I have never consoled into an Origin, and am not
> sure if I am doing this right.

Yes, that's correct and by default IRIX also runs a getty on the console.
So you probably want to doublecheck cables.  Also disable handshaking.

  Ralf

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