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Re: not getting command prompt at the console

To: Raseel Bhagat <>
Subject: Re: not getting command prompt at the console
From: Erik Mouw <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 12:11:15 +0100
Cc: kernelnewbies <>, newbie <>,
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Organization: Eric Conspiracy Secret Labs
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On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 04:20:08PM +0530, Raseel Bhagat wrote:
> On 2/22/07, Erik Mouw <> wrote:
> >Run a getty on the serial device (I suppose you're using a serial
> >port).
> >Could be that the serial driver changed or that you forgot to compile a
> >driver for the serial device.
> >
> Also , assuming you are using a serial console , check your entries in
> the inittab file .
> It should look  something like :
> ttyS0::respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS0 115200 linux

If the device is indeed called "ttyS0". Remember it's a MIPS board, not
a peecee. For example, on StrongARM SA11x0 you need to use ttySA0
instead of ttyS0.


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eventually get them. -- Matthew Lammers in alt.sysadmin.recovery

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