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Re: Serial Console on DECStation 5000/120

Subject: Re: Serial Console on DECStation 5000/120
From: Mitchell Blank Jr <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 15:04:51 -0500
In-reply-to: <>; from James A. Jacocks on Wed, Aug 26, 1998 at 03:56:22PM -0400
References: <>
James A. Jacocks wrote:
> I have a DS5000/120 with a PMAGB-BA, a Wyse 30 terminal, and a null modem
> cable connecting the two (plugged into the DS's 3 serial port).  However,

Maybe someone can give you the exact details of which serial port to use...
I think on my 5k/125 it's the one labeled '2' but maybe it's the one labeled
'3'... it's been a long time since I've booted it headless.

> I am completely unable to make the DS use the terminal as its console.  I
> have tried removing the framebuffer, setenving the console to s, and many
> other things.  Any ideas?

The only thing you need to do is unplug the keyboard.  Just like a Sun.


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