> the setenv console 8 and then boot -f tftp() "console=ttyS3 single rw" and
I'm think ttyS2 is the one you need, ttyS0 is keyboard/mouse port, 1 is
printer and 2 is serial console (I think!!!),
On my DS5000/200 I have no graphics card at the moment, and all I do on it
is boot 6/tftp and I don't pass command line at all and it seems to work,
(I've messed with init.d scripts)...
so as a recap you plug the serial line into port 3 which should be ttyS2
.... I recommend moving over to a full serial console with the
setenv console s ( I think again)... at least until framebuffer and stuff
support arrives ..
> all I get are the 3 lines on the DECStatio head. No action on either serial
> port. Sure is an odd thing to set console to (eight). Should I try the
> release you referenced? Are you aware of specific differences in source to
> explain this behavior? The MMJ cable that I am using has worked for other
> uses, so I don't suspect it.
> On a related note, what is the pinout for the DECStation 5000 so that I can
> give one of them a whirl? Don't have any connectors for a keyboard / mouse.
> Again, thanks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Houten K.H.C. van (Karel) <K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com <K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com>
> Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 1:30 PM
> Subject: Re: DECStation Blues
> >C J Rice writes:
> >>I would appreciate some specific ino on boot prompt commands for the 3100.
> >>This is most likely where I am fouled up. In particular, should I be able
> >>to switch the console so that console commands are typed via the serial
> >>on the 3100?
> >My 3100 manual tells me that the command to select the console on the
> >standard serial console port (== printer port!, not communications port),
> >is "setenv console 8"
> >>I was booting via the console on the monitor / keyboard. Once I tried a
> >>console= it just seems to hang (i.e. no more info on the monitor after a
> >>point). If I am lucky, it is spewing out a serial port happily waiting
> >>So, some specific 3100 info would really help me.
> >try the following boot command:
> >boot -f tftp() "console=ttyS3 single rw"
> >Assuming you use my declinuxroot-990128.tgz, which likes to have
> >its root FS mounted read-write.
> >I had indeed some trouble getting the serial port running on the 3100,
> >and running getty made the system panic. But single user should be OK.
> >>Thanks for all the support.
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