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Re: serial console

Subject: Re: serial console
From: "William J. Earl" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 15:16:13 -0800
Cc: Dong Liu <>,
In-reply-to: <>
References: <199804021731.TAA00404@calypso.saturn> <> <> <> <>
Sender: writes:
 > On Thu, Apr 02, 1998 at 03:06:21PM -0500, Dong Liu wrote:
 > > Ok, I got a serial cable , connect it, type "nvram console d", now I
 > > can boot irix from a serial terminal, but for linux, the message
 > > didn't come out, maybe all the serial parameters are not set right.
 > Linux doesn't accept the value ``dd'' for the console variable.  If you
 > try, Linux should complain about the setting and enter the interactive
 > firmware mode again.  Could you try setting console to either d1 or d2
 > according to the serial line you're using?

     For reduced user confusion, accepting "console=d" as an alias
for "console=d1" might reduce user confusion.

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