On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 09:54:16PM -0700, Keith M Wesolowski wrote:
> This patch gets the sgi prom console outputting again, and eliminates
> the "cannot open initial console" error. Unfortunately, all output
> from userland goes to the serial port, not the the prom console.
> Looking at the code, this isn't at all surprising; the prom console
> pretends to be 4,64, ttyS0. It's quite beyond me how the prom console
> could ever have worked for userland.
It never has :) - There is a major difference between the console
for the Kernel (Really called console in the kernel) and a TTY. The
TTY implementation for the Prom Console has never been done from what
i see in the code - Although this would be quiet helpful to do
a full implementation for a TTY as we than had the possibility to
boot the Indigo2 etc with Framebuffer/Keyboard.
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