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Re: Cannot type on DECstation prom

To: Martin Michlmayr <>
Subject: Re: Cannot type on DECstation prom
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 19:44:50 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:

> I recently got a DECstation 5000/125 and I'm trying to get Linux to run.
> I'm using minicom and while I get output from the machine, I can not
> type anything on the prom.  When I power the machine on, I get:

 Due to historic reasons (DEC 6-pin MMJ connectors) DECstation firmware
only use DTR/DSR hw handshaking on their serial consoles.  You may either
change the wiring (not recommended), use XON/XOFF handshaking or disable
handhaking altogether when talking to the firmware.

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
+        e-mail:, PGP key available        +

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