Re: Direct serial connection
On Sun, 25 Apr 1999 18:41:44 -0500 (CDT), Jor-el wrote:
>> You need a 2.2.x kernel for this to work or a patched 2.0.x one.
>> you use a kernel command-line parameter of "console=ttyS0" to make a
>> terminal (box A in your setup) hooked to /dev/ttyS0 on machine B the
>> for machine B. You also need a getty running on /dev/ttyS0.
> Do you know where to get hold of the patch for the 2.0.x kernels?
A quick web search yielded:
The latter probably is the "canonic" site since this is the domain the
author (Mike van Smoerenburg(sp?)) is mailing from.
> Also, the kernel command line parameter that you described - is it
>for box A or box B? I need the monitor to be a console for Box A as well
>as Box B (preferably on different ttys).
The kernel command line parameter is for box B. It tells box B to redirect
console output to its serial port. You would then start a terminal program
like minicom or Seyon on box A that listens on box A's serial port that is
connected with a null-modem to box B's serial port.
Does that make things clearer to you? Or have I made it worse? :)
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