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Re: S3 Trio64 support

On Sun, 4 Nov 2007, Gary Lee Phillips wrote:

I thought that too, but aboot.conf doesn't have any console specification included. I checked my theory by connecting a laptop to the serial port, though, and it seems I was right that the console is switching to the serial port when init mode 2 completes. The monitor screen simply stops updating at that point and is frozen. It doesn't blank or anything. The keyboard goes dead. The laptop then receives the login message and prompt. If I log in from the laptop and shut the system down, console messages then go to the laptop until the halt, when control is transferred to SRM and the SRM messages appear again on the monitor attached to the system. It's very strange to me.

In which case you should look at /etc/inittab and add (or uncomment) some lines like the following:
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6

You can leave the gettys for the serial lines (which have -L ttyS0 or similar) uncommented as well.

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