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Re: prom problems on 5000/133

On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 08:25:50PM +0100, Karsten Merker wrote:
> Try starting the system with the keyboard plugged out, this should give
> you at least the firmware prom serial console on the leftmost DB25
> connector (looking at the DECstation from behind), using 9600bps 8n1. On
> some systems I had a problem with the serial handshake. Try using a
> 3-wire-nullmodem cable with shortened DTR-DSR-DCD inside each plug, if you
> get nothing on your terminal using a default 7-wire-nullmodem cable. If
> you want Linux to use the serial console, you have to tell that to the
> kernel. This is done by booting with "console=ttyS2" as boot parameter.

Using minicom just turn off Hardware Handshaking and in the modem 
screen the "Modem sends DCD" ...

Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
     Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?

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