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Re: New SGI R5k 180MHz

On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 12:45:17PM -0500, Zach Lowry wrote:
> I just bought a SGI Indy, but unfortunate for me did not order the
> monitor adapter in time to test it when it got here. It's here now,
> and I've been trying to power it on via serial console. I've got a
> Mac serial cable, and I've tried it with both a Mac and PC. I turn it
> on, get the Indy start-up sound, then no activity on the serial line.
> Does it take a while for it to start, or am I just missing something?
> Minicom's set to 9600, 8N1. If there is a problem, is there a way to
> diagnose the problem via the serial console?
As far as I know you have to tell the Indy explicitly in the PROM that
you want to use a serial console by setting "console=d1" instead of
"console=g", I don't know of a way to do this without having a screen
attached though.
 -- Guido

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