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Re: Indigo2 Serial Console

Jason Granat <jason@akota.com> wrote:


> I have a couple I2's I would like to run Debian on.  I am having trouble
> with the serial console.  I am able to view the machine starting up
> through Hyperterminal on my Windows PC but I am unable to type to the
> console.  On the I2 I have "setenv console d1".  On the PC my term
> settings are 9600 8 N 1, no flow control.  I get to where I am prompted
> to hit <ESC> for system maintenance and I press it repeatedly but I get
> no response, the I2 continues to boot IRIX.  My cable is connected like
> so:

The I2 serial port is well documented in the I2 manual [1], and
pinout assignments for a couple of cables can be found in it.

Have a look on page 105 of the manual :) I use this cable (+ a
null-modem cable), it works for me (the only annoying thing is, the I2
"closes" the connection several times during the boot, couldn't find
the time to sort that out yet).



[1] <http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/summary.cgi?coll=hdwr&db=bks&docnumber=007-9096-050>

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