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Re: Indigo2 Serial Console

Jason Granat wrote:
> Hello,
> 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:
> I2 8 Pin Mini DIN Pin 3 (TD) to PC DB9 Pin 2 (RD)
> I2 8 Pin Mini DIN Pin 4 (SG) to PC DB9 Pin 5 (SG)
> I2 8 Pin Mini DIN Pin 5 (RD) to PC DB9 Pin 3 (TD)

That's not enough to allow hardware handshake.

> Can anyone help?


works for me. Btw, I believe the old Macintosh cables are similiar
to your cable, so they also won't work reliably.


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