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Re: USB-RS232 with G4 (mac mini)

On 5/23/19 11:01 AM, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> You can always plug in a USB-RS232 converter and pass "console=ttyUSB0"
>> on the kernel command line. There is no need to use the built-in serial
> I am curious about that comment. I do not understand how one would
> actually (physically) plug a USB-RS232 on a Mac Mini G4 ?
> Here is a picture of such device (at least how I interpret your comment):
> https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/15819/how-to-identify-the-usb-to-serial-wire-mismatched
> Where do you plug the red/black/white/green cable on your Mac ?

You misunderstood what I said. I would use the converter the other way
around, with the USB plug on the Mac side and the RS-232 cable on the
PC side. That should work for a simple serial console for the kernel,
you won't be able to see any OpenFirmware messages though.


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