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Re: debian/sparc serial console

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:16:55 +0200
Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw@lug-owl.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-10-01 09:37:01 +0100, Martin <inkubus@interalpha.co.uk>
> wrote in message <1064997429.540.3.camel@raphael>:
> > > I've transitioned my Ultra 10 from my primary Desktop machine to  
> > > network server (having acquired a powerbook for my primary needs  -  
> > > still trying to get Evolution compiled on that.)  I would like to  
> > > access this Ultra 10 only through a serial cable & ethernet, without  
> > > monitor or keyboard.  I should be able to do this through some settings  
> > > in Open Firmware right?
> > OpenBoot should do it automatically - hook up the serial cable and
> > unplug the monitor and keyboard.  You can set it to always use serial
> > but I would have thought leaving it on auto switching was best.
> Um, with my SS10, ROM 2.25, this doesn't happen. I have to explicitely
> set serial I/O if I want that. Simply unplugging keyboard (which works
> nicely on another SS10 with an older ROM version) doesn't help here...

I also have an Ultra10, and  when you boot, the PROM expects a console on the serial port if it doesn't detect the sun keyboard. Every boot mesage is send to the serial port after a warning. Try booting with your keyboard unplugged and see if it works for you.

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