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Re: debian/sparc serial console



On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 05:16:55PM +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw 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...

Then you need to unset the OBP settings that have made this manadtory.
The default default is to use serial if there not a FB and a keyboard.

--
Paul



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