[Soekris] ConMute option in the 4801 bios?
chuck+soekris at 2004.snew.com
Wed Aug 11 16:09:46 UTC 2004
Quoting Jordan Share (jshare at krotus.com):
> Jordan Share wrote:
> >My fervent desire is that it will allow me to turn off the video card
There IS NO VIDEO CARD. There is no emulation of a video card.
This is unix in the classic sense - before people PUT video cards
in their unix boxes. The video stuff is a hack onto unix in that
the video/keyboard is just seen as a (very fast) terminal.
Soekris just doesn't do this.
>> whatnot, since I'm pretty sure that's what causes pxelinux to
> >spray garbage to the serial port.
> Just to clarify, I do have the speed set properly, etc. on the serial
> port. I don't have flakey hardware, the serial port works find as a
> terminal after the OS loads (and in the BIOS itself). I have manually
> set the speed to 9600 on the BIOS, and am using that speed in the
> pxelinux config file, and for the kernel console, and for getty. I'm
> just getting odd effects when the bootloader runs.
> I believe this is because it is sending its data to both the serial
> port, and also the "console" (by "console" I mean what would normally be
Yes. You don't want getty running on whatever serial0 is for your
OS. You want getty running on /dev/console (which happens to
2 getty's on one port gives interesting (yet not so useful) results.
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