[geeks] automatic speed setting for terminals in *BSD
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Jun 26 14:13:04 CDT 2007
Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> I'm trying to configure a machine for serial console support, and the
> situation is such that the speed of the terminal will not be known.
> I duplicated the std.* entries in getty tab and called them auto.*, and
> gave each one an nx entry to jump to the next speed configuration.
Talking to myself:
It seems that /etc/ttys speed entries are ignored for the kernel's console.
Whatever speed the console is set to, it stays there evidently.
I wasn't even able to manually change the speed of the console with stty.
Therefore, it seems like variable speeds on the serial console are not possible.
I think that sucks though, so I'd love to hear that I'm wrong.
Oh, and this is X86 architecture, BTW.
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