[rescue] This might make you smile (was THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.)

Bill Bradford rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 14:37:37 CDT 2001

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 03:21:45PM -0400, James Sharp wrote:
> The PC-Weasel is your friend....if its still being made.  Emulates a video
> board, but takes the video scans, converts them into a Vt100 terminal
> emulation, and spits them out a serial port. Your machine thinks it has an
> EGA-class framebuffer, but the video comes out as serial.
> Keys that you type on the terminal are converted into PC Keyboard scan
> codes and stuffed into the keyboard controller on the machine.

I've also seen devices that take 9600N81 serial console I/O and
turn it into VGA-video-out and interface with a PS/2 keyboard and
mouse.. So you can use headless servers (or those you dont want to
drop a framebuffer into) with a KVM. 8-)


Bill Bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
Austin, TX

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