[rescue] USB<->Serial Adapters for Windows Laptops to Sun boxes

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Aug 22 09:21:24 CDT 2006

" From: der Mouse <mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
" > similarly i used to wonder why, since the kbd/mouse are driven off
" > what are functionally serial ports, they didn't add a little hardware
" > so that if a kbd was not detected you could have ttyc and ttyd...
" Perhaps part of it is that it's so trivial to add that "little
" hardware" yourself?  Two ICL232s, some caps, and a 7404, and you have
" yourself two more serial ports (TXD/RXD only, but that's enough for
" lots of applications).  (Cf. NetBSD/sun3 config file FOUR_TTYS....)

if it's so trivial for us to add it, how much more trivial for sun to
design it in, with full rs232?

i've seen some earlyish sun kit - vme iirc - that had -six- ttys --
and the serial kbd and mouse plugged into ttyc and ttyd.

digression: the alm boards just added more zs devices and i think
there were even sbus versions.  certainly there was config in the
sunos 4.1.4 kernel for them.
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