[rescue] U60 Serial Console Question

stephen price sd_price at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 3 09:52:01 CDT 2007

Besides Phil's great advice below -

what I used to do was plug a laptop into serial port
"A" and reboot headless & keyboard-less.  Running on
the laptop was a good terminal emulator with a large
buffer space to capture all of the console messages so
that nothing was lost.  It even wrote everything to a
file if the buffer space filled up.

I used a program called TeraTermPro (freeware stuff)
that was (IMHO) just a "whole" lot better than

I could leave the laptop plugged in for days at a time
until the next "occurrence".

I even set up a complete remote location with a
centralized TeraTerm install, and was able to have
both serial console capture and have
framebuffer/keyboard still work for the local folks -
but that's another story....


--- Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net>

> Attach a serial cable (null-modem, iirc) to
> /dev/ttya, protocol is
> normally 9600-N-8-1, use tip or dip on the other
> end.  You'll have to
> boot the machine headless for it to work though.  If
> OpenBoot detects
> that a keyboard or monitor is present, it'll use
> them in preference.
> (That can be changed, but you can't do it on the fly
> while the machine
> is running.)

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