On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:35:34 -0500
George myglc2 Clemmer <myg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think we got side-tracked to the serial port when my real issue is
> with the VGA port. Maybe my bug report was not clear. Let me clarify ...
Oh, that changes things. Ludo is debugging some silly UTF-8 problem
with the virtual terminals on the VGA port right now - might be related,
or not. Who knows...
> GNU with Linuxlibre ..." for a couple seconds, and then 4) a blank.
Is there still a cursor?
What happens when you don't use the serial (so no console=...) and then
try to write something to /dev/console ? It should show up somewhere.
Where? On the VGA port?
Let's try to find where in the chain it goes off the rails.
If writing to /dev/console manually works, try
ps -ef | grep mingetty
Are they running?
ls -l /dev/tty /dev/tty
> In either version, this config ...
> (agetty-service (agetty-configuration (tty "ttyS1")
> (baud-rate "115200")))
> ... causes a login prompt to be raised on ttyS1 which, on my system, is
> mapped to IPMI Serial over Lan (SOL).
Yeah, okay. So the actual tty-login-in works... *phiew*.
> g1@g1 ~/www$ sudo stty -F /dev/ttyS1
> speed 115200 baud; line = 0;
> -brkint -imaxbel
Looks good - login also works fine on the serial, so all is well there... :)
Now let's see what the problem with the VGA is...