Scott Long wrote: > Scott M. Likens wrote: > > I have a question related to FreeBSD Serial console, > > > > I am aware you can use -Dh for both internal and serial, but is it > > possible to see the 'kernel' "boot" messages sent on both the serial and > > the console? > > > > It was a question that was asked to me by a client, and after > > researching it more, it seems that it's not possible. > > > > Am i wrong? or did I miss an option that's not documented?
In boot.config, you can add the line "-D". Unfortunately, this only makes both consoles active during the boot; when control is given over to the kernel, only a single console (specified by the state of the -h option, and toggling, depending on whether you have a keyboard plugged in) makes only a single console active. Unfortunately, when the sense of the -P option was inverted, it kind of broke the expected console behaviour ("use keyboard if keyboard connected, else use serial"). Unfortunately you can't just "-P -h" as it used to tell you to do in the handbook, because of the "-P" sense inversion. Probably someone ought to do the work of making "-D" work internal to the kernel itself, and ought to reinvert the "-P" so that you could hook up a keyboard before or after boot, and the keyboard would "just work", like it did circa FreeBSD 4.2/4.3. Making the "-D" work is probably what the person who broke "-P" had in mind, with breaking "-P" provoking someone to "make -D work right". Kind of like starting someone's foot on fire to get extinguishers put in the apartment complex (or because "it feels so good when the fire goes out"). -- Terry _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"