On Wednesday 13 September 2006 14:59, Jonathan McKeown wrote:
> I'm using my laptop and tip(1) as a serial terminal. This is working well
> when a machine is booted with the laptop connected to its serial port.
> However, I need to be able to connect the laptop to a machine which was
> booted without a serial console.
> I've set the ttyd0 line in /etc/ttys and sigHUPed init. The machine is
> still not recognising the presence of the ``serial terminal'' - the
> getty(1) process on the server is not bound to a controlling terminal and
> nothing is appearing in the tip(1) screen on the laptop.

OK, creating a line in /etc/ttys for cuad0 seems to have worked. Will that 
cause problems later? I assume the problem is that the tip(1) process (or 
possibly the USB-serial adapter) is not DTRT with respect to carrier. Is 
there any other way round this?

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