Hi, At Thu, 14 Sep 2006 12:40:13 +0200, Jonathan McKeown wrote: > 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? > > Jonathan
Perhaps your serial cable is not a null-modem cable, but an interlink cable. These are similar, but has different pin assignments. The former generates a carrier signal but the latter is not. See the FreeBSD Handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/serial.html By the way, if a serial port is set to the console, the port is set to CLOCAL mode (see stty(1)). In this mode, getty(8) can output the login prompt to the port without a carrier signal. --- Watanabe Kazuhiro ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"