On Aug 23, 2009, at 14:18, Thomas Backman wrote:

First off: Not subscribed to this list, please make sure to Cc me if you don't reply directly. :)

Anyway, I finally got my null modem cable, and plugged in in between a machine running 8.0-BETA2 and one running WinXP using Hyperterminal.

My settings:


# Serial terminals
# The 'dialup' keyword identifies dialin lines to login, fingerd etc.
ttyu0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.115200" vt100   on secure

/boot.config (which is read properly):
-Dh -S115200

Anything wrong in the above?
Hyperterminal is set to 115200 bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control (if that's the correct translation to English).

On the serial console, I go from the screen with the FreeBSD logo, with single-user options etc. (which works fine), and then nothing, until a login tty pops up (which also works fine). The main, if not only, reason I want a serial console is to be able to use it for single user mode, DDB, and so on. All kernel messages, and all rc messages are seen only on the graphics card; the serial console receives nothing but the "/ boot.config: -Dh ...", the logo screen, and then the login screen, during startup and *nothing* at all during shutdown. Also, I'm able to login and use the system both via the serial console and via the graphics card/keyboard... Is this supposed to be? I'm not complaining, I just got the impression it was one or the other.

Any advice on how to get the kernel/rc messages etc. to the serial console (only or as well)?

OK, so to rule out any installation-related problems, I booted from a bootonly install CD (a May ~5th snapshot of 8.0-CURRENT), with "boot - h -S115200". Same thing: bootloader stuff on the serial console, kernel messages on the local computer only - and very slowly, at that, I'd say about one line a second. You could very easily see the characters being written to the screen.

Am I the only one having these problems? It'd suck to buy a rather expensive (probably because they're pretty rare these days, plus I had to order from abroad) null modem cable and have it be completely useless.

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