Hello all.

Perhaps there are some differences in the 5.x series for serial port
options that I'm not aware of.  I plugged in a null-modem cable, and
opened HyperTerminal on my laptop.  I added a boot.config file in my
root directory on the freebsd system with the one line: -P

Great news.  I unplugged the keyboard and mouse and kept the monitor
plugged in just for measure.  I loaded hyperterm and watched as the
system detected the missing keyboard/mouse and I began to see text on my
terminal.  Everything loaded fine, until the login prompt.  Last thing I
saw was the current time and date on hyperterm.  On the monitor was the
login screen.  I couldn't even log in via ssh.  If I boot with a
keyboard/mouse, I get a normal system and I can log in via ssh.

Please help.

Eric F Crist
President
AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc
(612) 998-3588



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Hey all,

I tried compiling the RELENG_5_2 set of sources last night.  It failed.
Now, I can't su to root to update to the 5.1 sources and I have to
either get my big-ass monitor out of the back room, or get this thing
setup to work over a serial console for these emergencies.  Can someone
tell me what I have to do to get this sort of support?  The only thing I
can seem to find in the handbook is the headless install setup.

BTW, I realize to fix this particular instance, I'm going to have to get
the monitor and keyboard out.

TIA

Eric F Crist
President
AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc
(612) 998-3588



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