On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 05:01:29PM +0900, Rob wrote:
> Funny, that I'm struggling with opposite problem: I do not get the
> boot messages over the serial cable, but do get the login prompt,
> which I do not understand :(.

You probably need to tell the kernel to use the serial console:

# echo '-h' > /boot.config

Also make sure you have the appropriate flags for your serial device driver,
for sio on RELENG_4 use

device sio0 at isa? port IO_COM1 flags 0x10 irq 4

or if you're on 5.x edit /boot/device.hints and set


(this should be the default though).

There's another knob for uart(4) on 5.x but I don't remember it right now.



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... which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that
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