Serial console options

David Wolfskill david at
Thu Mar 5 10:19:58 PST 2009

On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:52:45PM -0500, Martin Cracauer wrote:
> ...
> Using the serial port for the mainboard's BIOS might or might not
> disable it's use for console or debugging, that was my question.

In my experience to date, it does not (disable); rather, the same serial
port may be used for access to the BIOS, as well as for logging in (via
/etc/ttys).  I haven't tried kgdb over serial, but I have no reason to
believe that the BIOS use of the port will affect that, either.

David H. Wolfskill				david at
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