usb console

Emanuel Strobl emanuel.strobl at
Mon Apr 11 06:00:58 PDT 2005

Am Freitag, 8. April 2005 00:50 schrieb Gert Cuykens:
> Is it possible to do the console thingie not with a null modem serial
> cable but with a usb cable ?
> When you do the serial console, it means that you have a screen like
> it was the other pc's screen, right ? With boot messages and

Right, in fact the syscons is just a kind of serial emulation. Traditionally 
all consoles were serial terminals.

You can use USB-Serial cables if you don't have enough serial ports, but 
there's no USB-USB console.
But there is dcons, a simple console over firewire!


> everything, able to do whatever you want like your keybord and screen
> was connected to the serial server itself right ?
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