cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/serialcomms
jhb at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 24 22:13:49 UTC 2006
On Thursday 24 August 2006 15:42, Ceri Davies wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 03:20:47PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> > On Thursday 24 August 2006 05:18, Ceri Davies wrote:
> > > [ Forwarded from cvs-doc ]
> > >
> > > On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 11:37:19PM +0000, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > > > keramida 2006-08-23 23:37:19 UTC
> > > >
> > > > FreeBSD doc repository
> > > >
> > > > Modified files:
> > > > en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/serialcomms chapter.sgml
> > > > Log:
> > > > Expand the section `Setting a Faster Serial Port Speed', to mention
> > > > ways to set the serial console speed without having to rebuild the
> > > > boot blocks. Note that for releases before 6.1, though, rebuilding
> > > > the boot blocks may be the only option.
> > >
> > > On a related note, is the keyboard multiplexer now good enough for us to
> > > ship a /boot.config containing '-P' on the installation images?
> > That's unrelated. -P only does a very simple check to see if a keyboard is
> > present. Many systems with only USB keyboards would fail the check and end
> > up sending their output to the serial console.
> OK, I had thought that kdbmux would help here. Never mind.
> > We could use -D though, that
> > would let the user break into the loader and adjust console (or use boot -h)
> > to force sysinstall to use the serial console.
> That smells new, or at least I have never noticed it before! It would
> help me quiet some people who have complained about having to build
> custom images to allow a serial installation by the sound of it, though.
It's old, kernel and boot2 have supported it for a long time, but
/boot/loader has only properly handled -D for the past year or so now.
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