Serial console problems with stable/8
freebsd at jdc.parodius.com
Mon Sep 13 06:57:01 UTC 2010
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 08:37:24AM +0200, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Greg Byshenk <freebsd at byshenk.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 05:26:12PM +0200, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > > On Friday I have updated a machine from 7.1 to stable/8.
> > > It is connected to a serial console. With 7.1 everything
> > > worked fine, but with stable/8 things seem to break.
> > [...]
> > > Here's my setup (which worked perfectly fine with 7.1):
> > >
> > > /boot.config:
> > > -P
> > >
> > > /boot/loader.conf:
> > > kernel_options="-P"
> > > console="comconsole"
> > >
> > > /etc/ttys:
> > > ttyu0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" vt100 off secure
> > Shouldn't this: ^^^
> > be 'on'...?
> Yes, of course it *was* on (which caused the symptoms
> I described). As I explained, I had to turn it off so
> I could at least use su(1) and shutdown(8) without
> freezing the whole thing.
Is there a PS/2 keyboard hooked up to this machine when you're
attempting to get serial console output? If so, I'm not too surprised
it doesn't work (re: -P flag).
Can you try the following?
1) Removing kernel_options and console from loader.conf
2) Place "-P" in /boot.config instead
If this doesn't change the behaviour, please replace -P and with -D -h
and see if there's any improvement.
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