Serial Console Port Settings ?

Dancho Penev dpenev at
Tue Jun 17 11:19:50 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 05:29:03AM -0700, Dave Bloodgood wrote:
>From: "Dave Bloodgood" <dabldgd at>
>To: <FreeBSD-questions at>
>Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 05:29:03 -0700
>Subject: Serial Console Port Settings ?
>In order to trouble shoot booting a newer pc, I have tried to configure a serial console...Unfortunately, I dont 
>know what port settings ( baud rate, # bits, parity etc ) to use on the receiving machine...Ive tried lots of combinations
>at get gibberish at low settings....lots of "@" signs at 9600 and nothing at speeds above 9600. Is there an "auto-baud"
>routine ?

FreeBSD Handbook is your friend

9600 baud, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit.

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