Serial Console woes

Andy Farkas andyf at
Sun May 11 18:41:19 PDT 2003

On Sun, 11 May 2003, Ryan Merrick wrote:

> >>I am trying to setup a serial console between two freebsd 4.8 boxes.
> >>The cable is known good and has been tested on a master power with
> >>#tip cuaa0b.

A break-out box (with LEDs) comes in handy for these situations...

> I have changed my ttys to:
> ttyd0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   xterm   on insecure

I believe ttyd* devices require Carrier Detect signal to work properly.

Try this in the host's /etc/ttys instead:

 cuaa0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   xterm   on insecure

Dont forget to 'kill -HUP 1'


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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