Serial Console Help Needed

Brian McCann bjmccann at
Mon Nov 28 20:49:32 GMT 2005

Hi all.  I'm having a heck of a time trying to get a serial console
setup on 5.4.  I've recompiled the boot blocks to set the speed to
19200, added "set console="comconsole" " to /boot/loader.rc, turned on
/dev/ttyd0 and ttyd1 in /etc/ttys, and added -P to /boot.config.  I
can see the kernel messages, then it looks like when rc runs, it
stops.  I don't see anything beyond "Mounting root from
ufs:/dev/da0s1a", until I get my getty (which, for some reason is
ttyd1, not ttyd0).  The config for sio0 in dmesg shows "sio0:
<16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 flags 0x10 on

Any ideas?  I'm out of good ones...


Brian McCann
Systems & Network Administrator, K12USA

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