Serial Port Problems

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Fri Mar 2 09:34:28 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan D Niles" <dan at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 1:27 PM
Subject: Serial Port Problems

> More Dell 2950 woes.
> I use serial ports to manage my FreeBSD machines remotely.  I've never
> had any problems until now.  I've installed FreeBSD 6.2 on a Dell 2950.
> The install goes without problems over the serial port.  After the
> reboot, I get the typical:
> FreeBSD/i386 ( (ttyd0)
> login:
> and I can log in just fine.  If I disconnect and come back later
> (sometimes), or if I hit return without entering a login name (always)
> it starts spitting out junk like:

Get a cheapie pci serial port card, plug it in, and see if it works any


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