7.2-p4 serial console not showing kernel messages?
sven at hazejager.nl
Sun Nov 8 18:57:55 UTC 2009
I'm having trouble getting 7.2-p4 to run. I'm using nanoBSD, either
under VMware using a virtual serial null-modem or on an Alix
Soekris-like serial-only CF-based device, both show this problem: my
serial console does not display kernel messages, they all go to the
I'm using the nanoBSD cust_comsole function to enable the console.
Relevant files are shown here:
/etc/ttys, only one line is "on":
ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.57600" xterm on secure
These are still in my kernel conf, if I remove these I get no kernel
messages at all (kernel boots fine with this though):
device atkbdc # AT keyboard controller
device atkbd # AT keyboard
device kbdmux # keyboard multiplexer
device vga # VGA video card driver
I have also tried to set this in the loader, no luck:
On the serial console, I see the boot manager (boot0) and the loader
just fine. "show" in the loader says "console=comconsole" so that
seems to be fine. However all kernel output goes to the VGA console. I
*do* get a login prompt after a while on the serial console though.
If I boot the same kernel over PXE on the ALIX, the kernel messages
*do* go to the serial console...
What am I overlooking?
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