Serial console seems to have disappeared

Tillman Hodgson tillman at
Sat Feb 26 03:11:06 GMT 2005

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 06:14:49PM -0800, Doug White wrote:
> The current recommendation is to use the uart(4) driver, which should
> support the same chips as the zs and sab drivers (unless you're on an
> Enterprise [34][05]00).  The tty device changes to /dev/ttyu*.
> Prior to that change I had gettys starting on ttyz[01] and not using the
> ttya/b links -- I'm not even sure where those come from.

Thanks muchly for your information -- it's currently working great on
ttyz1, and I'm starting to look into what it'll take to move to uart(4)
(google seems to be saying that just swapping the devices into/out of my
kernel ought to work).


"... there is no way for me to describe to you how far off-base you are.
 You can't even see the base from there. You're looking around, but you
 can't find it. Where's the base?"
    -- Tyco,

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