Serial console problems with stable/8

Oliver Fromme olli at
Mon Sep 13 20:01:46 UTC 2010

Ed Schouten wrote:
 > Just replying to a random message in this thread.
 > Maybe we should just implement /dev/console in such a way that it can
 > never get stuck on dcd. I've seen this break too many times.
 > Below is an untested patch. Anyone willing to test it for me?

Thank you!  I will gladly test it on Friday.  I'm sorry
I can't test it earlier, but I'm reluctant to test things
like this remotely.

@ Jeremy:  Thank you for the detailed response!  I will
make sure to bring a multimeter with me and check the
pin connections on my nullmodem cable.  I'm still curious
why this cable worked with 7.x with the same configuration.

Best regards

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